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Discipline: Humanities & Social Sciences: American Language
Course Name Course Number
Basic to Intermediate Writing and Reading AMLA 70
  • Demonstrate listening comprehension by following directions, asking for clarification, and participating in discussions\n
  • Relate ideas from class materials to self and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written responses\n
  • Demonstrate a growing command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax and begin to strengthen editing skills\n
  • Learn and apply metacognitive reflection in both reading and writing tasks for increased comprehension and growth\n
  • Compose clear, well developed paragraph\n
  • :Apply reading strategies to analyze a variety of readings\n
Accelerated Writing for English Language Learners AMLA 90
  • Compose a 4-6 page essay in MLA format with properly cited evidence from sources and an accurately formatted WC page
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate key ideas from a variety of readings (fiction and nonfiction) at an advanced level\n
  • Listen, process, contribute, analyze, evaluate, and create new meaning for learning in the target language.\n
  • Connections to self, text, world: Relate ideas from the class materials to self, world, and the course theme, and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written and spoken responses \n
  • Demonstrate sophisticated command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with successful attempts at employing editing strategies\n
  • Apply metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success, address academic challenges, and promote student independence
American English Pronunciation AMLA 72
  • Measure AMLA 21 students’ self-awareness of pronunciation accuracy
  • Measure accuracy of AMLA 21 students’ pronunciation.
  • Students will assess their level of confidence when speaking English
American Language Advanced Reading for English Language Learners AMLA 91
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in a course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and\/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty
American Language Basic Reading AMLA 71
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and\/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty.
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
American Language Formal Speaking AMLA 92
  • Students will rate their organization of impromptu speeches higher on the post test than on the pre test
  • Students will deliver a two-minute impromptu speech on a given topic using effective delivery, including eye contact, volume, and time.
American Language Intermediate Reading AMLA 81
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in a course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and\/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty
AmLa Interpersonal Communication AMLA 82
  • Demonstrate improvement in ability to recognize correct grammar and usage of common language functions (pre-post objective assessment)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret the meaning of common American gestures
College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers AMLA 1A
  • apply college-level metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success, address academic challenges, and implement self-regulation techniques
  • Listen, process, contribute, analyze, evaluate, persuade, and create new meaning for learning in the target language.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with critical analysis of feedback for successful editing to complete the writing process
Idiomatic English AMLA 83
  • Students will score better on a 35 question test which measures the ability to recognize correct usage of common English idioms.
  • On exiting the course, students will be able to define literal vs. figurative language
Intermediate to Advanced Writing and Reading AMLA 80
  • Demonstrate a strong command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with some attempts at employing editing strategies\n
  • Learn and apply metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success and address academic challenges
  • Compose a five paragraph essay with clear, well developed paragraphs that appropriately answer the prompt
  • Identify, analyze, and record key ideas from a variety of readings (fiction and nonfiction) at an advanced intermediate level \n
  • Listen, process and contribute to learning tasks to collaborate in target language.\n
  • Relate ideas from the class materials to self and world, and topics, and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written and spoken responses\n