Upper Beginner English (DHHE 0620)
This is an English Upgrading course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Students at the Upper Beginner Level will be able to use and develop the reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills taught at the Lower Beginner Level. Through the study of themes, students develop language for educational goals and functional use in the community. At this level, students will be able to read and recall short sentences, read a simple map and match point form directions and read basic schedules (class, bus, etc). Using a Yellow Page advertisement or other descriptions and a template, students will be able to answer questions by filling-in-the-blanks. Vocabulary will be developed through themes from Picture Dictionaries or pre-discussed classroom themes. Students will write 3-4 sentences using a short picture story or personal items from home. Students will write and exchange personal information through a journal. Computer skills will be further developed through identifying basic email prompts/vocabulary. Students will begin to understand basic operational numeracy words, basic measurement words and simple graphs. Students will begin rehearsing seated, untimed presentations using a familiar topic or prompt from home. Students are taught using a variety of communication methods, assistive learning equipment and modified materials.
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