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Academic English

Course Descriptions

AENGL 083: Speaking for College

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 credits possible

For nonnative English speakers who want to improve speaking skills for college and careers, including conversation, pronunciation, presentation, and group interaction skills. Prerequisite(s): Placement in AENGL 090 or above.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate English conversation strategies when presenting or interacting in small group discussions for college and career settings.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of cultural influences on oral communication.
  3. Apply strategies to modify pronunciation in order to be understood.
  4. Develop a self-monitor when speaking in order to be understood.

AENGL 087: Language for College

Credits: Maximum of 10.0 credits possible

For nonnative speakers who need pre-college reading, writing, grammar, and communcation skills. Students will be assesssed on pre-college level skills to prepare them for success in college.  Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of pre-college reading texts by applying reading strategies.
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase pre-college reading texts into summary and short answers.
  3. Develop the ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.
  4. Demonstrate an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.
  5. Practice effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.
  6. Identify college success strategies.
  7. Use campus resources to develop personal, academic, and career goals.
  8. Compare diverse cultures through writing and speaking.

AENGL 090: Reading for College

Credits: Maximum of 10.0 credits possible

For nonnative English speakers who need academic reading and college success strategies to begin college courses with confidence. Students will be assessed on college-level reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading texts by applying reading strategies.
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase college-level reading texts into summary and short answers.
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.
  4. Illustrate an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.
  5. Practice effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication. 
  6. Demonstrate college success strategies.
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  8. Compare diverse cultures through writing and speaking.

AENGL 092: English Lab for College

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

For nonnative English speakers who need to improve college-level skills in reading and/or grammar. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. Prerequisite(s): AENGL 90 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by applying reading strategies.
  2. Recognize and develop academic vocabulary to read and write at college level.
  3. Apply knowledge of grammar in college-level reading and writing.
  4. Recognize and demonstrate correct sentence structure at college level.

AENGL 093: Composition for College

Credits: 5.0

For nonnative English speakers planning to take college English courses or classes requiring extensive writing: the focus is on essay development, accurate grammar in context, critical thinking analysis, and collaborative learning. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Utilize targeted steps to develop a writing process and produce basic essays.
  2. Demonstrate American rhetorical strategies when writing college-level essays.
  3. Practice editing strategies to reduce ESL sentence-level errors.
  4. Apply reader input for revision purposes.
  5. Compare diverse cultures through writing and speaking.

AENGL 096: Editing for College

Credits: 5.0

Provides nonnative speakers of English with editing strategies to improve sentence-level grammar within a written text. Students maintain editing logs, focus on their grammar error patterns, and work on a variety and accuracy of sentence structures. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Recognize and demonstrate grammatical constructs and various sentence structures.
  2. Identify, record, and correct students' individual patterns of ESL sentence-level errors by using editing logs.
  3. Apply editing strategies during revision.
  4. Compare diverse cultures through writing and speaking.