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ESL 100 Assignments

ESL 100 Syllabus

ESL 100-2574 
Course Information

English as a Second Language: Intermediate II

The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.


Textbook :
Grammar Links 1 (Units 6-11).
Great Sentences.  

These texts are available at the College Bookstore. You may buy books in person or have them shipped to your home.   Contact the bookstore by phone, email or in person. 

Course Description

After completion of this course you will be able to:

·          Identify and reproduce the future tense, past progressive tense, and modals with response to prompts.

·          Generate questions using the above.

·          Formulate affirmative and negative statements using the above.

·          Produce sentences using the correct forms for comparison of adjectives and adverbs.

·          Identify parts of the sentence.

·          Write a simple paragraph including a topic sentence, appropriate content and a conclusion.

·          Write a paragraph using correct format.


Class participation is important to improve your academic writing skills. I expect you to be on time and ready for the class. If you have to miss a class, you should contact me. It is your responsibility to catch up with any assignments you have missed.

Classroom Expectations

I expect that everyone will act with a high level of maturity. Disruptive behavior interrupts learning and will not be tolerated.

If you have questions about the college policy on classroom behavior standards, please see the Student Handbook for a full description of the procedure.


·          You will have 4 graded grammar tests that assess your understanding of the grammar presented in the textbook;

·          You will have 4 in-class graded and timed writing assignments;

·          You will have homework on a regular basis;

·          In the weekly lab sessions you will work on software that focuses on grammar and writing.


Grammar Tests           (4)                                35%
Writing Assignments (4)                                35%
Homework / Lab/ Class participation         10%
Final Exam                                                         20%


Grading Scale:

90-100 = A           80-89 = B       70-79 = C          60-69 = D          Below 60 = F

You must have a grade of C or higher to go to ESL 201

Language Studies Department Policies

ABSENCES: An instructor has the right to give a student an “F” if the student misses more than 25% of the class due to absence.

DISABILITIES: Students with known or possible physical, mental, or learning disabilities should contact the office of Disabled Student Services in M-1042 by calling 301-322-0838 (or TDD 301-322-0122) in order to register with a counselor at least a month before the start of classes, whenever possible.  PGCC complies with all local, state, and federal legislation regarding the accommodation of individuals with disabilities.

SNOW CLOSINGS: If it should be necessary for the college to close or have an early dismissal because of bad weather, this decision will be made as soon as possible, either the night before or by 5 AM of the closing.  Tune into local radio or TV for closing information.  Listen or watch for Prince George ’s Community College, not to be confused with announced closings for the Prince George ’s County Public Schools.  You may also consult the college’s Web site pgweb.pgcc.edu or call the college’s information line at 301-336-6000.

CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM: Copying or attempting to copy another student’s work, having someone else do your work for you, or reproducing textual materials of any sort, including those on the Internet, as your own will not be tolerated.  Allowing any of these activities to occur will be treated similarly.  An “F” on the specific assignment or exam will be the minimum punishment received up to and including a failing grade in the course or even expulsion from the college.