English for Speakers of Other Languages

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Advanced American Pronunciation
This course practices the ways in which spoken English differs from written with emphasis on the strategies English speakers use to make their message very clear for listeners. Time is spent learning how English sounds that tend to challenge non-native speakers are produced, and how native speakers produce the characteristic rhythm and intonation patterns of the language. Combined with credit...

Grammar 1
Grammar 1 emphasizes understanding and correct usage of the first five verb tenses, simple questions and information questions, modal verbs, parts of speech and articles. Combined with credit ESOL-0395.

Grammar 2
In this course, students will review basic verb tenses, proceed to intermediate structures, emphasizing communicative use in academic and non-academic contests. Combined with credit ESOL-0396.

Grammar 3
In this course, students will review basic verb tenses, proceed to intermediate structures, emphasizing communicative use in academic and non-academic contests. Students will also complete lab projects enforcing these forms and concepts. Combined with credit ESOL-0397.

Grammar 4
In this course, students will review basic and intermediate verb tenses, and proceed to advanced structures, emphasizing communicative use in academic and non-academic contexts. Combined with credit ESOL-0398.

Intensive Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages
An accelerated grammar course tailored to correct the individual grammatical errors of ESOL students. The class will consist of diagnostics, whole group discussion of problematic grammatical and syntactical structures, and an individualized plan of instruction and study for each student based on his/her individual needs. Combined with credit ESOL-0393.

Oral Communication 1
Designed for ESOL students at the high beginning level, this course emphasizes speaking and listening to everyday American English. There is a strong focus on understanding conversation and using correct pronunciation, including vowel and consonant sounds as well as stress and intonation. Repeatable for up to six hours of credit. Combined with credit ESOL-0301.

Oral Communication 2
Designed for low-intermediate level ESOL students, this course emphasizes speaking and listening to American English. It emphasizes the development of better listening skills by listening to real-life conversations and short academic talks. Students practice speaking through paired and small group activities. There is a continued focus on correct pronunciation with the goal of helping reduce...

Oral Communication 3
Designed for high-intermediate level ESOL students, this course emphasizes speaking and listening to formal American English used in college and work settings. There will be practice on academic listening and note-taking skills as well as exposure to real-life formal talks and college lectures. Class activities include group discussions on academic and professional subject matter, listening to...

Oral Communication 4
Designed for advanced ESOL students, this course emphasizes speaking and listening to formal American English used in college and work settings. There will be continued practice on academic listening and note-taking skills as well as exposure to real-life formal talks and college lectures. Class activities include leading and participating in group discussions, listening to lectures and taking...

Reading and Vocabulary 1
This is a high beginning course designed to not only improve reading proficiency but also increase the appreciation of reading. It teaches language through reading and vocabulary. It is for students who need either to improve or review basic reading and vocabulary skills in English. Word attack skills, phonics, and syllabication are some of the skills that are introduced during the course. In...

Reading and Vocabulary 2
This is an intermediate reading course designed to not only improve reading proficiency but also increase the appreciation of reading. It teaches language through reading and vocabulary. It is for students who need either to improve or review basic reading and vocabulary skills in English. Word attack skills, phonics, and syllabication are some of the skills that are introduced during the course....

Reading and Vocabulary 3
Reading and Vocabulary 3 is the third in a sequence of four ESOL reading courses, builds on skills introduced in the previous reading courses and continues to emphasize building comprehension skills. Students develop more analytical skills for reading college textbooks and novels. Also included are the study of vocabulary in context, pronoun referents, skimming, scanning, and paraphrasing. The...

Reading and Vocabulary 4
This is a course to not only improve reading proficiency but also increase the appreciation of reading. It teaches language through reading and vocabulary. It is for students who need either to improve or review basic reading and vocabulary skills in English. Word attack skills, phonics, and syllabication are some of the skills that are introduced during the course. In addition, students will...

Writing 1
In this course, students will learn to use standard English grammar in writing paragraphs and compositions. Students work on developing effective simple and compound sentences and using them in their writing. Students are exposed to the modes of argument, process, comparison contrast and classification. This is the first course in a series designed to prepare ESOL student to handle the writing...

Writing 2
In this course, students will learn to use standard English grammar in writing paragraphs and compositions. Students work on developing effective simple, compound and complex sentences and using them in their writing. Students are exposed to the modes of argument, process, comparison contrast and classification. This is the first course in a series designed to prepare ESOL student to handle the...

Writing 3
In this course, students will learn to use standard English grammar in writing developed academic compositions. Students work on developing effective sentences and using them in their writing. Students are exposed to the modes of classification, cause/effect, process analysis, and argument. This course is designed to further prepare ESOL student to handle the writing tasks they will encounter in...

Writing 4
In this course, students will learn to use standard English grammar in writing developed academic compositions. Students work on developing more sophisticated sentences and using them in their writing. Students are exposed to the modes of comparison/contrast, argument/persuasion, academic research and documentation, and cause/effect. This course is designed to further prepare ESOL student to...


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