ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE



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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESLP)

Course Descriptions for Beginning Level ESL Courses:
 

ESLP 010  WRITING I 2
Focuses on basic elements of writing-at the word, phrase and sentence level. Prerequisite: TOEFL 325.
 

ESLP 011, 012  WRITING II, III 3, 3
Focuses on basic writing skills-at the sentence and simple paragraph level. Prerequisite: TOEFL 375 or ESLP 010.
 

ESLP 020  GRAMMAR I 2
Focuses on basic elements of English grammar. Prerequisite: TOEFL 325.
 

ESLP 021, 022  GRAMMAR II, III 2, 2
Focuses on basic English grammar. Prerequisite: TOEFL 375 or ESLP 020.
 

ESLP 030, 031  SPEAKING AND LISTENING I, II 3, 3
Develops the student's English comprehension via aural/oral English by introducing the student to American life and culture as well as basic survival skills. (Meets 5 days a week).
 

ESLP 040  READING I 3
Teaches basic reading (decoding and comprehension skills), with special emphasis on life skills vocabulary development. Prerequisite: TOEFL 325.
 

ELSP 041, 042  READING II, III 3, 3
Teaches basic reading (decoding and comprehension) skills with special emphasis on general (pre-academic) vocabulary development. Prerequisite: TOEFL 375 or ESLP 040 .
 

ESLP 050, 051, 052  INTRO TO AMERICAN LIFE AND LANGUAGE I, II, III 2, 2, 2
Introduces the student to the American way of life with a focus on customs and cultures, and holidays.
 

ESLP 060  ESL LAB I 1
Laboratory integrated with Beginning ESL classes. Meets 5 hours/week.
 

ESLP 061  ESL LAB II 1
Laboratory integrated with Beginning ESL classes. Meets 5 hours/week.
 
Course Descriptions for Intermediate Level ESL Courses:
 

ESLP 102  WRITING/GRAMMAR I 3
Focuses on writing, using grammar as needed to improve writing skills. Writing assignments will be designed to review most aspects of grammar on the phrase/sentence level, with an introduction to the skills needed for discourse competence at the paragraph level. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 103, 104  WRITING/GRAMMAR II, III 3, 3
Focuses on writing, using grammar as needed to improve writing skills. Writing assignments will be designed to help the students build discourse competence by working beyond the sentence level-focusing on paragraphs and short essays. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent or ESLP 102.
 

ESLP 112  READING-BASED ENGLISH SKILLS I 3
Focuses on integrating reading skills with other English skills taught from that base. The student develops the skills that they need to function effectively in college classes. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 113, 114  READING-BASED ENGLISH SKILLS II, III 3, 3
Further develops reading skills integrated with other English skills taught from that base. Students continue to develop their skills so that they can function effectively in college classes. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent or ESLP 112 .
 

ESLP 122, 123  CONVERSATION-BASED ENGLISH SKILLS I, II 3, 3
An integrated English skills class based on conversation skills-speaking and listening. Included in the activities will be activities designed to prepare the student to deal with American life and culture both formally and informally through the use of both audio and visual materials, drama, and the media. (Meets 5 days a week.)
 

ESLP 132  ADJUNCT ENGLISH I 2
Teaches English skills and study skills via the adjunct content class in which the student is enrolled concurrently. Students will be helped to develop their vocabulary as well as their ability to read complex material effectively. Writing and speaking assignments will be used to teach the corresponding English skills. Grades will be based on English performance only. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 142  AMERICAN LIFE AND LANGUAGE I 3
Traces American history and culture from a discussion of Native Americans through the Age of Discovery and the Revolutionary Era to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Introduces certain aspects of life in America-holidays, customs, and traditions; as well as some practical life skills. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 143  AMERICAN LIFE AND LANGUAGE II 3
Presents nineteenth century America through its pioneers, inventors, writers, and politicians. Particular emphasis is given to the American Civil War and its influence on American culture. The course also introduces other aspects of life in America-holidays, customs, and traditions; as well as additional practical life skills. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent or ESLP 142 .
 

ESLP 150, 151  INTERMEDIATE ESL LABORATORY 1, 1
Laboratory integrated with Intermediate ESL classes.
 
