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English as a Second Language

ESL 0120 Reading & Writing Basics

This beginning course focuses on developing basic reading comprehension and basic grammar and writing skills. Students will be able to write simple sentences, questions, and complete personal information forms. Common everyday vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation will be developed.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0125 Basic Speaking & Listening

This beginning course focuses on developing basic skills in pronunciation, listening, and speaking. This course will provide practice in pronunciation and comprehension of informal and academic situations.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0130 ESL Reading & Writing I

This class focuses on developing reading and writing skills at the sentence and paragraph level. The class also includes vocabulary development and intensive grammar review.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0135 ESL Reading & Writing II

This class develops reading skills in both fluency and comprehension. Writing skills at the paragraph level and short essay. Advanced vocabulary development and grammar usage are included.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0140 ESL Listening & Speaking I

Through individual and collaborative activities, this course will introduce basic to intermediate conversational skills to promote student development and achievement of listening and speaking skills needed for communication in the English language.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0145 ESL Listening & Speaking II

Through individual and collaborative activities, this course will introduce high-intermediate to advanced conversational skills to promote student development and achievement of listening and speaking skills needed for communication in the English language.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0150 ESL Basic

This basic integrated skills course will provide opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The goal is to build student confidence in using English skills to communicate in everyday life, at work, and in school.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0170 ESL Intermediate

This intermediate integrated skills course will provide opportunities for listening, speaking, reading and writing. The goal is to build student confidence in using English skills for academic purposes.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 0180 ESL Intensive English Lab II

This course is a multi-level skills lab for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESL students. Students will practice the listening and speaking skills presented from the following courses: ESL 0125, ESL 0140, and ESL 0145. Three lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

ESL 0185 ESL Intensive Lab I

This course is a multi-level skills lab for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESL students. Students will practice reading and writing skills presented from the following courses ESL 0120, ESL 0130, and ESL 0135. Six lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

ESL 0190 ESL Advanced

This advanced integrated skills course will provide opportunities for listening, speaking, reading and writing. The goal is to build student confidence in using English skills for academic purposes.
4 Credit Hours

ESL 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours