College Prep Courses
Note: College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.
HIGH INTER ESL LISTENING/CONV
For intermediate-level students to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and to develop the listening and speaking skills needed to communicate in diverse settings. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises.
ADV ESL LISTEN/CONVERS SKILLS
For advanced students to develop fluency in English and to improve the listening and conversation skills needed for careers and academic study. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises.
COMMUNICATIVE GRAMMAR FOR ESL
This course provides non-native speakers of English with intensive practice in advanced English grammar. It provides an abundance of both controlled and communicative exercises so that students can bridge the gap between knowing grammatical structures and using them.
READING SKILLS FOR ESL
This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. Reading comprehension skills are developed through vocabulary work, guided reading activities and discussion. Reading material is intellectually stimulating but not beyond the student's level of comprehension.
INTRODUCTION TO ESL WRITING
This course introduces students to the mechanics of paragraph writing. It teaches rhetoric and sentence structure in a straightforward manner, using a step-by-step approach, high-interest models, and varied practices. Students are guided through the writing process to produce well-organized and adequately developed paragraphs and essays.
Note: College courses may be used to fulfill elective credit requirement.
ADVANCED ESL GRAMMAR FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
This advanced-level academic English grammar course is designed for students whose first language is not English. It emphasizes the usage of systemic functional grammar through the practice of studying complex grammatical structures as used in authentic academic settings integrated with writing skills. This course addresses the linguistic and instructional needs of non-native English speaking students.
ADVANCED ESL WRITING FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
This course develops academic writing skills for students whose first language is not English. The course emphasizes familiarizing students with writing academic essays in the traditional modes: observing, describing, informing, explaining process and/or classifying, and explaining cause(s) and/or effect(s). It focuses on sentence expansion and modification, the writing process and developing research skills.
ESL MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
This course addresses academic needs of advanced non-native English language students by exposing them to engaging traditional and multicultural literary works to further immerse them in a scholarly environment. Through appreciation and interpretation of a culturally diverse range of fiction, poetry, and drama students relate their immigrant experiences to the literary world while working at an advanced level of academic English.