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ESL 060
LISTENING-INTENSIVE LEVEL I
Credit equivalent(s): 3 (3-0)
Corequisite(s): ESL 061 and ESL 062

A beginning level listening course to help students comprehend basic interaction in a variety of contexts. Students acquire new vocabulary in addition to aural comprehension through classroom activities using tapes, workbook exercises, dictations and participation in group communication activities. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 061
PHONOLOGY-INTENSIVE LEVEL I
Credit equivalent(s): 3 (3-0)
Corequisite(s): ESL 060 and ESL 062

Pronunciation at the beginning level. Students learn the vowel and consonant sounds of English and the ability to produce them correctly. Students practice transferring this knowledge to dialogues and short conversations. Methods of self monitoring and correction are taught. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 062
DISCUSSION-INTENSIVE LEVEL I
Credit equivalent(s):
3 (3-0)
Corequisite(s): ESL 060 and ESL 061

Oral communication at the beginning level. Students participate in social conversations and acquire basic vocabulary in order to communicate better. Appropriate cultural behavior will be discussed in the context of social interaction. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 063
STRUCTURE-INTENSIVE LEVEL I
Credit equivalent(s): 4 (3-0)
Corequisite(s): ESL 064

A basic course in English structure in the context of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Approximately 1,000 vocabulary items are presented. Students are required to attend one hour of individualized work in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 064
WRITING-INTENSIVE LEVEL 1
Credit equivalent(s): 4 (3-1)
Corequisite(s): ESL 063

A basic course in writing. Students learn to write grammatically correct simple sentences. More complex sentences will be practiced later and guided writing will be done based upon pictures, personal experience and other stimuli.A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 071
PHONOLOGY-INTENSIVE LEVEL II
Credit equivalent(s):
3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 061 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 072

An intermediate course in pronunciation. Students review the vowel and consonant sounds and intensive practice done on contrasting the different vowel sounds. Accented and unaccented syllables are addressed and practice starts on intonation. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 072
DISCUSSION/CULTURAL ORIENTATION- INTENSIVE LEVEL II
Credit equivalent: 3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 062 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 071

A course in oral communication at the intermediate level. Attention paid to conversation techniques and strategies in different situations. Addresses the cultural conventions of communicating in American English. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 073
STRUCTURE-INTENSIVE LEVEL II
Credit equivalent: 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 063 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 071, ESL 072, ESL 074, ESL 075

A review of the basic structures in ESL 063 and an introduction to more advanced verb tenses and more complex and advanced structural items. Students required to attend a one hour of individualized work in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 074
WRITING-INTENSIVE LEVEL II
Credit equivalent: 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 064
Corequisite(s): ESL 071, ESL 072, ESL 073, ESL 075

Develops skills in written structures at the intermediate level. Students review how to form a good sentence and then learn to combine these sentences to form a good paragraph. Students are required to attend one hour of individualized work in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours.A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 075
READING/VOCABULARY-INTENSIVE LEVEL II
Credit equivalent: 3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 063
Corequisite(s): ESL 071, ESL 072, ESL 073, ESL 074

Introduces students to reading. Vocabulary development is an integral part of this course. Emphasizes comprehension and vocabulary through context clues.A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 083
STRUCTURE-INTENSIVE LEVEL III
Credit equivalent: 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 073 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 084, ESL 085, ESL 086

A continuation of ESL 073 introducing additional structural items. Students will review verb tenses and question forms, and learn advanced verb tenses and modal auxiliaries to have a good functional knowledge of American English grammar. Students will be required to attend a one hour individualized work session in the ESL Lab in addition to their class hours.

ESL 084
WRITING-INTENSIVE LEVEL III
Credit equivalent: 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 074 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 083, ESL 085, ESL 086

A continuation of ESL 074. Emphasizes expanding paragraph development. Attention paid to more advanced, complex grammar in the context of writing. Students are required to attend one hour of individualized work in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 085
READING/VOCABULARY INTENSIVE LEVEL III
Credit equivalent(s): 3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 075 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 083, ESL 084, ESL 086

Students practice reading longer passages than in previous courses. Emphasizes vocabulary development, comprehension, context clues and increased reading speed. Introduces specific reading attack skills for specific types of reading. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 086
PHONOLOGY/DISCUSSION INTENSIVE LEVEL III
Credit equivalent(s): 3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 071 or ESL 072 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 083, ESL 084, ESL 085

Advanced review of all the sounds of English and work on syllables, stress and intonation. Addresses listening skills. Students have the opportunity to learn different conventions of communication through discussions. An oral presentation is required. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 091
ADVANCED PHONOLOGY/DISCUSSION LEVEL IV
Credit equivalent(s):
3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 086 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 092, ESL 093, ESL 094 and ESL 099

Designed to facilitate the ESL student transition to subject matter classrooms and the workplace. The focus of the course is understanding and participating fully in the American college classroom and the workplace. Students will develop discussion skills required in the classroom and the workplace. The emphasis will be placed on aural comprehension and oral presentation. Advanced topics in American English phonology including contrastive intonation will be addressed. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 092
ESL ADVANCED STRUCTURE LEVLE IV
Credit equivalent(s): 3 (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 083 or written permission of the department chairperson
Corequisite(s): ESL 086, ESL 091, ESL 093, ESL 094 and ESL 099

An advanced structure course that will review verb tenses included in ESL 083. Advanced structures such as gerunds, infinitives, participial phrases and various types of clauses will be introduced. Students will practice these structures in the context of writing. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 093
ESL ADVANCED WRITING LEVEL IV
Credit equivalent(s): 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 084 or written permission of the department chairperson

An advanced structure/writing course reviewing all of the structures covered in previous courses. Special attention made to the advanced structures necessary for good composition. Paragraph practice with an introduction to the various types of expository writing. Individualized work is required in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ESL 094
ESL ADVANCED READING/VOCABULARY LEVLE IV
Credit equivalent(s):
 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 or written permission of the department chairperson

Review and utilize all of the skills developed in previous courses. Continued emphasis upon comprehension, advanced vocabulary development and increased reading speed. Students read and interpret advanced reading passages. Individualized work is required in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.


ESL 099
ESL READING/WRITING LEVEL V
Credit equivalent(s): 4 (3-1)
Prerequisite(s): ESL 093 or written permission of the department chairperson

Advanced course in reading/writing to improve composition skills through interpretation of reading passages. Students analyze readings and develop good expository essays in response to the readings. Individualized work is required in the ESL Learning Center in addition to class hours. A "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one developmental level to another and for completion of developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.