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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ESL050GR Grammar for Beginners Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 050 is highly recommended.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL050 English for Beginners Credit Hours: 6.00
Introduction to the basics of English as a second language through an integrated skills approach: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Includes letters of the alphabet, basic pronunciation rules, day-to-day communication, foundational grammar, writing conventions, and study skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: For students with no previous knowledge of English.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060CN Conversation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Beginning-level conversational skills for situations and tasks relevant to daily life, social interactions, and personal interests. Includes conversing about a range of topics with communicative appropriateness, basic vocabulary and language functions, and exploration of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060CU Introduction to American Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic-level integrated skills course on American culture for ESL students. Includes cultural adjustment, various topics on American culture, and basic English language skills development.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060GR English Grammar I Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 060 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060JB English on the Job I Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic job-related English for non-native speakers of English with some, but limited English ability. Includes language skills needed for entry-level job search, starting a new job, following safety rules, and understanding American culture in the workplace.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060PR Pronunciation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Pronunciation and spelling for non-native English at the introductory and basic levels. Includes an introduction to pronunciation improvement, basic sound-symbol patterns and production of corresponding sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation, and fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060 English for Speakers of Other Languages I Credit Hours: 6.00
Basic-level, integrated-skills course for non-native speakers of English with some, but limited, English ability. Includes practice in listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and learning strategies. Emphasizes the development of English proficiency and exposure to American culture through meaningful communication.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 050 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CN Conversation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level conversational skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversing about a variety of topics with increased proficiency and communicative appropriateness, vocabulary building skills, range of language functions, and increased awareness of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CT Computer Technology to Develop English Skills Credit Hours: 3.00
Instruction and practice using computer technology to enhance English skill development. Includes computer operation and applications, oral and written English communication skills, and application of technological skills to enhance personal English development. Also includes utilizing ESL software, ESL websites and the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CU Survey of American Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level course on American culture for ESL students. Includes an introduction to a variety of topics in American culture through readings, video and audio clips, and English language skills development.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 060 or higher with a grade of C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information:Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070GR English Grammar II Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate level grammar with focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 070 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070JB English on the Job II Credit Hours: 3.00
General workplace communication skills for intermediate ESL students. Includes job search skills, communication with supervisors and co-workers, expectations and culture in the American workplace, employee rights and responsibilities, and problem-solving strategies.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070PR Pronunciation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the intermediate level. Includes introduction to pronunciation improvement, use of pronunciation keys and symbols, suprasegmentals, and increasing fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070 English for Speakers of Other Languages II Credit Hours: 6.00
Intermediate-level, integrated skills for non-native speakers of English with an emphasis on improving English proficiency and understanding of American culture. Includes continued practice in listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and learning strategies. Also includes using computer technology for word processing and using college and community resources.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080CN Conversation III Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced-level conversational skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversational conventions, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, language functions, and non-verbal communication.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080CU American English and Culture through Film Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level study of American English and culture through film. Includes exploration of American cultural values and icons. Also includes an emphasis on the development of listening comprehension skills, speaking, and writing.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080GR English Grammar III Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate level grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 080 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080PR Pronunciation III Credit Hours: 3.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the advanced level. Includes strategies for continued pronunciation improvement, use of pronunciation keys and symbols, suprasegmentals, and increased fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080 English for Speakers of Other Languages III Credit Hours: 6.00
Upper-intermediate-level, integrated-skills course for students with emphasis on improving English proficiency and understanding of American culture. Includes continued practice in listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary building, grammar, reading, writing, and learning strategies. Also includes orientation to college resources.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL085CU Exploring American Film Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced English language skills development through exploration of topics on American film. Includes analysis and discussion of genres and artistic elements of popular American films. Also includes an emphasis on development of listening comprehension skills, speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 or higher with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL085GR Academic Grammar I Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced level grammar with a focus on written English in academic contexts. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, parts of speech and other structures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 085 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL085 Academic English I Credit Hours: 6.00
High-intermediate-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes four content-based units including texts and discourse on academic topics, high-intermediate grammatical structures, writing about topics relevant to academic course work, word processing, using the internet, and goal setting.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL088GR Academic Grammar II Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced level grammar with a focus on written English in academic contexts. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, structural analysis and other structures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 088 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL088TO Comprehensive TOEFL Preparation Credit Hours: 3.00
Comprehensive Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test preparation for ESL/EFL students. Includes introduction to the TOEFL and the test-taking strategies, skill review with intensive practice for all four test components: grammar, listening and speaking, Test of Written English (TWE), reading and vocabulary, and the TOEFL guidelines and procedures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 with a C or better, or required score on the ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL088 Academic English II Credit Hours: 6.00
Advanced-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes four content-based units including text and discourse on academic topics, advanced grammatical structures, reading academic texts, writing about academic topics, using word processing and the internet, and goal setting.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 with a C or better or required score on the ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes