This course is designed to develop fundamental learning skills. It focuses on the development of reading fluency, writing and the writing process, vocabulary expansion, listening and oral communication skills. Learners may also develop computer, study and independent learning skills.
Hours: 60 (Lecture Hours 30; Seminars and Tutorials 30)
Total Weeks: 10
Completion of the CCP English Assessment
- Decoding strategies in combination: syllable patters, text structure, graphic organizers
- Read extended expository passages for different purposes - critical thinking: inference, opinion, conclusion
- Reading comprehension: details, sequence, cause and effect, fact and opinion
- Locate information
- Basic grammatical concepts in sentences: nouns, verbs, commas, compound sentences, fragments
- Writing process: generate pre-writing ideas, revise and edit written work with assistance
- Study skills and organizational techniques
- Computer skills (optional)
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Use phonemic, context and structural cues in a variety of texts
- Expand vocabulary and apply knowledge of syllable patterns and learn skills to remember high frequency words
- Begin to draw inferences and conclusions and express and support opinions using critical thinking
- Recognize different purposes for reading
- Develop comprehension monitoring skills by answering questions about simple reading passages
- Locate information in a more complex document using graphic organizers
- Identify parts of speech in simple sentences
- Identify topic sentences and supporting detail
- Write short narrative paragraphs of six to eight sentences using standard written English
- Apply writing process techniques at a beginning level
- Use common regular and irregular verbs in the simple past, present and future tenses
- Recognize and correct fragments when the subject or predicate is missing in simple sentences
- Use commas in a series
- Participate in small group discussions
- Identify short and long-term goals for learning
- Independently track assignments
- Improve basic word processing skills, including formatting paragraphs, line spacing, changing fonts and margins
- Open and send email and use basic internet search techniques (optional)
Grading System: Other
Passing Grade: Master of Learning Outcomes
Percentage of Individual Work: 80
Percentage of Group Work: 20
- 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.
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.