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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER
PROGRAM IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
ESL Program Course Descriptions:
 
ESL 11 A--Low Beginning Conversation, Grammar, and Reading, Level 1.
Intensive conversation, grammar, and reading skills for beginning students who are non-native speakers of English. Practice in spontaneous conversation, small group discussion, and introduction to English grammar.
 
ESL 11 B--Beginning Conversation, Grammar, and Reading, Level 2.
Continuation of intensive conversation, grammar, and reading skills for beginning students who are non-native speakers of English. Practice in spontaneous conversation, small group discussion, and introduction to English grammar.
(Prerequisite: ESL 11A or equivalent)
 
ESL 11 C--High Beginning Conversation, Grammar, and Reading, Level 3
Continuation of intensive conversation, grammar, and reading skills. Student should possess basic skills in conversation and grammar and be able to read simple articles by course completion. (Prerequisite: ESL 11B or equivalent)
 
ESL 21 A--Intermediate Conversation, Reading, and Writing.
Intensive intermediate level conversation, reading and basic writing skills for students who are non-native speakers of English. (Prerequisite: ESL 11 C or equivalent)
 
ESL 21 B--High Intermediate Conversation, Reading, and Writing.
Continuation of intensive intermediate level conversation, reading and basic writing skills for students who are non-native speakers of English. (Prerequisite: ESL 21 A or equivalent)
 
ESL 21 C--Advanced Conversation, Reading, and Writing.
Continuation of intensive intermediate level conversation, reading and basic writing skills for students who are non-native speakers of English. (Prerequisite: ESL 21 B or equivalent)
 
ESL 35--TOEFL Preparation
This course is designed to prepare students for the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) examination. It covers Speaking (Independent and Integrated), Writing (Independent and Integrated), Listening and Reading, as well as English Structure. Class meets 18 hours per week, including three hours of simulated tests in the computer lab. (Prerequisite: ESL 21 C or equivalent.)