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ESL 018 Advanced ESL B
Variable Credit Hours: 0.5 - 6 Increment: 0.5
Prerequisite: A student must take an approved ESL test and departmental consent

Advanced ESL B is for individuals who are interested in pursuing academic college courses. This course is for individuals who have a foundation in English and who demonstrate high proficiency in expressing everyday needs in conversation and written form. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write by means of technology, logical multi-paragraph essays using narration and description. They will demonstrate mastery in writing short, logical essays and formal letters by means of technology. They will continue to develop critical reading skills through independent reading, guided practice, and class discussion as they read a variety of authentic materials. They will learn to access and utilize information from a variety of resources and reference materials including charts and graphs. Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts, collaborative learning activities, and classroom discussions. Students will also present short informal speeches or oral reports. Mastery of advanced level grammar is required at this level before pursuing Advanced ESL C. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available

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