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ESL 1 - English As a Second Language I
Provides intensive instruction at the beginning level. Includes listening comprehension, pronunciation and oral production of basic grammatical structure; reading and vocabulary development; and introduction to the writing process.
Variable hours per week.
9-20 credits
ESL 5 - English As a Second Language: Reading I
Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow the students to function adequately in ESL 06 and other college classes.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 6 - English As a Second Language: Reading II
Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow students to function adequately in the ESL 17 reading class and other college classes.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 7 - Oral Communication I
Helps students practice and improve listening and speaking skills as needed for functioning successfully in academic, professional, and personal settings. Assesses students' oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Provides exercises, practices, small and large group activities, and oral presentations to help students overcome problems in oral communication.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 8 - Oral Communication II
Provides further instruction and practice in helping students to improve listening and speaking skills. Assesses students' oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Emphasizes the development of fluency through exercises, practices, small and large group activities, and formal and informal presentations.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 9 - Accent Reduction
Provides contextualized practice at the high intermediate/ advanced level to improve the speech intelligibility of non-native speakers of English. Focuses on problems of American English sound/spelling patterns, word endings, syllables, stress, rhythm and intonation common to speakers of different language backgrounds. May include individualized practice in consonant and vowel production.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 11 - English As a Second Language: Composition I
Provides instruction and practice in the writing process, emphasizing development of fluency writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 12 - English As a Second Language: Composition II
Provides further instruction and practice in the writing process, and introduces advanced language patterns. Includes practice in developing and improving writing strategies.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 13 - English As a Second Language: Composition III
Prepares for college-level writing by practice in the writing process, emphasizing development of thought in essays of greater length and complexity, and use of appropriate syntax and diction.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 17 - English As a Second Language: Reading III
Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow students to succeed in certificate and degree programs. Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization, summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions, evaluate generalizations, recognize differences between facts and opinions, and other advanced comprehension strategies. May also include comprehensive library skills.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 18 - English As a Second Language: Writing Workshop
Provides an opportunity for further practice in intermediate and advanced writing techniques taught in required ESL writing courses. Provides reinforcement in writing skills, including composing, organizing, revising and editing.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 20 - English As a Second Language II
Provides intensive instruction and practice at the low intermediate level. Provides an introduction to the sound system, stress, intonational and rhythmic patterns of English through listening and speaking exercises. Includes individualized instruction to improve basic reading comprehension. Requires practice in writing with emphasis on building basic sentence structures, grammar and sentence- level writing.
Variable hours per week.
9-15 credits
ESL 31 - Composition I
Provides instruction and practice in the writing process, emphasizing development of fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English. Prerequisite: Requires ability to express ideas clearly in writing without a consistent pattern of grammatical errors as indicated by a placement exam or teacher recommendation from a previous level. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 32 - Reading I
Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level that would allow the students to function adequately in ESL 42 and other college classes. Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 33 - Oral Communications I
Helps students practice and improve listening and speaking skills as needed for functioning successfully in academic, professional, and personal settings. Assesses students? oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Provides exercises, practices, small and large group activities, and oral presentations to help students overcome problems in oral communication. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires competency in the English language as indicated by a placement test score or teacher recommendation from a previous level or from other college classes.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 35 - Applied Grammar 3
Provides instruction and practice in the use of intermediate-level academic English grammar structures including verb tenses, parts of speech and basic sentence structure. Helps ESL students assess their own knowledge of English grammar, improve accuracy, and learn methods to improve editing.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ESL 41 - Composition II
Provides further instruction and practice in the writing process and introduces advanced language patterns. Includes practice in developing and improving writing strategies. Credits are not applicable: Requires a sense of paragraph structure and development, appropriate use of verb forms, and command of basic sentence structures with some coordination and subordination, as indicated by a placement test and writing sample, or teacher recommendation from a previous level. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 42 - Reading II
Improves students' reading proficiency to a level that would allow students to function adequately in the ESL 52 reading class and other college courses. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 43 - Oral Communication II
Provides further instruction and practice in helping students to improve listening and speaking skills. Assesses students' oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Emphasizes the development of fluency through exercises, practices, small and large group activities, and formal and informal presentations.
Variable hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 45 - Applied Grammar 4
Provides instruction and practice in the use of high intermediate and advanced academic English grammar structures including advanced verb forms, clauses, determiners, and prepositions. Helps ESL students assess their own knowledge of English grammar, improve accuracy, and learn methods to improve editing.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ESL 48 - Writing Workshop
Provides an opportunity for further practice in intermediate and advanced writing techniques taught in required ESL writing courses. Provides reinforcement in writing skills, including composing, organizing, revising and editing. Prerequisite: Requires teacher recommendation from ESL 41. Students who enter ESL 48 should show the ability to recognize and manipulate grammatical structures and a sense of essay organization but lack the ability to successfully apply this knowledge to develop longer pieces of academic writing.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 51 - Composition III
Prepares for college-level writing by practice in the writing process, emphasizing development of thought in essays of greater length and complexity and use of appropriate syntax and diction. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires competency in the English language and ability to write short essays in understandable English, as indicated by a placement test and writing sample, or by teacher recommendation from a previous level.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 52 - Reading III
Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization, summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions, evaluate generalizations, recognize differences between facts and opinions, and introduces other advanced comprehension strategies. May also include comprehensive library skills. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves students? reading proficiency to a level that would allow students to succeed in certificate and degree programs.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 58 - ESL Writing Workshop II
Provides an intensive writing seminar for students struggling with the writing process, editing, and self-correction in academic English. Helps students improve their fluency and command of American academic English.
Lecture 5-6 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
Prerequistie: ESL 51; Corequisite: ESL 52
5-6 credits
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ESL 72 - Spelling and Vocabulary
Provides individualized instruction and practice in sound-letter correspondences. Introduces students to basic spelling rules, word division, prefixes, roots and suffixes. Helps students master vocabulary through an understanding of homonyms, confusing words, and Greek and Latin roots. Stresses using words in context. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires completion of ESL 20 and ESL 24 or placement in Level 3 or higher.
Lecture 1-5 hours per week.
1-5 credits
ESL 73 - Accent Reduction
Provides contextualized practice at the high intermediate/advanced level to improve the speech and intelligibility of nonnative speakers of English. Focuses on problems of American English pronunciation, unclear individual sounds and positional variants, stress, rhythm and intonation common to speakers of different language backgrounds. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Requires completion of ESL 20 and ESL 24 or placement in Level 3 or higher.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits