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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL-045 ESL Reading III, 3 cr.
This course is designed to introduce students with limited English proficiency to the written language skills that will be needed in order to be successful in academic classes and in the community. While its focus will be primarily on the graphically related skills of reading and writing, it will also introduce students to basic speaking and listening skills as well as expand vocabulary, grammar, and syntax knowledge. It is designed as the reading companion course to English as a Second Language Intermediate Writing. Prerequisite: ESL Compass reading score below 70.
 
ESL-051 ESL Writing III, 3 cr.
This course is designed to introduce students with an intermediate English proficiency to the written language skills needed to be successful in college classes and in the community. It will introduce students to basic writing skills as well as expand vocabulary, grammar and syntax knowledge. Prerequisite: ESL Compass score below 70.
 
ESL-065 ESL Reading IV, 3cr.
This class continues a student's development of the Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) skills required for college reading success. Prerequisite: ESL-045 or ESL Compass reading score above 70.
 
ESL-071 ESL Writing IV, 3cr.
This course is designed to introduce students with an intermediate English proficiency to the written language skills needed to be successful in college classes and in the community. It will introduce students to basic writing skills as well as expand vocabulary, grammar and syntax knowledge. Prerequisite: ESL-051 or ESL Compass writing score above 70.
 
ESL-074 ESL Listening/Speaking IV, 3 cr.
This course is designed to introduce students with limited English proficiency to the oral language skills that will be needed in order to communicate successfully in academic classes and in the community. Students will learn the basics of note taking in lecture, audio, and audio visual presentation in academic situations. They will learn how to gist, how to recognize important points, organize and outline information presented in audio and visual formats. They will also learn the basics of small group communication, including appropriate preparation, roles, small group dynamics, cultural variations, and small group facilitation and leadership, writing assignments will include classification, analysis, analogy, and other expository devices. They will be exposed to a variety of dialects, speech patterns, idioms, and cultural forms of communication appropriate to the classroom/college experience. Additionally, students will receive extensive instruction in pronunciation necessary for academic discourse. While its focus will be primarily on the oral skills of listening and speaking, it will also introduce students to basic reading and writing skills as well as expand vocabulary, grammar, and syntax knowledge. Prerequisite: ESL Compass score below 67.
 
ESL-087 ESL Listening/Speaking V, 3 cr.
This course is designed to introduce students with limited English proficiency to the oral language skills that will be needed in order to communicate successfully in academic classes and in the community. Students will learn the basics of note taking in lecture, audio, and audio visual presentation in academic situations. They will learn how to gist, how to recognize important points, organize and outline information presented in audio and visual formats. They will also learn the basics of small group facilitation and leadership. Writing assignments will include classification, analysis, analogy, and other expository devices. They will be exposed to a variety of dialects, speech patterns, idioms, and cultural forms of communication appropriate to the classroom/college experience. Additionally, students will receive extensive instruction in pronunciation necessary for academic discourse. While its focus will be primarily on the oral skills of listening and speaking, it will also introduce students to basic reading and writing skills as well as expand vocabulary, grammar, and syntax knowledge. Prerequisite: ESL-074 or ESL Compass score 67 and above.
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