ESL Level 4 Faculty Resources

South Seattle Community College offers two sub-levels for ESL Level 4 students: 4A and 4B. 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 3B/4A class or a combined 4A/4B 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.
      • Level 4B Writing Anchors

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

      Sample Syllabi

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

      Curtis, J. and Lambert, J. (2009) Future 4: English for Results. Pearson College Div.

      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.