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Course Descriptions

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) credit curriculum is designed to develop a student's pre-academic language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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El programa de credito academico de Ingles Como Segundo Idioma ESOL esta diseñado para desarrollar el dominio del idioma pre-academico del estudiante en las areas de escuchar, hablar, leer y escribir. El plan de estudio consiste en dieciseis cursos divididos en cuatro niveles de dominio y cuatro areas de habilidades (Escuchar/Hablar, Lectura, Escritura y Gramatica).

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ESOL 0041 Reading
This course focuses on basic reading comprehension. Students practice identifying main ideas and supporting details and employ reading strategies such as pre-reading, skimming, and scanning. Students build vocabulary and learn to use a dictionary. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ESOL 0042 Reading
This course builds upon the skills introduced in ESOL 0041. Students identify various modes of paragraph organization. Students distinguish between facts and opinions; make inferences; and increase reading rates and fluency. Students practice strategies such as context clues and word parts to deal with unknown words and acquire new vocabulary. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ESOL 0031 Listening/Speaking
This course focuses on developing basic social and pre-academic listening and speaking skills. It includes skills such as understanding and giving descriptions, directions, and explanations, and listening for main ideas. Conversation conventions are practiced as well as non-verbal communication skills. Pronunciation and listening for discrimination are introduced through the study of basic phonetic segments and intonation patterns. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

Estos cursos preparan al alumno para comunicarse con confianza en situaciones sociales y academicas. Se desarollan las varias funciones del lenguaje, se mejora la pronunciacion y comprension auditiva y se practica la comunicacion academica y transcultural. Las actividades didacticas incluyen describir lugares y objetos, proyectos en grupo, presentaciones orales y debates formales.

ESOL 0032 Listening/Speaking
This course develops intermediate social and pre-academic listening and speaking skills through situational activities. Students will express ideas and opinions in small groups and learn to understand and react appropriately. This course introduces note-taking skills and comprehension of academically oriented materials. Pronunciation and listening discrimination skills are built upon and refined. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

Estos cursos preparan al alumno para comunicarse con confianza en situaciones sociales y academicas. Se desarollan las varias funciones del lenguaje, se mejora la pronunciacion y comprension auditiva y se practica la comunicacion academica y transcultural. Las actividades didacticas incluyen describir lugares y objetos, proyectos en grupo, presentaciones orales y debates formales.

ESOL 0061 Grammar
This first grammar course covers count/noncount nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, basic sentence patterns, as well as the following verb tenses - simple present and past, present and past progressive, and future. These basic elements of English grammar are necessary for writing correct sentences and paragraphs. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ESOL 0062 Grammar
This second grammar course reviews elements of English grammar introduced in ESOL 0061 and introduces the following grammar and mechanics points: capitalization and basic end punctuation, count/noncount nouns and articles, prepositions, present perfect and present perfect progressive verb tenses, modals, gerunds and infinitives, and adjective clauses. These grammar points are necessary for writing correct sentences and paragraphs. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ESOL 0051 Writing
This course focuses on students writing a series of sentences correctly in an informal paragraph. It covers mastery of standard sentence structure, an introduction to end-of-sentence punctuation, and exposure to basic vocabulary. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ESOL 0052 Writing
This course introduces the elements of formal paragraph structure as well as writing as a process - inventing, drafting, revising, and editing. It emphasizes a variety of modes such as narration, description, definition, and explanation. (1 Lec., 3 Lab)

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