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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Course Descriptions

**As seen in the 2005-2006 Catalog
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ESLG 0071 - Basic Grammar

This course focuses on basic grammatical forms, including word order, articles, prepositions, spelling, punctuation, sentence building, and sentence structure.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL Listening/Speaking and or ESLR Reading/Vocabulary. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment.
Prerequisite: Placement from ESOL skills assessment.
Offered: On demand.

ESLG 0081 - Intermediate Grammar

This course develops understanding of simple and compound sentences including modification with adjectives, adverbs, noun phrases, past and future verb tenses, comparatives, prepositions, and articles. It includes writing paragraphs in preparation for the essay process.
Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESLR Reading/Vocabulary and or ESLL Listening/Speaking. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment test.
Prerequisite: ESLG 0071 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

ESLG 0091 - Advanced Grammar

This course focuses on writing fluency through exposure and practice of using compound and complex sentence patterns used in standard written English. Noun, adjectival and adverbial clauses, and modals are studied.
Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESLL Listening/Speaking and or ESLR Reading/Vocabulary. Skill level as determined by ESOL skills assessment test.
Prerequisite: ESLG 0081 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

ESLG 0095 - Writing

This course focuses on refining organizational and editing skills and individual needs of the students who earned a “C” or better in ESLG 0091 and ESLR 0092 but did not pass the Departmental Essay Competency Exam.
Offered: On demand.

ESLL 0070 - Basic Listening and Speaking

The course focuses on comprehending and conducting brief conversations supported by clues in context, as well as letter and word pronunciation.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLG Grammar/Writing and or ESLR Reading/Vocabulary. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment.
Prerequisite: Placement from ESOL skills assessment.
Offered: On demand.

ESLL 0080 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking

This course focuses on producing and understanding conversations about self, basic academic and/or occupational interests and situations, and multiple verb tenses.
Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESLG Grammar/Writing and or ESLR Reading/Vocabulary.
Prerequisite: ESLL 0070 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

ESLL 0090 - Advanced Listening and Speaking

This course focuses on complex discussions and understanding of academic, social, and/or business lectures. Advanced idiomatic expressions, inferences and emotional overtones are studied, as well as shifts in registers, reductions, blends, and American Culture protocols.
Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESLG Grammar/Writing and or ESLR Reading/Vocabulary. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment test.
Prerequisite: ESLL 0080 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

ESLR 0072 - Basic Reading and Vocabulary

This course focuses on reading short simple sentences supported by pictures, present, past, and future tense forms, common idioms, drawing simple contextual conclusions, and content based vocabulary.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLG Grammar/Writing and or ESLL Listening/Speaking. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment.
Prerequisite: Placement from ESOL skills assessment.
Offered: On demand.

ESLR 0082 - Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary

This course focuses on the use of contextual clues to predict meaning and ideas within a paragraph. Limited occupational, academic, internet, or news items are studied, as well as skimming, scanning, distinguishing between main and supporting ideas, and developing spelling and vocabulary skills through the use of key terms in readings.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLG Grammar/Writing and or ESLL Listening/Speaking.
Prerequisite: ESLR 0072 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

ESLR 0092 - Advanced Reading and Vocabulary

This course focuses on understanding contextual meaning, word forms, synonyms, and connotation. Distinction between fact and opinion in writing is studied, as well as paraphrasing sentences, and reading articles, periodicals, academic texts with more abstract and grammatical complexity, and internet research.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL Listening/Speaking and or ESLG Grammar/Writing. Skill level to be determined by ESOL skills assessment.
Prerequisite: ESLR 0082 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the ESOL placement test.
Offered: On demand.

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