English as a Second Language (ESL)

Courses

ESL A066 ESL Through Newspapers 1-4 Credits

For ESL students of varied skill levels. Using newspapers to practice listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other skills. Some individual instruction.
Special Note: May be taken for up to 4 credits in one semester and for up to 12 credits altogether.

ESL A103 Oral Fluency I 3 Credits

For intermediate to advanced students. Instruction in pronunciation, listening comprehension, and speaking strategies for academic and career settings. Emphasis on self-monitoring. Includes special practice in group discussion techniques.
Special Note: Required language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on TOEFL/TSE or interview with ESL director.

ESL A104 College Reading and Writing I 3 Credits

For intermediate to advanced students. Extensive practice in reading and composition strategies for academic and career settings. Emphasis on alternatives to translation. Includes special practice in grammar.
Special Note: Required language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English Placement Test or TOEFL.

ESL A105 Vocabulary Enhancement I 3 Credits

For intermediate to advanced students. Extensive practice in different methods of acquiring a larger, more precise vocabulary. Emphasis on using context clues and choosing words to match the occasion/audience. Includes special instruction in idioms used by adults.
Special Note: Required language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English Placement Test or TOEFL.

ESL A106 College Grammar I 3 Credits

Presents elements of English grammar for improving comprehension and accuracy. Provides focused instruction in intermediate grammar of Standard American English for academic and professional settings. Includes practice in editing. Designed for ESL students only.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test.
May Be Stacked With: ESL A110

ESL A107 Oral Fluency II 3 Credits

For advanced students. Further instruction in pronunciation, listening comprehension, and speaking strategies for academic and career settings. Emphasis on self-correction. Includes special practice in formal presentation techniques.
Special Note: Required language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on TOEFL/TSE, or interview with ESL director.

Prerequisites: ESL A103.

ESL A108 College Reading and Writing II 3 Credits

For advanced students. Further practice in reading and composition strategies for academic and career settings. Emphasis on the use of on-campus resources for self-improvement. Includes additional practice in grammar.
Special Note: Required language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test or TOEFL.

Prerequisites: ESL A104.

ESL A109 Vocabulary Enhancement II 3 Credits

For advanced students. Further practice in different methods of acquiring a larger, more precise vocabulary. Emphasis on applying knowledge of word parts from Latin and Greek. Includes special instruction in academic vocabulary.
Special Note: Requires language lab work.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test or TOEFL.

Prerequisites: ESL A105.

ESL A110 College Grammar II 3 Credits

Examines elements of English grammar for improving comprehension and accuracy. Provides focused instruction in high-intermediate and advanced grammar of Standard American English for academic and professional settings. Includes practice in editing. Designed for ESL students only.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test or prerequisite course.
May Be Stacked With: ESL A106

Prerequisites: ESL A106 with a minimum grade of C.