English As A Second Language (ESL)

ESL 001 | Spelling

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces ESL students to techniques which increase basic spelling skills in English. Includes structured word analysis, rule analysis and spelling strategies for words not governed by rules.

Prerequisite: ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading Score of 46+

ESL 011 | Basic Pronunciation

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides listening and speaking activities that help students recognize and produce English vowel and consonant sounds and common stress and intonation patterns.

Prerequisite: ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading assessment score of 46+

ESL 012 | Intermediate Pronunciation

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides listening, speaking and reading activities that help students recognize and produce a variety of stress and intonation patterns in English. Helps students to produce problematic English sounds.

Prerequisite: ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading assessment score of 46+

ESL 021 | Basic Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

Assists the student in mastering basic structures in English grammar through oral and written practice.

Prerequisite: ESL Grammar assessment score of 16-30

ESL 022 | Intermediate Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

Reviews basic grammar and introduces intermediate structures. Provides integrated practice through a variety of oral and written exercises.

Prerequisite: ESL 021 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or ESL Grammar assessment score of 31-45

ESL 023 | Advanced Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

Reviews intermediate grammar. Introduces advanced structures with increased emphasis on written communication.

Prerequisite: ESL 022 or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better, or ESL Grammar assessment score of 46-65

ESL 031 | Basic Listening and Speaking

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on listening and speaking activities that help the student communicate more competently. Provides practice with pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic grammatical patterns.

Prerequisite: LOEP Listening assessment score of 35-49

ESL 032 | Intermediate Listening & Speaking

Lecture Credit: 3

Teaches listening, pronunciation, and conversation skills. Increases speed and accuracy in speaking through free and guided conversational practice.

Prerequisite: ESL 031 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Listening assessment score of 50-69

ESL 033 | Advanced Listening and Speaking

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides students with opportunities to increase the listening and speaking skills required in academic and work situations. Emphasizes vocabulary building, listening and notetaking strategies, as well as questioning, discussion, and presentation skills.

Prerequisite: ESL 032 or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Listening assessment score of 70-89

ESL 041 | Basic Reading

Lecture Credit: 3

Improves comprehension of simple written texts through vocabulary building and reading strategies.

Prerequisite: LOEP Reading Assessment Score of 25-45

ESL 042 | Intermediate Reading

Lecture Credit: 3

Helps the student read more quickly and accurately and understand a variety of intermediate level reading material.

Prerequisite: ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading assessment score of 46-70

ESL 043 | Advanced Reading

Lecture Credit: 3

Prepares the student for academic reading assignments. Assists the student to read more accurately and critically through the development of vocabulary knowledge and reading skills. Introduces research skills.

Prerequisite: ESL 042 or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading assessment score of 71-95

ESL 052 | Intermediate Composition

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the fundamentals of paragraph organization and development. Assists the student in developing sentence variety and grammatical competency within well-organized paragraphs.

Prerequisite: ESL 022 or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better, or ESL Grammar assessment score of 46-65

ESL 054 | ESL Reading and Composition Foundations

Lecture Credit: 5-6

Integrates reading and composition skills. The course reviews paragraph organization and develops the skill of writing essays using selected rhetorical modes. It emphasizes accurate use of advanced grammatical structures. Includes summarizing, paraphrasing, and research writing. In addition, the course focuses on strategies for vocabulary development, improved reading comprehension, and enrichment.

Prerequisite: ESL 023, 043, and 052 or LOEP REA score 96 or better and Writing Assessment and LOEP Grammar score of 66 or better

ESL 055 | Computer Basics for ESL

Lecture Credit: 2

Introduces the basic skills for computer use, including word processing, text entry, document appearance, editing, spelling, and printing.

Prerequisite: ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better, or LOEP Reading assessment score of 46+

ESL 071 | Basic Language Skills

Lecture Credit: 9

Develops and strengthens the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar production skills of non-native English speakers whose assessment scores reflect a readiness to benefit from basic level ESL courses.

Prerequisite: LOEP Listening assessment score of 35-49, and LOEP Reading assessment score of 25-45, and LOEP Grammar assessment score of 16-30; or chair permission

ESL 072 | Intermediate Language Skills

Lecture Credit: 9

Provides intermediate and high intermediate English language students with intensive instruction and practice in reading, writing, and speaking English. Teaches intermediate and advanced level grammar concepts. Prepares students for further academic and vocational study.

Prerequisite: ESL 021 and ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better; or LOEP Reading assessment score of 46-70, and LOEP Grammar assessment score of 31-45, and LOEP Listening assessment score of 50-69; or chair permission

ESL 075 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ESL 076 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ESL 077 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor