Combined Skills

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Course Description:
This integrated course is designed for non-native speakers of English with varying levels of English proficiency. It is designed to assist students with academic studies and to develop skills in vocabulary, reading, grammar, speaking, and writing. In this course, students develop skills that promote the use of language in oral and written form through the context of guided discourse on personal topics. Students develop the ability to understand frequently used words in oral and written contexts. They also learn to control basic, high frequency grammatical structures and statement/question patterns. 3 semester-hours credit.


Course Details


Dr. Mackenzie Johnson


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

C-1   Demonstrate the writing process through various formats using the conventions of Standard American English.

C-2   Use rhetorical modes effectively in written and oral communication.

C-3   Illustrate critical thinking in writing or oral communication.

C-4   Construct a documented essay using research and technology skills.

C-5   Analyze universal human experiences in essays and literature.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • The student will increase English vocabulary.
  • The student will read and comprehend the meaning of sentences.
  • The student will develop control of basic grammatical structures and statement/question patterns.
  • The student will use auxiliary verbs correctly in interrogative and negative sentences.
  • The student will develop skills in the context of guided discourse on personal topics with an emphasis on logical thought and mechanics.
  • Students will express basic oral skills.


C-3, C-5



C-1, C-3, C-5

C-1, C-2, C-3, C-5

C-1, C-3

Writing Assignments, Recital, Teacher Observations, Report/Presentation


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend class with consistency
  • Learn the material presented and assigned
  • Make up any work missed during an excused absence within one week after returning to school
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy
  • Participate in classroom activities.


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