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Integrated Skills High-Intermediate 1 (ESOL 0034)

Credits:  5   Lecture Credits:  5.00  
Description:  This high-intermediate integrated skills language class provides you with instruction, practice and knowledge of academic English and American cultures. You will learn about and use basic grammar structures in reading, writing and oral language; read fiction/nonfiction for main ideas and supporting details; develop academic vocabulary; use the writing process, editing and revision to create effective paragraphs and shorter essays; make oral presentations; participate in group work; self-monitor your speech for accuracy; and develop your academic note-taking skills.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0032.

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Integrated Skills High-Intermediate 2 (ESOL 0035)

Credits:  5   Lecture Credits:  5.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of ESOL 0034. It is a high-intermediate integrated skills language class provides you with instruction, practice and knowledge of academic English and American cultures. You will learn about and use basic grammar structures in reading, writing and oral language; read fiction/nonfiction for main ideas and supporting details; develop academic vocabulary; use the writing process, editing and revision to create effective paragraphs and shorter essays; make oral presentations; participate in group work; self-monitor your speech for accuracy; and develop your academic note-taking skills.
Prerequisites:

Placement Score into ESOL 0032.

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Writing and Grammar 4 (ESOL 0041)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course develops higher level writing skills in a variety of situations. You will improve your grammar, writing fluency, self-editing ability, and learn to write essays of varying lengths and genres. You will also practice and improve your writing skills through extensive writing and word processing. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0041 or completion of ESOL 0035.

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Reading 4 (ESOL 0042)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course develops your ability to understand a variety of written materials. You will learn to identify main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction, increase your reading rate and comprehension, and analyze features of fiction. In addition, you will increase your vocabulary using a variety of strategies. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0042 or completion of ESOL 0035.

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Academic Listening and Speaking 4 (ESOL 0043)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course provides the knowledge and practice necessary to further improve your listening, speaking and pronunciation skills in English in order to help you be more successful in future academic courses. You will work on these skills through activities such as listening to lectures, tapes, and videos, taking notes in English, doing dictations, participating in discussions, doing interviews, giving presentations and doing exercises in the language lab. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0043 or completion of ESOL 0035.

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Writing and Grammar 5 (ESOL 0051)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course focuses on providing advanced writing students whose native language is not English with the ability to understand and use aspects of grammar, style and organization that cause unique problems for non-native English speakers. You will learn a variety of writing skills necessary to succeed in entry-level college writing courses. This course must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0051 or completion of ESOL 0041 and/or teacher recommendation into ESOL 0051.

Pre/Co-requisites:

Completion of ESOL 0043 or "exempt in listening and speaking" on placement exam.

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Reading 5 (ESOL 0052)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course develops your ability to comprehend and discuss topics related to a variety of academic reading materials. You will learn to identify main and supporting details in nonfiction, increase your reading rate and comprehension, analyze features of fiction, and apply critical thinking skills. In addition, you will build your academic vocabulary using a variety of reading strategies. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of ESOL 0042.

Pre/Co-requisites: Completion of ESOL 0043 or exemption.

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English Pronunciation for Professionals (ESOL 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course for advanced students will focus on the sounds and rhythm of American English. Classroom and computer-based activities will show you how to speak more clearly. You will also work intensively on voice quality and American English tones and speed to improve your overall clarity for the workplace. This course requires two hours of practice per week in the language lab.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0043 or completion of ESOL 0033.

Co-requisites:

ESOL 0043.

Pre/Co-requisites:

ESOL 0033.

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