English Language Institute (ELI)

Accredited IESL Courses

ESL students working together on a project

Transitional

ESL 0491 - Transitional Writing

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; emphasizes argument construction/deconstruction, source integration, sentence variety and cohesion.

  • Credits: 3.0; May be repeated
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0492 - Transitional Listening and Speaking

For students of English a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on developing oral fluency, academic listening strategies, research skills, skills needed for group work and academic presentation skills with a focus on academic research projects.

  • Credits: 3.0; May be repeated
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0493 - Transitional Reading and Vocabulary

For students in English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. This course emphasizes the continued acquisition of higher level reading skills needed for university courses, expansion of receptive and productive academic vocabulary, comprehension of authentic American university texts as well as other authentic reading materials of varying lengths.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

Academic Support Level Course (for Seniors or Graduate Students)

ESL 0590 - Academic Support Spec Topics

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Study a specific area of ESL in greater depth than in other courses. Examples: graduate/research writing, business English, academic presentations. Contact Director of ESL Programs.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior