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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE COURSES                   ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES
 
English as a Second Language 010
ESL Writing
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satis­factory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/ Open Exit
Introduces non-native English speakers to an overview of the writing process including activities to improve student composition skills.
 
English as a Second Language 120
ESL Civics
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 144 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 430 or higher.
Provides development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English within the context of history and gov­ernment in preparation for the United States citizenship examination.
 
English as a Second Language 250
Seminar for Beginning ESL Students
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Provides instruction in English lan­guage skills (reading, writing, listen­ing, and speaking) on topics of concern to English as a Second Language students. Students will use teamwork and com­munication skills to enhance learning.
 
English as a Second Language 260
Seminar for Intermediate ESL Students
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satis­factory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/ Open Exit
Provides instruction in intermedi­ate English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) on top­ics of concern to English as a Second Language students. Students will use teamwork and communication skills to enhance learning...
 
English as a Second Language 399
ESL Literacy
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/ No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Develops the ability of second lan­guage learners to recognize and read letters and numbers, copy/produce the alphabet, numerals, and simple person­al information. This is the first course in the Continuing Education ESL continu­um.
 
English as a Second Language 410
Beginning ESL 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes listening comprehension and beginning oral production of sim­ple conversations, reading of practiced words and phrases, and prewriting tasks. This is the second course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.
 
English as a Second Language 420
Beginning ESL 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/ No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes comprehending simple conversations, communicating survival needs, reading phrases and simple sen­tences, and performing communicative written tasks. This is the third course in the Continuing Education ESL continu­um.
 
English as a Second Language 430
Beginning ESL 3
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes comprehending, participat­ing in and sustaining simple conver­sations, reading short passages with understanding, and producing short written passages. This is the fourth course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.
 
English as a Second Language 440
Beginning 1-3 Multilevel
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/ Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open En­try/Open Exit
Provides instruction for students in var­ious levels of beginning English profi­ciency. Emphasizes speaking, listening, reading and writing English in familiar contexts. Recommended for students in Beginning ESL levels 1 - 3.
 
English as a Second Language 460
Intermediate ESL 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes creative oral language ac­tivities, initial critical thinking skills in reading comprehension, and written tasks which begin to focus on academic skills. This is the fifth course in the Con­tinuing Education ESL continuum. Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the post­test for this class with 75% or better.
 
English as a Second Language 470
Intermediate ESL 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes understanding higher level language activities, reading pas­sages with increased understanding, and increasing focus on creative and academic writing tasks. This is the sixth course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum. Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the posttest for this class with 75% or better.
 
English as a Second Language 480
Intermediate ESL 3
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Emphasizes higher level language activities, conversations which convey complex thought patterns, authentic material which expands the use of critical thinking skills, and expanding realistic and creative/academic writing. This is the seventh course in the Con­tinuing Education ESL continuum. Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the post­test for this class with 70% or better.
 
English as a Second Language 500
Intermediate 1-3 Multilevel
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/ Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Provides instruction for students in various levels of intermediate English proficiency. Emphasizes creative oral language activities, introductory critical thinking skills, and academic writing tasks. Recommended for students in In­termediate ESL levels 1 - 3.
 
English as a Second Language 510
English for Work 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/ No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 420 or 430.
Prepares limited English-speaking stu­dents for employment. Focuses on vo­cabulary skills and vocational readings with emphasis on oral communication through basic language skills instruc­tion.
 
English as a Second Language 520
English for Work 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 460 or higher.
Prepares limited English-speaking stu­dents for employment. Focuses on vo­cabulary skills and vocational readings with emphasis on oral communication through intermediate language skills instruction.
 
English as a Second Language 530
American English Pronunciation
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satis­factory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/ Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 430 or higher.
Develops English language fluency and productive and receptive skills as they relate to sound discrimination, sound inventory, stress, intonation, linking, prominence, and rhythm. The course aims to help students understand Eng­lish and be understood while function­ing within employment, survival, and academic contexts.
 
English as a Second Language 570
Conversation 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/ No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 430 or 460.
Introduces conversational strategies in listening, language use and non-verbal communication. Presents oral skills necessary in initiating, maintaining and closing conversations. Emphasis on oral skills that assist in social encounters and expand listening and speaking skills.
 
English as a Second Language 580
Conversation 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Satisfactory Progress/ No Pass | Open Entry/Open Exit
Recommended Preparation: English as a Second Language 470 or higher.
For students interested in obtaining a practical degree of fluency in spoken English. This course focuses on the further analysis of conversational strat­egies including verbal and nonverbal communication within large and small groups. Emphasizes differences be­tween formal and colloquial language, based on American attitudes and cul­ture.
 
English as a Second Language 606
Interactive Language Training
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 Lecture total | Grade: Pass/Sat­isfactory Progress/No Pass | Open Entry/ Open Exit
Provides students with supervised one-on-one and small group instruction in ESL listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, citizenship, employ­ability skills, and academic subjects. Computer technology is used to en­hance learning. The class is open to ESL students of all levels.