ESL 076 English as a Second Language Level 6 • V1-10 Cr.


Prepares English-as-a-second language students to understand and communicate independently in selected authentic situations. Students apply reading strategies and critical thinking skills when reading materials from various sources. Students write and edit organized essays. This is high advanced ESL. Students must show progress in three quarters of instruction. Course is credit/no-credit. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Reading 

  • •            Analyze a reading using evidence from a text as support. 
  • •            Summarize the main idea and important supporting details of a text. 
  • •            Make connections between individuals, ideas, or events in a text. 
  • •            Use context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. 
  • •            Analyze the organization of reading text to determine how the sections contribute to the development of the topic. 

  • Writing 
  • •            Introduce a topic clearly. 
  • •            Develop the topic with relevant facts, definition, explanations, quotations or other information. 
  • •            Use transition words and statements to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. 
  • •            Produce clear writing appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience. 
  • •            Follow the writing process to create a finished draft. 
  • •            Research information from multiple credible sources and paraphrase the information to avoid plagiarism. 

  • Speaking/Listening 
  • •            Participate in a variety of discussions with others, expressing ideas clearly. 
  • •            Ask questions based on the ideas of others and respond and add relevant information. 
  • •            Make an organized presentation clearly identifying the main ideas and using supportive details. 
  • •            Use effective presentation skills, including eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation and pace. 
  • •            Summarize and evaluate a presentation. 

  • Language 
  • •            Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when speaking and writing. 
  • •            Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future. 
  • •            Ensure subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement. 
  • •            Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice. 
  • •            Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 
  • •            Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.