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Intensive ESL

Course Descriptions

INTEN 010: Reading 1:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Provides an introduction to reading in English as a second language. Students will achieve a very basic level of reading fluency. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use reading skills to demonstrate understanding of a very basic text.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of very basic vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 011: Grammar 1:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use correct grammar in very basic sentences.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of very basic grammar structures.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 012: Speaking and Listening 1:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate very basic conversation skills.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of very basic spoken English.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 013: Writing 1:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of sound-letter correspondence.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Write very basic sentences and passages.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Use very basic punctuation, capitalization and coordination correctly.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 020: Reading 2:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 010 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use reading skills to demonstrate understanding of a basic text.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 021: Grammar 2:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 011 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use correct grammar in basic sentences.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic grammar structures.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 022: Speaking and Listening 2:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 012 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate basic conversation skills.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic spoken English.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 023: Writing 2:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 013 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write a basic paragraph on a simple topic.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate use of basic written grammar and mechanics.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Use basic vocabulary in writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 030: Reading 3:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 020 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use reading skills to demonstrate understanding of a lower intermediate text.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of lower intermediate vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Summarize a lower intermediate text.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Express opinions about the content of a lower intermediate text.  [REASON] 

INTEN 031: Grammar 3:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 021 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use correct grammar in low-intermediate discourse.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of low-intermediate grammar structures.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 032: Speaking and Listening 3:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 022 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate lower-intermediate conversation skills.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of lower-intermediate spoken English.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of non-ESL spoken English in selected media.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Discuss common topics at a lower-intermediate level.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 033: Writing 3:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 023 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write an academic paragraph at a low-intermediate level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate use of low-intermediate level written grammar and mechanics.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Use low-intermediate level vocabulary in writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 040: Reading 4:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 030 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use reading skills to demonstrate understanding of intermediate texts.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of intermediate vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Summarize intermediate texts and non-ESL readings.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Express opinions about the content of intermediate texts and non-ESL readings.  [REASON] 

INTEN 041: Grammar 4:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 031 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use correct grammar in intermediate discourse.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of intermediate grammar structures.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 043: Writing and Editing 4:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 033 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write an academic paragraph at an intermediate level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate use of intermediate level written grammar and mechanics.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Use intermediate level vocabulary in writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Identify and correct sentence errors.  [REASON] 

INTEN 050: Reading 5:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 040 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use reading skills to demonstrate understanding of upper-intermediate texts.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of upper-intermediate vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Summarize upper-intermediate texts and non-ESL readings.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Express opinions about the content of upper-intermediate texts and non-ESL readings.  [REASON] 

INTEN 051: Grammar 5:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 041 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Use correct grammar in upper-intermediate discourse.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of upper-intermediate grammar structures.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 053: Writing 5:ESL

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 043 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write an academic paragraph at an upper-intermediate level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Write a basic academic essay.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Write a formal letter.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate use of upper-intermediate level written grammar and mechanics.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Use upper-intermediate level vocabulary in writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Identify and correct sentence errors.  [REASON] 

INTEN 055: TOEFL Preparation

Credits: 1.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Placement in Intensive ESL. Level 4 or 5 is recommended.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the three sections of the TOEFL Test.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify specific question types for each section of the TOEFL Test.  [REASON] 
  3. Demonstrate test-taking strategies.  [REASON] 

INTEN 071: Advanced Speaking and Listening

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate intermediate level of understanding of spoken English.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Present a short speech.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Participate in small group discussions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate understanding of target vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Use target vocabulary in conversation.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 072: College Preparation

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Take notes on the main ideas and essential information of academic lectures.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the main ideas and essential information of academic lectures.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Participate in small group discussions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present a short speech.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Observe and describe several college classes.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 073: Pronunciation Plus

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate individual improvement in English pronunciation.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Recognize difference of meaning in English due to rhythm, intonation, and stress.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English from authentic sources.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present a short speech.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Participate in small group discussions.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 074: Partners in Service

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate improvement of oral communication skills using English with native speakers, in a volunteer job.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate cultural understanding represented in the volunteer site.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Communicate with native speakers about their respective countries and cultures.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Complete volunteer responsibilities.  [ACT] 
  5. Present a short speech describing the service experience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 076: Special Topics in Speaking and Listening

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Prepares ESL students for content-based college work by focusing on global topics such as sustainablity and cross-cultural communication. Students develop skills in listening, discussion, oral presentations and basic internet-based research. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Placement into Intensive ESL Listening and Speaking 4 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate intermediate-level understanding of spoken English (videos, news clips, lectures, etc.).  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of target vocabulary.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Use target vocabulary in spoken English.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present a short speech based on course themes.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Participate in small group discussions.  [COMMUNICATE] 

INTEN 087: Language Study Skills

Credits: 5.0

This course is designed to assist Intensive ESL students who have received a grade lower than 2.0 in one or more classes for two consecutive quarters and need study skill and content area support. The course will combine study skills instruction and practice and content area tutoring. This course is a requirement for enrollment in the IESL program for students who have received a grade of less than 2.0 for two consecutive quarters. It will also be open to but not required of other students by instructor recommendation. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): See an adviser (department head).

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate basic study skills  [REASON] 
  2. Understand IESL and college support resources  [REASON] 
  3. Locate assistance for IESL course content, assignments, etc.  [REASON]