ESL Level 5 Faculty Resources

South Seattle Community College offers two sub-levels for ESL Level 5 students: 5A and 5B. 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 4B/5A class or a combined 5A/5B class. ESL Level 5B is our highest non-credit ESL class. Students completing Level 5B should take the ESL COMPASS in order to place into Transitional ESL

    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

        Suggested Texts and Materials
        Coming soon.


        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.