This low beginning course is designed for non-English speakers or limited English speakers. Students will practice communication skills in everyday situations and build a larger vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities. The goal of the course is to promote English language competency for personal, social, educational and professional purposes.
This intermediate beginning course is designed for limited English speakers. Students will practice communication skills in everyday situations and continue to enhance vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities.
This high beginning course is designed for limited English speakers. Students will practice communication skills in everyday situations and continue to enhance vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar activities.
Teaches ESL students how to access information efficiently and effectively and evaluate information critically while exploring and examining media messages and media tools. Students will also gain knowledge on how to conduct research and use communication/networking tools to access, manage and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy.
Teaches limited ESL students basic communication skills that will prepare them for vocational training and work as well as teach students basic study skills needed for success in the classroom.
Improves student comprehension of simple written texts through vocabulary building and reading strategies
This course is intended to promote the development of all language skills using a grammar-based approach integrated with communicative methodologies. The use of communicative practices will enable students to engage in meaningful communication. Students will interact with the spoken language in variety of settings from the casual speech of everyday conversation to the academic content of classroom lectures that focus on targeted grammar structures, and be able to relate the target grammar to real life situations.
This course is intended to help learners develop listening and speaking skills that will enable them to participate in various academic conversations and to communicate with more confidence. Through a variety of interesting themes, the learner will develop listening skills, practice and expand academic and high frequency vocabulary, while engaging in critical thinking activities that will ignite spontaneous conversation.
This course builds student reading comprehension, speed and vocabulary skills. Students are expected to respond to information and concepts from a diverse set of cultural and global perspectives while applying critical thinking skills for both academic and professional purposes that are valuable for college entrance exams.
This course is intended for students who are ready to focus on various writing aspects needed to academically succeed in a college setting. It is designed to provide English Language Learners the practice they need with various aspects of writing such as well written paragraphs, short compositions, journals, summaries, and other academic writing variations.
This class addresses the need to exercise critical thinking combined with a creative approach to finding the underlying meaning in diverse literature. Students will read on a daily basis and discuss the content, analyzing for meaning and sharing personal interpretation. Discussion will be collaborative and emphasis will be on what the writer was attempting to communicate and the effect the writer meant to have on the reader.
Additional short sessions may be taught in combination of critical thinking skills in reading, writing and listening and thinking and grammar.
This level 1 ESL course is specifically designed for international students who are in need of comprehending basic oral, visual and written structures. Students develop skills in listening for key words, phrases and build their confidence in their ability to speak, write and comprehend basic conversations.
This level 2 ESL course is specifically designed for international students who are in need of continuing to develop their confidence in learning and applying oral, visual and written structures of the English language for academic and social settings. Students will listen, speak and write about simple academic topics.
This level 3 ESL course is specifically designed for international students who are in need of acquiring a richer language experience before entering the Intensive English Language Program. Students practice listening and speaking skills, learn essential high frequency vocabulary, and learn additional writing and grammatical structures that can be applied in future academic and social settings.
Fall Semester 2014 Course Schedule and Information