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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


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.

Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes

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