ESL Specialty Courses

Program Code: 3P39325

This is a focused language program. The program has one required course (ESL Learning Center) and at least one elective course: ESL Pronunciation/Conversation Skills or American Idioms or Writing/Reading or Intermediate Grammar Review or Intermediate Vocabulary Review. Students can choose the area of focus based on their personal goals and needs.

Core Course (Required 36 Hours)36
ESL Learning Center36
Elective Courses (Required 36 Hours)
Must complete one of the following courses:36
ESL Pronunciation/Conversation Skills36
American Idioms36
Writing/Reading60
Intermediate Grammar Review18
Intermediate Vocabulary Review18
Total Hours72
First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ESLA 00136Choose one of 5 elective coures (ESLA 802, ESLA 809, ESLA 810, ESLA 813 or ESLA 814)36
 36 36
Total Hours 72

ESLA 001 1-200 Hours ESL Learning Center

The ESL Learning Center offers an opportunity to practice English through various instructional media. Students learn through ESL software and/or receive individual and group tutoring to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Special interest areas such as Vocational ESL and EL Civics are also part of the instruction. (Apportionment)

ESLA 802 36 Hours ESL Pronunciation/Conversation Skills

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced ESL learners to improve conversation and pronunciation skills in English. It is recommended that participants have English language skills at a Beginning High level. (Apportionment)

ESLA 809 36 Hours American Idioms

Students will become familiar with common American English idioms, their meanings and uses and demonstrate the application of idioms to everyday situations. In addition, students will learn the skills of deducing the meaning of the new vocabulary from context and become more comfortable sharing their opinions and experiences while practicing the target idioms. (Apportionment)

ESLA 810 60 Hours Writing/Reading

This ESL course emphasizes reading comprehension skills while building vocabulary and critical thinking skills for students who are at an intermediate level or high. In addition, the writing component is designed to acquaint students with writing skills required to develop college- level writing techniques by focusing on prewriting, outlining, drafting, revising and editing. (Apportionment)

ESLA 813 18 Hours Intermediate Grammar Review

Students will learn to understand grammar structures in various contexts and practice using them in both oral and written communication. This class supplements core ESL courses or works as a stand-alone course. This course is designed for the ESL students placed in the Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, and Advanced levels. (Apportionment)

ESLA 814 18 Hours Intermediate Vocabulary Review

Students will review, expand, and retain vocabulary words and phrases organized by commonly used topics. Students will work on using approximately twenty-five practical target words per class in oral and written exercises. This course is designed for the ESL students placed in the Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, and Advanced levels. (Apportionment)