ESL Learning Goals

The ESL Learning Goals describe the students learning objectives for writing in English at the advanced level.

ESL Learning Goal #1

Given a job aid of academic writing prompts and academic essays, the ESL student will be able to write a 4-5 paragraph essay on a non-personal topic partially related to research or readings according to the advanced ESL writing rubric with a score of 70% or better.

ESL Learning Goal #2

Given a job aid of a prompt and a business letter, the ESL student will be able to write a 4-5 paragraph business letter partially related to research or readings according to the the advanced ESL rubric with a score of 70% or better.

ESL Learning Goal #3

Given a job aid of a hypothesis and a science report, the ESL student will be able to write a science report in 150 word or less. The hypothesis will be supported by research and data and will receive a score of 70% or better.

The Writing Process and Learning Goals

The above ESL Learning Goals represent the top three goals of this online ESL learning course. Writing is the primary focus because writing is one of the most challenging skills for advanced ESL students who want to progress on their career path, in academics, or in the community.

The professor will lead the students through a series of steps called the Writing Process to develop the skills to write a first draft, provide and receive feedback, and then write more drafts. Students must be prepared to write several drafts with input from classmates, peers, and the professor.