ESL Level 2 Faculty Resources

South Seattle Community College offers three sub-levels for ESL Level 2 students: 2A, 2B, and 2C. The material below is organized by sub-level when appropriate. Classes often combine two or more sub-levels into one section on student demand. For example, it is not uncommon for the division to offer a combined 2B/2C class or a combined 2C/3A class. 

Course Outlines
The course outlines provide a course description, student learning outcomes, and an outline of the topics commonly covered.

Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes describe what a student should be able to accomplish when they complete a given sub-level.

    Writing Anchors
    The writing anchors provide sample student work by level/sub-level.

    Rubrics
    These rubrics were designed to rate student performance against the learning outcomes.

    Sample Syllabi

    Recommended Texts 
    The following were recommended by our division faculty for this ESL level. These books, and others, are available in the division's resource library.

    Lynn, S., Johnson, S. et. al. (2009) Future 1: English for Results. Pearson College Div.

    Jenkins, R., & Johnson, S. S. (2009). Stand out 1: standards-based English (2nd ed.). Boston: Heinle/Cengage Learning.

    Blanchard, K. L. (2013). Writing power: Language use social and personal writing, academic writing, vocabulary building. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.

    Foley, B. H., & Neblett, E. R. (2010). English in action (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

    Heyer, S. (1994). Easy true stories: A picture-based beginning reader. White Plains, NY: Longman.


    Student Evaluation Forms
    The faculty agreement (6.10.C) states that faculty will conduct quarterly student evaluations. An evaluation form is provided below. Should an evaluation be developed by an individual faculty member, it will include questions assessing the faculty member's strengths, areas for improvement, and general feedback. 

    Goal Setting Form
    Faculty are asked to discuss goals with students every quarter. A goal setting form is provided below to help facilitate that effort.

    Civics Resources
    The division receives grant funds to integrate our ESL coursework with instruction on civic engagement including topics such as public safety, community resources, history, and government. For ideas on including civics in your lessons, visit the ESL Civics Web page.