Learning Outcomes

IEP110

Upon successful completion of IEP110, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret aural information by taking notes using various strategies. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Determine the main ideas of an auditory text; identify details, reasons, and opinions. (oral communication)
  3. Correctly associate certain words and phrases with giving reasons and examples, expressing opinions, listing, and agreeing and disagreeing. (oral communication)
  4. Produce speech using accurate syllable stress; intonation of Wh- questions; and pronunciation of verb endings as well as of can and can’t. (oral communication)
  5. Structure and deliver a three-minute presentation, using eye contact. (oral communication)

IEP120

Upon successful completion of IEP120, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand main ideas, details, quotes, pronoun references, and processes; identify examples and reasons; and complete a summary. (written communication)
  2. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of interpreting visual data; inferring; applying ideas; and analyzing sequences. (critical thinking)
  3. Describe the setting and character(s) of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP130

Upon successful completion of IEP130, students will be able to

  1. Brainstorm ideas and organize them using standard paragraph format. (critical thinking)
  2. For each paragraph, write a topic sentence, body sentences which support the topic sentence, and a concluding sentence. (written communication)
  3. Write sentences, as well as descriptive and response paragraphs, using past, present, and future tenses. (written communication)
  4. Increase unity and coherence in paragraphs by focusing on the main idea of a paragraph, by avoiding fragments as well as a number of grammatical errors, and by using connecting expressions, academic vocabulary words, and a variety of sentence types. (written communication)

IEP140

Upon successful completion of IEP140, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and express ideas using the past simple tense; past time clauses; present simple and progressive tenses; and future using will, be going to, and present progressive. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Correctly use gerunds after certain verbs, infinitives after other verbs, and both forms after particular verbs. (oral communication, written communication)
  3. Differentiate between count and noncount nouns, and use appropriate quantifiers with each. (critical thinking, oral communication, written communication)
  4. Use adjectives before nouns and after linking verbs; correctly form and place adverbs of manner; and accurately construct the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs. (oral communication, written communication)

IEP210

Upon successful completion of IEP210, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret aural information by taking notes using various strategies. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Determine the main ideas of an auditory text; recognize the speaker’s purpose; identify examples, definitions, reasons, and causes and effects. (oral communication)
  3. Correctly associate certain words and phrases with communicating that one doesn’t understand, clarifying, expressing likes and dislikes, agreeing and disagreeing, and hedging. (oral communication)
  4. Structure and deliver a four-minute presentation, using eye contact. (oral communication)

IEP220

Upon successful completion of IEP220, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand main ideas, details, purpose, and analogies; recognize pronoun references; and identify facts, speculations, and examples. (written communication)
  2. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of inferring meaning and attitude; categorizing; summarizing; and evaluating ideas. (critical thinking)
  3. Describe the setting and character(s), and summarize and recount the plot of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP230

Upon successful completion of IEP230, students will be able to

  1. Locate sources of information in the library or on the Internet. (information literacy)
  2. Brainstorm ideas and organize them into an outline using standard paragraph format for narrative, process, definition, descriptive, and opinion paragraphs. (critical thinking)
  3. Write a topic sentence and develop the paragraph outline into a paragraph which supports the topic sentence, using examples, reasons, explanations, and/or details. (written communication)
  4. Support ideas in paragraphs with information from sources by using quotations and the student’s own words; name source authors. (written communication)
  5. Increase coherence and unity in paragraphs by avoiding fragments as well as a number of grammatical errors, by using connecting expressions and academic vocabulary words, and by focusing on the main idea of a paragraph. (written communication)

IEP240

Upon successful completion of IEP240, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use the imperative; past simple tense; past time clauses; present simple and progressive tenses; constructions which express the simple future; present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses; and the habitual past. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Distinguish noncount from count nouns; use corresponding quantifiers, measurement words, and articles with each. (critical thinking)
  3. Accurately select among different forms of pronouns; accurately produce sentences with both indirect and direct objects. (oral communication, written communication)
  4. Determine the proper placement of adjectives with nouns and linking verbs; select the correct order of adjectives when using more than one; correctly choose between the two forms of participial adjectives; accurately form and place adverbs of manner; and correctly use adverbs with present perfect verbs as well as adverbs of degree with adjectives and other adverbs. (oral communication, written communication)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to correctly use prepositions of place, time, direction, and manner, as well as phrasal prepositions and prepositions after adjectives. (oral communication, written communication)

IEP310

Upon successful completion of IEP310, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret aural information by taking accurate notes using various strategies. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Determine the main idea of an auditory text; identify important details. (oral communication)
  3. Correlate a variety of conversational strategies to their purposes. (oral communication)
  4. Produce speech using accurate syllable and word stress. (oral communication)
  5. Structure and deliver a five-minute presentation, using eye contact. (oral communication)

IEP320

Upon successful completion of IEP320, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify opinions as well as understand main ideas, details, and processes. (written communication)
  2. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of inferring meaning; analyzing problems and solutions; sequencing; and interpreting visual information. (critical thinking)
  3. Describe the setting and character(s), summarize and recount the plot, and identify the conflict of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP330

