Multilevel ESL Syllabus for 2021-2022
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AELE-0055-513 Multilevel ESL


Course Description

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are taught simultaneously. Apply increasingly complex listening strategies to comprehend conversations that include new vocabulary. Participate in information gap listening activities. Initiate and engage in simple conversations that include descriptions, personal opinions, and inferences on famililar topics. Read texts representing different genres to answer comprehension questions, identify main ideasĀ and supporting details, and make simple inferences. Write with an audience in mind and for personal and work-related communications. Learn transition words and phrases with correct punctuation. Show understanding of idioms and figures of speech. Engage in steps of the writing process (drafting, editing, and final copy).

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Burlington English- supplemental web-based program


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Student Performance

Students are expected to contribute to a classroom environment that is respectful and conducive to learning. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom may result in a request to leave class. Repeated violations may be referred to the grant director or vice-president of student affairs.


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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

  • Complete CRU intake and orientation paperwork.

  • Take the CASAS assessment

  • Follow all classroom rules.

  • Adhere to the attendance policy.

  • Maintain a courteous and positive attitude

  • Participate in group and individual activities.

  • Complete in-class and homework assignments.

  • Take all progress tests as directed.

Grading Criteria

Final grades will be determined by the following scale: 

A= 100-90.0

B= 89.9-80.0

C= 79.9-70.0

D= 69.9-60.0

F= 59.9 or less

     Attendance     70%

     Assignments (homework, assessments)   20%

     Participation 10%


Because attendance is important to be successful in the English as a Second language Program in college, as well as the workplace, students should attend all classes.Therefore, the following attendance and tardy policies will be enforced.  Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance is taken at the beginning and end of each class. A student who misses the first week will be dropped. A Student who has more than three (3) unexcused absences during a semester will be dropped. A tardy is defined as not being present when the class begins. A student who is tardy is responsible for notifying the instructor to ensure attendance is documented. Missed work must be made up withing one (1) week of student's return to class.



April 4


Registration begins

Amarillo College has a no-late-registration policy. You must register and pay for your course(s) one day prior to the start date of the course.

May 13


Payment Deadline for Registration (to date)

May 14


Pay As You Go Registration Begins

May 23


6-Week Classes Begin

May 26


Census Day (6-week classes)

May 30


Memorial Day (College closed)

June 6


8-Week Classes Begin

June 6


8-Week Online Classes Begin

June 13


Census Day (8-week online classes)

June 23


Last Day to Withdraw (6-week classes)

July 1


Summer I Classes End

July 4


Independence Day (college closed)

July 5


Summer II Classes Begin

July 11


Census Day (6-week summer II)

July 19


Last Day to Withdraw (8-week online classes)

July 29


8-Week Online Classes End

August 4


Last Day to WIthdraw (6-Week summer II)

August 11


Summer II Classes End

August 12


Grades Due


Additional Information

Class Schedule and additional TWC Grant Requirements for the Syllabus (at bottom)

This schedule can change without notice. The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule at his/her discretion.




 Content Standards:

  1. Distinguish sounds and intonation patterns of English with increasing ease.

  2. Demonstrate understanding when listening to spoken language in different situations and spoken with a variety of regional accents.

  3. Listen to, follow, and give directions and/or instructions.

  4. Listen to and participate in a variety of settings (e.g., academic, work, and social) and situations (e.g., conversation, teamwork, meetings, presentations, and interviews).

  5. Participate in and comprehend conversations face-to-face or via electronic media.

  6. Comprehend questions in order to engage in conversation.

  7. Use comprehension strategies such as indicating misunderstanding, repeating and rephrasing, or asking for help as appropriate for the communication context.

  8. Exhibit knowledge and appropriate interpretation of cultural conventions in conversation, such as the use of titles, eye contact, registers, and expected responses (schemata).

Location: Ware Student Commons, 3rd Floor, Room 314 

**Contact:  Christina Gonzales 305 B 

  1. **Sequence of Courses Leading to the attainment of a GED certificate/enrollment into post-secondary education:


Syllabus Created on:

05/27/22 10:21 AM

Last Edited on:

05/27/22 10:21 AM