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Master Course Outline
ELA 023
Integrated ELA
Course Description: This is an integrated English Language Acquisition (ELA) course for English
as a second language students placing into ESL 1-6 (based on CASAS ESL assessment scores).
The course is based on the Washington State Learning Standards, covering reading, writing,
listening and speaking with a goal to improve English language skills. Upon completion of ESL 6,
students may transition to ABE/GED courses. This course does not meet any degree
Credits: non-credit
Prerequisites: CASAS ESL assessment
Recommended Preparation: none
Co-requisites: none
Learning Outcomes: Based on Washington State Learning Standards
Standard: Read with Understanding
Determine the reading purpose.
Select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose.
Monitor comprehension and adjust reading strategies.
Analyze the information and reflect on its underlying meaning.
Integrate it with prior knowledge to address reading purpose.
Standard: To convey ideas in writing
 Determine the purpose for communicating.
 Organize and present information to serve the purpose.
 Pay attention to conventions of English language usage, including grammar, spelling,
and sentence structure, to minimize barriers to reader’s comprehension.
 Seek feedback and revise to enhance the effectiveness of the communication.
Standard: Speak so others can understand
 To speak so others can understand, Washington ELA students should:
 Determine the purpose for communicating.
 Organize and relay information to effectively serve the purpose, context, and listener.
 Pay attention to conventions of oral English communication, including grammar, word
choice, register, pace, and gesture in order to minimize barriers to listener’s
 Use multiple strategies to monitor the effectiveness of the communication.
Standard: Listen actively
To listen actively, Washington ELA students should:
Attend to oral information.
Clarify purpose for listening and use listening strategies appropriate to that purpose.
Monitor comprehension, adjusting strategies to overcome barriers to comprehension.
Integrate information from listening with prior knowledge to address the listening
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website:
Side by Side
Focus on Grammar
True Stories
Longman dictionaries
Word by Word dictionaries
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of
this course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic
dishonesty are responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional
academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support
Services coordinator as well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we
create an optimal environment for educational achievement.
W Day: W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week
(Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will
receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing
the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor,
advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete
withdrawals from all courses.
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