2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 031 ESL Intermediate Reading Level 3 (1 to 15 credits)

Prerequisite CASAS score of 191.

Course Description
A high beginning level ESL course which prepares the learner to acquire English as a second language skills necessary to express orally and in written form, individual references related to employment conditions, education, life and career choices, and to maintain conversations to satisfy basic everyday needs.

Student Outcomes
R 3.1 Decode and recognize everyday words in short, simple texts by breaking words into parts, tapping out/sounding out syllables, applying pronunciation rules, using picture aids, and recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.
R 3.2 Demonstrate familiarity with simple, everyday content knowledge and vocabulary.
R 3.3 Locate discrete items of information in texts.
R 3.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension using various strategies, such as rereading, restating, copying and rephrasing text making a list of new words, or using a simplified dictionary.
R 3.5 Recall prior knowledge to assist in selecting texts and in understanding the information they contain.

G 3.1 Set educational goals as they relate to their roles as workers, citizens, and family members report progress on these goals and revise and update them quarterly.

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