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ESOL Conversation Café
with Carrie Anne Powell
Practice your English in an informal, conversational manner led by an instructor. Every Wednesday - 4:30 to 6:00pm. No registration necessary!
ESOL033M Intermediate I: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary
with Carrie Anne Powell
Prerequisite: Recommended Accuplacer score of 30-39 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on the writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This first intermediate course is focused on the introduction to the process approach to writing and development of reading fluency and vocabulary. Writing and grammar activities will be integrated through basic sentence structure and paragraph organization. Emphasis will be put on gaining skills to produce a clear and well-planned paragraph through learning capitalization rules, sentence and paragraph structure, & increasing vocabulary.
Required Textbook: Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-466332-6) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)
ESOL034M Intermediate II: Academic Paragraph Writing & Vocabulary
with Anne Clune
Prerequisite: ESOL033M Intermediate I passing grade of a C on the Final Paragraph Exam or recommended Accuplacer score of 40-50 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 2 on writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This next level intermediate course is a continuation of the Intermediate I level. Students will write short essays of three paragraphs or more, using the process approach method. Writing and grammar will be focused on mastering the simple verb and sentence structures. Reading skills and vocabulary will be developed through primarily non-fiction texts. Students will integrate paragraphs with supporting details and examples from the readings into the short essays.
Longman Academic Writing Series, Paragraphs to Esssays (ISBN: 978-0-13-291566-3) and Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (ISBN: 978-0-13-137619-9)
ESOL050M Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation
with Multiple Instructors
Receive instruction and extensive practice in speaking, listening and pronunciation. Learn grammar in the context of speaking and reading.
Required Textbook: Pathways: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking 3 ISBN: 978-1-337-40773-1
ESOL055M Advanced Academic Essay Writing and Vocabulary
with Nelli Dumanskaya
Prerequisite: ESOL034M Intermediate 2 passing grade of a C on the Final 3 Paragraph Exam or recommended Accuplacer score of 40-54 in reading comprehension and sentence skills and a 3 on writing sample. Also, Workforce Development and Academic Success Center staff discretion is taken under advisement.
This advanced course is designed to facilitate the transition to college level reading and evidence-based writing. Students will use the process approach for writing a five-paragraph essay from primarily non-fiction texts, using the basic academic format (effective introduction with thesis, coherent body paragraphs supported by evidence, and conclusion.) Students will also improve their skills in reading and comprehension, grammar and mechanics, practicing a variety of verb and sentence structures necessary for college writing. This integrated reading and writing course will focus on annotation, summary, and critical response essay writing of at least 5 paragraphs.
Required Textbook: Catalyst 2: Writing from Reading, Brems, M. & Jones, S., Thomson/Heinle, ISBN: 978-0-6185-4974-0.