All ESL courses are non-credit.
ESL 0105 Basic Skills
A supplemental course for students in the low-intermediate level who is struggling to do well in the Intermediate level courses. 2 hours. Ms. Sanders.
ESL 0201 Intermediate Grammar
A high-intermediate grammar course which includes review and practice using English grammar. Topics include verb tenses, noun phrases and use of adjectives, gerunds, and infinitives, and phrasal verbs. Students will review and expand upon their knowledge of English grammar through listening, speaking, reading and writing. 3 hours. Ms. Sanders.
ESL 0202 Intermediate Listening/Conversation
Students practice and strengthen their listening and speaking skills, with emphasis on correct pronunciation and intonation. Students expand their English language proficiency through conversation, role-play, group and survey activities. 3 hours. Ms. Bitterman
ESL 0203 Intermediate Reading
This course develops effective reading skills through a variety of methods: Acquisition of vocabulary and idiom and focus on syntax will lead to accelerated reading. Identification of the main idea and supporting statements and analysis of context and relationships of ideas will increase comprehension. Discussion of content and paraphrasing skills is encouraged to aid in retention. 3 hours. Ms. Carroll.
ESL 0204 Intermediate Writing
This course is teaches the elements of accurate, communicative writing with a focus on the paragraph as the unit for written communication. Students learn the structure, components, and style of academic paragraph writing and demonstrate their understanding through multiple writing projects. Writing practice is based upon textbook exercises and class assignments in individual and group work. 3 hours. Ms. Williams.
ESL 0204 Intermediate Skills
This course focuses on study skills to strengthen command and confidence in using English in academic environments. 1½ hours. Ms. Carroll.
ESL 0302 Advanced Speaking
Through small group work, personal audiotape recording, class conversation and actual public speeches, students will practice to develop the techniques and skills needed for effective oral communication. Students learn strategies for speaking in general and academic settings to help them with appropriate English expression. Students learn to interpret situations based on setting and participants and to modify their speech in reaction to other speakers’ responses. Skills learned include speaking to and in a group, making a group decision, and public speaking. 3 hours. Not offered 2008-09.
ESL 0303 Advanced Reading and Grammar
This course trains students to become critical readers at the college and professional levels. Attention is given to vocabulary acquisition, timed readings to improve efficiency, and identification of main idea, syntax, relationships, inferences, tone and argument to improve comprehension. Lessons on context-embedded grammar help students to tie rules of grammar to written context. 3 hours. Ms. Williams.
ESL 0304 Advanced Writing
This course develops effective writing skills and prepares students for success in academic writing. Students study the mechanics and rhetorical modes used in effective academic essays. They are required to demonstrate their understanding through writing projects which show competent organization, development and conclusion. Forms of discourse to be studied are: narration, description, exemplification, analysis, process, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, classification, definition, argument and persuasion. Use of quotations and documentation of sources will also be covered. 3 hours. Ms. Bitterman.
ESL 0502 Remedial Conversation
The course is recommended for students who have graduated from the ESL Program and want to improve their English skill. Classes focus on daily conversation and understanding the thinking patterns of Americans. May be repeated. ESL Faculty.
ESL 0512 Pronunciation
Foreigners working in the United States often find that poor English pronunciation is an obstacle to success. In this course, students study the sound system of English by learning phonetics, proper articulation, patterns of stress, rhythm and intonation. Students set realistic speech goals and work toward improving their speech through class exercises and web-based activities. Mandated for most ESL students and open to all UTS students. 1 hour. Mrs. Choi Yoon.