Learning Outcomes

IEP110 Listening & Speaking

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

  1. Recognize examples and emotions from a listening passage.
  2. Identify reasons and opinions from a listening passage.
  3. Indicate expressions for agreeing and disagreeing, on a test.
  4. Use listing words in a three-minute presentation.
  5. Express reasons and examples in a three-minute presentation.
  6. Identify ways to express opinions, on a test.
  7. Recognize contractions with be from a listening passage.
  8. Distinguish between the pronunciation of can and can’t, on a test.
  9. Produce speech using reduced vowels in unstressed syllables, on a test.

IEP120 Reading

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

  1. Express the main ideas of a text.
  2. Locate details in a text.
  3. Identify reasons in a text.
  4. Recognize the referent of a pronoun, on a test.
  5. Identify instances of speculation in a text.
  6. 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

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

IEP140 Grammar

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

  1. Compose sentences using the present simple tense with adverbs of frequency as well as the present progressive tense.
  2. Correctly construct sentences with the past simple tense and past time clauses.
  3. Express future using will, be going to, and present progressive tense.
  4. Differentiate between count and noncount nouns, and choose appropriate quantifiers for each.
  5. Use adjectives before nouns and after linking verbs.
  6. Correctly employ adverbs of manner.
  7. 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

  1. Recognize definitions from a listening passage.
  2. Reproduce numbers from a listening passage.
  3. Identify causes and effects from a listening passage.
  4. Indicate expressions for showing interest and communicating that one doesn’t understand, on a test.
  5. Identify ways to express likes and dislikes, on a test.
  6. Employ time markers when telling a story, in a four-minute presentation.
  7. Produce speech using correct simple past –ed endings, on a test.
  8. Recognize contractions with will, on a test.

IEP220 Reading

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

  1. Summarize a reading passage, on a test.
  2. Infer the purpose of a text.
  3. Identify examples in a text.
  4. Infer a writer’s attitude in a text.
  5. Interpret analogies, on a test.
  6. Summarize and recount the plot of a short story, in a presentation.

IEP230 Writing

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

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

IEP240 Grammar

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

  1. Correctly form and use present real conditionals as well as the construction Let’s
  2. Accurately express ideas using the habitual past.
  3. Select corresponding measurement words and articles with count and noncount nouns.
  4. Accurately choose among subject, object, and possessive pronouns.
  5. Correctly construct sentences with direct and indirect objects.
  6. Compose sentences using the present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses; use adverbs with present perfect verbs.
  7. Use correct order with more than one adjective; correctly choose between the two forms of participial adjectives.
  8. Employ adverbs of degree with adjectives and other adverbs.
  9. Use prepositions of place, time, direction, and manner, as well as phrasal prepositions and prepositions after adjectives.

IEP310 Listening & Speaking

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

  1. Recognize problems and solutions from a listening passage.
  2. Identify explanations from a listening passage.
  3. Identify tactics to keep a conversation going, on a test.
  4. Indicate strategies to ask for and give clarification, on a test.
  5. Employ strategies to make suggestions, in a five-minute presentation.
  6. Produce speech using correct final –s sounds, on a test.
  7. Select proper stress for content words, on a test.
  8. Recognize reduced function words, on a test.

IEP320 Reading

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

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

IEP330  Writing

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

  1. Order ideas in paragraphs logically.
  2. Locate sources that are reliable, current, and written by experts, on a test.
  3. Use standard essay structure in an opinion essay.
  4. Compose a thesis statement which is supported by the essay.
  5. Choose and use points of classification in a classification essay.
  6. Employ transitions that show sequence in a process essay.
  7. Generate proper citations for print and internet sources.

IEP340 Grammar

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

  1. Express future using present simple for scheduled events.
  2. Construct sentences with future time clauses.
  3. Accurately express ideas using modals of ability, permission, requests, advice, necessity, preference, and present and future probability.
  4. Compose sentences using transitive and intransitive verbs and transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs.
  5. Correctly form and use comparative adjectives and adverbs using as…as.
  6. Choose a gerund or an infinitive to follow a particular verb.
  7. Accurately formulate subject and object adjective clauses within sentences.

IEP410 Listening & Speaking

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

  1. Identify numerical data from a listening passage.
  2. Recognize instances of rephrasing as well as examples from a listening passage.
  3. Identify strategies for participating in a group discussion as well as interrupting and returning to a topic, on a test.
  4. Accurately employ transitions in an eight-minute presentation.
  5. Correctly use expressions that show cause and effect and introduce a summary, in an eight-minute presentation.
  6. Distinguish between the intonation of finished and unfinished sentences from a listening passage.
  7. Select appropriate intonation for yes/no and wh- questions, on a test.