Upon successful completion of IEP330, students will be able to

  1. Organize ideas into an outline using standard, structured paragraph and essay formats for descriptive and definition paragraphs as well as opinion, classification, and process essays. (critical thinking)
  2. Write a topic sentence and develop the paragraph outline into a paragraph which supports the topic sentence; compose a written thesis statement and develop the essay outline into an essay which supports the thesis statement. (written communication)
  3. Support ideas in paragraphs and essays with information from sources by using quotations and the student’s own words; cite sources. (written communication)
  4. Increase coherence, unity, and clarity in paragraphs and essays by avoiding fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences, as well as a number of grammatical errors; by using connecting expressions, academic vocabulary words, and a variety of sentence types; and by focusing on the main idea of a paragraph. (written communication)

IEP340

Upon successful completion of IEP340, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to correctly form and use the past progressive tense, future time clauses, future conditionals, subject and object adjective clauses, and adverb clauses. (written communication, oral communication)
  2. Present proper use of a variety of modal verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, verbs with prepositions, transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs, the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs, and conjunctions. (written communication, oral communication)
  3. Accurately express ideas with gerunds and infinitives, including recognizing whether a gerund or an infinitive follows a particular verb. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP410

Upon successful completion of IEP410, students will be able to

  1. Recognize numerical data and examples while listening to an audio text. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the speaking skills of participating in a group discussion, interrupting and returning to a topic, using transitions, rephrasing, summarizing, and talking about causes and effects. (oral communication)
  3. Recognize intonation of unfinished sentences; recognize and produce accurate intonation of questions and finished sentences, rhythm of thought groups, and stress in syllables. (oral communication)
  4. Structure and deliver an eight-minute presentation, using visuals. (oral communication)

IEP420

Upon successful completion of IEP420, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate theories from facts. (written communication)
  2. Identify main ideas, details, pronoun references, pros and cons, sequence, and cause and effect. (written communication)
  3. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of recognizing metaphors and similes; inferring meaning; synthesizing information; and evaluating evidence, arguments, and sources for credibility. (critical thinking)
  4. Describe the setting and character(s), summarize and recount the plot, identify the conflict, and infer the theme of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP430

Upon successful completion of IEP430, students will be able to

  1. Generate ideas and organize them into an outline using standard, structured essay format for comparison and contrast, summary-response, and argument essays. (critical thinking)
  2. Compose a written thesis statement and develop the outline into an essay which supports the thesis statement. (written communication)
  3. Support ideas in the essay via paraphrases and/or summaries of information from sources; properly cite sources. (written communication)
  4. Identify and avoid sentence errors; focus on the main idea of each paragraph; and use parallel structures as well as a variety of academic vocabulary words, connecting expressions, and sentence types to build unity and coherence in the essay. (written communication)
  5. Strengthen the validity of the claim in an argument essay by including a counterargument and refutation, as well as by avoiding faulty logic. (written communication)

IEP440

Upon successful completion of IEP440, students will be able to

  1. Correctly form and use past, present, and future tenses and simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive aspects; habitual past forms; and time clauses. (written communication, oral communication)
  2. Accurately express ideas with social modals and modals of probability; nouns, articles, and quantifiers; and reflexive and indefinite pronouns. (written communication, oral communication)
  3. Recognize and choose appropriate use of gerunds and infinitives. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP510

Upon successful completion of IEP510, students will be able to

  1. Identify the main idea and supporting details, the order of events, and contrasts from a brief listening excerpt. (oral communication)
  2. Recognize digressions as well as the speaker’s attitude. (oral communication)
  3. Ask rhetorical questions, use statistics and express probability, state opinions, give reasons, and make suggestions. (oral communication)
  4. Recognize and produce accurate syllable and word stress as well as question intonation. (oral communication)
  5. Give a ten-minute presentation, using visuals. (oral communication)

IEP520

Upon successful completion of IEP520, students will be able to

  1. Determine purpose and demonstrate understanding of referencing and processes. (written communication)
  2. Identify main and supporting ideas, details, pros and cons, and sequence. (written communication)
  3. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of inferring meaning; summarizing; categorizing; and synthesizing information; analyzing quotes, levels of certainty, and evidence. (critical thinking)
  4. Describe the setting and character(s), summarize and recount the plot, identify the conflict and point of view, and infer the theme of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP530

Upon successful completion of IEP530, students will be able to

  1. Formulate a written thesis statement and organize ideas into a detailed outline. (written communication)
  2. Expand the detailed outline into a structured essay, following standard essay formatting for narrative, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, problem-solution, summary-response, and argument essays. (written communication)
  3. Integrate evidence into the essay via paraphrases, summaries, and/or quotations in order to support ideas; properly cite sources. (written communication)
  4. Create coherence, cohesion, and sophistication in the essay by avoiding sentence and grammatical errors, using parallel structures and connecting expressions, and employing a variety of sentence types and academic vocabulary words. (written communication)

