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Course Information and Descriptions
ESL 59
ESL: Academic Purposes
3 Hours
Level V Writing (3-0)
English language learning students at level 5 of English Language
proficiency will read in English to prepare for later academic reading
assignments. They will read authentic short stories and adapted and
non-adapted short non-fiction articles, and will interpret charts,
tables, and non-prose information. There is emphasis on readings
related to academic culture. Practice includes activities for
vocabulary improvement and dictionary skills. Course includes an
introduction to academic cultures of higher education in the United
States.
ESL 60
High Advanced English as a
Second Language I (Variable)
3-6 Hours
This course is for non-native speakers who are familiar with many of
the essential grammatical structures and most verb tenses but need
further skills in English. Students in this class will strengthen and
refine their use of structures learned previously. They will learn to
use passive voice, superlative adjectives and more specific
vocabulary. They will become familiar with American slang, idioms
and cultural patterns.
ESL 61
High Advanced English as a
Second Language II (3-0)
3 Hours
This is a continuation of Advanced ESL I for non-native speakers
who are familiar with many of the essential grammatical structures
and most verb tenses but need further skill in English. Students will
strengthen and refine their control of structures learned previously.
They will learn to use all verb tenses more accurately. They will
improve their mastery of English prepositions and two-word verbs.
Aural comprehension of dialogs at normal speed will be emphasized.
ESL 62
Advanced English as a
Second Language III (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is for non-native speakers of English who are familiar
with many of the essential grammatical structures and most verb
tenses but need further skill in English. Students will strengthen and
refine their control of structures learned previously. They will focus
on accurate use of verb phrases, relative clauses and subject-verb
agreement in speech and in writing. Listening comprehension and
paragraph writing will also be stressed.
ESL 63
Advanced English as a
Second Language IV (3-0)
3 Hours
This course, a continuation of Advanced ESL III, is for non-native
speakers who are familiar with many of the essential grammatical
structures and most verb tenses but need further skill in English.
Students will strengthen and refine their control of structures learned
previously. They will learn to use adverb clauses of time, cause,
condition, result and comparison. They will work intensively on
increasing their vocabulary and on learning to recognize prefixes and
suffixes. They will work in reading on identifying main ideas and
supporting details.
ESL 70
English as a Second Language
Study Skills I (Variable)
1-3 Hours
This class is for students who have achieved communicative
competence but wish to refine listening, speaking, reading and
writing skills. They will learn content in advanced areas relating to
the writing skills GED test.
ESL 71
English as a Second Language
1-3 Hours
Study Skills II (Variable)
This class is for students who have achieved communicative
competence but wish to refine listening, speaking, reading, and
writing skills. They will learn content in advanced areas relating to
the GED reading test.
ESL 72
English as a Second Language
Reading and Writing Skills (3-0)
3 Hours
This class is for students who are already able to communicate in
English but wish to upgrade their reading and writing skills for
educational, business or personal reasons. Students will improve
their reading comprehension, expand their vocabulary, learn to make
inferences and scan for information and learn to write more correct
and complex sentences, paragraphs and longer compositions.
ESL 73
English as a Second Language
Speaking and Listening Skills (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is for students who are already able to communicate in
English but wish to improve their listening and speaking skills for
business, educational or personal reasons. Students will learn to
listen carefully, take notes and outline oral presentations, increase
their speaking vocabulary and practice speaking in both informal
discussions and more structured situations.
ESL 80
English as a Second Language
Academic Purposes Intermediate I (3-0)
3 Hours
This is the first portion of a course in intermediate English as a
Second Language for students wishing to pursue academic studies in
American colleges and universities. Students will improve their
reading, writing, speaking and listening while focusing on a chosen
content area. Emphasis will be on directions and sequencing in
academic contexts.
ESL 81
English as a Second Language
Academic Purposes Intermediate II (3-0)
3 Hours
The second portion of a course in intermediate English as a Second
Language is for students wishing to pursue academic studies in
American colleges and universities. Students will improve their
reading, writing, speaking and listening while focusing on a chosen
content area introduced in English as a Second Language for
Academic Purposes - Intermediate I. Emphasis will focus on series
of directions and sequencing in academic contexts.
ESL 82
English as a Second Language
Academic Purposes Intermediate III (3-0) 3 Hours
The third portion of a course in intermediate English as a Second
Language is for students wishing to pursue academic studies in
American colleges and universities. Students will improve their
reading, writing, speaking and listening while focusing on a chosen
content area. Emphasis will be on American life and college
academic culture.
ESL 83
English as a Second Language
Academic Purposes Intermediate IV (3-0) 3 Hours
This fourth portion of a course in intermediate English as a Second
Language is for students wishing to pursue academic studies in
American colleges and universities. Students will improve their
reading, writing, speaking and listening while focusing on a chosen
content area chosen in English as a Second Language for Academic
Purposes-Intermediate III. Emphasis will focus on expressing
comparisons.
ESL 95
Citizenship I (Variable)
3-4 Hours
This course is designed to prepare people for the US Citizenship
Immigration Services Naturalization test.
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