Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL A045N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
ESL Support for Freshman Composition: Reading and Vocabulary Noncredit  
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL A100; This supplemental class is geared for second language students who are enrolled in ENGL A100 and other college-level courses and need supplemental help in reading and vocabulary.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This course focuses on improving reading skills and reading comprehension by demonstrating reading strategies and building vocabulary for non-native speakers of English enrolled in ENGL A100. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

ESL A046N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
ESL Support for Freshman Composition: Sentence Structure Noncredit  
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL A100; This supplemental class is geared for second language students who are enrolled in ENGL A100 and other college level courses and need supplemental help in sentence structure.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

Advanced sentence structures for English 100 non-native students, esp. clauses, compound and complex sentences. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

ESL A047N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
ESL Support for Freshman Composition: Spelling Techniques Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This course will help students to learn basic spelling patterns of English by focusing on short and long vowels, consonants, consonant blends, prefixes, suffixes, homonyms, and homophones. Students will practice and memorize some of the more common words in English in addition to discussing and identifying some common mistakes that English language learners make in spelling. By learning the sounds of English, students will also improve pronunciation. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only. AVISORY: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL A100; This supplemental class is geared for second language students who are enrolled in ENGL A100 and other college level courses and need supplemental help in spelling.

ESL A048N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
ESL Support for Freshman Composition: Advanced Pronunciation Noncredit  
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL A100; This supplemental class is geared for second language students who are enrolled in ENGL A100 and other college level courses and need supplemental help in advanced pronunciation.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This course is for ESL students at an advanced level of oral expression and pronunciation. It provides instruction in refining pronunciation skills in order to communicate as per the conventions of academic English in order to be able to succeed in Freshman Composition and other college-level courses. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

ESL A049N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
ESL Support for Freshman Composition: Advanced Grammar Noncredit  
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL A100; This supplemental class is geared for second language students who are enrolled in ENGL A100 and other college level courses and need supplemental help in grammar.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and usage of advanced English grammar and to improve grammatical accuracy in writing and to develop strong editing skills for advanced second-language students. Individual attention is given to sentence structure and usage problems (verb tenses, passive voice, word and verb forms) needed for ENGL A100 and other college-level courses. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.