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Classes

ESL Courses

Reading

ESL 010 Introduction to Reading and Vocabulary

High-beginning level students will improve fundamental reading skills and expand vocabulary as they read level-appropriate texts. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination.
4 credit hours

ESL 020 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary

Low-intermediate level ESL students will review fundamental reading skills, learn and practice higher order reading skills, expand vocabulary and increase reading efficiency as they interact with level-appropriate texts. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination or through completion of ESL 010.
4 credit hours

ESL 030 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary

High-intermediate level ESL students will master fundamental reading skills, improve critical reading, and further vocabulary development. Students will be introduced to a variety of genres, such as newspaper articles and essays, poems, short stories, charts, graphs and college-level content textbooks. Through the selected readings, this course will foster cultural awareness, comprehension, and interaction. The readings and activities introduced in the course will allow students to engage in meaningful dialogue, and in the process, refine their English skills. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination or through completion of ESL 020.
4 credit hours

Writing

ESL 090 Beginning Writing

High-beginning level ESL students will learn composition skills by receiving instruction in the following: the writing process, organization, sentence development, paragraph writing, and editing. Basic instruction in grammar provided. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination.
4 credit hours

ESL 091 Intermediate Writing

Low-intermediate level ESL students will enhance their composition skills by receiving instruction in the following: the writing process, organization, multi-paragraph writings, editing, and critical reading. Basic instruction in grammar provided. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination or through completion of ESL 090.
4 credit hours.

ESL 130 Writing for Academic Purposes

This course cultivates skills to improve academic writing performance for non-native speakers of English enrolled in American university classes. Special attention is given to cross-disciplinary research, collaboration, the writing process, content organization and development, editing and proofreading. This course is designed to raise students’ writing skills so they can participate in academic settings with competencies similar to their native-speaker peers.
3 credit hours.

Listening & Speaking

ESL 011 Beginning Listening and Speaking

High-beginning level students will improve the ability to speak and understand English in simple everyday and academic situations. The course will provide practice in pronunciation and basic oral communication functions. Beginning academic listening and speaking skills will also be covered. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination.
4 credit hours

ESL 012 Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Low-intermediate level ESL students will improve comprehension and communication in English on a variety of everyday topics and in the academic setting. Students will develop and practice techniques for greater composure and confidence in oral expression. Practice will also be provided in pronunciation and intonation. Students will be recommended to this course based on the ESL placement examination or through completion of ESL 011.
4 credit hours

ESL 110 Speaking for Academic Purposes

This course cultivates skills to improve academic speaking performance for non-native speakers of English enrolled in American university classes. Special attention is given to effective academic presentations, interpersonal communication skills, pronunciation and accent. This course is designed to raise students’ speaking skills so they can participate in academic settings with competencies similar to their native-speaking peers.
3 credit hours