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ESL Courses

 

Elementary ESL Classes

ESL 011: Elementary ESL I
This academic integrated skills course is the first of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: Placement test and oral interview is required.)

ESL 012: Elementary ESL I
This academic integrated skills course is the second of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-011 or as a result of a placement test.)


Intermediate ESL Classes

ESL 021: Intermediate ESL I
This academic integrated skills course is the third of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-012 or as a result of a placement test.)

ESL 022: Intermediate ESL II
This academic integrated skills course is the fourth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL- 021 or as result of a placement test.)


Advanced ESL Classes

ESL 031: Advanced ESL I
This academic writing skills course is the fifth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-022 or as result of a placement test.)

ESL 032: Advanced ESL II
This academic writing skills course is the sixth of a six course sequence for students of English as a Second Language. It is a 7.5 week course. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ESL-031 or as result of a placement test.)


Additional Classes

ESL 103: Listening and Speaking for the Non-Native Speaker

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.

ESL 015: Writing Through Reading I

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English at an upper elementary proficiency level as identified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Students will read texts of upper elementary difficulty 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. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward their degree requirements.

ESL 025: Writing Through Reading II

Students of English as a Second Language will read texts of intermediate difficulty. Strong emphasis will be placed on building reading skills and expanding academic vocabulary in order to develop academic writing skills. This is a developmental course and will not be counted toward degree requirements.