IEP540

Upon successful completion of IEP540, students will be able to

  1. Correctly connect information using conjunctions, prepositions, and transitions. (written communication, oral communication)
  2. Demonstrate proper use of noun, adjective, and adverb clauses. (written communication, oral communication)
  3. Correctly form and use negative and tag questions as well as indirect and reported speech. (written communication, oral communication)
  4. Recognize and accurately express ideas using past, present, and future real and unreal conditionals; as well as various types of passive voice constructions. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP610

Upon successful completion of IEP610, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to recognize inferences, steps in a process, supporting details, and consequences; and understand referents and a speaker’s purpose. (oral communication)
  2. Correctly apply the speaking and presentation strategies of using analogies, defending an opinion, asking follow-up questions, signaling reasons, introducing the talk as well as a new topic, and using descriptive language and body language. (oral communication)
  3. Accurately produce patterns of intonation, pausing, and stress. (oral communication)
  4. Give a twelve-minute presentation, using visuals. (oral communication)

IEP620

Upon successful completion of IEP620, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate understanding of referencing, levels of certainty, effects, and problems and solutions. (written communication)
  2. Identify main and supporting ideas, details, arguments and counterarguments, and sequence. (written communication)
  3. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of inferring meaning, purpose, and attitude; summarizing; synthesizing information; analyzing arguments; and interpreting visual information. (critical thinking)
  4. Describe the setting and character(s), summarize and recount the plot, identify the conflict and point of view, and infer the theme and tone of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP630

Upon successful completion of IEP630, students will be able to

  1. Identify useful evidence from reliable sources and organize ideas into a detailed outline (information literacy)
  2. Expand detailed outline into a structured essay, following standard essay formatting. (written communication)
  3. Paraphrase evidence from sources and smoothly integrate this evidence into the essay in order to support ideas; properly cite sources. (written communication)
  4. Use a variety of techniques to build cohesion in the essay. (written communication)

IEP640

Upon successful completion of IEP640, students will be able to

  1. Correctly form and use simple, compound, and complex sentences using transitions, coordinators, and subordinators; maintain parallel structure. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Accurately express ideas with present and future real and unreal conditionals; identifying adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and time clauses; comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs; articles and quantifiers; and demonstratives. (oral communication, written communication)
  3. Recognize, choose, and appropriately integrate various common patterns and expressions, as well as time signals, –ing participle phrases, and complex noun phrases. (oral communication, written communication)
  4. Correctly form and use the past perfect and past perfect progressive verb forms, as well as past modals and modal-like expressions. (oral communication, written communication)

IEP710

Upon successful completion of IEP710, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to listen for specific information and clarification, discern shifts in topic, and take notes. (oral communication)
  2. Accurately identify elements of the speaking strategies of debating and responding to an argument. (oral communication)
  3. Correctly apply the presentation strategies of emphasizing important information, referencing research studies, using rhetorical questions, and handling audience questions. (oral communication)
  4. Accurately recognize and produce patterns of intonation, stress, and linking. (oral communication)
  5. Give a fifteen-minute presentation, using visuals. (oral communication)

IEP720

Upon successful completion of IEP720, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate understanding of cohesion, purpose, chronology, and infographics. (written communication)
  2. Identify main and supporting ideas, supporting examples, details, problems, reasons, and solutions. (written communication)
  3. Demonstrate the critical reading skills of inferring meaning and attitude; summarizing; synthesizing information; evaluating sources; interpreting visual data; recognizing levels of formality; and analyzing point of view and evidence. (critical thinking)
  4. Describe the setting and character(s), summarize and recount the plot, identify the conflict and point of view, infer the theme and tone, and interpret the style of a short story. (written communication, oral communication)

IEP730

Upon successful completion of IEP730, students will be able to

  1. Formulate a written thesis statement and develop the rough outline into a detailed outline by inserting relevant evidence from sources. (written communication)
  2. Expand the outline into a structured essay; smoothly integrate evidence into the essay via paraphrases, summaries, and/or quotations in order to support ideas related to the thesis statement; properly cite sources. (written communication)
  3. Maintain coherence in the essay by using correct verb tenses and forms, including modals; employing conditionals, passive voice, and a variety of clauses accurately; using appropriate sentence structure and word order; choosing precise words; and smoothly joining ideas with connecting expressions. (written communication)

IEP740

Upon successful completion of IEP740, students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand and express ideas using passive voice; present perfect and present perfect progressive forms; and future using will, be going to, modals, and certain phrases and verbs. (oral communication, written communication)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to correctly form and use adjective, adverb, and noun clauses; noun and adverb phrases; appositives; and past unreal conditionals in sentences. (oral communication, written communication)
  3. Recognize, choose, and appropriately integrate various structures useful in academic writing: words and phrases, reporting verbs, and It constructions. (oral communication, written communication)