ESL Level 1 Faculty Resources

South Seattle Community College offers three sub-levels for ESL Level 1 students: 1A, 1B, and 1C. 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 1B/1C class or a combined 1C/2A 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.
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.

Hartel, J. A., & Lowry, B. (2006). Sam and Pat beginning reading and writing. Book 1. and 
Book 2. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle.

Nishio, Y. W., & az, B. B. (2010). Future English for results. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.

Fesler, S. H., & Newman, C. M. (2008). Taking off: beginning English (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary.

Koch, K. D., & Mrowicki, L. (1985,1989). Personal stories: a book for adults who are beginning to read. Book 1. Palatine, IL: Linmore Pub.

Molinsky, S. J., & Bliss, B. (2005). Word by word basic (Segunda ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson/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.