ESL-1020 English as a Second Language: Basic Reading and Writing

6 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Practice in reading beginning material. Practice in writing sentences, short answers, controlled compositions, and responses to picture stories.

Lecture: 5 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1030 English as a Second Language: Basic Grammar for Communication or concurrent enrollment; and placement by ESL assessment exam.

ESL-1030 English as a Second Language: Basic Grammar for Communication

6 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Understanding of basic grammatical forms and functions of American English and practice in producing them. Focus on form, meaning and use in oral communication.

Lecture: 5 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Placement by ESL assessment examl.

ESL-1110 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication I

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Understanding of basic grammar structures of American English and practice in producing them. Focus on form, meaning and use in oral and written communication.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1030 Basic Grammar for Communication and ESL-1020 Basic Reading and Writing; or placement by ESL assessment exam.

ESL-1121 English as A Second Language: Reading and Writing I

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Practice in reading high-beginning texts. Practice in writing narratives and personal expression paragraphs using basic sentence patterns and correct spelling and punctuation.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1030 English as a Second Language: Basic Grammar for Communication, and ESL-1020 English as a Second Language: Basic Reading and Writing; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and ESL-1110 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication I, or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1131 English as a Second Language: Speaking and Listening I

4 Credits

High-beginning level communication for non-native speakers. Practice communicating by speaking and listening to American English. Develop competence and confidence in listening comprehension and conversational skills with supportive structured situations. Recognize and produce sounds, rhythm and intonation patterns at a high beginning level.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1020 English as a Second Language: Basic Reading and Writing, and ESL-1030 English as a Second Language: Basic Grammar for Communication; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and ESL-1110 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication I, or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1210 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication II

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Understanding of intermediate grammar, structures of American English and practice in producing them. Focus on form, meaning, and use in oral and written communication.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1110 Grammar for Communication I, ESL-1121 English as a second Language: Reading and Writing I, and ESL-1131 Speaking and Listening I or placement by ESL assessment Exam.

ESL-1221 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing II

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Practice in reading intermediate texts. Practice in writing personal essays and responses to readings, using intermediate sentence patterns and correct spelling and punctuation.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1131 English as a Second Language Speaking and Listening I, and ESL-1110 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication I, and ESL-1121 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing I; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and ESL-1210 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication II, or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1231 English as a Second Language: Speaking and Listening II

4 Credits

Intermediate communication for non-native speakers. Practice communicating by speaking and listening to American English. Develop competence and confidence in listening comprehension, intermediate note-taking, and conversational skills within supportive, structured and non-structured situations. Recognize and produce sounds, rhythm, stress, and intonation patterns at an intermediate level.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1110 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication I, and ESL-1121 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing I, and ESL-1131 Speaking English as a Second Language I; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and ESL-1210 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication II, or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1310 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication III

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Understanding of advanced grammar structures of American English and practice in producing them. Focus on form, meaning and use in oral and written communication.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1210 Grammar for Communication II, ESL-1221 Reading and Writing II, and ESL-1231 Speaking II; or placement by ESL assessment exam.

ESL-1321 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing III

4 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Practice in reading advanced tests and literary material. Practice in writing interpretive essays and personal responses to readings, using advanced sentence patterns and correct spelling and punctuation.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1210 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication II, and ESL-1221 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing II, and ESL-1231 English as a Second Language: Speaking and Listening II; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and ESL-1310 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication III, or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1331 English as a Second Language: Speaking and Listening III

4 Credits

High-intermediate communication for non-native speakers. Develop critical listening and speaking skills and strategies, and improve pronunciation for academic, professional, and social settings. Develop notetaking skills and strategies for academic purposes.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1210 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication II, and ESL-1221 English as a Second Language: Reading and Writing II, and ESL-1231 Speaking English as a Second Language II; or placement by ESL assessment exam; and, ESL-1310 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication III or concurrent enrollment.

ESL-1480 TOEFL Preparation

3 Credits

English for non-native speakers. Practice in reading advanced texts and literary material in preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Practice writing essays, using advanced sentence patterns and punctuation. Practice listening to conversations and lectures and synthesizing information from oral and written passages into organized essays. Practice speaking and formulating extended oral responses to questions.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL-1310 English as a Second Language: Grammar for Communication III or concurrent enrollment; and ESL-1321 Speaking English as a Second Language III or concurrent enrollment; and ESL-1331 English as a Second Language: Speaking and Listening II or concurrent enrolllment; or departmental approval.

ESL-1510 English as a Second Language: Accelerated Grammar II

6 Credits

Accelerated English for non-native speakers. Understanding and application of intermediate to advanced grammar structures of American English and practice in producing them. Focus on form, meaning, and use in oral and written communication.

Lecture: 5 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL Department approval.

ESL-1520 English as a Second Language: Accelerated Writing II

3 Credits

Accelerated English for non-native speakers. Intermediate to high intermediate and advanced ESL writing. Writing skills and strategies to prepare students for academic courses with an emphasis on increased comprehension and written communicative skills.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL departmental approval.

ESL-1530 English as a Second Language: Accelerated Speaking & Listening II

4 Credits

Accelerated English for non-native speakers. Intermediate to high-intermediate speaking, listening, and note-taking skills. Strategies and practice in oral skills to build fluency, in aural skills to increase comprehension, and in note-taking skills to increase speed and organizational skills.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ESL departmental approval.

ESL-1540 English as a Second Language: Accelerated Reading II

3 Credits

Accelerated English for non-native speakers. Intermediate to high intermediate and advanced reading and ESL writing. Reading Skills and strategies to prepare students for academic courses with an emphasis on increased comprehension in reading skills.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ELS departmental approval.

ESL-1820 Independent Study/Research in English as a Second Language

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.