ESL 035 Basic Skills Learning Lab - Level 5 • V1-5 Cr.


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After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply active listening strategies to understand words, phrases, dialogues, conversation, and narrated text (e.g., weather report, news, movie announcements, etc.) at an appropriate level, speed and in a context related to community, citizenship or workplace needs.
  • Identify reduced speech, idioms, two-word verbs at appropriate level.
  • Follow oral and written directions at appropriate level.
  • Identify essential information in oral messages, announcements, and presentations delivered at appropriate level and speed.
  • Distinguish sound features, intonation patterns, and register in own speech as compared to native speakers.
  • Communicate clearly and participate in small discussion groups.
  • Negotiate meaning of written text and oral discourse with level-appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
  • Interpret schedules, signs, maps, weights, measures, graphs, charts, and other life and work0skill appropriate text.
  • Write letters, numbers, familiar words, learned phrases legibly using appropriate size, capitalization, punctuation and spacing.
  • Take dictation from an oral text.
  • Demonstrate very basic knowledge of, and experience with, using computers and/or other related technology.
  • Use software appropriately to write messages, resumes, letters, and other documents.
  • Select computer applications appropriately.
  • Use the Internet to send e-mail and search for information related to work, community, or education.