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ENSL 0081

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Applied Grammar II
Prerequisite(s) ENSL 0071 with a "C" or better or placement by examination.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
Students develop grammar skills in the context of writing compositions and analyzing reading passages.  Punctuation, usage, and linguistic concerns of non-native English speakers are emphasized. Previous knowledge of English is required.  

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the semester, students should be able to

A. Identify and use with some proficiency the following: articles, nouns and their corresponding determiners, prepositions, agreement, and independent/dependent clauses.
B. Identify and use with some proficiency the following: irregular verbs, verb tenses (simple, progressive and perfect), verbals, modals, passive voice, and conditionals.
C. Read a short passage and analyze writing for grammatical structures.

General Education Outcomes

A. All English as a Second Language courses at Georgia Perimeter College directly address the first General Education Outcome, “Communicate effectively through oral communication, listening, reading, and writing.”  This course specifically addresses the first General Education Outcome in the following manner.
1. Students will develop writing skills by studying models of correct grammar in short passages, by writing compositions based on the readings as well as on personal topics, and by learning to edit and proofread for errors.

2. Students will learn to communicate effectively by participating in peer review and peer editing activities.

Course Content
A. Grammar instruction in using verb tenses, nouns and articles, prepositions, verbals, modals.
B. Instruction in sentence structures: coordination, subordination, word order.
C. Training in proofreading and editing for verb tenses, agreement, word form, prepositions, articles, capitals, and punctuation.
D. Reading passages to see models of and to identify specific grammatical structures.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. Course Grade
The course grade will be computed as follows:
1. Homework, Quizzes, Tests 25%
2. Class Writing Assignments 50%
3. Final Examination 25%

B. Departmental Assessment
This course will be assessed, as part of the ESL Program Assessment, one semester out of every five years.
C. Use of Assessment Findings
The ENSL Committee will analyze the information gathered from the assessment and revise the course outline and course syllabus accordingly.  The assessment findings also may be the subject of professional development discussions regarding instructional improvement and curriculum change.

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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