Learning Outcomes

IEP110 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate various contractions with be.
  • Use listing words in a three-minute presentation.
  • Clearly differentiate between the pronunciations of can and can’t.
  • Employ strategies to give examples in a three-minute presentation.
  • Express opinions, in a three-minute presentation.

IEP120 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Express the main ideas of a text.
  • Locate details in a text.
  • Identify reasons in a text.
  • Recognize the referent of a pronoun, on a test.
  • Identify instances of speculation in a text.
  • Describe the setting and character(s) of a short story, in a presentation

IEP130 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Create coherence in paragraphs by avoiding fragments.
  • Generate ideas for a paragraph via brainstorming techniques.
  • For each paragraph, write a topic sentence, body sentences which support the topic sentence, and a concluding sentence.
  • Write sentences using past, present, and future tenses.
  • Employ a variety of simple, compound, and complex sentences, in order to make paragraphs more interesting.
  • Write a descriptive paragraph, using sense impressions.

IEP140 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Compose sentences using the present simple tense with adverbs of frequency as well as the present progressive tense.
  • Correctly construct sentences with the past simple tense and past time clauses.
  • Express future using will, be going to, and present progressive tense.
  • Differentiate between count and noncount nouns, and choose appropriate quantifiers for each.
  • Use adjectives before nouns and after linking verbs.
  • Correctly employ adverbs of manner.
  • Select the correct comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.

IEP210 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate correct pronunciation of simple past –ed endings.
  • Express likes and dislikes, in a four-minute presentation.
  • Use descriptive adjectives, in a four-minute presentation.
  • Employ time markers when telling a story, in a four-minute presentation.
  • Produce speech using various contractions with will.

IEP220 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Infer the purpose of a text.
  • Summarize a reading passage.
  • Identify examples in a reading passage.
  • Infer a writer’s attitude in a text.
  • Summarize and recount the plot of a short story, in a four-minute presentation.

IEP230 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Recognize examples of plagiarism, on a test.
  • Outline brainstormed ideas, following standard outline format for paragraphs.
  • Locate sources of information in the library or on the Internet.
  • Develop paragraph outlines into narrative, process, definition, descriptive, and opinion paragraphs.
  • Support the topic sentence of a paragraph using examples, reasons, explanations, and/or details.
  • Support ideas in paragraphs with quotations.

IEP240 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Correctly form and use present real conditionals.
  • Accurately express ideas using the habitual past.
  • Use corresponding measurement words with noncount nouns.
  • Compose sentences using the present perfect tense.
  • Accurately employ prepositions in sentences.

IEP310 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Use proper stress for content words.
  • Employ strategies to give clarification.
  • Describe a problem and solution, in a five-minute presentation.
  • Explain a point, in a five-minute presentation.
  • Express suggestions, in a five-minute presentation.

IEP320 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Infer the meaning of words from context, on a test.
  • Interpret a word as a noun or verb, depending on context, on a test.
  • Analyze problems and solutions in a text.
  • Infer unstated information based on what is given in a text.
  • Recognize processes and sequencing in a text.
  • Identify opinions in a text.
  • Identify the conflict in a short story, in a presentation.

IEP330 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Order ideas in paragraphs logically.
  • Use standard essay structure in an opinion essay.
  • Compose a thesis statement which is supported by the essay.
  • Employ transitions that show sequence in a process essay.
  • Generate proper citations for sources.

IEP340 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Construct sentences with future time clauses.
  • Accurately express ideas using modals of probability.
  • Compose sentences using transitive phrasal verbs.
  • Use a gerund or an infinitive correctly, following a particular verb.
  • Accurately formulate adjective clauses within sentences.

IEP410 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Employ appropriate transitions, in an eight-minute presentation.
  • Accurately apply intonation for yes/no and wh- questions.
  • Summarize information, in an eight-minute presentation.
  • Express cause and effect, in an eight-minute presentation.
  • Correctly use expressions to rephrase information or ideas.

IEP420 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Recognize metaphors and similes in a text.
  • Interpret maps, on a test.
  • Identify cause and effect in a text.
  • Identify relevant information and evidence in a text.
  • Differentiate theories from facts in a text.
  • Infer the theme of a short story, in a presentation.

IEP430 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Employ connecting expressions that show comparison and contrast in a comparison and contrast essay.
  • Support ideas in an essay with paraphrases and/or summaries of information from sources.
  • Create unity by focusing on the main idea of each paragraph.
  • Identify effective strategies for annotating texts and taking notes from sources for a summary-response essay, on a test.
  • Create coherence in paragraphs by avoiding run-on sentences and comma splices.
  • Synthesize information from two or more articles.
  • Produce a counterargument and refutation, and avoid faulty logic, in order to strengthen the validity of the claim in an argument essay.

