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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0480

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 2 Grammar

Semester Approved: Fall 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2020
End Semester: Fall 2021

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give ESL students at the intermediate level a continued foundation of English grammar. English grammar structural problems common to many ESL learners will be dealt with in this course.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1.5; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0280 or placement in ESL 480 through the department.

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 2.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate improvement in their understanding and use of the grammatical structures taught in the course through performance on discrete point exams, responses to open-ended questions and written paragraphs. Students will use level 2 grammatical structures in speech and writing. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing grammar exercises in the textbook, taking quizzes that will assess their knowledge of level-appropriate grammatical structures, and successfully passing midterm and final grammar exams.  

Students will be prepared to work in Level 3 Grammar ESL 1080. 

Students will be assigned exercises and activities to give them an understanding of grammatical features including the tense system in English with particular attention to subject-verb agreement, the past time frame, the present time frame, article usage and the conditional mood.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. In order to pass this course, students must demonstrate a B (85%) mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for the purpose of assessment:

Attendance 15-25% 

Homework 15-25% 

Quizzes 15-25% 

Tests 15-25% 

Writing assignments 15-25% 






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Azar, Betty S. and Stacy A. Hagan, Fundamentals of English Grammar, current edition, Pearson/Longman, White Plains, NY.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10