English as a Second Language

Courses

ESL 001 Foundations of University Study 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language course. This course provides ESL students with a foundation for University success through developing academic communication skills and strategies and promoting awareness of the academic and co-curricular culture of the American university.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 15 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 002 Foundations of Academic Writing 0.0 Credits

This course introduces ESL students to the academic essay and the process approach to writing as well as reading for different purposes.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 003 Foundations of Academic Reading 0.0 Credits

This course introduces ESL students to the skills of critical reading for information, specifically summarizing and evaluating source material.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 004 International Gateway Foundations of Academic Writing for Chemistry 201 0.0 Credits

This course provides International Gateway students with support for success in the CHEM 201 course through developing academic skills and strategies to participate in the sciences.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 010 Listening and Speaking I 0.0 Credits

Low beginning English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: speaking and listening in everyday situations, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical functions. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 011 Reading and Writing I 0.0 Credits

Low beginning English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, simple inferring, basic vocabulary development, sentence and paragraph writing, basic grammatical structures, and the ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 012 English in Everyday Life 0.0 Credits

Low beginning English as a second language. Prepares students who have trouble talking with and understanding native English speakers in everyday situations such as going to the store or the bank, asking for directions, using the telephone, etc. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 013 Beginning Grammar 0.0 Credits

Beginning English as a second language. Provides instruction and practice in such areas of English grammar as simple verb tenses, sentence structure, modals, and irregular verbs. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL.

ESL 020 Listening and Speaking II 0.0 Credits

High beginning English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: speaking and listening (participating actively in spoken interactions and responding appropriately), vocabulary related to topics in the course, pronunciation and intonation patterns, and grammatical functions. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 021 Reading and Writing II 0.0 Credits

High beginning English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, inferring, vocabulary development, non-academic paragraph writing, basic grammatical structures and mechanics, and the ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 022 Pronunciation and Conversation 0.0 Credits

High beginning to low intermediate English as a second language. Emphasizes vocabulary, pronunciation, and idioms. Gives students a chance to improve and practice their spoken communication skills. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 023 Intermediate Grammar III 0.0 Credits

Low intermediate English as a second language course. Provides instruction and practice in such areas as present, past, and future tense verbs, question structures, nouns and pronouns, and modals. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 024 Presentations with Stories & Legends 0.0 Credits

Beginning to low intermediate. English as a second language. Provides instruction and practice in reading comprehension, writing, listening, and presentations using stories from a variety of sources. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL.

ESL 030 Listening and Speaking III 0.0 Credits

Low intermediate English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: pronunciation (sounds, stress, intonation), vocabulary, listening/speaking (participating and responding appropriately in discussions, following directions, completing listening activities), grammatical competence, and repair of communication breakdown. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 031 Reading and Writing III 0.0 Credits

Low intermediate English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, inferring, vocabulary development, academic paragraph and essay format, grammatical structures and mechanics, and the ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 032 English for Business Purposes 0.0 Credits

Intermediate English as a second language. Provides communication skills needed to do business with English speakers. Topics include small talk and telephone skills, participation in business meeting, presentations, communication through business letters and memos, and business negotiation. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 034 Understanding the News Media 0.0 Credits

Intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Emphasizes listening, discussion, and reading skills as students learn to read newspaper articles and listen to news from a variety of sources. Provides instruction on how the news is made and evaluated. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL.

