Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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ESL XESC 05166 - ESL Combined Skills Level 6

5 Hours per week

This course focuses on preparing students to access and use resources in the community and at the college to successfully transition to work, college or workplace training. Activities include guest speakers, field trips, college advising, job shadowing, internships, volunteering, and career exploration. Students will participate in conversations with ease and fluency, listen to detailed presentations, read everyday work and community documents with ease. Also students will write a range of simple and functional and narrative texts for work and community purposes and use digital tools and devices in educational and workplace settings.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, and with support as needed, students will be able use English to:

  1. Communicate Information: Deliver oral presentations and compose written informational texts about a variety of topics including educational, life enrichment and career related topics using evidence to support ideas
  2. Identify Central Ideas and Claims: Find a central idea, theme or claim in spoken and written texts, retelling key details, answering questions, explaining the theme and summarizing using learning strategies. Explain and identify the reasons an author or a speaker gives to support a claim and identify counterclaims
  3. Explain Central Ideas: Describe a sequence of events or steps in a process, with a clear sequential or chronological structure, and develop an informational topic with facts and details, use transitional words and phrases to connect events, ideas, and opinions, and provide a conclusion
  4. Construct Claims: Construct a claim or argument about life, career and educational related topic introducing the topic, providing sufficient reasons or facts to support the claim, and providing a concluding statement
  5. Summarize: Identify important details and evidence from texts and oral presentations and summarize a text
  6. Practice Cultural Norms: Adapt language choices and style according to purpose, task, and   audience with developing ease in various workplace, social and academic contexts and demonstrate minimal control of style and tone in spoken and written texts
  7. Use Vocabulary: Use context, questioning, and a developing knowledge of English in order to determine the meaning and use of workplace, academic  and content-specific words and phrases, figurative language and idioms in spoken and written texts about a career or educational related topics, experiences, or events
  8. Use Grammar: Use simple phrases and clauses to produce, simple, compound, and complex sentences
  9. Interact:  Participate in extended conversations, discussions, and written exchanges about  life, career and educational related topics  and issues demonstrating appropriate turn-taking, asking and answering questions and summarizing information
  10. Learn and Present: Carry out research projects to answer a question related to life enrichment, career or education
  11. Use Technology: With support, utilize digital tools to learn English, gather information, and communicate for school, life and work
  12. Demonstrate Study and Workplace Skills: Build on the ideas of others, express ideas, ask and answer relevant questions, add relevant information and evidence, restate some of the key ideas expressed, follow rules for discussion, and ask questions to gain information or clarify understanding

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