English as a Second Language (ESL) at Lord Fairfax Community College


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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 14 - ESL: Oral and Written Communications I
Provides practice in the sound, stress, intonation, structural patterns, grammar, vocabulary, and idioms of beginning-level English.
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 21 - ESL: Written Communication II
Provides instruction in writing at the low-intermediate level. Improves students? competence in grammatical patterns of written English. Requires practice in writing sentences and longer pieces of writing.
3-6 credits. 3-6 lecture hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 21 Detailed Outline
ESL 22 - ESL: Reading and Vocabulary II
Provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary development at the low-intermediate level. Improves students? reading fluency, proficiency, and vocabulary to enable them to function adequately in ESL Level 3 and prepare for college-level reading. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.
3-6 credits. Lecture 3-6 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 credits
ESL 22 Detailed Outline
ESL 24 - Oral and Written Communications I
Provides practice in the sound, stress, intonation, structural patterns, grammar, vocabulary, and idioms of beginning-level English. Prerequisite: Requires ability to understand short spoken passages as well as familiarity with basic grammatical structure.
Lecture 3-6 hours per week.
3-6 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 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
ESL 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits