Catalogue: Traditional Program: English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Director Leavelle

Students enrolled in ESL may receive up to 12 hours of foreign language credits for their total degree requirements. Permission to do so is granted through the Department of Foreign Languages and the English Department.

Beginning Level
091 Beginning English Language (3) For ESL students who have limited vocabulary and little knowledge of English.
This course focuses on basic beginning English, focusing on development of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and writing. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
092 Beginning Reading/Vocabulary (3) For ESL students who have limited vocabulary and little knowledge of English.
This course introduces students to necessary vocabulary to read simple sentences in everyday situations, building gradually to more intermediate vocabulary. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
093 Beginning Listening (3) For ESL students who comprehend less than 50% of aural English.
This course is designed to coordinate with the beginning writing and reading classes to build student listening comprehension through a variety of listening activities including dictation. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
090 Beginning Conversation and Idioms (3) For students whose conversational English is very limited.
This course is designed to introduce students to basic dialogues of everyday English and aid them in using these in controlled and then communicative situations. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week (per course).
Intermediate Level
110 Intermediate Writing/Grammar (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but are not ready to write essays.
This course focuses on the grammar and writing of paragraphs, building confidence with the basic tenses and adding the other perfects and subjunctive tenses as well as more compound and complex sentence structures. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
120 Intermediate Reading/Culture (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to read advanced level texts.
This course develops students reading skills to a level equal to 8th grade, using reading In context to build passive and active vocabulary. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
130 Intermediate Listening/Notetaking (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to comprehend lectures at advanced level texts.
This course develops students ability to focus in longer and longer listening situations through activities including dictation, notetaking practice, and games. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
140 Intermediate Conversation/Idioms (3) For students who have completed beginning English work, but who are not able to understand native speakers in conversation.
This course continues development of students’ conversational skills through dialogue and idioms. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
Advanced Level
150 Advanced Writing and Grammar (3): For students for whom English is a second language.
This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in writing skills before enrolling in ENG 101. For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements. Must be passed with a C- or above. Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of two hours per week.