Maricopa Community Colleges  ESL040   20016-99999 

Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  3/27/01

ESL040  2001 Fall - 9999


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

English as a Second Language IV: Grammar

Fourth-level of English as a Second Language (ESL). Continued emphasis on sentence structure and paragraph building. Extensive grammar study and writing practice.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement test score, or a grade of "P" or "C" or better in ESL030, or (ESL030AA, ESL030AB, and ESL030AC).


Course Notes: ESL040 may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) credits. Credit (P) or no credit (Z). Standard grading available according to procedures outlined in catalog.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ESL040  2001 Fall - 9999

English as a Second Language IV: Grammar



Write simple, compound, and complex sentences correctly. (I)


Write a paragraph in any mode of development, which uses a topic sentence effectively, and which exhibits unity and coherence. (II)


Punctuate sentences properly and spell words correctly. (III)


Use verb tenses, moods, and voice correctly. (IV)


Use new vocabulary and idioms effectively. (V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ESL040  2001 Fall - 9999

English as a Second Language IV: Grammar

I. Sentence structure

A. Simple sentences

1. Distinguished from run-ons and fragments

2. With added non-clausal modifiers

B. Compound sentences

1. Distinguished from compound subjects and verbs

2. With all coordinate conjunctions

C. Complex sentences

1. Distinguished from compound, simple, run-ons, and fragments

2. With varying combinations of independent and dependent clauses

II. Paragraph development

A. Use of all modes of development

1. Cause/effect

2. Process

3. Classification

4. Exemplification

5. Comparison/contrast

6. Other

B. Use of topic sentences with varied placement

C. Unity

D. Coherence

E. Transitional devices between paragraphs

III. Mechanics

A. Punctuation of all types of sentences

B. Spelling

1. Doubling consonants

2. Silent e and other vowel representation

3. Adding endings (ed, er, est, ing, ly)

IV. Verb tenses and aspects, moods, and voice

A. Simple

B. Progressive (continuous)

C. Perfect

D. Perfect progressive

E. Conditional

F. Passive voice

V. Vocabulary and idioms

A. Vocabulary

1. Nouns

a. Common

b. Proper

2. Pronouns

a. Subject

b. Object

c. Possessive

d. Demonstrative

3. Verbs

4. Adjectives/adverbs

a. Comparative

b. Superlative

5. Prepositions

B. Idioms

1. Non-academic

2. Academic


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