English as a Second Language (ESL) at Southside Virginia 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 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 19 - English As a Second Language: 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.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 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 195 - 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