English as a Second Language

Classes

ESL 012 : Intermediate English Grammar

This course is designed to prepare students for ESL 122 through a review of the basic structures of the English language and an introduction to intermediate grammar structures in both written and spoken forms. Students demonstrate readiness for ESL 122 through mastery of a cumulative final exam. ESL 012 does not count toward a degree. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or test score of 55/120. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
  1. Identify and demonstrate use of the following English grammar structures with 70% mastery: Parts of speech, simple and progressive tenses in present, past, and
future; subject/verb agreement, simple modals, count and non-count nouns, question formation, and comparatives and superlatives.
  1. Demonstrate developing ability to use these grammatical structures through conversation and writing.

ESL 013 : Intermediate English Vocabulary and Reading Skills

This course is designed to prepare students for ESL 123 by developing reading vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. ESL 013 does not count toward a degree. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or test score of 55/120. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
  1. Identify and demonstrate the steps of a reading process.
  2. Employ strategies to build English vocabulary.
  3. Identify and demonstrate use of reading and learning strategies.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of intermediate level English readings, both fiction and non-fiction.
5. Develop accurate summaries and draw conclusions from readings.

ESL 014 : Intermediate English Writing Skills

This course is designed to review the patterns of English sentences, develop paragraph writing, and begin basic essay writing in preparation for ESL 124. As part of the final evaluation students must demonstrate their readiness for ESL 124 by an in-class writing sample. A student who completes ESL 014 must complete ESL 124 before registering for ENG 091, ENG 092 or ENG 101. ESL 014 does not count toward a degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or a minimum ESL writing test score of 3. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  1. Use a process to develop a piece of writing.
  2. Write for a variety of purposes.
  3. Write structurally correct sentences.
  4. Write a well-constructed paragraph.
5. Identify and apply intermediate-level English mechanics, grammar and language usage.

ESL 015 : Intermediate English Conversation Skills

This course is designed to develop students' oral/aural skills in preparation for ESL 125. Students will participate in discussions, give presentations, do listening activities, and practice pronunciation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or test score of 48-100. ESL 015 does not count toward a degree. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Three class hours a week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Three class hours a week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Communicate in intermediate level conversations and discussions. 2. Prepare and deliver basic presentations. 3. Apply vocabulary acquired in course to spoken English communication. 4. Demonstrate pronunciation and intonation that is consistent with Standard Spoken English. 5. Demonstrate intermediate level competency in English language structure and mechanics in oral communication. 6. Demonstrate confidence in listening and speaking in English.

ESL 122 : Advanced English Grammar Review

This course is designed to foster mastery of advanced structures of the English language, in both written and spoken form. As part of the final evaluation of this course, students will demonstrate proficiency on a cumulative final exam. Prerequisite: ESL 012 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 81/120. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
  1. Identify and demonstrate use of the following grammar structures with 70% mastery, verb tenses, including perfect tenses, subject/verb agreement, count and non-count nouns with qualifiers, modals, complex sentences with noun, adjective, and adverb clauses, gerunds and infinitives, connectives, including conjunctions and transitions.
  2. Demonstrate competency in applying these structures in oral language use.
  3. Demonstrate ability to incorporate these structures in written assignments.

ESL 123 : Advanced English Vocabulary and Reading Skills

This course is designed to develop students' academic English vocabulary and reading comprehension skills to prepare the student for college-level work. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 013 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 81-120. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the steps of a reading process. 2. Employ effective strategies to build academic English vocabulary. 3. Demonstrate comprehension of a variety of readings in English, including college-level materials. 4. Identify main ideas and major details. 5. Analyze readings in a cultural and/or historical context. 6. Critically respond to a reading through oral and written expression.

ESL 124 : Advanced English Written Expression

This course is designed to prepare students for ENG 091, ENG 092, or ENG 101. As part of the final assessment in ESL 124, students will submit a Writing Portfolio that represents their writing development through the semester. The Portfolio will be evaluated by ESL instructors as well as members of the English Department. The evaluation of the Portfolio will determine if the student passes ESL 124. Prerequisite: ESL 014 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or an ESL wrting test score of 5. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Competency met: Humanities (6.0) 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
  1. Use a process to develop a piece of writing.
  2. Write for a variety of purposes.
  3. Write a well-constructed paragraph.
  4. Write an academic college essay.
  5. Identify and apply proper English mechanics, grammar and language usage.
  6. Demonstrate independent English writing proficiency.

ESL 125 : Advanced English Conversation

This course is designed to develop students' oral/aural skills through the use of group discussion, presentations and listening activities. Prerequisite: ESL 015 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 72-100. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Apply speaking and listening skills in an academic class discussion. 2. Comprehend a variety of oral English communication, including simplified academic lectures. 3. Demonstrate advanced level competency in pronunciation and language usage in oral communication. 4. Create and deliver focused, formal presentations incorporating visual aids. 5. Differentiate between formal and informal English. 6. Demonstrate appropriate English according to purpose and audience. 7. Demonstrate confidence in listening and speaking English.

ESL 126 : Integrated and Accelerated ESL Reading and Writing

ESL126 is designed to prepare students for ENG 092/ENG101 or ENG 101. This course focuses on developing English language proficiency by integrating reading, writing, and learning strategies. Using a theme-based approach, emphasis is placed on critical thinking and reading skills to comprehend, summarize, analyze, and make connections between texts. Students will respond to readings through assignments that requires paragraph and essay writing. Students will follow American English academic writing standards, as well as integrate quotations and citations in MLA format. Writing assignments will incorporate fundamental skills such as Standard English punctuation, sentence structure, grammar and appropriate word choices. As part of the final assessment students will submit a portfolio to demonstrate proficiency to transition to ENG092/ENG101 or ENG 101. A passing grade of C- in ESL 126 is required. Prerequisite: ESL 123 with a B- or better, or a minimum score of 95 on the ESL reading placement test, ESL 014 with a B- or better, or a score of 81-99 on the ESL writing placement test, pre-or co-requisite ESL 122, or a score of 99 or above on the ESL placement test, or permission of the ESL coordinator. Six lecture hours per week. Six credits will count toward a foreign language elective. Grade points earned in this course will be computed into the student’s GPA. Competencies met: Multicultural and Social Perspectives, Written Communication. 6 credits Fall, Spring.

Credits

6
1.Employ a reading and writing process including: pre-reading and pre-writing strategies through building comprehension, drafting and revision. 2.Demonstrate reading proficiency through use of academic English vocabulary, annotations, and identification of structural patterns and main idea statements. 3. Synthesize information found in multiple sources. 4. Analyze audience, purpose and voice as both a reader and writer. 5. Respond to readings through paragraph and essay writing for various purposes supporting prompts with a meaningful thesis and appropriate support structures. 6. Support ideas with relevant evidence using real-world experience, text information, and MLA formatted in-text citations.. 7. Apply Standard American English grammar constructs and syntax 8. Demonstrate use digital tools and technologies for reading and writing tasks.