English As 2nd Language - ESL

ESL 512 The Craft of Writing II 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL112. Intermediate level. Focus on mastering the writing process. Review of the basics of sentence and paragraph structure. Focus on organizing and developing short essays (2-4 pages) using key rhetorical patterns. Practice with writing research based essays. Participation in writing workshops. Emphasis on appropriate use of vocabulary, idioms, grammar and sentence structure.

Offered: generally fall & spring.

ESL 514 The Art of Reading I 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL114. This course is intended to help students in all majors to improve their reading skill. Readings will be selected from various publications in areas which reflect the nature of academic and professional reading challenges including history, literature and art, social sciences and sciences, religion and philosophy.

Offered: fall.

ESL 515 The Art of Reading II 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL115. This course is intended to help students in all majors to improve their reading skill. Readings will be selected from various publications in areas which reflect the nature of academic and professional reading challenges including history, literature and art, social sciences and sciences, religion and philosophy. ESL 515 may be taken as a sequel to ESL 514.

Offered: spring.

ESL 516 The Art of Conversation I 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL116. Students will participate in exercises ranging from dialogues to brief presentations. Emphasis on accurate communication of meaning as well as practice listening for main ideas and supporting evidence. Practice in asking and answering questions, understanding and responding appropriately to conversations with a partner and with multiple speakers in small groups. Practice in effective note taking.

Offered: fall.

ESL 517 The Art of Conversation II 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL117. Students will participate in exercises ranging from dialogues to brief presentations. Emphasis on accurate communication of meaning as well as practice listening for main ideas and supporting evidence. Practice in asking and answering questions, understanding and responding appropriately to conversations m,with a partner and with multiple speakers in small groups. Practice in effective note taking. ESL517 may be taken as a sequel ro ESL516.

Offered: spring.

ESL 518 The Art of Oral Presentations 3 Credits

Course runs concurrently with ESL118. Students in this course will learn to develop and give polished oral presentations. Practice with formal presentations including PowerPoint, visual aids and question and answer sessions. Emphasis on research based presentations.

Offered: fall & spring.