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Cherie R Lenz-Hackett
ENGL 100
Seattle Campus

Language Structure I

The first course in an academic writing sequence for non-native speakers of English, focusing on improving accuracy at the word, phrase and clause levels. Instruction provides repeated exposure to and engagement with practical formal vocabulary in academic contexts. ENGL 100, 101, and 102 must be taken consecutively. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

The purpose of this class is to help you improve your grammar and vocabulary as you work toward meeting the University of Washington's English language standards.

Student learning goals

RECOGNIZE 1. Correct forms and use of passive voice 2. Correct forms and meanings in context of level 2 & 3 words and collocations from the University Word List.

CONTROL (These structures are REVIEWED and practiced in the course.) 1. Verb Tenses *Simple - past, present, future *Continuous - past, present future *Perfect - past, present *Perfect Continuous - past 2. Articles - a/an/the with singular count nouns 3. Causatives - (make, let, go, etc.) Causatives

CONTROL (The following structures are INTRODUCED and practiced in the course.) 1. Modals 2. Verb Tenses -future perfect -future perfect continuous 3. Transitions and subordinators 4. Clauses -adjective -adverb -noun

General method of instruction

Students will look at Standard American English to find patterns of usage for the structures listed above. Presentation of material is usually inductive and students will most often work in pairs and small groups.

Recommended preparation

PREREQUISITES/NECESSARY BACKGROUND Students need to have knowledge of grammar structures and vocabulary taught in Engl 100A.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments vary from basic "fill in the blank" to student generated sentences and conversations.

See the instructor's syllabus for a description of evaluation and grading for this course.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cherie R Lenz-Hackett
Date: 09/27/2007