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ELP Curriculum and Proficiency

The ELP has three tiers:

  • Tier One has two levels and is considered a foundation for language (pre-academic).
  • Tier Two has three levels and is focused on academic preparation along with language skills.
  • Tier Three is a bridge tier where students generally take “sheltered” classes in some subject areas along with other academic classes.

 

TIER ONE - Foundation Tier

  Reading Writing Speaking/Listening
Level 1
Courses
Reading 1
ELP 011
Writing 1
ELP 021
Speaking/Listening 1
ELP 031
Level 1
Goals

Reading
Acquire basic literacy skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension of beginning texts.

Writing
Write basic and comprehensible paragraphs on subjects of personal interest.

Speaking/Listening
Understand a short, clearly organized listening passage on a very familiar topic given at a slow rate of speed. Take part in conversations on familiar, personal topics using basic sentence structure and formulas. Deliver a well-developed short presentation on a familiar topic.

Level 2
Courses
Reading 2
ELP 012
Writing 2
ELP 022           
Speaking/Listening 2
ELP 032
Level 2
Goals

Reading  
Expand basic literacy skills to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension of high-beginning texts.

Writing
Write well-developed paragraphs on a variety of subjects of personal interest.

Speaking/Listening
Understand short, clearly organized listening passages on familiar topics given at a relatively slow rate of speed. Take an active part in conversations on personal topics, with emerging communicative fluency. Deliver well-developed presentations on a variety of familiar topics.

Students in Tier One must pass the reading class and one other class (writing or speaking/listening) with a 75% or better to move to the next level. There is an opportunity for eligible students in level 2 to take a placement test for placement into Tier Two classes.

 

TIER TWO - Academic Preparation Tier

  Reading Writing Speaking/Listening
Level 3
Courses
Reading 3
ELP 013
Writing 3
ELP 023
Speaking/Listening 3
ELP 033
Level 3
Goals
Reading
Improve comprehension of low-intermediate to intermediate academic texts, reading fluency, and academic vocabulary.

Writing
Write well-developed paragraphs on a variety of academic subjects using varied rhetorical patterns.

Speaking/Listening
Understand short, clearly organized, academic listening passages on familiar topics given at relatively slow and clear speed. Take an active part in discussions and extended conversations on academic and personal topics with developing communicative fluency and spontaneity.  Deliver well-developed presentations on academic topics related to personal interest.
Level 4
Courses
Reading 4
ELP 014
Writing 4                
ELP 024
Speaking/Listening 4
ELP 034
Level 4
Goals
Reading
Improve comprehension of intermediate to high-intermediate academic texts, reading fluency, and productive academic vocabulary.

Writing

Write well-developed essays on a variety of subjects, using varied rhetorical patterns.

Speaking/Listening
Understand clearly organized academic listening passages about somewhat familiar topics given at near normal native speeds.   Take an active part in discussions on academic topics with developing communicative fluency and spontaneity. Deliver somewhat sustained, well-developed presentations on academic topics that may or may not be of personal interest.
Level 5
Courses
Reading 5
ELP 015
Writing 5
ELP 025
Speaking/Listening 5
ELP 035
Level 5
Goals
Reading
Improve comprehension of high-intermediate to advanced academic texts, reading fluency, and deepen productive academic vocabulary.

Writing
Write well-developed essays, including a first-attempt research essay, on a variety of academic subjects using varied rhetorical patterns.

Speaking/Listening
Understand clearly organized, extended academic listening passages about diverse topics given at normal native speeds. Take an active part in discussions on diverse academic topics with a great deal of communicative fluency and spontaneity. Deliver sustained, well-developed presentations on a variety of academic topics.
Students must pass classes with a 75% or better in order to move to the next level in a skill level.

 

TIER THREE - English for Academic Purposes (Bridge)

Analytical Writing
EAP 078                                                     
EAP 078 follows the grading scale of ENG 080. Students should check the syllabi for each class for more information.

 

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ELP Curriculum and Goals Chart (23kB) Printable Version

 

updated Oct. 17