Quarter I

ESLI 21A Reading, Writing and Grammar I

  1. Use basic English grammar to interpret and produce written English.
  2. Use basic English punctuation (periods, commas, question marks).
  3. Use e-mail to communicate with instructors.
  4. Read and write between 400 and 800 of the most common words of English.
  5. Read simple English texts aloud.
  6. Identify the main idea and details of short reading passages.

ESLI 20A Listening and Speaking 1

  1. Use basic English grammar to interpret and produce spoken English.
  2. Communicate in English to meet basic survival needs.
  3. Use common language functions such as requests, apologies, greetings, compliments and invitations.
  4. Identify and use between 400 and 800 of the most common words of English.
  5. Identify and pronounce the consonantal and vowel sounds used by English speakers.
  6. Listen for and identify specific information and main ideas in short, beginning level listening material.


Quarter II

ESLI 21B Reading, Writing and Grammer II

  1. Use high beginning English grammar to interpret and produce written English.
  2. Produce short writing assignments.
  3. Read and write between 600 and 1200 of the most common words of English.
  4. Read high beginning English texts aloud with good pronunciation.
  5. Identify the main idea and details of high beginning reading passages.
  6. Skim and scan for specific information in authentic everyday reading materials.

ESLI 20B Listening and Speaking II

  1. Interpret the meaning of spoken English presented at a high beginning level of difficulty.
  2. Use common language functions such as giving and accepting advice, making suggestions, requesting and providing information, and ordering food in a restaurant.
  3. Identify and use between 600 and 1200 of the most common words of English.
  4. Use proper English intonation patterns, stress and rhythm.
  5. Share information in small groups.