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: LOEP Reading or Language Use score of 50+.

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: LOEP Language Use score of 50-69

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 LOEP Language Use score of 70-89

ESL 023 | Advanced Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

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

Prerequisite: ESL 022 with the grade of C or better or ESL 072 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Language Use score 90-109

ESL 031 | Basic Listening & 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 score of 50-69

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 with the grade of C or better or ESL 071 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Listening score of 70-89

ESL 033 | Advanced Listening & 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 note taking strategies, as well as questioning, discussion, and presentation skills.

Prerequisite: ESL 032 with the grade of C or better or ESL 072 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Listening score of 90-109

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 50-69

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 with the grade of C or better or ESL 071 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Reading assessment score of 70-89

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 with the grade of C or better or ESL 072 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Reading assessment score of 90-109

ESL 051 | Basic Composition

Lecture Credit: 3

Serves as an open-entry, open-exit course of study from basic to intermediate to advanced (5 levels) in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English.

Prerequisite: LOEP Language Use score of 50-69
Corequisite: ESL 021.

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 021 with the grade of C or better or ESL 071 with the grade of C or better or LOEP Language Use score of 70-89; co-requisite or prerequisite of ESL 022

ESL 053 | Advanced Composition

Lecture Credit: 3

Reviews paragraph organization and develops the skill of writing essays using selected rhetorical modes. Emphasizes accurate use of advanced grammatical structures. Includes summarizing, paraphrasing, and research writing.

Prerequisite: ESL 052 with the grade of C or better or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better or LOEP Language Use score of 90-109 or Writing assessment score of 053

ESL 054 | ESL Reading and Composition

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 052, ESL 022, and ESL 042 with a grade of C or better or ESL 072 with a grade of C or better or LOEP Language Use score of 90-109 and ESL REA score of 90-109 or Writing assessment score of 053 and REA score of 90-109

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 Reading, Language Use and Listening assessment scores of 50-69 or permission of ESL program chair

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: Prerequisite: ESL 021, ESL 031, and ESL 041 or ESL 071 with a grade of C or better or LOEP Reading, Language Use and Listening assessment scores of 70-89 or permission of ESL program chair

ESL 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

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

Prerequisite: Successful completion (C or better) of ESL 072 or permission of program chair