SPEAKING

 

Multi-Level 1 & 2

Level 1 (High Beginning) Objectives

IELI 1230-001 Cross-Culture Talk

Level 2 (Low Intermediate) Objectives

IELI 1230-002 Cross-Culture Talk

Level 3 (Intermediate) Objectives

IELI 2330 Spoken Discourse and Cross-Culture Communication

Level 4 (High Intermediate-Advanced) Objectives

IELI 2440 Academic Discourse

Program Assessment / Exit Criteria*

 

improve oral communication with native English speakers

use language in different situations related to North American culture

develop skills in group conversation in both formal and informal situations

use technology relevant to course goals

 

become familiar with verbal and nonverbal communication

improve pronunciation

prepare for group work in an academic environment

learn communication skills needed to live in academic and social settings at USU

develop vocabulary (conversation, slang, idioms)

develop skills and strategies for successful communication with native English speakers

increase awareness of cross-cultural differences and similarities

collect, analyze, and organize information for group presentation

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

demonstrate comprehensibility while giving an academic presentation

use visual support in an academic presentation

use video for self evaluation

research and prepare an academic presentation

 

Students are able to plan and deliver a five- to ten-minute presentation on an academic topic. The presentation incorporates one or more of the following rhetorical modes:

extended definition of concept or term

description of object or visual representation

interpretation of data

description and explanation of process

problem-solution

 

Additional criteria include:

presentation has clearly delineated introduction, body, and conclusion

body organization can be discerned (e.g., chronological, spatial, logical)

speaker gives enough detail to develop the topic

speaker explains the meaning of important terms

speaker invites and effectively handles audience questions

visuals are relevant

visuals are sufficiently large and clear

visual representations (e.g., diagrams or graphs) are titled and labeled

outlines are text-lean

errors in text are few and minor

speaker comprehensibility and fluency are acceptable

 

 

 

 

LISTENING

 

Multi-Level 1 & 2

Level 1 (High Beginning) Objectives

IELI 1240-001 Integrated Skills

Level 2 (Low Intermediate)

Objectives

IELI 1240-002 Integrated Skills

 

Level 3 (Intermediate) Objectives

IELI 2310

Comprehending Academic Discourse

 

Level 4 (High Intermediate-Advanced)

Objectives

IELI 2410 Comprehending Lecture Discourse

Program Assessment / Exit Criteria*

 

integrate listening comprehension, reading, spoken English, & writing

study grammar related to course content

summarize and report information

use technology relevant to course goals

 

develop listening strategies for understanding authentic language

listen for main ideas and details

develop vocabulary related to listening passages

develop note-taking skills and methods

use technology relevant to course goals

 

demonstrate ability to understand language features of lectures as to content importance

develop note-taking strategies and techniques

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

identify topic announcements (sub-topic announcements)

identify examples

identify supporting information

identify organization of information in academic lectures (definition sequences, classification sequences, concept explanation, and problem solution, etc.

identify discourse features of lectures to be noted or ignored such as out of order information, return to topic, digression, postponement, etc.

identify salient information from interaction.

identify efficacious personal type of note taking form demonstrated types such as key word outlines, bulleted, mapping or a self-organized system.

ability to go back and understand information to review (notes organized, legible, etc.)

 

 

TOPICS IN ESL

 

Multi-Level

1 & 2

Level 1 (High Beginning) Objectives

IELI 2450-001 Topics

Level 2 (Low Intermediate)

IELI 2450-002 Topics

 

Level 3 (Intermediate) Objectives

IELI 2450-003 Topics

Level 4 (High Intermediate- Advanced)

Objectives

IELI 2470 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on American Culture

Program Assessment / Exit Criteria*

 

improve reading, listening comprehension, spoken English, & writing through content-based instruction

study grammar related to course content

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

improve reading, listening comprehension, spoken English, & writing through content-based instruction

study grammar related to course content

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

develop an understanding of what culture is and how it influences behaviors, beliefs and values.

broaden understanding of American culture

develop observational skills to evaluate behavior and practices the students encounter

use technology relevant to course goals

 

Assessed through assessing Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

 

READING

 

Level 1 (High Beginning)

Objectives

IELI 1160 Reading 1

Level 2 (Low Intermediate)

Objectives

IELI 1260 Reading 2

Level 3 (Intermediate)

Objectives

IELI 2360 Reading Authentic Texts

Level 4 (High Intermediate- Advanced) Objectives

IELI 2460 Reading from Academic Sources

Program Assessment / Exit Criteria*

develop vocabulary

use a dictionary (monolingual and/or bilingual)

improve reading comprehension

develop reading skills and strategies

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

develop reading skills (e.g. skimming, finding main ideas details, general vs. specific idea, summarizing)

develop vocabulary attack skills (affixes, word webs, etc.)

use dictionary

recognize main ideas and details

use technology relevant to course goals

make visual representations to organize and summarize important content of a text

develop reading skills and strategies for successful comprehension

read for a variety of different purposes and adjust reading strategies accordingly

recognize several academic and popular genres

build academic vocabulary

distinguish main ideas and supporting details

use text structure to facilitate comprehension

use technology relevant to course goals

 

develop advanced reading skills to prepare for in university coursework

develop library skills needed in academic research

take and use notes

acquire discipline-specific vocabulary and Academic Word List vocabulary

improve reading speed and comprehension

engage in critical reading

use technology relevant to course goals

 

can distinguish several common text genres

can identify basic purpose(s) of a text

can scan text for specific information when appropriate

can make effective use of a dictionary when necessary

can survey a text for overview of structure & content

can distinguish main ideas and supporting details

can use one of several methods for depicting text structure & content to be learned

can effectively summarize a text

 

 

WRITING

 

Level 1 (High Beginning)

Objectives

IELI 1120 Writing 1

 

Level 2 (Low Intermediate)

Objectives

IELI 1220 Writing from Sources

 

Level 3 (Intermediate)

Objectives

IELI 2320 Writing Authentic Texts

Level 4 (High Intermediate-Advanced) Objectives

IELI 2420 Writing from Academic Sources

Program Assessment Criteria*

 

learn forms and functions of grammatical features appropriate to writing task

develop personal and academic writing such as narrative and description

develop beginning level writing at the sentence to paragraph level

learn revision process

use technology relevant to course goals

 

write sentences and paragraphs (Information packaging, functional grammar)

construct a good paragraph (format, conventions, rhetoric)

introduce different kinds of paragraphs (genre, discourse forms)

continue developing revision process

learn forms and functions of grammatical features

use technology relevant

course goals

 

identify conventions of academic writing

write several types of paragraphs and short academic essays

practice rhetorical organization of the paragraph and academic essay

write essays, answer exam questions, summarize information, and paraphrase correctly

practice writing as a process

write from sources (textbook, news, popular genres, discussions, Internet investigations)

learn forms and functions of grammatical features appropriate to writing task

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

practice writing skills necessary for success in university level studies

revise writing to improve organization, unity and coherence

use resources in library to gather information to support your ideas

avoid plagiarism by summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing and citing information

produce documented writings using information

from several sources

use technology relevant to course goals

 

 

gather information and develop ideas for writing

construct fully developed, documented academic paragraphs

paraphrase and summarize the ideas of others

show credibility of sources

acknowledge ideas of other writers through in-text citations and reference lists

understand the principle and avoidance of plagiarism

type and format writings in a word processor

send and receive emails with attachments

use on-line resources to find journal and magazine articles

use internet to find information

evaluate sources of information for relevance and quality

 

 

*Used when evaluating randomly selected samples of student performance in skill areas. Data are collected in a number of ways, including testing, survey, interview, and analysis of student products. Faculty review data in faculty meetings and at the annual retreat. Results of assessment are used to guide programmatic decisions over time. Results are not used to make short-term or immediate decisions regarding the academic readiness of any particular student, the effectiveness of any particular teacher, or the effectiveness of any particular course.

 

last updated 7/6/06