E.S.L. Program Outline and Course Descriptions

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Course Level Description of Level
ENG085

Foundation

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the English language. This is course is designed to help students learn the alphabet, the English number system, basic pronunciation skills, vocabulary development and basic spelling of simple words. Students will obtain the basics of English.
ENG 086

Emerging

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course is designed to help students learn important English phrases, greetings, spelling and the fundamental grammatical concepts. This course familiarizes students with expressing important needs and wants in English, to give simple requests and to use questions in order to acquire new information. This course is designed to assist students with listening comprehension and speaking.
ENG 087    Developing

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph organization and usage of formal English grammar. This course is designed to help students select/write about the main idea, supporting details and conclusion. This course will help students use the correct form of grammar in paragraph organization.
ENG 088 Expanding

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course is designed to provide practice in a variety of sentence structure, complex verb forms and the writing of sentence in context expanding the gap between the study of English as a second language and the effective use of English in the college classroom. This course is designed to improve and practice all 4 skills-listening, speaking, reading and writing and pronunciation skills
ENG 089 Bridging

(225 hrs/quarter)

 

This course is designed for students who are learning advanced level English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. This course deepens students’ ability to comprehend, respond and use appropriately to authentic spoken and written English in a variety of academic, social and professional settings.
ENG 090 Conversant

(225 hrs/quarter)

 

This course is designed for students who are learning advanced level English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. This course deepens students’ ability to comprehend, respond and use appropriately to authentic spoken and written English in a variety of academic, social and professional settings. This course expands students’ ability to comprehend and analyze authentic texts in English as well as synthesize and organize information to discuss and produce essays and reports.

In addition to the above courses, students have the opportunity to substitute the following courses for the Advanced level courses

ENG 091 Business English

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course develops students’ career-related language proficiency, enhances students’ awareness of and confidence in career-related and cross-cultural communication and workplace technology, and develops students’ proficiency and confidence in business situations including presentations.
ENG 092 English Through Current Issues

(225 hrs/quarter)

Students master the language of international affairs and keep pace with today’s changing political climate. Practice English through debates on politics, economics, law and other issues.

The TOEFL preparation course is available as an elective for students enrolled in the ESL program.

TFL

 

TOEFL Preparation

(225 hrs/quarter)

This course familiarizes students with the format of the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). The course also trains students to apply appropriate test-taking strategies in the skill areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing.