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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0480

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 2 Grammar

Semester Approved: Spring 2021
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2025
End Semester: Fall 2026

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give ESL students at the intermediate level a continued foundation of English grammar. English grammar structural problems common to many ESL learners will be dealt with in this course.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1.5; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0280 or placement in ESL 0480 through the department.

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 2.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate improvement in their understanding and use of the grammatical structures taught in the course through performance on discrete point exams, responses to open-ended questions and written paragraphs. Students will use level 2 grammatical structures in speech and writing. Students will demonstrate the mastery of these skills through completing grammar exercises, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

Students will be assigned exercises and activities to give them an understanding of grammatical features including the nouns, pronouns, clauses, adjectives, adverbs and tenses. Examples used to explain these grammar points contain culturally diverse and sometimes sensitive topics.

Key Performance Indicators:
The following ranges will be used for the purpose of assessment. In order to pass the course, students must demonstrate a B mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B (85%) will be required to repeat the course.

Attendance and Participation 10 to 15%

Exercises 25 to 30%

Quizzes 15 to 20%

Tests 25 to 30%

Final Exam 10 to 15%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Azar, Betty S. and Stacy A. Hagan, Fundamentals of English Grammar, current edition, Pearson/Longman, White Plains, NY.

Pedagogy Statement:
ESL courses consist of students representing diverse cultural, linguistic, and background knowledge which serves as a resource, strength, and benefit. All students are welcomed to share their unique backgrounds and experiences while giving presentations, working in small groups or pairs, contributing to class discussions, or performing short writing assignments with personal insights. Moreover, various learning needs of all students, regardless of their age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status are acknowledged and accommodated through uses of various types of teaching methods, learning activities, and modes of evaluation.

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Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10