English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 65  Beginning Reading/Writing  6(10-0)  

Learn reading skills/strategies to understand beginning texts. Respond to questions through discussion and writing. Read short outside texts. Write sentences and paragraphs with correct spelling. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 66  Beginning Listening/Speaking  6(10-0)  

Develop academic skills in listening and speaking. Engage in speaking using comprehensible pronunciation. Understand simplified spoken English and respond appropriately both orally and in writing. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 75  Intermediate Reading/Writing  6(10-0)  

Develop critical thinking skills. Improve reading speed and comprehension. Learn skills necessary for academic writing: development of paragraphs and compositions using description, narrative, and chronology. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 76  Intermediate Listening/Speaking  6(10-0)  

Understand spoken English in common settings. Practice speaking appropriately in academic and social situations. Use multimedia to develop communicative competence. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 85  High-Intermediate Reading/Writing  6(10-0)  

Read authentic and ESL materials with increasing critical ability and speed. Write more intelligibly and decrease grammatical errors. Understand several types of essay organization. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 86  Hi-Intermediate Listening/Speaking  6(10-0)  

Understand spoken English at near normal speed. Improve fluency. Interact more confidently with other students and in presentations. Use multimedia to increase communicative competence. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 91  Special Topics  (1-12 V)  

Selected topics in ESL. (*) Repeatable (99).

ESL 95  Advanced Reading/Writing  6(10-0)  

Read authentic materials with near-native critical ability and speed. Write intelligibly with few grammatical and idiomatic errors. Understand thoroughly essay organization and development. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)

ESL 96  Advanced Listening/Speaking  6(10-0)  

Understand English at natural speed in social, academic, and professional situations. Speak confidently through interaction with native speakers and presentations. Multimedia experience enhances communicative competence. Prerequisite: Acceptance to ELI. (F, S, SS)