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English for Speakers of Other

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ESOL 40   Level 4 Reading
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fourth level of ESOL and the first of a five- course sequence that focuses on reading: content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking skills, study skills, and language analysis. Using the dictionary, finding main ideas, summarizing, inferencing, using context clues, reviewing prereading techniques, study of word forms, common affixes, synonyms, and antonyms. Readings from textbooks and literature taught in the context of adult life roles. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 30; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 42   Level 4 Writing
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fourth level of ESOL and the first of five-course sequence that focuses on writing. Includes introduction to the writing process; descriptive and narrative paragraphs and formal letters; review of basic grammar; introduction to present perfect and past continuous; writing and grammar taught in the context of communicating in adult life roles. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 30; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 44/44N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 44   Level 4 Communication
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fourth level of ESOL and the first of a five-course sequence that focuses on communication. Identification and production of English stress and intonation; certain vowels and consonants; reductions. Listening comprehension for main idea and important details, grammatical structures, questions, and key vocabulary words. Discussion skills. Speaking using important language functions including asking for clarification, agreeing, and negotiating meaning. Short, prepared presentation. Communication taught in the context of communicating in adult life roles. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 30; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 59   ESOL VESL Support Course
Credits: 8.00
Description: Provides English language support for ESOL learners while they are concurrently enrolled in designated CTE courses. Runs 80 hours per term concurrently. Department permission required. Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL Level 5 or 6 in all three skill levels or receive instructor permission, and be concurrently enrolled in an associated academic program.
ESOL 59A   ESOL VESL Support Course
Credits: 8.00
Description: Provides English language support for ESOL learners while they are concurrently enrolled in the program’s designated initial term CTE courses. Runs 80 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL Level 5 or higer in all three skill levels or receive instructor permission, and be concurrently enrolled in an associated academic program.
ESOL 59B   ESOL VESL Support Course II
Credits: 8.00
Description: Provides English language support for ESOL learners while they are concurrently enrolled in the program’s designated second term CTE courses. Runs 80 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL Level 5 or higher in all three skill levels or receive instructor permission.
ESOL 59C   ESOL VESL Support Course III
Credits: 8.00
Description: Provides English language support for ESOL learners while they are concurrently enrolled in the program’s designated third term CTE courses. Runs 80 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL Level 5 or higher in all three skill levels or receive instructor permission.
ESOL 59D   ESOL VESL Support Course IV
Credits: 8.00
Description: Provides English language support for ESOL learners while they are concurrently enrolled in the program’s designated third term CTE courses. Runs 80 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisite: Placement into ESOL Level 5 or higher in all three skill levels or receive instructor permission.
ESOL 140   American Culture and Communication 1
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces and illustrates American cultural themes and values through instruction in reading, discussion, journal writing, film, and speeches. Introduction and beginning application of academic study skills. May include a service learning component. Does not replace courses in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: Placement in ESOL 150/150N and ESOL 152/152N and ESOL 154/154N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 150   Level 5 Reading
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fifth level of ESOL and the second of a five-course sequence that focuses on reading; content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking skills, study skills, and language analysis. Using the dictionary, finding main ideas, summarizing, inferencing, using context clues, reviewing prereading techniques; study of word forms, common affixes, synonyms, and antonyms. Readings from textbooks and literature taught in the context of communicating in academic and adult life roles. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 40/40N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 152   Level 5 Writing
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fifth level of ESOL and the second of a 5-course sequence that focuses on writing. Review of the writing process and introduction to the essay. Descriptive, narrative, process and comparative/contrast. Review of basic grammar. Introduction to present perfect, gerunds and infinitives, and adverbial causes. Writing and grammar taught in the context of communicating in academic and adult life roles. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 42/42N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 44/44N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 153   Grammar 1
Credits: 2.00
Description: Includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structures: subject-verb agreement, question and negation structure, verb tenses, sentence patterns, and sentence types. This elective class is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts. Does not replace courses in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44n or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 154   Level 5 Communication
Credits: 4.00
Description: The fifth level of ESOL and the second of a five-course sequence that focuses on communication. Identification and production of English consonants and vowels; common sound substitutions; stress and intonation. Listening comprehension and discussion skills. Public speaking, including at least one prepared speech and written outline on an academic topic. Communication taught in the context of communicating in academic and adult life roles. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 44/44N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 160   Level 6 Academic Reading
Credits: 5.00
Description: Content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking skills, study skills, and language analysis. Readings from textbooks, literature, and newspapers. Includes finding themes and main ideas, summarizing, paraphrasing, inferencing, using context clues, review of prereading techniques. Study of word forms and common affixes. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 150/150N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 152/152N and 154/154N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 162   Level 6 Academic Writing
Credits: 5.00
Description: Review of the writing process and development of the essay. Covers descriptive, narrative, process, and comparison/contrast essays. Review of verb tenses, sentence types, punctuation, and spelling patterns. Introduction to adverb and adjective clauses, reported speech, passive voice, and gerunds and infinitives. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 152/152N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 150/150N and ESOL 154/154N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 163   Grammar 2
Credits: 2.00
Description: Includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structures: subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, passive voice, gerunds and infinitives, and articles. Designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts. Prerequisites: placement in ESOL 160 and ESOL 162 and ESOL 164 or higher. This elective class does not replace courses in the core curriculum. Audit available.
