Courses

EASL 0021. Advanced English Grammar (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

Presentation of a general overview of the verb, modal, and article in English. Review and practice on compound and complex sentences. Practice of grammatical structure orally and in writing. Not for degree credit. Prerequisite: ESL placement test.

EASL 0023. Reading and Writing I (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Work on improving skills necessary to write a well-organized, thought-provoking essay incorporating paraphrased, summarized, and quoted ideas from various sources. Introduction to several rhetorical patterns. Critical reading skills practice, understanding inferences, and improving reading skills comprehension. Not for degree credit. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: ESL placement test.

EASL 0033. Reading and Writing II (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Advanced writing of formal documented, organized, and thought-provoking essays. Students will learn to read passages/articles in English proficiently and maintain discussion with near-native abilities and confidence. Not for degree credit. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: ESL placement test.

EASL 0041. Pronunciation (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

Students learn to generate native-sounding speech and increase their intelligibility by working specifically on accent reduction, pronunciation, intonation patterns, and fluency. Credit earned in this course may not be applied to the total required for a degree. Prerequisite: ESL placement test.

EASL 0053. ESL Listening and Speaking (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

For improvement of aura/oral skills by international students. Includes the basic practice in fluency, clarity, intonation, stress, and pronunciation. Students give presentations and participate in academic discussions. Credit earned in this course may not be applied to the total required for a degree. Prerequisite: ESL placement test.