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ESL - English for Academic Purposes
Credit Course Descriptions

EAP 0280C F,W
ESL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - COMBINED SKILLS (4).
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

This integrated course, designed for non-native students with varying level of English proficiency covers the four skills of reading, writing, grammar and listening/speaking, as well as improving pronunciation and building vocabulary. Students will develop established skills through classroom activities, multicultural interaction and interactive language software with voice-mapping technology to better prepare themselves for academic study. The course is also intended for community members who wish to increase proficiency through more rigorous study.

EAP 0300C F,W
ESL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - SPEECH/LISTENING (4)
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

This is a skill-based course for students with limited proficiency in English. It focuses on speech and listening skills as they pertain to second language acquisition. Particular emphasis will be placed on the improvement of students' communication skills and fluency. It includes pronunciation, intonation and word and sentence stress, as well as structures for use in everyday communication. Students will develop the ability to communicate in most social situations, clarify or rephrase statements to facilitate communication, and use language that is socially and culturally appropriate. This course incorporates the use of the interactive language laboratory for instruction and reinforcement.

EAP 0340C F,W
ESL English a s a Second Language Writing (4).
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

ESL Writing will focus on the structure and different kinds of paragraphs. Students will develop the ability to write basic structured academic paragraphs in preparation for college prep and more advanced courses. This course covers the basics of developing ideas for paragraphs, writing topic sentences and supporting and concluding sentences. Additionally, students will learn about specific kinds of paragraphs (i.e. Descriptive, narrative, etc.) and practice writing them. Students will be expected to write almost daily and will have ample opportunities to revise and re-write their work.

EAP 0360C F,W
ESL English a s a Second Language Grammar (4).
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

This is a skill-based course for students with limited proficiency in English. It places emphasis on grammar/structure as it pertains to second language acquisition. This course is for students who need to develop their understanding of grammatical and sentence structure for academic study and communication. Students will learn to demonstrate control of structures through classroom interaction, group work and lab study. Students will utilize the interactive language lab for self-assessment and for practice and retention of skill-specific exercises.

EAP 0420C F, W
ESL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE— READING (4).
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

ESL Reading is a skill-based course specifically designed for ESL and international students who score 41 and below on the reading section of the CPT test. Students will develop the ability to read academic texts on contemporary and literary topics with an emphasis on extensive reading and the enhancement of critical reading skills.

EAP 0440C T, H
English as a Second Language-
Writing II (4)
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory every week
Prerequisite EAP0340C

Classification: Prep
This course is designed for non-native English speaking students who have passed EAP0340C but are not ready for ENC1101. Students develop the ability to write various sophisticated, structured paragraphs and academic compositions in various rhetorical modes as well as the ability to execute other academic writing tasks. Grammar skills will be incorporated into written assignments. Does not satisfy A.A. Degree communication requirements or carry credit toward A.A. Degree. Minimum of one hour per week in a lab setting is required.

EAP 0460C (upon request only)
ESL GRAMMAR/STRUCTURE 2 (4).
3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory per week.

This is a skill-based course for students with limited proficiency in English. It is a continuation of EAP 0360C, and utilizes the second half of the textbook. It places emphasis on grammar and structure as they pertain to second language acquisition. This course targets students who need to develop their understanding of grammar and sentence structure for communication and academic study. Students will learn to demonstrate control of structure through classroom interaction, group work, texts and lab study. Students will utilize the interactive language lab for self-assessment and for practice and retention of skill-specific exercises.

 

 

 

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