IEP440 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Correctly construct sentences in the past, present, and future tenses using the simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive aspects.
  • Accurately express ideas using modals of regret, obligation, and past probability.
  • Appropriately use non-count nouns as count nouns.
  • Choose the indefinite article, definite article, or no article, depending on the noun which follows and the intended meaning.
  • Use reflexive and indefinite pronouns in sentences.
  • Recognize whether a gerund or an infinitive should follow a noun, noun + of, adjective, or preposition.

IEP510 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Effectively employ rhetorical questions in a ten-minute presentation.
  • Support a point with numerical data in a ten-minute presentation.
  • Use proper syllable stress in words with certain suffixes, in a ten-minute presentation.
  • Express probability in a ten-minute presentation.
  • Employ word stress for emphasis in a ten-minute presentation.

IEP520 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Analyze and evaluate evidence in a text.
  • Differentiate levels of certainty, on a test.
  • Categorize information, on a test.
  • Identify pros and cons, on a test.
  • Analyze quotes in a text.
  • Identify the point of view of a short story, in a presentation.

IEP530 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Create coherence in the essay by maintaining parallel structures.
  • Employ connecting expressions that show cause and effect in a cause and effect essay.
  • Evaluate internet sources and select credible sources, on a test.
  • Write a problem-solution essay which describes the problem and the proposed solution as well as an alternative solution and refutation of the alternative.
  • Formulate strong arguments in an argumentative essay by using various types of evidence.
  • Analyze the writing prompt of a timed essay, on a test.

IEP540 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Compose tag questions.
  • Create sentences using noun clauses.
  • Accurately express ideas using reported speech.
  • Correctly construct sentences using passive voice.
  • Accurately use present/future unreal conditionals.

IEP610 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Express ideas with descriptive language, in a twelve-minute presentation.
  • Produce correct intonation in tag questions, in a twelve-minute presentation.
  • Illustrate a concept with an analogy, in a twelve-minute presentation.
  • Employ strategies to introduce new topics, in a twelve-minute presentation.
  • Use expressions to signal reasons, in a twelve-minute presentation.

IEP620 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Identify and analyze arguments and counterarguments in a text.
  • Evaluate visual data and infographics, on a test.
  • Recognize appositives in a text.
  • Interpret passive voice sentences, on a test.
  • Interpret the tone of a short story, in a presentation.

IEP630 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Identify effective evidence from sources to support points in the research paper.
  • Create a detailed outline by expanding the rough outline with evidence.
  • Support ideas in the essay by smoothly integrating paraphrased or quoted evidence from sources.
  • Write an engaging hook, using one of seven techniques.
  • Generate correct APA in-text citations and a reference page.

IEP640 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Compose simple, compound, and complex sentences using transitions, coordinators, and subordinators.
  • Correctly construct sentences using various common patterns and expressions which show cause and effect.
  • Correctly form and use –ing participle phrases that show cause and effect.
  • Create sentences using parallel structure.
  • Accurately express ideas using complex noun phrases.
  • Correctly construct sentences using various common patterns and expressions which show comparison and contrast.
  • Accurately formulate past modals and modal-like expressions within sentences.

IEP710 Listening & Speaking

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Use phrases to signal additional aspects of a topic, in a fifteen-minute presentation.
  • Express parenthetical information, in a fifteen-minute presentation.
  • Explain terms by defining them, in a fifteen-minute presentation.
  • Support information in a presentation by referencing research studies.
  • Point out important information by using expressions that show emphasis.

IEP720 Reading

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Identify cohesive devices in a text.
  • Analyze the organization of a text as well as evidence presented.
  • Interpret sentences with initial phrases, on a test.
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources, on a test.
  • Evaluate sources of quotes in a text.
  • Recognize levels of formality in a text.
  • Interpret the style of a short story, in a presentation.

IEP730 Writing

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Use correct verb forms and tenses, including modals, to maintain coherence in the essay.
  • Interpret figures of speech, on a test.
  • Employ conditionals; passive voice; and adjective, adverb, and noun clauses accurately.
  • Create coherence in the essay by avoiding sentence structure and word order errors.
  • Compose paragraphs containing connecting expressions which join ideas correctly and smoothly.
  • Use evidence from student-chosen outside sources as well as textbook sources to write a five-page research paper.

IEP740 Grammar

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Correctly use appositives in sentences.
  • Construct sentences using various common words and phrases which show classification and definition.
  • Accurately express ideas using various types of adverb clauses and phrases.
  • Accurately formulate past unreal conditionals within sentences.
  • Correctly use phrases that limit overgeneralization and phrases used in summary-response writing.
  • Express ideas using common words and phrases for argumentation in persuasive writing.