IESL Courses

IESL Courses

IESL Placement Test

Upon initial enrollment and at the end of every semester's evaluation process thereafter, students are placed in the appropriate level of courses. Initial placement testing includes listening, reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. A interview is conducted to judge speaking fluency.

Students are registered for IESL courses through the Office of Student Records and Registration and the Humanities Department.

Class sizes are small. They vary depending on the level—some classes have as little as six students. The maximum class size for IESL is 15, and that is usually at the Advanced and Transitional levels. Transitional level students may take one or more academic classes. Advising for these courses is provided by both the IESL program and the academic department’s advisor.

IESL Courses

The IESL program offers a number of English language courses that range from intermediate to academic support.

Intermediate Level Courses

Intermediate I Level Courses

  • ESL 0310 – Intermediate Reading I
  • ESL 0311 – Intermediate Vocabulary I
  • ESL 0320 – Intermediate Writing I
  • ESL 0330 – Intermediate Listening and Speaking I
  • ESL 0331 – Intermediate Pronunciation I
  • ESL 0340 – Intermediate Communicative Grammar

 

Intermediate II Level Courses

  • ESL 0350 – Intermediate Reading II
  • ESL 0351 – Intermediate Vocabulary II
  • ESL 0360 – Intermediate Writing II
  • ESL 0370 – Intermediate Listening and Speaking II
  • ESL 0371 – Intermediate Pronunciation II
  • ESL 0380 – Intermediate Communicative Grammar II
  • ESL 0399 – Intermediate Independent Study

Advanced Level Courses

Advanced I Level Courses

  • ESL 0410 – Advanced Reading I
  • ESL 0411 – Advanced Vocabulary I
  • ESL 0420 – Advanced Writing I
  • ESL 0430 – Advanced Listening and Speaking I
  • ESL 0431 – Advanced Pronunciation I
  • ESL 0440 – Advanced Communicative Grammar I

 

Advanced II Level Courses

  • ESL 0450 – Advanced Reading II
  • ESL 0451 – Advanced Vocabulary II
  • ESL 0460 – Advanced Writing II
  • ESL 0470 – Advanced Listening and Speaking II
  • ESL 0471 – Advanced Pronunciation II
  • ESL 0480 – Advanced Communicative Grammar II
  • ESL 0499 – Advanced Independent Study

English for Specific Purposes

English for Specific Purposes Courses

  • ESL 0390 – Intermediate Special Topics
  • ESL 0412 – Advanced English for Business
  • ESL 0413 – Advanced English for Engineering
  • ESL 0414 – Advanced English for Math
  • ESL 0415 – Advanced English for Science
  • ESL 0490 – Advanced Special Topics

Transitional Level Courses

Transitional Courses

  • ESL 0491 – Transitional Writing
  • ESL 0492 – Transitional Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 0493 – Transitional Reading and Vocabulary

Academic Support Level Courses (for Seniors or Graduate Students)

Academic Support Level Courses

  • ESL 0520 – Academic Support Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 0495 – TOEFL Preparation
  • ESL 0560 – Research Writing I
  • ESL 0560 – Research Writing II
  • ESL 0590 – Academic Support Special Topics
  • ESL 0599 – Academic Support Independent Study