2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ESL 052 High Intermediate ESL Writing - 5 (1 to 15 credits)

Prerequisite CASAS Appraisal Exam, CASAS score of 211-220, and instructor permission

Course Description
A high intermediate ESL course which develops the verbal and written ability to pursue realistic and long-term personal, career or academic goals, and to participate confidently and resourcefully in their overall environment.

Student Outcomes
1. Writing
W 5.1 Determine the purpose and audience for communicating in writing.
W 5.2 Use simple planning strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose (to convey personal experience, meet a specific need, or respond to recent learning), and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
W 5.3 Appropriately use familiar vocabulary (based on personal experience and learning) and basic text structure of simple steps/instructions/commands or a few short, well-linked paragraphs to convey ideas with several supporting details/examples reflecting some attention to audience.
W 5.4 Use simple revision strategies to monitor effectiveness by re-reading and revising during the writing process and making revisions to a first and final draft based on review and feedback from others. Demonstrate beginning attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice, and appropriateness of text for the intended audience.
W 5.5 Make many edits of grammar (verb tense forms), spelling, sentence structure simple/compound/complex with appropriate capitalization and punctuation), language usage and text structure often with the help of tools such as simplified dictionaries, grammar checklists, and graphic organizers.
2. Goals
G 5.1 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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