Level 2 - Low Intermediate Classes
English Skills I
In this class you will learn to write simple phrases and basic sentences. You will also develop reading skills and vocabulary. Another valuable part of this class is learning necessary skills to perform well in college classes.
|ESL 022 |
This class will help you build confidence in oral expression. You will learn how you can improve your pronunciation and how to participate in class discussions.
|ESL 024 |
You will expand English vocabulary used in business, social and academic situations through oral and written practice. You will improve your reading comprehension by learning reading strategies.
Grammar Fundamentals I
Grammar classes are great! You review and practice verb tenses, syntax, and subject-verb agreement in a communicative context. You will learn to identify and correct common grammatical errors and recognize common patterns of grammatical use.
Level 3 - Intermediate Classes
English Skills II
This class helps you write more complex sentences as well as develop reading/analysis skills. You will learn how to take notes and write narrative and descriptive paragraphs.
More pronunciation help for you! You can build pronunciation skills in this class and reduce your accent. You will learn appropriate use of idioms, and how to participate in class discussions in an academic setting. You will also develop listening skills.
As you expand your vocabulary and reading skills, you learn how to use appropriate vocabulary in college contexts, develop reading strategies and understand organizational devices (main idea, transitions, conclusions).
Grammar Fundamentals II
In this grammar class you will review and practice conjunctions, passive voice, comparisons, articles and dependent clauses. You will also practice writing grammatically accurate compound sentences.
Level 4 - High Intermediate Classes
English Skills III (parallels English 040)
This class prepares high-intermediate ESL students for ESL 100. You increase your skills by writing multiple paragraphs that develop topics in a coherent and unified manner. You will also read and analyze diverse academic reading materials.
This class focuses on comprehension and communication of spoken English in an academic setting. You learn how to participate in college-level class discussions, learn speech techniques and do advanced work in intonation and rhythm.
You will develop college level vocabulary and reading skills in this helpful reading class. You'll learn how to comprehend prose and non-prose texts, develop critical reader skills necessary in college settings and develop vocabulary and word analysis ability.
Grammar Review I
This class provides oral and written practice with more advanced uses of verb tense, gerunds, infinitives and modals. Intensive practice of using correct grammatical structures assists you with writing in academic contexts.
Level 5 - Low Advanced Classes
Fundamentals of Composition (parallels English 100)
This composition class prepares high-intermediate and advanced ESL students for college level writing. You will review and practice fundamentals of critical thinking and write essays with emphasis on exposition, using a clearly stated thesis. When you successfully complete this class, you are writing at the college level!
Bridge to College Literature
This course prepares students for English 101 by helping advanced ESL students develop the skills necessary for analyzing and writing about literature in English at the college level.
Bridge to College Reading
This is the class that will help you prepare for READING 099. You will read and analyze academic texts in preparation for college-level coursework and learn to function independently as a critical reader in college settings.
Grammar Review II
If you are an advanced student but still have some trouble with complex English grammar, this is the class for you. Practice complex grammatical structures as you learn to comprehend and respond accurately to structures typical of those in college level textbooks and classroom discourse.
Level 6 - Advanced Classes
Reading and Composition (parallels English 101)
This advanced composition and reading course is designed especially for ESL students. While it parallels English 101, it is different because the reading is not literature based. You will receive instruction and practice in expository writing and research techniques.
Elective Classes - 1 unit each
This interactive and lively class introduces intermediate-level students to the most frequently occurring idiomatic expressions - the colloquial speech often heard outside the classroom.
This class continues Idioms I, for more advanced-level students.
This class for international intermediate-level students develops the skills required for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test (listening, writing, test taking strategies).
This class continues TOEFL I for more advanced-level students.
Speech Communication I
Here is a helpful class to assist intermediate-level students to develop confidence when speaking before a group. Students deliver and listen to variety of speech forms.
Speech Communication II
For advanced-level students to develop interpersonal and group communication skills needed in the college environment. Students lead and participate in weekly group discussions.