English as a Second Language

ESL 101

Course Description


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Sentence Skills CPT 51-70 or successful completion of ESL 052.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Use critical reading techniques to discern the main idea in a reading passage.
  • Express thoughts accurately and clearly in writing with minimum grammatical errors that impede understanding.
  • Identify parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections.
  • Specify sentence parts: subjects and verbs, phrases and clauses.
  • Apply conventional punctuation.
  • Differentiate between fragments and run-on sentences.
  • Generate ideas for pre-writing activities.
  • Identify the parts of a paragraph including the topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence.
  • Construct a paragraph including topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence.
  • Compose types of paragraphs: descriptive, compare-contrast, cause-effect and classification.
  • Edit paragraphs for sentence skills: grammar, spelling, punctuation and word choice.
  • Utilize the special features of a dictionary: entry, spelling, pronunciation, grammar labels, homonyms and synonyms.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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