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North Seattle Community College
                                                       Arts, Humanities & Adult Basic Education

                                     Course Outline
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Adult Basic Education.          Program/Dept.: ESL/ABE
Course Number: ESL 013                  Credits: 1-15       Variable: Yes
Course Title: English as a Second Language, Level 1C
Inst. Intent: 12 Adult Basic Education                CIP: 32.0301
                         Fee: No         Type:                                Amount:
                                         Type:                                Amount:

Degree/Certificate Requirement: No
Name of Degree/Certificate Requirement:
Distribution Requirement for AA/AAS: No
Transfer Status to 4-year institution:           No
If yes, please describe:

Course length: one quarter                               Class Size: 32

Course Contact Hours: 11-165*
      Lecture: 11-165 Lab:               Clinical:           Other:       -

Prerequisite: Yes        If yes, please describe:

Successful completion of ESL 012 or teacher recommendation, or NSCC ESL Placement

Required Placement Tests: Yes If yes, please describe:

NSCC ESL Placement Test administered in the Testing Center.


*Students are placed into this level by the judgement of the ESL advisor, by an instructor’s
recommendations, or (occasionally) by the NSCC ESL Placement Test.
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Course Description:

Beginning course for non-native speakers of English with emphasis on vocabulary,
pronunciation, basic reading and writing needed to meet daily survival situations.

Course Outcomes/Learning Objectives:

Washington State Basic Skills Competencies and Learning Standards for ESL Level 1 and
the appropriate Equipped for the Future (EFF) content standards must be met by the end of
ESL 013.

NSCC General Education Outcomes and/or Related Instructional Outcomes (for
technical courses) Met by Course: (list each outcome):


Topical Outline and/or Major Divisions:
   Recognize and read with understanding words by decoding letter-sound correspondence
    and recalling sight words.
   Demonstrate familiarity with the concept of print, letter shapes (print and cursive), letter
    names, and letter sounds (the alphabet), and use this familiarity with the alphabet to
    locate information quickly in simple alphabetized lists.
   Read with ease cardinal and ordinal numbers (including numbers greater than 100), dates,
    time (analog and digital), US currency, and addresses (in full and abbreviated forms).
   Read with understanding personal information words, familiar sight words, common
    environmental print (labels, signs, etc.), very simple instructions, and sentences in short
    simple texts on familiar topics.
   Write upper and lower case letters and numbers with ease.
   Use accurate spelling of familiar words.
   Use basic capitalization and punctuation (period and question mark) rules accurately.
   Write personal information on basic simple forms (names, dates, addresses, phone
    numbers, and signatures).
   Convey ideas in writing in simple messages or personal statements by following a highly
    structured plan or text model.
   Edit handwriting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and content based on feedback.
Topical Outline and/or Major Divisions (continued):
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   Listen actively to understand and respond to frequently used words, phrases, very simple
    learned expressions, very simple directions, and questions in familiar contexts related to
    personal information and the expression of immediate needs and wants.
   Use a few very simple formulas to convey understanding and ask for repetition or
   Use gestures, non-verbal and visual clues to understand the intent of the speaker.
   Listen actively and demonstrate understanding of very simple short conversations,
    explanations, instructions, and narratives.
   Speak so others can understand words, phrases, and simple learned expressions to express
    immediate needs and wants in a familiar context.
   Ask and respond to common personal information questions.
   Use simple strategies (eye contact, nonverbal behavior, etc.) to monitor the effectiveness
    of the communication.

   Continue to work on the simple present and present continuous tense.
   Introduce there is/ there are.
   Introduce imperatives.
   Continue to work on nouns: basic singular and plural rules.
   Pronouns: subject pronouns and introduce object pronouns.
   Introduce possessive adjectives/pronouns.
   Continue to work on basic adjectives.
   Continue to work on basic prepositions of time and place.
   Introduce basic parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives)
Study Skills:

   Basic classroom skills, such as copying from the chalkboard.
   Following simple written and oral directions.
   Utilizing basic study and group-work skills.
   Taking personal responsibility for learning the material.
   Organizing study materials.
Sample Topics: Personal information, time (clock time, days, months), daily activities,
family and friends, housing, health, transportation, the community, clothing, food,
occupations, money and banking, recreation as well as additional student-generated topics
related to their goals as citizens/community members, parents/family members, and
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Course Requirements (Expectations of Students):

       Daily and punctual attendance.
       Daily preparation for class work.
       Timely completion of assignments.
       Participation in class activities.
       Mastery of Washington State Basic Skills Competencies and Content Standards for
        ESL level 1 assessed in a manner that is consistent with state and federal

Methods of Assessment/Evaluation:

Teachers will use methods of assessment that are in compliance with state and federal
mandates, such as:

       Performance Tasks.
       Teacher observations of activities.
       Oral interviews and role-plays.
       Teacher-written quizzes and tests.
       Portfolios.
       Homework.
       In-class writing assignments.
       Class participation.

Suggested Text(s) and/or Materials:

Text(s) may be chosen from the list of approved texts for this course. This list is available on
the ABE/ESL website or from the coordinator's office. Other texts may be chosen with
permission of the ESL Faculy Coordinator and other instructors.

Supplemental Text(s) and/or Materials:

Text and materials as selected by instructor. A list of supplemental materials is available on
the ABE/ESL website or from the coordinator’s office.

Outline Developed by: ESL Department                                 Date: 6/7/00

Revised by: ESL Department                                           Date: January 28, 2010

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