ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Advanced ESL Structure
An in-depth study of syntax and grammar.
Advanced ESL Reading and Vocabulary
Emphasis on developing speed, comprehension and vocabulary through reading of a variety of texts.
Advanced ESL Composition
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.
English for Academic Success
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.
Advanced ESL Oral Skills
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.
Concentration is on improving pronunciation through the study of American English phonemes, stress, rhythm and intonation.
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.
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.