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ESL Courses

 

Required Courses

ESL 011: Academic ESL I*
This course is the first of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. The focus is on grammar and using the newly acquired grammar in writing at the paragraph level. (Prerequisite: Placement test and oral interview is required.)

ESL 012: Academic ESL II*
This course is the secondt of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. The focus is on grammar and using the newly acquired grammar in writing at the paragraph level. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL 011 or as a result of a placement test.)

ESL 015: Writing Through Reading I  Students will analyze texts and strong emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary and acquiring writing skills in order to improve their ability to express their ideas in writing.


ESL 021: Academic Intermediate ESL I*
This course is the third of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. The focus is on grammar and using the newly acquired grammar in writing at the paragraph level. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL 012 and ESL 105 or as a result of a placement test.)

ESL 022: Academic Intermediate ESL II*
This course is the fourth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. The focus is on grammar and using the newly acquired grammar in writing at the paragraph level. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL 021 or as a result of a placement test.)

ESL 025: Writing Through Reading II  Students will analyze texts and strong emphasis will be placed on building academic vocabulary and developing academic writing skills

ESL 031: Academic Advanced ESL I*
This course is the fifth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. Emphasis will be placed on academic writing. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-031 or as result of a placement test.)

ESL 032: Academic Advanced ESL II*
This course is the sixth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. Emphasis will be placed on essay organization and development. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-031 or as result of a placement test.)

*Classes are 7.5 weeks long.


Additional Classes

ESL 103: Listening and Speaking for the Non-Native Speakers  This course is designed for non-native speakers of English at the elementary-intermediate level who need to develop their listening and speaking skills. Students will work on basic pronunciation rules, listening cues, and useful vocabulary. They will learn how to respond to a variety of everyday topics, giving students the skills and confidence to communicate in everyday situations, including the classroom.

ESL 104: Conversation Strategies for Non-Native Speakers  This course is designed for non-native speakers of English at the intermediate-advanced level who wish to develop their oral communication skills. A variety of media will be used to stimulate conversation and expression. Students will give presentations on topics.