English As A Second Language (ESL)

ESL 41. Composition II. (4 Credits)

Provides further instruction and practice in the writing process and introduces advanced language patterns. Includes practice in developing and improving writing strategies. Lecture 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: Requires a sense of paragraph structure and development, appropriate use of verb forms, and command of basic sentence structures with some coordination and subordination, as indicated by a placement test and writing sample, or teacher recommendation from a previous level.

ESL 42. Reading II. (6 Credits)

Improves students reading proficiency to a level that would allow students to function adequately in the ESL 52 reading class and other college courses. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level. Co-requisite: CST 110.

ESL 52. Reading III. (4 Credits)

Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization, summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions, evaluate generalizations, recognize differences between facts and opinions, and introduces other advanced comprehension strategies. May also include comprehensive library skills. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves students reading proficiency to a level that would allow students to succeed in certificate and degree programs. Lecture 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level.

ESL 95. Topics in ESL. (2 Credits)

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week.