ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
ESL 004 Intermediate ESL Structure 3 cr
An intermediate-level study of syntax and grammar.
ESL 005 Intermediate ESL Reading and Vocabulary 3 cr
Emphasis on developing reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary through reading of a variety of intermediate-level texts.
ESL 006 Intermediate ESL Composition 3 cr
Concentration on sentence structure and development of the paragraph.
Intermediate ESL Oral Skills
Concentration on listening, comprehension, and speaking fluency.
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.
A preparatory class for the Internet
-based Test of English as a Foreign Language. Students practice with exercises and tests
for the four
sections of the TOEFL: Listening Comprehension, Writing
, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking
American Short Story
Students are familiarized with great American authors and their work of fiction in written and dramatized forms. Listening skills are developed through video presentations, writing skills through book reports, reading skills through analysis of texts, and oral skills through oral reports.
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.
Designed to stimulate students' language development through discussion, debate, and readings on topics of current interest in the news.
Emphasis is on improving listening comprehension using recorded interviews and radio broadcasts. Listening tasks are authentic and are not simplified in any way.
Practical Vocabulary and Idioms
Students rapidly extend their vocabulary through intensive study of high-frequency words arranged thematically, such as by profession or in everyday situations. Groups of special expressions linked to certain verbs, slang expressions, and idioms are also taught.
An introduction to the language for people who know little or no English. The goal is to achieve a basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing English.
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.