English Second Language (ESL)

ESL 88 -  ESL Reading & Vocabulary I  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Communications

ESL Reading & Vocabulary I begins giving second language learners the literacy skills they will need to be successful in college. Acquiring new vocabulary is an important part of this course. Students will do both extensive and intensive reading as well as read for pleasure. Vocabulary development, active reading strategies, silent reading and comprehension, and English sentence structure is covered in ESL 88.

Recommended Prerequisites: Students may be placed in this course based on TOEFL scores and/or appropriate placement scores. Writing samples will aid in placement.

Corequisites: ESL 89

ESL 89 -  ESL Writing & Grammar I  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Communications

ESL Writing & Grammar I will lay the foundations of English writing for students learning English as a second language. Students will learn strategies for summarizing others' work, writing well organized sentences and paragraphs, and writing basic thesis-driven essays. ESL 89 will expand students' understanding of English grammar which will improve their writing on a sentence level.

Recommended Prerequisites: Students may be placed in this course based on TOEFL scores and/or appropriate placement scores. Writing samples will aid in placement.

Corequisites: ESL 88

ESL 98 -  ESL Reading & Vocabulary II  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Communications

ESL Reading & Vocabulary II is designed to give second language learners the literacy skills they need for college level reading by building on skills they already have. Emphasis on acquiring vocabulary from academic word lists will help prepare students for reading intensive courses. Students will do both extensive and intensive reading on a variety of academic topics.

Recommended Prerequisites: Students may be placed in this course based on TOEFL scores, appropriate placement scores, or passing a lower level Reading and Vocabulary I class. Writing samples will aid in placement.

Corequisites: ESL 99

ESL 99 -  ESL Writing & Grammar II  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Communications

ESL Writing & Grammar II gives the second language learners the skills they need to approach college level writing. It builds on skills students already have to prepare them for college composition courses (ENG 111-11). Learners will write thesis driven essays and complete smaller writing assignments as well as learn to comprehend and perform advanced grammatical sentence structures. Students will learn to use library research to support their ideas in writing.

Recommended Prerequisites: Students may be placed in this course based on TOEFL scores, appropriate placement scores, or passing a lower level Writing and Grammar class. Writing samples will aid in placement.

Corequisites: ESL 98

ESL 290A -  Academic Service/Internship  

Credit Hours: 1-4, Contact Hours: 1-4

Division: Communications