EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                                           COURSE SYLLABUS


Fall Quarter 2012                                                                             Instructor: Brenda Aron                               

Class: ESL 30P                                                                                    Telephone: 425-336-2514

Class Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30- 4:00 PM       Mobile Phone Text: 206-788-7803           

Classroom: MUK                                                                              Email: Brenda.Aron@edcc.edu; Baron1981@comcast.net

Dates: September 24-December 13, 2012                             Mobile email: AronBrenda50@gmail.com

No class Thursday, Nov 22-Thanksgiving holiday


Course Description: This is a multi-level class. The course will address the WA State Adult Learning Standards at the level appropriate to each student. In this class, students learn to understand the similarities and differences between English and American Sign Language and communicate in sign language, and to read and write in English about past, present and future experiences and events.

 

Required Material:

ABE ESL Workbook (the teacher will recommend a workbook appropriate for your level)

Optional: (can borrow from the library)

Other:

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this class, a successful student who is ready to move on to the next level, will be able to demonstrate competent abilities in the WA State Adult Learning Standards in reading, writing, listening and communication. The complete standards are available by request. In general, a successful student will be able to:

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

 

MY EXPECTATIONS:

 

YOUR EXPECTATIONS:

I cannot assume what your expectations will be of me, but as a student you can expect the following from your instructor.

 

RESOURCES:

 

GRADING AND EVALUATION:

You will have many chances to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. I will assess your work with bi-weekly quizzes, tests, class participation, presentations, written work, homework assignments, attendance and more. There will be a midterm and final exam. This chart will help you know how you are doing.

1  Does not understand yet

2 Understands some things well

3 Understands

4 Understands very well

 

Students who receive grades 3 and 4 in all skills on the final tests, and who also score 210 or higher on the CASAS reading test will go to Level 40. Students with grades 1 and 2 and/or a lower CASAS score will repeat Level 30. Many people take Level 3 up to 3-4 times. It is very normal.

 

In addition, every ESL student receives a grade of S, U, or V for the class.

 

FALL 2012 CLASS SCHEDULE

First instructional day:          Tuesday, September 25, 2012

No classes:                                 Monday, November 12th-Veterans Day

                                                        Wednesday, November 21st-Non-instructional Day

                                                        Thursday, November 22-Thanksgiving Holiday

Final Test:                                   Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CASAS Post Tests:                    TBA-I will inform you as soon as the dates are set up.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

Cheating:

It is possible that helping a classmate during an exam is okay in other cultures in the world. In the USA, cheating is not acceptable and is considered a very serious case of dishonesty. Edmonds Community College policies determine that if you cheat, you can get a failing grade on an assignment, and/or you can fail the class.  

 

WE WILL HAVE FUN LEARNING TOGETHER. LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL QUARTER!