English As Second Lang (ESOL)

ESOL 0031

ESOL Oral Communication I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course prepares speakers of other languages at the beginning or low intermediate level for oral communication in both public and academic settings. Emphasis is placed on developing listening and speaking skills through training in pronunciation, basic conversations, and listening to natural speeches or prose in short paragraphs. This course does not apply toward the Associate Degree.

Prerequisite: None.

ESOL 0032

ESOL Oral Communication II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course prepares speakers of other languages at the intermediate or high intermediate level for oral communication in both public and academic settings. Emphasis is placed on developing listening and speaking skills through training in pronunciation, conducting classroom oral presentations or short speeches, and listening to natural speeches or prose in sustained length. This course does not apply toward the Associate Degree.

Prerequisite: None.

ESOL 0033

ESOL Oral Communication III

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course prepares speakers of other languages at the advanced level for oral communication in both public and academic settings. Emphasis is placed on developing listening and speaking skills through listening to natural speeches or prose in sustained length and through engagement in conversations in various communicative situations. This course does not apply toward the Associate Degree.

Prerequisite: Placement is based on student’s interview with the ESOL coordinator, or passing ESOL 0032 or ESOL 0042 with a grade of "C" or better.

ESOL 0041

ESOL Composition for Non-Native Speakers I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on assisting speakers of other languages at the beginning and low intermediate levels in acquiring English proficiency in reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and sentence skills in the context of readings. Instruction will also focus on reading comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea and the details. Training in writing strategies will focus on writing in response to reading and will also focus on paragraph construction. This course does not apply toward the Associate Degree.

Prerequisite: None.

ESOL 0042

ESOL Composition for Non-Native Speakers II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on assisting speakers of other languages at the intermediate and high intermediate levels in acquiring English proficiency in reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and sentence skills in the context of readings. Instruction will also focus on additional reading comprehension strategies such as generalization, inference, prediction and drawing conclusions. Training in writing strategies will focus on writing in response to reading and will also focus on essay construction. This course does not apply toward the Associate Degree.

Prerequisite: None.

ESOL 0051

ESOL Reading and Vocabulary

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course develops English reading proficiency and vocabulary for academic, career, or personal purposes in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to function in a multicultural, multilingual society. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: comprehend and summarize texts, including the identification main idea, supporting details, audience, and purpose of text; interpret and critically analyze author’s bias, purpose, and perspective in academic materials; make inferences and draw conclusions from a variety of college level texts; respond critically, orally and in writing, to various kinds of college level texts; understand and use academic vocabulary and linguistically complex structures across a variety of disciplines and genres; and demonstrate knowledge of cultural and historical references to American society in written materials.

Prerequisite: Placement based on an English as a Second Language proficiency exam.

ESOL 0052

ESOL Grammar for Non-Native Speakers

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on Standard English grammar usage for academic purposes. Open only to non-native speakers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Use verb tenses and voice with proficiency; use simple, compound, and complex sentences structures including phrases and clauses with proficiency; use parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, conjunctions) and determiners (quantifiers, articles, demonstratives, possessives) appropriately and with proficiency; use appropriate word choice, word form, and word order with proficiency; respond critically, orally and in writing, to various kinds of college level texts; and understand and use academic vocabulary and linguistically complex structures, orally and in writing, across a variety of disciplines and genres.

Prerequisite: Placement based on an English as a Second Language proficiency exam.