Course Descriptions for Required Advanced Level ESL Courses:
 

ESLP 202  PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WRITING I 3
Focuses on writing, using grammar as needed to improve writing skills. Writing assignments will be designed to build discourse competence in writing essays. Does not substitute for or guarantee entrance into College Writing. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 103.
 

ESLP 203, 204  PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WRITING II, III 3, 3
Focuses on writing, using grammar as needed to improve writing skills. Writing assignments will be designed to continue building discourse competence. Assignments will include creative writing and introduction to research writing. Does not substitute for or guarantee entrance into College Writing. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 202.
 

ESLP 212  ADVANCED ENGLISH SKILLS I 3
An integrated English skills class which will develop reading, vocabulary, speaking, listening, and conversation skills. Included in the activities will be emphasis on academic vocabulary development and reading, lecture-listening practice, public speaking, pronunciation practice, and continued emphasis on social appropriacy. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 213, 214  ADVANCED ENGLISH SKILLS II, III 3, 3
An integrated English skills class which will further develop reading, vocabulary, speaking, listening, and conversation skills in specialized academic areas such as business, science and technology, social sciences, humanities, etc. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 212.
 

ESLP 232  ADJUNCT ENGLISH III 3
Designed to teach English skills via the content class in which the student is concurrently enrolled. Students will develop their vocabulary as well as their ability to read complex materials effectively. Writing and speaking assignments will be used to teach the corresponding English skills. Grades will be based on English performance only. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 133.
 

ESLP 233  ADJUNCT ENGLISH IV 1; 2
Teaches English skills via the content class in which the student is concurrently enrolled. Students will develop their vocabulary as well as their ability to read complex materials effectively. Writing and speaking assignments will be used to teach the corresponding English skills. Grades will be based on English performance only. May be repeated once to support another content class. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 232.
 
Course Descriptions for Elective ESL Courses
Upper Intermediate and Advanced Level
 

ESLP 191  ENGLISH THROUGH DRAMA 1
Students develop English proficiency through simple drama-one-act plays. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 199  TOEFL PREP 1
Designed to help the upper intermediate or advanced student prepare for the TOEFL test, giving practice and experience in all areas of the test. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 205  ACQUIRING AN AMERICAN ACCENT 1
Pronunciation practice and drills improving the student's accent. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 244  AMERICAN LIFE AND LANGUAGE III 3
Familiarizes the student with American history and culture from the post Civil War era to the present. Introduces recent and contemporary Americans from the world of art, politics, business, and science. These influences will be applied to contemporary living in America. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent or ESLP 142 or 143.
 

ESLP 262  JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BACKGROUNDS I 2
Introduces the ESL student to the backgrounds of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition from the Creation story through the Exodus story. Does not fulfill General Studies Religion requirement. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 263  JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BACKGROUNDS II 2
Introduces the ESL student to the backgrounds of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. It covers the time period from the settlement of Canaan by Israel to the end of the Old Testament period. Does not fulfill General Studies Religion requirement. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 264  CHRISTIAN BACKGROUNDS I 2
Familiarizes the ESL student with the beginnings of the Christian religion from the birth of Christ to his ascension. Does not fulfill General Studies Religion requirement. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 265  CHRISTIAN BACKGROUNDS II 2
This introductory class familiarizes the ESL student with the beginnings of the Christian church from the ascension of Christ to the end of the first century A.D. Does not fulfill General Studies Religion requirement. Prerequisite: TOEFL 450 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 292  CURRENT EVENTS 1
Students learn to study and understand current events via newspaper and news magazines, as well as radio and T.V. news broadcasts. Prerequisite: TOEFL 475 or equivalent.
 

ESLP 293  DIRECTED WRITING-ESL 1; 2
An individualized course in writing. Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent and ESLP 201 and 202.
 

ESLP 294  DIRECTED READING-ESL 1; 2
An individualized course in reading and vocabulary development Prerequisite: TOEFL 500 or equivalent and ESLP 231 and 232.
 
Required Exit Level Course:
 

ESLP 235  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH 1
Focuses on basic research techniques, including: use of library resources, reading and utilization of scholarly materials; as well as summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing information. Taken concurrently with ESLP 121.



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