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English as a Second Language Courses

ESL 0910, 0920 READING SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE I, II (3 s.h.)
These courses emphasize vocabulary, comprehension, paraphrasing, and writing to annotate and summarize selected readings from a variety of academic disciplines. Attention is given to readings in all academic areas. These courses do not count toward graduation requirements or the awarding of honors. ESL 0910 is offered in the fall semester; ESL 0920 is offered as needed.

ESL 0960, 0970 WRITING SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE I, II (3 s.h.)
Students will learn the basic composition skills for writing genres within various academic disciplines. Attention will be given to all levels of composition including sentence structure, punctuation, grammar and discourse level structures. These courses do not count toward graduation requirements or the awarding of honors; ESL 0970 is offered in the spring semester.

ESL 1210, 1220 ENGLISH CONVERSATION I, II (3 s.h.)
These courses emphasize spoken vocabulary, American idioms, pronunciation, grammar, fluency in speaking, and understanding the English language and its cultural implications. ESL 1210 is offered in the fall semester; ESL 1220 is offered in the spring semester.

ESL 2070 REVIEWING ENGLISH (3 s.h.)

This class is a combination of reading, writing, and conversation for foreign-born students whose SAT, ACT, TOEFL or English Placement Test scores indicate a weakness in the English language which would impede their academic progress. This course is pass/fail. This course is offered as needed.

 

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