ESLG - English as a Second Language


2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

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Course Descriptions

Global Citizenship Program
Knowledge Areas
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ARTS Arts Appreciation
GLBL Global Understanding
PNW Physical & Natural World
QL Quantitative Literacy
ROC Roots of Cultures
SSHB Social Systems & Human Behavior
Global Citizenship Program
Skill Areas
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CRI Critical Thinking
ETH Ethical Reasoning
INTC Intercultural Competence
OCOM Oral Communication
WCOM Written Communication
** Course fulfills two skill areas

 

ESLG 1000 English as a Second Language Program Level 1 (1-10)

The course develops basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, test-taking and classroom skills, appropriate to each student's needs. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

ESLG 2000 English as a Second Language Program Level 2 (1-10)

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test.

ESLG 2090 Academic Language Skills: Level 2 (A) (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. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

ESLG 2100 Academic Language Skills: Level 2 (B) (1-8)

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

ESLG 2170 Intermediate Conversational English (3)

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

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 Academic Reading and Writing Skills: Level 2 (A) (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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

ESLG 2240 Academic Reading and Writing Skills: Level 2 (B) (3)

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

ESLG 3070 English as a Second Language Program Level 3 (1-8)

An intensive English course offered in a variety of formats. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Placement test and permission of the ESL coordinator. 

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test.

ESLG 3170 Advanced Discussion Skills (3)

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

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

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

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

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test.

ESLG 3400 Test Preparation Techniques for International Students (2)

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

ESLG 3500 Topics (3)

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

ESLG 4000 English as a Second Language Program Level 4 (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 and undergraduate school studies. It is taught in conjunction with a content course for which the student will earn 1 credit hour. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

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. May be repeated for credit, with permission of the ESL coordinator. Prerequisite: Permission of 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.

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement test. 

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. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Placement test and permission of the ESL coordinator.