English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Courses
ESOL 0710 Foundations of Grammar and Writing
This course will focus on basic writing and grammar skills. It will help build writing and grammar fluency for academic purposes. The course will emphasize foundational grammatical structures and the mechanics of American English. It will help students develop strategies for continuous language development.
ESOL 0720 Foundations of Reading and Vocabulary
This course will focus on basic vocabulary building and reading fluency for academic purposes. The course will emphasize Academic vocabulary, word formation, and cultural context development. Students will explore reading through a variety of materials including novels, newspapers, textbook, and the internet. Students will develop strategies for continuous language development.
ESOL 0730 Foundations of Speaking and Listening
This course provides foundational speaking and listening support for students who need help in both an academic and daily setting. Students will demonstrate accurate pronunciation and develop comprehension skills for lectures and discussions.
ESOL 0810 Writing for Academic Purposes
This course will focus on writing and grammar skills necessary for academic success. Students will improve their grammar, writing fluency, editing skills, and ability to write short paragraphs. Students will also learn to use the computer to advance their writing and editing skills, as well as work on formatting documents for an academic audience.
ESOL 0820 Reading for Academic Purposes
In this course students will be introduced to vocabulary building techniques as well as comprehension strategies. Course materials will focus on diverse fiction and non-fiction reading materials prevalent in both career and college courses, including college textbooks. Students will begin to build a strong academic foundation necessary for success in reading intensive courses.
ESOL 0830 Speaking and Listening for Academic Purposes
This course provides foundational speaking and listening skills needed for success in academic and daily settings. Students will develop notetaking skills related to lectures, speaking skills for academic and professional communication, and listening skills for professional and academic communication.
ESOL 0910 Writing for College
Students in this course will develop writing necessary for college. Students will improve their writing skills to write short essays. This course introduces academic research in multi-modal writing including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive pieces. Students will be introduced to secondary sources and the ethical inclusion of those into their essays.
ESOL 0920 Reading for College
In this course students will increase their proficiency in reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition and comprehension. Using academic and professional reading material, students will learn a set of reading techniques to help them become strategic readers and learners. Students will read increasingly longer, diverse, and more complex college-level and expository texts. They will learn to apply these reading strategies to concurrent and subsequent courses.
ESOL 0930 Speaking and Listening for College
This course provides foundational speaking and listening skills needed for success in academic settings. Students will learn to take notes from lectures, to give academic presentations and to accurately understand and produce American English speech patterns and pronunciation.