IEP420 Reading

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

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

IEP430 Writing

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

  1. Employ connecting expressions that show comparison and contrast in a comparison and contrast essay.
  2. Support ideas in an essay with paraphrases and/or summaries of information from sources.
  3. Create unity by focusing on the main idea of each paragraph.
  4. Identify effective strategies for annotating texts and taking notes from sources for a summary-response essay, on a test.
  5. Create coherence in paragraphs by avoiding run-on sentences and comma splices.
  6. Synthesize information from two or more articles.
  7. 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

  1. Correctly construct sentences in the past, present, and future tenses using the simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive aspects.
  2. Accurately express ideas using modals of regret, obligation, and past probability.
  3. Appropriately use non-count nouns as count nouns.
  4. Choose the indefinite article, definite article, or no article, depending on the noun which follows and the intended meaning.
  5. Use reflexive and indefinite pronouns in sentences.
  6. 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:

  1. Recognize digressions from a listening passage.
  2. Identify contrasts from a listening passage.
  3. Correctly order the events from a listening passage.
  4. Infer a speaker’s attitude from a listening passage.
  5. Effectively employ rhetorical questions in a ten-minute presentation.
  6. Use numerical data to support a point in a ten-minute presentation.
  7. Express probability in a ten-minute presentation.
  8. Choose proper syllable stress in words with certain suffixes, on a test.
  9. Interpret a speaker’s use of word stress for emphasis from a listening passage.

IEP520 Reading

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

  1. Analyze and evaluate evidence in a text.
  2. Differentiate levels of certainty, on a test.
  3. Categorize information, on a test.
  4. Identify pros and cons, on a test.
  5. Analyze quotes in a text.
  6. 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

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

IEP540 Grammar

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

  1. Compose negative questions and tag questions.
  2. Create sentences using noun clauses.
  3. Accurately express ideas using indirect and reported speech.
  4. Correctly construct sentences using various types of passive voice constructions.
  5. Correctly formulate identifying and non-identifying subject and object adjective clauses, adjective clauses with when and where , and reduced adjective clauses within sentences.
  6. Accurately express wishes, and use present and future real and unreal conditionals.
  7. Employ conjunctions, prepositions, and transitions to connect information.

IEP610 Listening & Speaking

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

  1. Infer a speaker’s meaning and purpose from a listening passage.
  2. Indicate the referent that a pronoun or demonstrative stands for in a listening passage.
  3. Use expressions to signal reasons and introduce new topics in a twelve-minute presentation.
  4. Illustrate concepts with analogies in a twelve-minute presentation.
  5. Effectively employ descriptive language in a twelve-minute presentation.
  6. Interpret the significance of intonation when listening to tag questions.
  7. Choose proper stress in phrasal verbs, on a test.

IEP620 Reading

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

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

IEP630 Writing

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

  1. Recognize the topic and focus of a research question, on a test.
  2. Identify effective evidence from sources to support points in the research paper.
  3. Create a detailed outline by expanding the rough outline with evidence.
  4. Analyze paraphrases of challenging passages, on a test.
  5. Support ideas in the essay by smoothly integrating paraphrased or quoted evidence from sources.
  6. Write an engaging hook, using one of seven techniques.
  7. Generate correct APA in-text citations and a reference page.
  8. Choose a research topic which is narrowed sufficiently for a typical university-level research paper, on a test.

IEP640 Grammar

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

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

IEP710 Listening & Speaking

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

  1. Distinguish the parts of an introduction to a lecture, from a listening passage.
  2. Recognize instances of clarification and correction, from a listening passage.
  3. Identify shifts in topic, from a listening passage.
  4. Indicate expressions for responding to an argument and introducing a paraphrase, on a test.
  5. Identify ways to emphasize important information, on a test.
  6. Express parenthetical information and demonstrate handling questions from the audience in a fifteen-minute presentation.
  7. Apply the presentation strategies of defining terms and referencing research studies in a fifteen-minute presentation.
  8. Identify uses of intonation for clarification, on a test.
  9. Choose proper stress in adjective-noun combinations, on a test.

IEP720 Reading

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

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

IEP730 Writing

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

  1. Use correct verb forms and tenses, including modals, to maintain coherence in the essay.
  2. Interpret figures of speech, on a test.
  3. Employ conditionals; passive voice; and adjective, adverb, and noun clauses accurately.
  4. Create coherence in the essay by avoiding sentence structure and word order errors.
  5. Compose paragraphs containing connecting expressions which join ideas correctly and smoothly.
  6. 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

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