ESOL 101C           Basic Writing

Focuses on developing writing skills at the paragraph level. Students will develop writing skills through a learning process that integrates reading, writing, and grammar practice. In learning and practicing a variety of writing tasks, students will gain increasing competence in expressing themselves in appropriate written English in an academic context. The developmental process also encourages cultural learning. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is dependent on placement using multiple measures. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better will satisfy the prerequisite for ESOL 201C.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 102C           Pronunciation Matters

The purpose of this course is to guide students into speaking clear and natural American English. It addresses basics in pronunciation for clear communication. Contents include sound/spelling patterns, syllables, consonant/vowel problems, linking, stress, and rhythm. The course will be a learner-centered, encouraging interactive activities and practice. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is dependent on placement using multiple measures. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better will satisfy the prerequisite for ESOL 202C.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 104C           American Culture I

Introduces and explores American culture through selected topics of interest. The course introduces typical American people, places, and ideas, providing students with essential information about the U.S. and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. This course emphasizes cultural awareness and addresses the four basic language skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. A variety of high-interest topics will enable students to take part in discussions, present short talks, solve problems, and interact with each other. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is dependent on placement using multiple measures. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better will satisfy the prerequisite for ESOL 204C.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 201C           Academic Writing

Prepares students for English composition and other academic writing at the college level. It focuses on developing writing skills at the essay level. Students will move from writing structured paragraphs to organizing, drafting, and revising complete essays. Course content includes introduction to patterns of essay organization such as the comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and process analysis. Grammar and complex sentence structures will be reviewed as needed. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: ESOL 101C with a grade of C or better, or permission of the ESOL  department chair as determined using multiple measures)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 202C           Clear Communication

Helps non-native speakers of English develop skills of oral communication and listening comprehension. Various pronunciation needs for communicating more effectively in academic or professional settings will also be addressed. The learner-centered instruction guides students in developing communicative English through interactive practices including stresses of words, intonations of sentences, and styles of communication. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: ESOL 102C with a grade of C or better, or permission of the ESOL department chair as determined using multiple measures)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 203C           Grammar Practice

Focuses on training students in developing proficiency through active grammar practice. Students will learn grammar structures through systematic themes as well as practical application through exercises. Reading and other communicative activities will be integrated. Grammar exercises will cover a broad content of both a scientific and humanistic nature as well as selections from TOEFL. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: ESOL 101C with a grade of C or better, or permission of the ESOL department chair as determined using multiple measures)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 204C           American Culture II

Expands the students’ knowledge of the American culture through selected topics of interest. The course not only provides students with essential information about the U.S. but also stimulates cross-cultural exchange. This course provides students with the opportunity to conduct research and then develop and deliver presentations to the class on their findings. Four language skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening – are addressed in this course. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: ESOL 104C with a grade of C or better, or permission of the ESOL department chair as determined using multiple measures)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

ESOL 205C           Reading Comprehension

Moves learners toward higher proficiency in reading comprehension and cultural literacy by investigating concepts and texts related to many fields of study to include business, science, psychology, politics, and technology. Classes will emphasize a developmental process that integrates reading comprehension, vocabulary expansion, problem solving, critical thinking, and cultural literacy. Readings from journals, newspapers, and works of fiction and non-fiction will be explored in this course. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not count toward graduation requirements but are calculated into GPA. (Prerequisite: ESOL 101C or ESOL 104C with a grade of C or better, or permission of the department chair of cross-cultural education as determined using the student’s score on the MTELP.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

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