Classes

The following classes are offered through the English Language Institute:

English for Non-Native Speakers I (Beginning Level)
CREDIT HOURS: 12

Course Description: This course provides non-native speakers with intensive training in basic English skills to acquire vocabulary and apply knowledge of the English language structure and mechanics to understand basic spoken English, participate in oral communication at the beginning level, comprehend brief, simplified printed material, and produce short, clear and logical written text.

Competencies: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Pronounce, recognize and use vowel and consonant sounds of English.
2. Acquire vocabulary needed to express needs, wants, descriptions and activities.
3. Apply English vocabulary to communicate personal information, such as identifying appropriate language in general social situations and using appropriate language to greet, introduce, thank, apologize, compliment, express pleasure, disagreement, or regret.
4. Utilize basic English grammatical structures.
5. Recognize and use English punctuation and capitalization.
6. Construct and respond to basic subject-predicate statements and questions using regular verbs in the present tense.
7. Follow simple, familiar, one-step written or spoken directions.
8. Orally read short words and simple sentences with minimal hesitation.
9. Use letter-sound knowledge to decode simple words that follow phonetic rules as well as recognize a variety of high frequency words.
10. Demonstrate comprehension of simple phrases and sentences.
11. Assess personal growth in language acquisition

English for Non-Native Speakers II (Intermediate Level)
CREDIT HOURS: 6
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ELI 31 and/or placement by
assessment measure

Course Description: This course provides non-native speakers with intensive training in intermediate English skills to acquire vocabulary and apply knowledge of the English language structure and mechanics to understand spoken English, participate in oral communication at the intermediate level, comprehend simplified printed material, and produce clear and logical written text.

Competencies: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Listen to, watch, read, and respond to a range of materials for a variety of purposes.
2. Construct paragraphs with clear and limited topic sentences and
sufficient, relevant and specific supporting information . Each paragraph must contain a beginning, middle, and end with simple and compound sentences in the present, past, and/or future tense.
3. Identify main ideas, supporting details, purposes, and sequence of events in simplified text.
4. Rephrase, revise, expand, and explain oral and written information.
5. Use appropriate spoken and written English according to audience, purpose, and setting, including introduction to idioms, slang and other informal language and formal language
6. Assess personal growth in language acquisition and in using English to
convey and comprehend written and oral thoughts and ideas.

English for Non-Native Speakers III (advanced level)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ENS 33 and/or placement by
assessment measures

Course Description: This course provides non-native speakers with intensive training in advanced English skills to acquire vocabulary and apply knowledge of the English language structure and mechanics to understand spoken English, participate in oral communication at the advanced level, comprehend printed material, and produce clear and logical written text.

Competencies:Upon completion of the course students will:
1. Use English to achieve academically in all content areas by obtaining, processing, constructing and responding to spoken and written forms of language.
2. Use a range of sentence types to elaborate ideas in comprehensible and cohesive passage.
3. Demonstrate knowledge through application of a variety of contexts using writing styles and oral language appropriate for different audiences, purposes, and settings
• narrative writing
• persuading, arguing, negotiating, evaluating, and justifying information
• cause and effects
4. Skim, summarize, draw conclusions, and analyze information received orally, graphically, and/or from written text.
• compare and contrast information
• justify conclusions and predictions