Course Descriptions

English as a Second Language Courses

Faculty

Program Director: Michele S. Bowman (e-mail: m.s.bowman@csuohio.edu).

Course Descriptions

Note: ESL 095-098 do not count toward graduation.

ESL 095 Intermediate ESL (4-0-4). No prerequisites; placement by ESL Program Director recommended. An integrated skills approach to communicative competence in academic English as a Second Language. The course focuses on writing skills: summarizing and short essay writing with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary building, but also includes academic listening comprehension and oral reporting. It is offered as needed based on enrollment. The class is graded S/U. Return to top

ESL 096 Advanced ESL (4-0-4). No prerequisites; placement by ESL Program Director recommended. An integrated skills approach to communicative competence in academic English as a Second Language; the course focuses on advanced college-level writing with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary building. Advanced academic listening comprehension and speaking are practiced through classroom discussion. It is generally offered each Spring and Fall semester. The class is graded S/U.

ESL 098: ESL Pronunciation (3-0-3).No prerequisites; placement by ESL Program Director recommended. Non-degree seeking students may also enroll. The course focuses on pronunciation of distinct sounds, intonation, rhythm and stress patterns in the English language. It will also address issues of discourse management. Activities will put pronunciation and discourse practice into everyday and academic task context. Homework will be assigned individually based on needs analysis. The class is graded S/U.

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