English Skills Lab

Course Number: ALC 51
Transcript Title: English Skills Lab - 1 credit
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: March 6, 2015
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Placement into WR 90, RD 90

Course Description

Provides an individualized plan of study to improve English grammar, punctuation, writing, reading, and/or communication skills based on 30 hours of study. Includes tutoring, use of textbooks/workbooks for assignments, and/or computer software and other media. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 90, RD 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Apply English language skills related to assigned topic(s) in some depth.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Written papers
  • Reading summary paragraphs
  • Journal writing
  • Teacher observations
  • Conferences
  • Self evaluation
  • Portfolios with log entries
  • Research papers
  • Book reviews

Course Activities and Design

  • Tutoring
  • Small group instruction
  • Textbook, workbook, computer-assisted, and/or audio/video assignments 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Paragraph development
  • Essay development
  • Writing process
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading and proofreading strategies
  • Vocabulary: context clues, dictionary skills, and spelling
  • Speaking and listening
  • Use of lab's self-paced learning resources -- tutorials, computer programs, videos, and others