ESOL 164   Level 6 Academic Communication
Credits: 5.00
Description: Review of English consonants and vowels, consonant clusters, past tense and plural endings; common sound substitutions; intonation, phrasing, reductions and stress patterns. Listening comprehension and discussion. Public speaking, including prepared speeches with written outlines on academic topics. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 154/154N; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 150/150N and ESOL 152/152N or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 230   Advanced English Skills Review
Credits: 2.00
Description: Reviews advanced academic listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Develops strategies for taking time-sensitive tests, including the TOEFL. Prerequisites: Placement into ESOL 254 AND ESOL 250 AND ESOL 252 or higher OR successful completion of ESOL 164 AND ESOL 160 AND ESOL 162. Audit available.
ESOL 240   American Culture and Communication 2
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continued illustration of American cultural themes and values. Instruction through reading, discussion, journal- writing, film and speeches. Overview and application of academic study skills. May include a service learning component. Does not replace courses in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement in ESOL 250 and ESOL 252 and ESOL 254 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 250   Level 7 Academic Reading
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops advanced English reading skills. Focuses on reading materials such as textbooks, novels, short stories and articles. Includes finding themes and main ideas, summarizing, paraphrasing, making inferences, using context clues, and reviewing prereading techniques. Continues the study of word forms, common affixes and stems, and figurative language. Incorporates content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking, study skills and language analysis. This is the fourth course of a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 160 within the past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 162 and ESOL 164 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 251   Advanced Supplementary Writing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Emphasizes the refinement and development of conscious control of English sentence and paragraph structures as well as the correction of persistent errors in writing. ESOL 253 provides a bridge course between ESOL 252 and ESOL 262 or between ESOL 262 and WR 115. Audit available.
ESOL 252   Level 7 Academic Writing
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops advanced writing skills. Reviews the writing process with descriptive and expository essays and improves skills with grammar and mechanics. Explores concepts including but not limited to the cultural expectations related to a U.S. academic environment and the use of outside readings to support one's ideas and opinions in writing. This is the fourth course of a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 162 within the past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 160 and ESOL 164 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 253   Grammar 3
Credits: 2.00
Description: This elective class includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structure; models, conditionals clause and phrase reductions, parallel structures, and reported speech. It is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts. Does not replace courses in core curriculum. Audit available.
ESOL 254   Level 7 Academic Communication
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops advanced English communication skills. Focuses on listening and note taking, pronunciation, discussion, academic presentation skills, and public speaking. This is the fourth course in a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 164 within past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 250 and ESOL 252 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 260   Level 8 Academic Reading
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops upper-advanced English reading skills. Focuses on reading materials such as textbooks, novels, short stories and articles. Includes finding themes and main ideas, summarizing, paraphrasing, making inferences, evaluating sources and analyzing arguments. Incorporates content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking, study skills and language analysis. This is the fifth course of a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL Placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 250 within the past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 252 and ESOL 254 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 262   Level 8 Academic Writing
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops upper-advanced writing skills. Includes grammar and mechanics, and builds upon expository essay styles by introducing outside research. Explores concepts including but not limited to the cultural expectations related to a U.S. academic environment with an increased emphasis on basic research conventions. This is the fifth course of a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 252 within the past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 260 and ESOL 254 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 264   Level 8 Academic Communication
Credits: 5.00
Description: Develops upper-advanced English communication skills. Focuses on listening and note taking, pronunciation, discussion, academic presentation skills, and public speaking. This is the fifth course of a five-course sequence. Prerequisite: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 254 within the past 12 months AND concurrent enrollment in ESOL 260 and ESOL 252 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 265   Level 8 Academic Communication
Credits: 3.00
Description: Students develop strategies to improve spoken intelligibility, critical thinking, and listening and note taking skills in public speaking with written outlines on academic topics, including those requiring basic argument and persuasion. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 254; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 250 and ESOL 252 or higher. Audit available.
ESOL 267   Level 8 Pronunciation
Credits: 2.00
Description: Review English consonants and vowels, intonation, phrasing, and stress patterns. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion in ESOL 254; AND concurrent placement in ESOL 250 and ESOL 252 or higher. Audit available.