Course Descriptions

ESL 130 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Advanced I: Integrated Skills - WR

7 Credits

This course builds on the fluency gained in ESL 120. It is designed to promote the development of clarity and completeness in students' oral and written expression by massive amounts of extensive reading. Students will carry out a written research project related to a theme of their own choosing. The project will bring together data collected through library research and interviews. Discussion and small group work will play an important role. Nine class hours.

Prerequisite: ESL 100 and ESL 120 with a grade of C or better; or placement at a low advanced level on proficiency test; or permission of program coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas from various narratives.
2.Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles.
3.Discuss ideas using concrete evidence from texts.
4.Summarize nonfiction articles.
5.Discuss personal connections to a text.
6.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
7.Conduct an oral interview.
8.Write a research project.
9.Revise a research project.
10.Correct errors that contribute to a lack of clarity.
11.Present a research project orally.
12.Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
13.Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary
14.Use a computer for word processing, email, library database research, or multi-media presentations.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018