Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ESL093High Inter ESL Listening/Conv3For intermediate-level students to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and to develop the listening and speaking skills needed to communicate in diverse settings. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.Loading...
ESL094Adv ESL Listen/Convers Skills3For advanced students to develop fluency in English and to improve the listening and conversation skills needed for careers and academic study. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises.Loading...
ESL095Communicative Grammar for ESL3This course provides non-native students of English with intensive practices in advanced English grammar. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan TestLoading...
ESL096Read English as a 2nd Language3This course is designed for nonnative speakers of English. Reading comprehension skills are developed through vocabulary work, guided reading activities and discussion. Reading material is intellectually stimulating but not beyond the student's level of comprehension. Cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan TestLoading...
ESL097Intro to Writing Skills-ESL3This course introduces students to the mechanics of paragraph writing. It teachers rhetoric and sentences structure, using a step-by-step approach, high-interest modal, and varied practices. Students are guided through the writing process to produce well organized and adequately developed paragraphs and essays.Loading...
ESL103Advanced Academic ESL Grammar4This is an advanced-level academic English grammar course for students whose first language is not English. This course emphasizes the usage of systematic functional grammar through the practice of studying the complex grammatical structures used in authentic academic settings integrated with writing skills. This course addresses the linguistic and instructional needs of nonnative English-speaking students. It may be taken concurrently with carefully selected college courses. Prerequisite: 81 or above on ESL Test in ACCUPLACER.Loading...
ESL104Advanced Academic ESL Writing3This course develops academic writing skills for students whose first language is not English. The course emphasizes familiarizing students with writing academic essays. This course addresses the linguistic and instructional needs of non-native English-speaking students. It focuses on essay expansion and modification, the writing process and developing research skills. It may be taken concurrently with carefully selected college courses. Prerequisite: 81 or above on ESL Test in ACCUPLACER.Loading...
ESL107Advanced Academic ESL Reading3This course addresses academic needs of advanced non-native English language students by exposing them to engaging traditional and multicultural literary works to further immerse them in a scholarly environment. Through appreciation and interpretation of a culturally diverse range of fiction, poetry, and drama students relate their immigrant experiences to the literary world while working at an advanced level of academic English. Prerequisite: 81 or above on Reading ESL ACCUPLACER test.Loading...
ESL160ESL Multicultural Literature3This course addresses the academic needs of advanced nonnative English language students by exposing them to engaging traditional and multicultural literary works to further immerse them in a scholarly environment. Through appreciation and interpretation of a culturally diverse range of fiction, poetry, and drama, students relate their immigrant experiences to the literary world while working at an advanced level of academic English. Prerequisite: 84 or above on Reading ESL COMPASS testLoading...