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ESLG Course Information
ESLG courses, English as a Second Language for Degree Students, are non-intensive and can be taken concurrently with regular undergraduate and graduate degree courses.
These credit courses are offered for a grade, which will appear on a student’s official university transcript. Pass/Fail may be formally requested. Each ESLG class is worth 2 credit hours, meets 3 hours per week and lasts 10 weeks. Credit counts toward a student’s GPA but does not count toward graduation. Credit can also fulfill immigration or financial-aid requirements.
Each ESLG course costs $595 and is in addition to tuition paid for regular degree courses at CU. ESLG classes are offered Fall and Spring semester. Classes are held at the International English Center, 1030 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. ESLG class instructors and classrooms are decided at the start of the course.
ESLG courses offered Spring 2014
ESLG 1130 Accent Reduction for Foreign Students
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. This class is limited to 12 students.
Section 1: January 27 - April 9, 2014, Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:00- 6:30 pm
ESLG 1140 Presentation Skills for International Students
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. This class is limited to 12 students.
Section 1: January 28 - April 10, 2014, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:00- 6:30 pm
ESLG 1210 Academic Writing for Foreign Students
Writing instruction and practice in this 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.
Section 1: January 29 - April 9, 2014, Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ESLG 1222 Advanced Written Composition for Foreign Students
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.
Contact ESLG Coordinator
3 CREDIT COURSE
ESLG 1410 Academic English Skills (Undergraduate students only)
This full-semester 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.
Section 1: January 13- May 2 2014, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Note: The English Placement test is not required to register for this class. Registration through Continuing Education. Contact ESLG Coordinator for more information.
ESLG Placement Testing and Registration
The English Placement test takes place Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the International English Center (IEC), and ESLG course registration begins Monday, Jamuary 13, 2014 at Continuing Education, 1505 University Blvd..
See the ESLG calendar for all important ESLG dates.
ESLG Physical Address
International English Center
1030 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
ESLG Coordinator Contact
Charl Norloff, ESLG Coordinator
International English Center
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0063