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Fall 2017

English Second Language Courses:

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ESL090 - Elementary English I
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces non-native English speakers to basic language skills needed for academic purposes. Students who pass the course with a grade of C or higher have developed the ability to understand and use English in reading, writing, listening and speaking at the novice level. Requires additional laboratory practice weekly. Placement in English as a Second Language courses is determined by instructor or by placement test.

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ESL091 - Elementary English 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: A continuation of ESL 090: Elementary English I. Emphasizes the ability to use and understand English in context. Students who pass with a C or higher can express themselves orally, read authentic materials, understand oral input and write compositions at the high novice level. Requires additional weekly laboratory practice. Prerequisite: by completion of ESL 090 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or better, by placement test, or by instructor.

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ESL093 - Basic ESL Listening and Speaking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops basic competencies in pronunciation, listening, speaking, and note taking for non-native speakers of English. Prepares students for academic activities across the curriculum. In order to receive a passing grade of A, B, or C a student must achieve a final average of 70% or higher. A final grade of F will be assigned for averages below 70%. Placement by test or permission of instructor.

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ESL100 - Introduction to Composition and United States Culture
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: A course designed for English as A Second Language learners. Students who pass with a C or higher have developed mastery in grammar appropriate to specific academic purposes and in communication skills. Introduces American culture. Additional laboratory supported practice required weekly. Not open to students with credit in ENG100. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 091 or ESL 091 with a grade of C or higher, by TOEFL exam or by placement exam.

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ESL110 - Adv ESL Listening and Speaking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Establishes competencies in listening, speaking, note-taking and pronunciation for non-native speakers of English. Prepares students for academic activities across the curriculum. In order to receive a passing grade of A, B, or C a student must achieve a final average of 70% or higher. A final grade of F will be assigned for averages below 70%. Prerequisite: By placement test, permission of instructor, or upon successful completion of ESL 093.

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ESL193 - Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Establishes competencies in listening, speaking, note-taking and pronunciation for non-native speakers of English. Prepares students for academic activities across the curriculum. In order to receive a passing grade of A, B, or C a student must achieve a final average of 70% or higher. A final grade of F will be assigned for averages below 70%. Prerequisite: By placement test or permission of instructor.

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ESL290 - Introduction to American Cultures 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides an in-depth introduction to American cultures from historical and contemporary perspectives. Examines local and national history, American politics, science, technology, art, music, literature, film, video and other media. Expands students' vocabulary through writing, reading, and speaking. Includes service learning component. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only

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ESL291 - Intro to American Cultures 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the study of American cultures from historical and contemporary perspectives. Expands exploration of local and national history, American politics, science, technology, art, music, literature, film, video and other media. Introduces American educational concepts and practices. Continues to build students' writing, reading, speaking and presentation skills. Includes service learning component. Prerequisite: ESL 290

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