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English as a Second Language (ESL)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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ESL 0159 Public Speaking: Non-Native Speakers (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ESL 0159 prepares students whose academic language is not English to participate effectively in classroom and career public speaking. Students will study and practice public speaking elements and techniques. Conduct some research in preparation for informative and persuasive speeches, which are presented individually and in groups. Students receive feedback from the instructor and classmates and are video-taped for self-analysis. Credit does not count toward graduation in any degree program. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0190 or completion of ESL 0189;
minimum grade of “C”    Lab fee: $11.00

ESL 0165 Navigating College in the US (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
ESL 0165 introduces the non-native college student to the expectations of college life and the specific campus of CSCC. Students explore topics such as student/teacher relationships, study skills, GPAs, and Blackboard. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0188 or higher   Lab fee: $2.00

ESL 0168 Critical Reading Skills (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
Critical Reading Skills is designed to help students master higher-order reading skills which will enable them to become effective and efficient academic readers. Through fiction and non-fiction readings, students will build skills in critical analysis, inferring, note taking and test-taking strategies, and vocabulary building.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0188 or higher   Lab fee: $11.00

ESL 0169 College Reading: Non Fiction (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
College Reading: Non-Fiction helps students gain confidence in comprehending, discussing and writing about freshman- and sophomore-level academic texts. Students are exposed to a variety of college readings in different disciplines.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0189 or completion of ESL 0188;
minimum grade of “C”    Lab fee: $11.00

ESL 0170 College Reading: Fiction (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course gives ESL students an opportunity to read various authentic (unedited) literary works in English including short stories, plays and short novels. Students will explore the plot, settings, structures and character development. Students will build vocabulary as well as analyze cultural settings. Analysis will come through journals, presentations, group discussions and class discussions.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0190 or completion of ESL 0189;
minimum grade of “C”    Lab fee: $11.00

ESL 0177 Spelling Skills (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
ESL Spelling Skills introduces non-native students to techniques which increase basic spelling skills in English. Students will practice spelling rules and patterns, word divisions, prefixes, roots and suffixes.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0188 or higher   Lab fee: $7.00

ESL 0178 College Vocabulary I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
ESL 0178 is the first of two courses based on the Academic Word List. Students read text containing the target vocabulary and work with the vocabulary through various oral and written exercises.
Lecture: 2 hours    Lab fee: $7.00

ESL 0179 College Vocabulary II (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
ESL 0179 is the second of two courses based on the Academic Word List. Students read text containing the target vocabulary and work with the vocabulary through various oral and written exercises. ESL 0179 may be taken first, though reading and vocabulary difficulty is greater than in ESL 0178.
Lecture: 2 hours    Lab fee: $7.00

ESL 0188 Academic Grammar and Writing I (A, SP, SU)

6 credits
ESL 0188 is the first of three academic English preparation classes. It focuses on high intermediate grammar instruction to increase reading and writing proficiency. Students work at the paragraph level.
Lecture: 6 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0188    Lab fee: $13.00

ESL 0189 Academic Grammar and Writing 2 (A, SP, SU)

6 credits
ESL 0189 is the second of three academic English preparation classes. It focuses on advanced grammar instruction to increase reading and writing proficiency. Students write both paragraphs and essays.
Lecture: 6 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0189 or completion of ESL 0188;
minimum grade of “C”    Lab fee: $13.00

ESL 0190 Introduction to College Composition (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
ESL 0190 is the last of academic English preparation classes. It focuses on essay writing.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 0190 or completion of ESL 0189;
minimum grade of “C”    Lab fee: $11.00

ESL 0193 Independent Study: ESL (On Demand)

1-4 credits
ESL 0193 provides individual study opportunities for special topics in English for non-native speakers.
Independent Studies: 1 - 4 hours   Lab fee: $2.00

ESL 0194 Special Topics: English as a Second Language (On Demand)

1-4 credits
ESL 0194 offers students a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in English as a Second Language. Special topics courses are offered to meet the special needs or interests of a group of students and pilot new courses.
Lecture: 1 - 4 hours    Lab fee: $2.00