Aug 13, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to non-native speakers of English who perform below standard entry proficiency level for college English and/or college reading.  Students must be either in the freshman or sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

EBE 2209 - English for Academic Purposes 1 (3 hrs.)

A course designed to help the non-native speaker of English increase his or her knowledge concerning the language, listening, and writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student in the United States. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement.

Course Classification:



This course is required for non-native English-speaking students scoring below college-level on a standardized placement assessment.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning the language, listening and writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to successfully complete basic college-level academic tasks in English.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

Unit 1: Understanding the Basics of English Grammar

Outcomes:  The student will be familiar with grammar concepts and sentence structural elements basic to successful, college-level writing.

  • Use be.
  • Use be and have.
  • Use the simple present tense.
  • Use the present progressive tense.
  • Talk about the present.
  • Use nouns and pronouns.
  • Use count and non-count nouns.
  • Express time using the past tense.
  • Express time using the future tense.

Unit 2: Using Classroom Language

Outcomes:  The student will understand idiomatic language and behavioral expectations of the typical American Classroom.

  • Follow general oral and written classroom directions.
  • Understand idiomatic language of the classroom.
  • Use appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Understand spoken and unspoken rules of a classroom.
  • Understand the concept of plagiarism.
  • Enter into classroom conversations and other verbal activities.
  • Accurately convey thoughts and ideas verbally.

Unit 3: Developing Classroom Listening Skills

Outcomes:  The student will use listening skills to gain meaning from spoken English used in a classroom environment.

  • Consistently use active listening skills in the classroom.
  • Listen for transition words.
  • Listen for words and phrases repeated for emphasis.
  • Distinguish number words.
  • Mentally relate spoken words to previous readings.
  • Watch for non-verbal clues and messages.
  • Produce accurate notes while listening to the teacher.

Unit 4:  Developing Basic Writing Skills

Outcomes:  The student will use basic grammar skills and stages of the writing process to develop sentences and paragraphs.

  • Create meaningful simple sentences.
  • Combine sentences into paragraphs.
  • Use basic punctuation and capitalization.
  • Use print and computer-based reference tools.

Projects Required:

  • Personal dictionary
  • Writing assignments
  • Illustrated personal history


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Native Language to English Dictionary

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

20 students

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.