List of Courses
ESL 091 Academic Listening (3 EQ)
Students will receive instruction and intensive practice in listening to authentic academic materials derived from a number of subject areas. The focus will be on improving comprehension of lecture material, expanding vocabulary, and taking effective notes in simulated classroom situations. Prerequisite: LOEP Placement Test. For ESOL students only.
ESL 093 Academic Reading (3 EQ)
This course is designed to help speakers of other languages learn to navigate college-level English language textbooks. Students will be introduced to strategies to help them identify main and sub-points in a text, how to use a text to test-taking purposes, and how to read charts and graphs. Special attention will be paid to pronunciation and comprehension of vocabulary. Materials used in the class will be drawn from across disciplines. Prerequisite: LOEP Placement Test. For ESOL students only.
ESL 115 English as a Second Language II (3 credits)
Designed for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is on building verbal English skills and in using standard English as a written medium. Focus is on developing sentences and paragraphs that are organized, grammatical, and fluent. This course does not satisfy Freshman English Requirements. For ESL students only.
ESL 116 Composition for International Students (3 credits)
A course in short composition for native speakers of other languages, with emphasis on individualized instruction, paragraph development and organization, intensive practice in the proofreading skills required of English grammar, and attendant English vocabulary development. Prerequisite: ESL 115 or placement test.