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Courses & Descriptions

Courses are offered in the following skills areas:

  • Structure & Composition
  • Oral Communication
  • Oral Fluency (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Reading and Listening
  • Academic Writing (Levels 3, 4, & 5)
  • Extensive Reading

Levels 1 & 2

Introductory Structure and Writing (6 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for high-beginning and low-intermediate students to build and apply their knowledge of English grammar to complete basic writing tasks.

Oral Communication (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for high-beginning and low-intermediate students to learn general oral communication skills related to listening and pronunciation.

Oral Fluency (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for high-beginning and low-intermediate students to build oral vocabulary, grammar, and fluency through a variety of communicative activities.

Reading Skills (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for high-beginning and low-intermediate students to develop their reading skills in order to become effective learners.

Extensive Reading (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for high-beginning and low-intermediate students to become better readers and to develop independence and enjoyment in reading outside of class. Students read two texts during the semester (1 text for summer session).

 

Levels 3, 4, and 5

Structure and Composition (6 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for intermediate/high-intermediate, and advanced students to build and apply their knowledge of different types of academic writing and the grammar of academic writing.

Oral Communication for Academic Purposes (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for intermediate/high-intermediate/advanced students to learn and practice academic oral communication skills related to speaking, listening, and pronunciation. Academic content material such as American government, media/entertainment, and service-learning is used.

Academic Writing for University Exams (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for intermediate/high intermediate/advanced students to begin learning learn how to manage academic reading and take reading notes in order to answer written test questions on course material. These courses currently use academic content material from environmental science, social science, and American history.

Reading and Listening for Academic Purposes (3 course hours)
The goal of these courses is for intermediate/high intermediate/advanced students to develop their reading and listening skills in order to become successful learners in academic courses. These courses currently use American culture, marketing, and psychology content material.

Extensive Reading (3 course hours)
The goal of this course is for intermediate/high intermediate/advanced students to become better readers and to develop independence and enjoyment in reading outside of class. Students read two texts during the semester (1 text for summer session).

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