ESL STRUCTURE COURSES


STRUCTURE LEVEL I

This course focuses on listening for detail and note-taking. It is designed for in depth grammar instruction. It incorporates a general review of basic grammar and the study of tenses and adverb clauses of time.

Students will be able to speak and write fluently at a low advanced level of English proficiency with a clear understanding of the following grammar structures:

Coordinating conjunctions

Adverb clauses

Reduction of adverb clauses to modifying adverbial phrases

Connectives that express: cause and effect, contrast, condition

Verb Tenses

Verb Aspects and Time Frames

Subject-Verb Agreement

Passive Verbs

Article Usage

Modal Perfect Verbs

 

STRUCTURE LEVEL II

Students are expected to utilize advanced English communication skills in listening, speaking, and writing in preparation for high school matriculation.

Students will be able to speak and write fluently at an advanced level of English proficiency with a clear understanding of the following grammar structures:

Subject/verb agreement

Nouns

Pronouns

Modals

Passives

 

STRUCTURE LEVEL III

Students are expected to utilize advanced English communication skills in listening, speaking, and writing in preparation for high school matriculation.

Students will be able to speak and write fluently at an advanced level of English proficiency with a clear understanding of the following grammar structures:

Noun clauses

Adjective clauses

Gerunds and infinitives

Coordinating conjunctions

Adverb clauses

Reduction of adverb clauses to modifying adverbial phrases

Connectives that express: cause and effect, contrast, condition