Course Description: This course focuses on standard English grammar usage for academic purposes. Open only to non-native English speakers. Students develop control of fundamental structures including basic tenses, parts of speech and simple sentences. This course is linked with ESOL 0371 (ESOL Writing I) and must be taken concurrently (as a corequisite). ESOL Grammar I is designed to support success in ESOL Writing I. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. Placement by testing. Corequisite: ESOL 0371 (ESOL Writing I). 3201086612
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Use basic verb tenses and voice with proficiency: present, past, and future, including the use of “there is/there are” and imperatives.
Use simple, compound, and complex sentences structures including phrases and clauses with proficiency at the basic level, including forming YES/NO and WH-questions.
Use parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, conjunctions and determiners (quantifiers, articles, demonstratives, possessives) appropriately and with proficiency at the basic level, with specific attention to: identifying and using count & non-count, subject pronouns, object pronouns, and demonstrative pronouns & possessive adjectives and possessive nouns
Use appropriate word choice, word form, and word order with proficiency.