Course Descriptions and Schedules

ESL Credit Program

ESLG 1130 - Accent Reduction for Foreign Students

2 credits
Traditional course

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to reduce the accents of foreign students and to increase intelligibility for success in academic communication. The course includes oral activities surrounding authentic audio material from native speakers and digital self-recording online and externally. Individualized feedback from the American instructor is given on a weekly basis. Student accents are assessed for problem areas and reasonable goals are set for each individual. Teaching assistants (TAs), research assistants (RAs), and other students will improve their fluency and obtain a more native-like accent.

Fall 2017 Schedule

ESLG 1130-560
Monday/Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm
September 11-November 15, 2017

ESLG 1130-561
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm
September 12-November 16, 2017

 

ESLG 1140 - Presentation Skills for International Students

2 credits
Traditional course

Course Description:

This course is a follow-up to ESLG 1130 Accent Reduction for Foreign Students. The course is designed to help non-native English speakers continue to improve classroom oral communication skills necessary for effective classroom participation either as international TAs or RAs, graduate or undergraduate students through more specific attention to communicative functions such as presenting ideas, dealing with classroom expectations, explaining topics, initiating discussion, and eliciting and responding to questions.

Fall 2017 Schedule

ESLG 1140-560
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm
September 12-November 16, 2017

 

ESLG 1210 - Academic Writing for Foreign Students

2 credits
Hybrid course

Course Description:

Writing instruction and practice in this hybrid course address the development of paragraphs and full-length papers. Focus areas include organization and style, grammar and vocabulary, and conventions of academic writing, including incorporating the ideas of others and citing sources appropriately. Extensive instructor feedback allows students to become more fluent and more precise in their academic writing.

Note: ITP students enrolled in ESLG 1210 must take the course for a letter grade.

Fall 2017 Schedule

ESLG 1210-560
Mondays, 8:30-10:00 am
September 11-November 15, 2017

ESLG 1210-561
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
September 12-November 16, 2017

 

ESLG 1222 - Advanced Written Composition for Foreign Students

2 credits
Hybrid course

Course Description:

This course involves the preparation, writing, and revising of a full-length academic term/research paper or work on chapters for a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. It features regular practice and instruction in writing academic essays, with extensive instructor feedback. Additional work in organization, grammar, and vocabulary will be included.

Fall 2017 Schedule

NO CLASS SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2017

 

ESLG 1410 - Academic English Skills for International Students

3 credits
Hybrid course
Open to undergraduate students only.

Course Description:

This 10-week course targets undergraduate students for whom a three-credit course is a better fit. It provides instruction and practice to improve academic speaking and writing skills for effective participation in U.S. universities. Speaking includes accent reduction and effective communication through oral activities and recordings. Writing addresses development of paragraphs and full-length papers, including organization, grammar, vocabulary, incorporating ideas of others, and citing sources appropriately. Instructor feedback helps students improve fluency in both speaking and writing. Students receiving credit for ESLG 1410 will not be eligible to take ESLG 1130 or ESLG 1210 for credit.

Fall 2017 Schedule

ESLG 1410-561
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm
September 12-November 16, 2017