ESLG - English as a Second Language


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014?31 May 2015

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Course Descriptions

ESLG 1000 Intensive English as a Second Language (10)

The course develops basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, test-taking, and classroom skills, appropriate to each student's needs. In addition, students will be introduced to American culture via the city of St. Louis. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2000 Intermediate English as a Second Language (10)

The course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and test-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student's needs. It is taught in conjunction with a content course for which the student will earn 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2090 Intermediate Language Skills: Level I (1-8)

Strengthens listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Proceeds from the basic concrete language to the expression of abstract ideas, with the goal of fluent, correct English. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated once for credit.

ESLG 2100 Intermediate Language Skills: Level II (1-8)

Continuation of ESLG 2090. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated once for credit.

ESLG 2170 Intermediate Conversational English (3)

Helps students improve their skills in conversational English. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2200 Pronunciation and Diction (3)

Teaches pronunciation and intonation of English, considering the particular difficulties of students' language backgrounds. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2230 Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills: Level I (3)

Improves students' decoding skills and increases their level of comprehension through exposure to academic, literary, and journalistic readings. These readings serve as source material to develop the students' expository writing skills. They work on paraphrasing, summarizing, and outlining, as well as on writing essays and reports. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2240 Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills: Level II (3)

Continuation of ESLG 2230. Prerequisite: ESLG 2230 or placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3070 Advanced Intensive English (1-8)

An advanced-level course offered in a variety of formats. Prerequisites: placement test and permission of the ESL coordinator. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3150 Culture and Civilization of the English-Speaking World (3)

Presents the student with a picture of the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the United States. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3170 Advanced Discussion Skills (3)

Helps students express ideas orally with clarity and logic; gives practice in the art of persuasion. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3230 Advanced Reading and Writing Skills: Level I (3)

Develops fluency in reading and writing. Reading for comprehension and using summarizing and paraphrasing skills are stressed. Focus is on writing paragraphs and essays, with emphasis on clarity and organization of ideas. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3240 Advanced Reading and Writing Skills: Level II (3)

Continuation of ESLG 3230. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3310 Advanced Language Skills (3)

Students expand active and passive vocabulary and improve oral language skills through content-based academic work in areas such as business and management, media, and health care. Computer vocabulary work outside class is required. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3400 Test Preparation Techniques for International Students (2)

Gives students practice in taking objective and essay tests. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 3500 Topics (3)

Offers advanced language instruction within a discipline based on con-tent-oriented approach. Issues or topics may vary. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4000 Advanced English as a Second Language (1-10)

The course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, oral discussion, research reading, expository writing, and note-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student's needs. This course emphasizes preparation for graduate/undergraduate classwork. It is taught in conjunction with a content course for which the student will earn 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4050 English as a Second Language Seminar (3)

The course refines research, writing, and oral presentation skills, appropriate to each student's needs. Individual projects and assignments are worked on. The focus is on those skills essential to success in graduate school, though undergraduate students certainly will benefit as well. Prerequisite: permission of ESL coordinator. May be repeated for credit, with permission of the ESL coordinator.

ESLG 4170 Listening and Note-Taking Skills (3)

Teaches listening for contextual clues; stresses role of background knowledge; and gives practice in effective note-taking. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4250 Research Writing and Library Skills (3)

Focuses on the practical use of the library and reference materials for study and research. Students learn to analyze and evaluate information and work through the stages of writing a research paper in content areas such as, but not limited to, business and management, media, and international relations. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4400 Writing/Reading Techniques for Graduate Studies (3)

Teaches students correct expository writing skills, emphasizing organization and support of ideas and the development of reading comprehension. Prerequisites: placement test and permission of the ESL coordinator. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG Course Descriptions (St. Louis only)

ESLG 1000 Intensive English as a Second Language (10)

The course develops basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, test-taking, and classroom skills, appropriate to each student’s needs. In addition, students will be introduced to American culture via the city of St. Louis. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 2000 Intermediate English as a Second Language (10)

The course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and test-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student’s needs. It is taught in conjunction with a content course for which the student will earn 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4000 Advanced English as a Second Language (10)

The course strengthens and improves listening comprehension, oral discussion, research reading, expository writing, and note-taking skills, appropriate to each individual student’s needs. This course emphasizes preparation for graduate school studies. It is taught in conjunction with a content course for which the student will earn 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: placement test. May be repeated for credit.

ESLG 4050 English as a Second Language Seminar (1-3)

The course refines research, writing, and oral presentation skills, appropriate to each student’s needs. Individual projects and assignments are worked on. The focus is on those skills essential to success in graduate school, though undergraduate students certainly will benefit as well. Prerequisite: permission of ESL coordinator. May be repeated for credit, with permission of the ESL coordinator.

ESLG 4070 Academic and Standardized Test Prep (3)

This course emphasizes improving students’ test taking skills, especially in preparation for taking standardized tests such as the TOEFL iBT and PBT. Instruction will include general test taking strategies, grammar review, vocabulary review with an emphasis on academic vocabulary, listening and speaking strategies as they pertain to testing situations, and a review of essay test writing.