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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL 014

Advanced ESL Structure

3 cr

An in-depth study of syntax and grammar.

ESL 015

Advanced ESL Reading and Vocabulary

3 cr

Emphasis on developing speed, comprehension and vocabulary through reading of a variety of texts.

ESL 016

Advanced ESL Composition

3 cr

Designed to give a foundation in composition and to serve as a preparatory course for English 101. It consists of three areas of concentration: sentence-level problems, paragraph organization and essay organization and development.

ESL 017

English for Academic Success

3 cr

Emphasis is on classroom oral presentations using PowerPoint. Library research skills, note-taking, lecture comprehension and other skills that international students need for academic success are also taught.

ESL 018

Advanced ESL Oral Skills

3 cr

Emphasis is placed on communication, both oral and aural, in a variety of situations. Designed to enhance fluency in listening and speaking, and includes note-taking on recorded lectures and making class presentations.

ESL 019

ESL Pronunciation

3 cr

Concentration is on improving pronunciation through the study of American English phonemes, stress, rhythm and intonation.

ESL 022

U.S. Culture

3 cr

Students are sensitized to the difficulties inherent in cross-culture encounters, and they are provided with information about American life to help them in their cultural adjustment.

ESL 029

Business English

3 cr

The focus is primarily on acquisition of English business vocabulary through an examination of American business procedures and practices. Students also practice composing resumes, memos, reports, business letters and other business writing.
Department of English as a Second Language
School of Continuing Education and Special Programs

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