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Course Description

English as a Second Language - ESL 117

Grammar and Writing 4 (3-1) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course for English-language learners is the fourth in a guided series of ESL grammar and writing classes. In this class, taught in group and language lab settings, students will develop academic essays which integrate limited research.


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

  • ESL 87 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or
  • Placement is determined by test scores on the CPT Accuplacer English as a Second Language Test.

Course Competencies

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

  • Utilize the writing process including prewriting, writing, revising, editing and proofreading.
  • Express thoughts accurately and clearly in writing with a minimum of grammatical errors that impede understanding.
  • Apply all parts of speech to enhance writing.
  • Develop the components of an essay.
  • Analyze types of writing, audiences and purposes.
  • Compose descriptive, comparison-contrast and opinion essays.
  • Critique essays for sentence skills of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word choice.
  • Analyze research sources for authority, credibility and relevance.
  • Document research through summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting.
  • Recognize plagiarism.
  • Create essays with academic level vocabulary.
  • Write unified essays whose central ideas are clearly expressed by the thesis statement.
  • Utilize conditionals and the subjunctives in writing.
  • Formulate sentences with direct and indirect speech.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE; No of Weeks : 14; Begins : 09/04/2018

 117141731Grammar Writing 4 4Pak E$37.006/23/0OpenT  11:15 AM-01:16 PM MC020
R  11:15 AM-12:09 PM MC020
R  12:15 PM-01:16 PM MC011
 117141739Grammar Writing 4 4Quan L$37.007/20/0OpenT  11:15 AM-01:16 PM MC030
R  11:15 AM-12:09 PM MC030
R  12:15 PM-01:16 PM MC011

Winter; 2019; ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE; No of Weeks : 14; Begins : 01/22/2019

 117111736Grammar Writing 4 4Pak E$37.0020/20/0OpenT  09:00 AM-09:54 AM MC025
T  10:00 AM-11:01 AM MC011
R  09:00 AM-11:01 AM MC025