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ENGL 024 - Fundamental English Level 4
Course Details

Course Code:
ENGL 024

Calendar Description:
This course is designed for students who require greater ability with reading, writing, oral communication and listening skills. It focuses on increasing reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing sentences and paragraphs using a range of spelling strategies. Emphasis will be placed on personal and learning goals identified by the learner to develop English, study and learning strategies.

Date First Offered: 2008-09-02

  • Total Hours: 60
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 6
Total Weeks: 10

This course is offered online: No

  • ENGL 013 Fundamental English Level 3 
  • OR Instructor permisssion based on assessment
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: Yes

Course Content:
  • Decoding strategies for reading
  • Read for different purposes
  • Reading comprehension; literal, interpretive and inferential
  • Basic grammatical concepts in sentences
  • Writing process: generate pre-writing ideas, revise and edit written work
  • Study Skills and organizational techniques
  • Computer skills
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Increase word attack skills and expand use of context cues
  • Continue to develop vocabulary and remembering new words
  • Develop confidence and enjoyment from reading
  • Differentiate between literal and inferential meaning
  • Use consistent verb tense
  • Correctly use most irregular verbs
  • Use compound words, contractions, possessives and plurals
  • Use paragraph format:: topic sentence, supporting details and conclusion
  • Use dictionary for spelling and meaning
  • Continue to develop awareness of personal learning strengths
  • Work independently
  • Use time management skills to meet assigned deadlines
  • Use word processing skills to complete some assignments
Grading System: Other

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 40 %
  • Portfolio: 40 %
  • Participation: 20 %
Number of Assignments: 10

Nature of Participation:
  • 80% - Individual punctual, respectful,
  • 20% - Fully participate in group discussions and activities
Writing Assignments:
  • Varies: may include: journals, writing samples (5-7 paragraphs, in-class writing, oral presentations, dictation, self-evaluation
Percentage of Individual Work: 80

Percentage of Group Work: 20

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Comments:
  • Individually-paced learning. Completion time will vary depending on learner's skills and the number of hours in class.
  • Portfolios help learners see progress and develop strategies to better understand their own learning needs. Writing samples and lists of words they can read/ and or spell are examples of materials that are compiled, usually by the learner, with assistance if necessary.
  • Log books are used to develop organizational and study skills to track attendance and hours spent on studies, monitor appointments with tutors, and keep lists of learned words and phrases, etc.
  • May vary by campus or to meet the needs of the individual learner.
Text Books:
  • Optional - Gage Learning, Language Power - Book D (Steck-Vaughn, ON). Chapters Covered: Varies
  • Optional - Fry, E., Middle Level Reading Drills (Jamestown Publishers, Lincolnwood, II). Chapters Covered: Varies
  • Optional - Kita-Bradley, l., The Spelling Toolbox - Workbook 3 (Grassroots, Edmonton, AB). Chapters Covered: Varies
  • Optional - Billings, H. and M., The Wildside (Jamestown Publishers, Lincolnwood, II.). Chapters Covered: Varies
  • Optional - Rogers, S., Vocabulary Boosters 2 (Grassroots, Edmonton, AB). Chapters Covered: Varies
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