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English as a Second Language


ESL101 Listening and Speaking I
This class is designed to help students whose native language is not English develop the basic elements of pronunciation and speak clearly and effectively in academic, formal and informal settings. Students will also be able to actively listen to a conversation, radio or TV program and grasp the main idea of the information they are hearing.

ESL102 Academic Reading I
The Academic Reading course provides practice and instruction to help students develop a basic level of English reading skills to improve comprehension and speed. Students will also begin to build a basic vocabulary.

ESL103 Academic Writing I
This course will cover academic writing about a variety of topics with the goal of helping students develop a basic level of written proficiency and ability to communicate with others. Teaching methods may include teacher-led discussion, video presentations, group or pair work, dictation, games, and written exercises.

ESL104 English Grammar I
This course will cover a variety of grammar topics with the goal of helping students develop a basic level of English grammar. Even though the emphasis is on grammar and writing, students will be expected to participate verbally in the class; it is not acceptable to sit quietly in the back and never speak. Teaching methods may include teacher-led discussion, group or pair work, dictation, role-play, games, and written exercises.

ESL201 Listening and Speaking II
This ESL 101B Listening and Speaking class is designed to assist students whose native language is not English to master the basic elements of pronunciation and speak clearly and effectively in academic, formal and informal settings. Taking this course, students will also be able to actively listen to a conversation, radio or TV program and grasp the main idea of the information they are hearing.

ESL 202 Academic Reading II
The Reading & Vocabulary course provides practice and instruction to help students master an intermediate level of English reading skills to improve comprehension and speed. Students will also begin to master an intermediate level of vocabulary.

ESL 203 Academic Writing II
Students will achieve an intermediate level of fluency in English and grasp an active command of the language with a balanced emphasis on conversation and idioms. The main goal of Conversation & Idioms is to improve students' ability to communicate and interact in English. This course will present skills, strategies and abilities, which are fundamental to improving communicative competence in English.

ESL204 English Grammar II
This course covers a variety of grammar topics with the goal of improving students’ proficiency in using correct English grammar in writing and speech. Even though the emphasis is on grammar and writing, students will be expected to participate verbally in the class; it is not acceptable to sit quietly in the back and never speak. Teaching methods may include teacher-led discussion, group or pair work, dictation, role-play, games and written exercises.

ESL301 Listening and Speaking III
This course is a skills-based course, which requires participation and effort during every class session and regular practice outside of class. Student will not improve their speaking and listening skills without a personal commitment to serious effort.

ESL302 Academic Reading III
This course is an academic reading class that is designed to help students develop critical reading, writing skills, ability to synthesize information from several sources into your own writing, development and organizational strategies for common types of academic writing and revising and editing skills.

ESL 303 Academic Writing III
Students will be able to determine the purpose for reading, monitoring comprehension and adjust reading strategy, analyze the information and reflect on its underlying meaning, integrate new understanding with prior knowledge to address the reading purpose, determine the purpose for writing, select writing strategy for appropriate purpose, understand writing process and method and monitor development of composition, including grammar, usage, punctuation, and style.

ESL304 English Grammar III
This course is designed to review and build upon students’ grammatical command of American English structures in order to enhance their written and spoken performances in academic settings.

ESL401 Listening and Speaking IV
This course is designed to help students in the area of English listening and speaking skills and enhance their written and spoken performances in academic settings.

ESL 402 Academic Reading IV
This course is an academic reading class that is designed to help students develop critical reading, writing skills, ability to synthesize information from several sources into your own writing, development and organizational strategies for common types of academic writing and revising and editing skills.

ESL403 Academic Writing IV
This course is a higher intermediate ESL course that focuses on developing academic writing based on reading skills as well as critical thinking skills. It requires analyzing and synthetic critical writing and reading.

ESL404 English Grammar IV
This course is designed to review and build upon students’ grammatical command of American English structures in order to enhance their written and spoken performances in academic settings.

ESL501 Listening and Speaking V
This course will cover listening and speaking in general and cover a variety of topics with the goal of helping students improve proficiency in using English and presenting prepared material before their peers. The emphasis is on speaking particularly on critical thinking and presentation skills, so students will be expected to participate verbally in the class; it is not acceptable to sit quietly in the back and never speak. The students will work primarily on fluency in verbal skills while giving academic presentations and having academic discussions. Teaching methods may include teacher-led discussion, group or pair work, dictation, role-play, games, and written exercises.

ESL502 Academic Reading V
The advanced reading course provides practice and instruction to help students develop and master an advanced level of English reading skills to improve comprehension and speed. Students will also begin to build advanced level of vocabulary.

ESL 503 Academic Writing V
This course will cover a variety of topics with the goal of helping students master an advanced level of writing and ability to present it in public. Teaching methods may include teacher-led discussion, video presentations, group or pair work, dictation, games, and written exercises.

ESL 504 English Grammar V
This course will cover a variety of grammar topics with the goal of helping students develop and master an advance level of English grammar. Even though the emphasis is on grammar and writing, students will be expected to participate verbally in the class and be able to comment on writing from journal and scholarly research.

ESL601 Listening and Speaking VI
This course will cover a variety of topics with the goal of helping students improve proficiency at the highest level. Students will be expected to listen, and critically summarize what they have listened. They will be able to list and describe what they have heard critically.

ESL 602 Academic Reading VI
The advanced reading course provides highest level of practice and instruction that help students to read scholarly research, journals, and presentation in such a way they can build strength in English Acquisition.

ESL 603 Academic Writing VI
This course will cover a variety of topics with the goal of helping students master an advanced level of scholarly writing and independent research with confidence. Students will have opportunity to present their research paper or reading analysis.

ESL604 English Grammar VI
This course will cover a variety of grammar topics and practice whereby students will read and comment about scholarly writing, grammar and syntax so that students can write with confidence and can make comment about other’s work professionally.