English As 2nd Language - ESL

ESL 111 The Craft of Writing I 3 Credits

Beginning level. Focus on mastering the writing process. Review of the basics of sentence and paragraph structure. Focus on organizing and developing short essays (1-2 pages) using key rhetorical patterns. Participation in writing workshops. Emphasis on appropriate use of vocabulary, idioms, grammar and sentence structure.

Offered: generally fall & spring.

ESL 112 The Craft of Writing II 3 Credits

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 114 The Art of Reading I 3 Credits

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 115 The Art of Reading II 3 Credits

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 115 may be taken as a sequel to ESL 114.

Offered: spring.

ESL 116 The Art of Conversation I 3 Credits

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 117 The Art of Conversation II 3 Credits

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. ESL117 may be taken as a sequel to ESL116.

Offered: spring.

ESL 118 The Art of Oral Presentations 3 Credits

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.

Fulfills College Core: Oral Communication

Offered: fall & spring.

ESL 499 Independent Study 3 Credits

This course is intended for students with special instructional needs. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair, & associate dean.