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Course Descriptions

English as a Second Language courses (for international students)

 

ESL 101 ESL Listening Comprehension I, fall semester, mod A, 1 credit

Listening to, responding to, and taking notes on spoken English.

 

ESL 102 ESL Speaking I, fall semester mod B, 1 credit

Pronunciation, discussion and public speaking.

 

ESL 103 ESL Reading I, fall semester mod C, 1 credit

Academic vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills and strategies.

 

ESL 104 ESL Writing I, fall semester mod D, 1 credit

Academic vocabulary, grammar and writing skills.

 

ESL 105 ESL Listening Comprehension II, spring semester mod A, 1 credit

Listening and note-taking, academic vocabulary, and discussion skills.

 

ESL 106 ESL Speaking II, spring semester mod B, 1 credit

Class discussions and presentations, with emphasis on leading discussions, posing and responding to questions, and presenting information effectively.

 

ESL 107 ESL Reading II, spring semester mod C, 1 credit

Academic reading and research skills, strengthening of academic vocabulary.

 

ESL 108 ESL Writing II, spring semester mod D, 1 credit

Academic writing with emphasis on essays and research papers. Practice in organizing, outlining, proofreading, editing, and revising.

 

ESL 110 English Conversation & Vocabulary for Academic and Professional Purposes

Designed for short-term non-degree seeking students and visiting scholars, the class emphasizes speaking skills and topics related to academic and professional English. Students will strengthen their conversation and vocabulary skills through classroom instruction and interaction, and assignments will focus on academic and professional material.

 

ESL 111 English Reading & Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes

Designed for short-term non-degree seeking students and visiting scholars, the class emphasizes academic and professional English reading and writing skills. Students will learn through classroom and computer lab presentations; assignments will emphasize academic and professional tasks and materials. Campus events and field trip experiences will be integrated into language learning activities.

 

English for Bilingual Students courses (for bilingual/multilingual U.S. students)

EBS 210 English Reading for Bilingual Students, mod A, 1 credit

Academic reading and research skills, strengthening of academic vocabulary. Designed for U.S. bilingual/multilingual students.

 

EBS 211 English Writing for Bilingual Students, mod B, 1 credit

Academic writing with emphasis on essays and research papers. Practice in organizing, outlining, proofreading, editing, and revising. Designed for U.S. bilingual/multilingual students.