English As A Second Language (ESL)

ESL 010 | High Beginning ESL

Lecture Credit: 3

Builds on writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills learned in the Low Beginning class. Enables students to practice various work and life skills situations using basic English.

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 or language use assessment score of 70+

ESL 013 | Low Intermediate ESL

Lecture Credit: 3

Builds on writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills as learned in the High Beginning class. Enables students to practice various work and life skills situations in English.

ESL 021 | Basic Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

Develops competency in basic grammatical structures through oral and written practice.

Prerequisite: LOEP Language Use score of 50-69

ESL 022 | Intermediate Grammar

Lecture Credit: 3

Builds on basic grammar structures. This course develops competency in intermediate grammar structures with continued emphasis on oral and written communication.

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

Builds on intermediate level grammar structures. This course develops competency in advanced grammatical structures with increased emphasis on written communication.

Prerequisite: ESL 022 with a grade of C or better or ESL 072 with a 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 a grade of C or better or ESL 071 with a 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 a grade of C or better or ESL 072 with a 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 a grade of C or better or ESL 071 with a 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 a grade of C or better or ESL 072 with a 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 a grade of C or better or ESL 071 with a 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 a 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 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: 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

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 department program chair

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.