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Course Information and Descriptions
ELI 106
Introduction to American
1 Hour
College Culture (1-0)
This course introduces college-level academic strategies and
acculturation skills to English language learners with academic
goals. Topics will include the organization of higher education
systems in the US, the differences and navigation of US grading
systems, Western learning and teaching styles, personal and
academic support structures within the college, differences in
academic requirements and expectations, appropriate classroom
behavior and linguistic forms, and healthy and safe acclimation to
the academic and social college environment.
Prerequisite: COMPASS ELI test score of 200 or higher OR APT
score of 80 or higher OR College Reading and Writing Readiness
Corequisite: ELI 103 or ELI 104 or ELI 105 or ELI 106 or ELI 107
or ELI 108 or ELI 109
ELI 107
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Academic English for English
3 Hours
Language Learners Transitional II (3-0)
Level 2 of a 3 level course in academic English for English
Language Learners (ELLs) at the transitional level who want to
pursue academic studies in American colleges and universities or
who want to practice their careers in the United States. This course is
for students simultaneously enrolled in another academic class,
which is determined by the college. Students will improve all
language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - while
focusing on the content area of the other academic class. Emphasis is
note taking for academic lectures and readings; vocabulary
enhancement and grammar usage; writing expository essays,
reflective journals and reports; participating in debates, interviews
and small group presentations
Prerequisite: ELI 105; OR Co-Enrolled in ELI 105; OR College
Reading and Writing Readiness
Academic English for English
Language Learners Transitional III (3-0)
3 Hours
Level 3 of a 3 level course in academic English for English
Language Learners (ELLs) at the transitional level who want to
pursue academic studies in American colleges and universities or
who want to practice their careers in the United States. This course is
for students simultaneously enrolled in another academic class,
which is determined by the college. Students will improve all
language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - while
focusing on the content area of the other academic class. Emphasis is
on preparing a formal presentation and reading and synthesizing
materials for a written research project.
Prerequisite: ELI 106 OR Co-Enrolled in ELI 106 OR College
Reading and Writing Readiness
ELI 108
Academic Reading and Writing
for English Language Learners (6-0)
6 Hours
This course is designed for English language learners who have been
educated in the US or who have lived for many years in the US but
who still need to develop advanced academic reading and writing
skills necessary to succeed in courses in American colleges and
universities. This course will focus on necessary academic reading
and writing skills as well as vocabulary enrichment and grammar
practice that English language learners need to continue progress in
the written forms of their second language.
Prerequisite: COMPASS ELI score of 210 or higher OR APT score
of 80 or higher OR ELI 103 OR ELI 104 OR ELI 107 OR College
Reading and Writing Readiness
ELI 109
Academic Reading and Writing
for English Language Learners II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed for English language learners who have been
educated in the US or who have lived for many years in the US but
who still need to further enhance their academic reading and writing
skills in order to succeed in courses in American colleges and
universities. This course is also designed for advanced English
Language Learners who have completed other ELI courses but still
need additional ELI support in order to gain confidence in their
reading and writing abilities. This course will focus on necessary
academic reading and writing skills as well as vocabulary
enrichment and grammar practice that English language learners
need to continue progress in the written forms of their second
language. Important study skills will also be practiced. There will be
pronunciation practice of key vocabulary and group discussion on a
regular basis.
Prerequisite: Score on COMPASS ELI - 251 or higher, OR APT 122 or higher; OR ELI 103 and ELI 104 (both B or better); OR ELI
107, ELI 108, OR ENG 108 (all C or better); OR College Reading
and Writing Readiness
ELI 125
Adult Basic Education, GED® and ESL Division
Building 4, (847) 543-2021
Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in Lake
County. They are not appropriate for students with B1, B2, F1,
F2, J1 or J2 visas, nor are they appropriate for short-term visitors
to the U.S.
In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll
in adult education classes. However, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds
may register with an official Secondary School Reference Form
signed by their local High School authorized representative. U.S.
High School graduates and 16-year-olds must meet additional
eligibility requirements. Students must attend an orientation
session before scheduling a placement test and attending classes.
The Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL Division provides several
specific types of educational opportunities and is funded in part by
grants from the federal government.
ESL 26
ESL: Academic Purposes: Level II:
Speaking and Listening (3-0)
3 Hours
Students learning English at level 2 of English language proficiency
will practice speaking and listening in English to prepare them for
later academic oral work. Course content will help students to
sharpen appropriate speaking and listening skills such as:
clarification and repetition requests, following oral instructions,
responding correctly to dictated materials and giving oral
presentations.
ESL 27
ESL: Academic Purposes: Level II:
Grammar (3-0)
3 Hours
Students learning English at level 2 of English language proficiency
will learn English grammar and syntactic structures to help them in
academic speaking, reading and writing. Course content will include
singular and plural nouns and verbs, pronouns, adjectives and
adverbs and present and present progressive verbs. Practice will
include both written and oral activities.
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