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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1191

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 4 TOEFL Preparation Course

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

Catalog Description: This course will provide comprehensive coverage of the language skills and test-taking strategies students need to do well on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. This course also serves as a review of grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1.5; Lecture: 3; Lab: 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 in the ESL Department or placement in ESL 1191 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 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 4. Completion of the course is a corequisite or prerequisite for entry into regular academic courses at Snow College.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be prepared to take the TOEFL exam. They will develop effective test-taking strategies and increase their confidence in taking standardized tests. They improve their overall abilities in speaking, listening to, reading, and writing English. Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing daily participation assignments and homework in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Also, students will take weekly TOEFL mini tests in all four skills to assess their knowledge, as well as a comprehensive final exam.

This course includes skills and strategies for test taking including relaxing and confidence. Coursework includes example exercises, sample tests, CD-ROM practice, and vocabulary quizzes. Each section of the TOEFL exam will receive attention. Students will practice listening, reading, grammar and speaking. Students will take practice tests to learn to avoid common mistakes and efficiently utilize their time during tests.All test content include topics that are academically and culturally diverse themes.

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%

Assignments 15 to 20%

Homework 20 to 30%

Mini-tests 25 to 40%

Final Exam 15 to 20%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Deborah Phillips, Longman Complete Course for the TOEFL Test, current edition, Longman.

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 writing paragraphs and essays 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: 15
Optimum Class Size: 10