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Course Descriptions

ESL Orientation Lab

ESL100

Information and English language skills for daily activities and community participation in America for international students. Emphasis on preparing for immediate survival needs, engaging in casual conversations, improving pronunciation, improving interpersonal communication skills, understanding cultural patterns, understanding lectures, and preparing academic presentations. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab)

ESL Listening/Speaking Level 2

ESL107

Intermediate listening and speaking skills for non-native English speakers for daily life, community participation, academic tasks, and the TOEFL exam. Emphasis on TOEFL preparation, note-taking skills, casual conversations, critical listening, idioms, pronunciation, interpersonal communication skills, cultural speech patterns, and preparation of academic presentations. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL116 and ESL121 and ESL127 and ESL131.

ESL Grammar Level 2

ESL116

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of intermediate English grammar structures for non-native English speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL107 and ESL121 and ESL127 and ESL131.

ESL Writing Level 2

ESL121

Theory and application of intermediate writing skills for everyday communication, academic tasks, and essay examinations (including the TOEFL and placement tests) for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on writing for independent question prompts. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL107 and ESL116 and ESL127 and ESL131.

ESL Reading Level 2

ESL127

Reading strategies for intermediate non-native English speakers for daily life, academic tasks, and the TOEFL exam. Some material integrated with material from other ESL courses. Additional emphasis on positive academic study techniques, test taking, and organizational skills. 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL107 and ESL116 and ESL121 and ESL131.

ESL Vocabulary Level 2

ESL131

Systematic study and practice of intermediate level academic vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on the Academic Word List and common prefixes and roots. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL107 and ESL116 and ESL121 and ESL127.

ESL Listening/Speaking Level 3

ESL142

High- intermediate level listening and speaking skills for non-native English speakers for daily life, community participation, academic tasks, and the TOEFL exam. Emphasis on TOEFL preparation, note-taking skills, casual conversations, critical listening, idioms, pronunciation, interpersonal communication skills, cultural speech patterns, and preparation of academic presentations. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL151 and ESL156 and ESL162 and ESL166.

ESL Grammar Level 3

ESL151

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of high-intermediate English grammar structures for non-native English speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL142 and ESL156 and ESL162 and ESL166.

ESL Writing Level 3

ESL156

Theory and application of writing skills for everyday communication, academic tasks and essay examinations (including the TOEFL and placement tests) for high intermediate non-native English speakers. Emphasis on writing for independent question prompts and on integrating ideas from other sources. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL142 and ESL151 and ESL162 and ESL166.

ESL Reading Level 3

ESL162

High-intermediate reading strategies for non-native English speakers for daily life, academic tasks, and the TOEFL exam. Some material integrated with material from other ESL courses. Additional emphasis on positive academic study techniques, test taking, and organizational skills. 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL142 and ESL151 and ESL156 and ESL166.

ESL Vocabulary Level 3

ESL166

Systematic study and practice of high-intermediate-level academic vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on the Academic Word List and common prefixes and roots. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL142 and ESL151 and ESL156 and ESL162.

ESL Listening/Speaking Level 4

ESL170

Advanced listening and speaking skills for non-native students for academic tasks and the TOEFL exam. Emphasis on TOEFL preparation, note-taking skills, critical listening, idioms, pronunciation, cultural speech patterns for speaking in academic settings, and preparation of academic presentations. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL181 and ESL186 and ESL192 and ESL196.

ESL Grammar Level 4

ESL181

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of advanced-level English grammar structures for non-native English speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL170 and ESL186 and ESL192 and ESL196.

ESL Writing Level 4

ESL186

Theory and application of advanced writing skills for academic tasks and essay examinations (including the TOEFL and placement tests) for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on writing for independent prompts and integrating ideas from other sources. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL170 and ESL181 and ESL192 and ESL196.

ESL Reading Level 4

ESL192

Advanced strategies for reading for non-native English speakers for daily life, academic tasks, and the TOEFL exam. Some material integrated with material from other ESL courses. Additional emphasis on positive academic study techniques, test taking, and organizational skills. 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL170 and ESL181 and ESL186 and ESL196.

ESL Vocabulary Level 4

ESL196

Systematic study and practice of advanced-level academic vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies for non-Native English speakers. Emphasis on the Academic Word List and common prefixes and roots. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL170 and ESL181 and ESL186 and ESL192.

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