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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ELAP-120 English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level

Credits 5 / 5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080  or completion of ACLT-074 or ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
This course is designed for degree seeking students who speak English as a second language and have received intermediate level training in the English language. The course provides an intensive integrated approach for learning advanced English for academic purposes. Students develop speaking and listening skills using more advanced complex topics, improve reading fluency using authentic high-level academic texts across disciplines, and acquire the vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures needed for college writing for multiple academic disciplines.

Course Outcomes
Vocabulary: Students will identify new meanings of words from context; apply new words in academic contexts for speaking and writing; match words with definitions; identify classifications and uses of root words within academic disciplines.

Reading: Students will interpret infographics and interpret charts and maps; read and understand multi-page selections from a variety of academic disciplines and rhetorical modes; predict and identify main ideas; scan, identify, and summarize key details; identify reasons and solutions; identify sequencing of events, recognize tone and point of view; understand figurative language; identify literary elements. Apply critical thinking strategies to read.

Writing: Students will write using more complex sentence structures; Compose short and longer essays in a variety of modes and purposes; take notes on material communicated orally and materials for research; incorporate organizational structures for writing effective essays and research papers for college writing; employ the writing process for producing and publishing written communication; reference resources for quoting and paraphrasing and avoid plagiarism.

Speaking / Listening: Students will produce statements, questions, and commands; ask and answer questions using more complex sentence structures; express opinions and suggestions by explaining significance and evidence using critical thinking; provide factual information and explanations; use appropriate language in both formal and informal situations; listen for general understanding and specific information; follow instructions and explanations. Revised 8/8/2016 5

Grammar: Students will use models for obligation and possibilities; understand and apply the use of appositives, adjective clauses, parallel structure, and verbal phrases for adding information.