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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 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 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 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 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