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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

ESL106

Intermediate listening and speaking skills for non-native students 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. (Formerly ESL105) 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL115 and ESL120 and ESL126 and ESL130.

ESL Grammar Level 2

ESL115

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of intermediate English grammar structures for non-native speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL106 and ESL120 and ESL126 and ESL130.

ESL Writing Level 2

ESL120

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 speaking students. Emphasis on writing for independent question prompts. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL106 and ESL115 and ESL126 and ESL130.

ESL Reading Level 2

ESL126

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. (Formerly ESL125) 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL106 and ESL115 and ESL120 and ESL130.

ESL Vocabulary Level 2

ESL130

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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL106 and ESL115 and ESL120 and ESL126.

ESL Listening/Speaking Level 3

ESL141

High- intermediate level listening and speaking skills for non-native students 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. (Formerly ESL140) 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL161 and ESL165 or ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL160 and ESL165.

ESL Grammar Level 3

ESL150

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of high-intermediate English grammar structures for non-native speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL141 and ESL155 and ESL161 and ESL165 or ESL140 and ESL155 and ESL160 and ESL165.

ESL Writing Level 3

ESL155

Theory and application of writing skills for everyday communication, academic tasks and essay examinations (including the TOEFL and placement tests) for non-native English speaking students. Emphasis on writing for independent question prompts and on integrating ideas from other sources. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL140 and ESL150 and ESL160 and ESL165 or ESL141 and ESL150 and ESL161 and ESL165.

ESL Reading Level 3

ESL161

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. (Formerly ESL160) 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL141 and ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL165 or ESL140 and ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL165.

ESL Vocabulary Level 3

ESL165

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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL140 and ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL160 or ESL141 and ESL150 and ESL155 and ESL161.

ESL Grammar Level 4

ESL180

Examination of and practice with the forms, functions, and uses of advanced-level English grammar structures for non-native speakers for everyday communication, academic tasks, and English proficiency examinations, such as the TOEFL and placement tests. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL185 and ESL190 and ESL195 or ESL185 and ESL191 and ESL195.

ESL Writing Level 4

ESL185

Theory and application of advanced writing skills for academic tasks and essay examinations (including the TOEFL and placement tests) for non-native English speaking students. Emphasis on writing for independent prompts and integrating ideas from other sources. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL180 and ESL190 and ESL195 or ESL180 and ESL191 and ESL195.

ESL Reading Level 4

ESL191

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. (Formerly ESL190) 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ESL180 and ESL185 and ESL195.

ESL Vocabulary Level 4

ESL195

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. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): ESL180 and ESL185 and ESL190 or ESL180 and ESL185 and ESL191.

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