English As a Second Language (ESL)

ESL-100 Engl As a 2nd Lang
4 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an intensive review of the grammar and sentence structures of written English. Particular attention is given to complex verb forms, verbal phrases, models, preposition, modifiers, and basic sentence strategies. Attendance at the language laboratory is required. This course prepares students to compete successfully with native English speakers in an academic setting and provides an important language base for students planning to enter English composition courses. Students must have earned a minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The course may be repeated for a total of eight credits. Placement is determined by instructor.

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ESL-101 ESL Composition
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course helps non-native English speakers to understand and produce the kind of academic writing required in college. Emphasis is on the most common and effective formats of academic writing and on editing for accuracy of expression, grammar, and sentence structure. This course is valuable for building fluency in written expression. It prepares students for success in competing with native English speakers in college writing courses. A working knowledge of English grammar and basic sentence strategies is required. Students must have earned a minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The course may be repeated for a total of eight credits. Placement is determined by instructor.

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