ESL 035 Intermediate Vocabulary Development 0.0 Credits

Intermediate English as a second language course. Provides strategies to improve academic, general, and technical vocabulary; to discover common roots in English words; and to improve reading skills. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 036 TOEFL iBT Listening & Speaking 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for academic purposes. Provides instruction in the listening and speaking sections of the TOEFL. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 037 Intermediate Grammar IV 0.0 Credits

High intermediate English as a second language course. Provides instruction and practice in such areas as comparative structures, passive voice, gerunds and infinitives, and clause structures. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 038 Intermediate Exploring American Life & Language 0.0 Credits

Intermediate English as a second language course. Students evaluate aspects of United States culture and history as presented in selected drama, literature, and music. Additional presentations and writing assignments support development of fluency in speaking and writing skills. Placement testing for this course is required. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 040 Listening and Speaking IV 0.0 Credits

High intermediate English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: pronunciation/fluency (sounds, stress, intonation, linking, phrasing), vocabulary, listening/speaking (participate appropriately in spoken interactions, understand news, mini-lectures), repair of communication breakdown, and grammatical competence. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 041 Reading and Writing IV 0.0 Credits

High intermediate English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, inferring, vocabulary development, academic essay format, grammatical structures and mechanics, and the ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 042 Advanced Grammar V 0.0 Credits

Low advanced English as a second language course. Provides instruction and practice in such areas as usage of advanced verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, pronouns, and modals. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 043 Intermediate Presentation Skills 0.0 Credits

Intermediate English as a second language course. Provides instruction on preparing, delivering, and evaluating presentations. Explores ways to engage audience and improve performance. Builds confidence through speaking skill development. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 044 Skills for College Success 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Addresses academic skills topics such as listening to lectures and note taking, reading textbooks and synthesizing information, conducting research, and expanding awareness of the United States academic environment. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 045 TOEIC Preparation 4-6 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Introduces skills and strategies that are helpful in taking the TOEIC test. Improves listening and reading comprehension skills. Focuses on analyzing types of test questions commonly asked and learning strategies for answering the questions. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 048 TOEFL iBT Reading & Writing 0.0 Credits

High Intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the Internet Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for academic purposes. Provides instruction in the reading and writing sections of the TOEFL. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 049 Intermediate Pronunciation and Conversation 0.0 Credits

Intermediate English as a second language course. Provides instruction on pronunciation, word stress, and intonation. Gives students a chance to improve and practice their spoken communication skills. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 050 Listening and Speaking V 0.0 Credits

Low advanced English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: pronunciation/fluency (ease, speed, smoothness of speaking), vocabulary, listening/speaking (participate appropriately in spoken interactions, understand news reports, lectures), repair of communication breakdown, and grammatical competence. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 051 Reading and Writing V 0.0 Credits

Low advanced English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, inferring, vocabulary development, academic essays and the use of source material, grammatical structures and mechanics, and the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 052 Advanced Vocabulary Development 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language course. Provides strategies to improve academic, general, and technical vocabulary; to discover common roots in English words; and to improve reading skills. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 055 Strategies for Academic Reading 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Improves reading comprehension. Provides skills for defining and identifying main and supporting ideas, recognizing transitional words and their role in meaning, and finding organizational patterns. Explores the authors' purpose, opinion, and tone. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 056 GMAT Preparation 5-6 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Provides instruction for GMAT reading. Offers strategies to identify key parts of an argument and reviews grammatical and stylistic rules in the sentence correction section. Analyses arguments. Provides instruction for essay writing. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 057 Advanced Vocabulary and Idioms 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Provides strategies to improve idiomatic language using authentic sources from a variety of media. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 058 Advanced Exploring American Life & Language 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language course. Students evaluate aspects of United States culture and history as presented in selected drama, literature, and music. Additional presentations and writing assignments support development of fluency in speaking and writing skills. Placement testing for this course is required. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 060 Listening and Speaking VI 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Provides intensive content-based instruction in the development of the following skills: pronunciation/fluency (ease, speed, smoothness of speaking), vocabulary, listening/speaking (participate appropriately in spoken interactions, understand news reports, lectures), grammatical competence, repair of communication breakdown. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 061 Reading and Writing VI 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Provides intensive instruction in the development of the following skills: reading comprehension, inferring, academic writing (including research paper with synthesis, summary, reaction, analysis, and citation of sources), grammar and mechanics, and effective communication in writing. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 062 TOEFL iBT for All Skills 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the iBT (Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language) for academic purposes. Provides instruction in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing sections of the TOEFL. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 063 Advanced Grammar VI 0.0 Credits

High advanced English as a second language course. Provides instruction and practice in such areas as usage of passive tense, noun clauses, adjective clauses, gerunds and infinitives, and conditional sentences. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 064 Advanced Presentation Skills 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language course. Provides instruction on preparing, delivering, and evaluating presentations. Explores ways to engage audience and improve performance. Builds confidence through speaking skill development. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 067 Language of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language course. Provides instruction on building academic vocabulary, reading, and oral skills by incorporating authentic materials from a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 068 Language of Media and Design 0.0 Credits

High Intermediate-Advanced Listening & Speaking. Develops English as a second language communicative fluency in design-related concepts and vocabulary through the use of authentic materials and experiences.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 0 credits

ESL 069 Advanced Pronunciation and Conversation 0.0 Credits

Advanced Intermediate English as a second language course. Provides instruction on pronunciation, word stress, and intonation. Gives students a chance to improve and practice their spoken communication skills. Placement testing is required. Offered all terms. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 070 GLOBE Business Information 0.0 Credits

Intermediate to advanced level English as a second language. Develops students' ability to read business material, understand key vocabulary and discuss current events in the business sector. Provides instruction in reading and understanding case studies. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 071 GLOBE Business Communication 0.0 Credits

Intermediate to advanced level English as a second language. Improves students' ability to effectively communicate in business setting. Offers strategies for negotiation and provides instruction on cross-cultural communication styles. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 072 Business Site Visits 0.0 Credits

Intermediate to advanced level English as a second language. Prepares students to observe American business practices on site. Develops research skill. Provides instructions and practice in organizing and making presentations as well as letter writing skills. Placement testing is required. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 073 Introduction to Business Research 0.0 Credits

High-intermediate to advanced level English as a second language. Introduces students to the research process of business related topics and exposes them to American culture and conversation through interaction. Offered as needed. 7.5-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 074 IELTS Listening and Speaking 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for academic and professional purposes. Provides instruction in the listening and speaking sections of the IELTS test. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 075 IELTS Reading and Writing 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for academic and professional purposes. Provides instruction in the reading and writing sections of IELTS. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL.

ESL 076 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Test Preparation All Skills 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares students to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for academic and professional purposes. Provides instruction in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing sections of the IELTS test. Placement testing is required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 080 Preparation Course for International Teaching Assistants 0.0 Credits

Intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Prepares new international teaching assistants for their responsibilities in the university. Provides intensive instruction in English language, pedagogy, and the culture of the American classroom. Department permission required. Offered as needed. 18-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 081 Accent Reduction 0.0 Credits

This is an advanced English as a second language course, which provides intensive instruction in the development of speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will practice pronunciation skills by participating actively in spoken interactions and responding appropriately while focusing on vocabulary, pronunciation, intonation patterns, and grammatical functions.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ESL or major is IG.

ESL 090 English for Medical Purposes 0.0 Credits

High intermediate to advanced English as a second language. Develops participants' communication skills in medical context. Provides an overview of the American healthcare system and the dynamics of the different participants involved in the system. Placement testing is necessary. Offered as needed. 2.5-2.5-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 091 Special Topics in English Language & Culture 0.0 Credits

Advanced English as a second language. Focuses on specific issues in English structure and usage. Includes issues of discourse, sociolinguistics, and culture. Placement testing is necessary. Offered as needed. 3-0-0.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ESL 110 Introduction to Academic Discourse 3.0 Credits

The course prepares students for courses requiring English academic communication. The course provides a review of English grammar, an introduction to academic writing,reading, and academic support services. Opportunities to interact with other members of the university community are provided. By departmental approval only.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits

ESL 180 Topics in English for Academic Purposes 2.0 Credits

This course focuses on the academic discourse of a particular genre and/or content area in English for Specific Purposes or English for Academic Purposes.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 12 credits

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