English as a Second Language

Classes

ESL 012 : Intermediate English Grammar

This course is designed to prepare students for ESL 122 through an introduction to the basic structures of the English language in both written and spoken forms. ESL 012 does not count toward a degree. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor or test score of 55/120.

  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.
  2. 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. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor or test score of 55/120.
  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.  Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor or test score of 50/100.

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 and to review the basic sound system of English. ESL 015 does not count toward a degree. Grade points earned in this course will be included permanently in the student's SPI. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor or test score of 48/100.
  1. Use speaking and listening skills to communicate in intermediate level conversations and discussions.
  2. Prepare and deliver basic presentations.
  3. Use acquired vocabulary to adequately comprehend and speak English.
  4. Demonstrate pronunciation and intonation that is more consistent with Standard Spoken English.
  5. Demonstrate intermediate-level competency in English language structure and mechanics in oral communication.
  6. Demonstrate some confidence in listening and speaking in English.

ESL 122 : Advanced English Grammar Review

This course is designed to review the basic structures of the English language and to foster mastery of those structures in both written and spoken form. As part of the final evaluation of this course, students will demonstrate proficiency on the ESL Grammar Test. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ESL 012 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 81/120.

  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' English vocabulary and reading comprehension skills to prepare the student for college-level work. As part of the final evaluation of this course, students will demonstrate their proficiency on a reading comprehension test. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Humanities (6.0) Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Completion of ESL 013 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 81/120.
  1. Identify and demonstrate the steps of a reading process.
  2. Employ strategies to build English vocabulary to improve understanding of academic language and readings.
  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. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Humanities (6.0) Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ESL 014 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 71/100.

  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 pair practice. As part of the final evaluation, students demonstrate proficiency in a ten minute oral interview. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ESL 015 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 72/100.
  1. Use speaking and listening skills to participate 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 and apply this knowledge when speaking.
  6. Use appropriate English according to purpose and audience.
  7. Demonstrate confidence in listening and speaking English.