ESL English as a Second Language

ESL   0090A   Reading and Writing I

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A beginning level reading and writing class for non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0090B   Listening and Speaking I

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A beginning level class designed to help non-native speakers of English develop communication skills through a variety of listening and speaking activities.

ESL   0090C   Grammar I

4 Credit Hours.   5 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A basic structure class for beginning non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0090D   Computer I

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A class designed to help beginning non-native speakers of English students learn how to use the computer as a way of improving their language skills.

ESL   0090E   U. S. Culture I

3 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the customs, behaviors, and attitudes most prevalent in US society, including experiential learning through field trips.

ESL   0091A   Reading and Writing II

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intermediate reading and writing class for non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0091B   Listening and Speaking II

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intermediate level class designed to help non-native speakers of English develop communication skills through a variety of listening and speaking activities.

ESL   0091C   Grammar II

4 Credit Hours.   5 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intermediate structure class for non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0091D   Computer II

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

An intermediate class designed to help non-native speakers of English learn how to use the computer as a way of improving their language skills.

ESL   0091E   U. S. Culture II

3 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intermediate course on the customs, behaviors, and attitudes most prevalent in US society, including experiential learning through field trips.

ESL   0092A   Reading and Writing III

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced level reading and writing class for non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0092B   Listening and Speaking III

4 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced level class designed to help non-native speakers of English develop communication skills through a variety of listening and speaking activities.

ESL   0092C   Grammar III

4 Credit Hours.   5 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced structure class for non-native speakers of English.

ESL   0092D   Computer III

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An advanced class designed to help non-native speakers of English learn how to use the computer as a way of improving their language skills.

ESL   0092E   U. S. Culture III

3 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth course on the customs, behaviors, and attitudes most prevalent in US society, including experiential learning through field trips.

ESL   0093   English for Academic Purposes I

6 Credit Hours.   5 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An intensive course designed for students whose native language is not English. Includes listening and speaking skills, reading comprehension, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, basic grammar review, and writing clear, logical, well-structured essays. Students may be required to pass this course before they are recommended to enter WRIT   0095 or ENGL   1101, depending on their proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): Placement dependent upon successful score on Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency and a writing example.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   0093.

ESL   0094   English for Academics I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide students whose native language is not English with a foundation in reading and writing in English in an academic environment. It emphasizes understanding and producing Western rhetoric through vocabulary development, critical reading, and the writing of several papers, including summary, argument, and writing with sources.

Prerequisite(s): Placement dependent upon score on International SOAR placement testing and/or Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency.

ESL   0095   English for Academic Purposes II

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide students whose native language is not English with a foundation in listening to and speaking in English in an academic environment. It emphasizes improving oral communication skills through vocabulary development, listening to different types of academic communications from lecture to group discussions, note-taking in English, participating in whole class and small group discussions of academic research, and giving formal research-supported presentations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ESL 0092 and placement dependent upon score on International SOAR placement testing and/or Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   0095.