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English as a Second Language / Teaching ESL

EAP 0200   BASIC LISTENING/SPEAKING

credits: 3  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. This course is offered to students with an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. The course develops the students’ ability to comprehend spoken English at a normal rate of speech and to express themselves accurately in a variety of situations. Emphasis is on listening for content, intonation, and rhythm patterns, imitating native speakers of English, and choosing appropriate expressions to handle everyday social encounters. 62 contact hours.

EAP 0295   BASIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I

credits: 9  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. This course is offered to students with an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. This course is for non-native speakers of English and is the first of the five ESL courses in written English. It is designed to develop skills in vocabulary, reading, grammar, and writing. In this course, students develop writing skills in the context of guided discourse on personal topics with an emphasis on logical thought and mechanics, and they learn to control basic grammatical structures and statement/question patterns. They also develop the ability to comprehend written text appropriate to this level with emphasis on developing reading skills and vocabulary. A variety of American and cross-cultural topics are discussed. 137 contact hours.

EAP 0300   INTERMEDIATE LISTENING/SPEAKING I

credits: 3  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. Prerequisite: EAP 0200 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. In this course students will further develop the ability to comprehend spoken English and to express themselves more accurately and fluently on a variety of social and academic topics. They develop speaking and listening skills necessary for participating in classroom discussions with an emphasis on clarification through rewording and asking questions. Emphasis is on active listening for discrete points and main ideas and summarizing. 62 contact hours.

EAP 0395   BASIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II

credits: 9  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. Prerequisite: EAP 0295 or appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. This college preparatory course for non-native speakers of English is the second of the four ESL courses in written English. It is designed to develop skills in vocabulary, reading, grammar, and writing. A variety of American and cross-cultural topics are discussed. 137 contact hours.

EAP 0400   INTERMEDIATE LISTENING/SPEAKING II

credits: 3  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. Prerequisite: EAP 0300 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. In this course students will continue to develop speaking and listening skills necessary for participation in classroom discussions, oral presentations, and an introduction to critical listening skills. Emphasis is on active listening for discrete points and main ideas, note taking, summarizing, and giving prepared and extemporaneous speeches. 62 contact hours.

EAP 0495   INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

credits: 9  
College Preparatory Credits (0000 designations) may not be used toward graduation credits. Prerequisite: EAP 0395 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. The third of five ESL courses, this college preparatory course is designed to enhance basic skills in reading, writing, structure, and vocabulary building. Students develop the ability to write more sophisticated structured academic paragraphs in various rhetorical modes and execute other academic writing tasks. They continue to develop academic reading abilities, including texts on contemporary and literary topics with an emphasis on extensive reading and the enhancement of critical reading skills. They also develop the ability to use intermediate-level grammatical structures appropriate to classroom discussion, oral presentation and writing of more sophisticated academic paragraphs with an emphasis on increased accuracy. Group interaction, critical thinking skills, and appreciation of cultural differences in learning approaches are incorporated in instructional techniques. 137 contact hours.

EAP 1500   ADVANCED LISTENING/SPEAKING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: EAP 0400 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. Students enhance their aural comprehension skills in both academic and social settings by listening to taped lectures and news broadcasts, radio and television shows, and guest speakers. They develop communication, organization and pronunciation skills necessary for effective academic presentation and discussion with an introduction to lecture note taking. Emphasis is also placed on accent reduction as students focus on sound discrimination and oral production of English. Oral communication skills are further developed as students practice interviewing, summarizing, and giving presentations and take part in group problem-solving activities. 62 contact hours. (A total of 12 credits from EAP 1695 and EAP 1500 can be used for graduation credit.)

EAP 1501   ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: EAP 0400 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL or by permission of the program director. This course is designed to improve students' pronunciation of American English, including stress, rhythm, and intonation. Students analyze the phonetic structure of vowel and consonant sounds and practice correctly pronouncing sounds and patterns in context. 47 contact hours.

EAP 1595   ADVANCED ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I

credits: 9  
Prerequisite: EAP 0495 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. The fourth of five ESL courses, this college preparatory course is designed to enhance advanced skills in reading, writing, structure, and vocabulary building. Students develop the ability to write structured academic essays with an emphasis on accuracy and cohesiveness and execute other academic writing tasks. They develop the ability to comprehend lengthier texts on diverse academic topics by applying appropriate reading strategies, and they develop the ability to use complex grammatical structures appropriate to effective academic discourse, including discussions and essays. Group interaction, critical thinking skills, and appreciation of cultural differences in learning approaches are incorporated in instructional techniques. 137 contact hours. (NOTE: Credit for EAP 1595 cannot be used toward graduation.)

EAP 1695   ADVANCED ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II

credits: 9  
Prerequisite: EAP 1595 or an appropriate score on the standardized placement test for ESL. As the last course in English as a Second Language, this component is designed to increase and refine skills in reading speed, comprehension and retention; in writing organization, fluency, clarity and style; and in understanding and applying advanced grammatical concepts to enhance both comprehension and expression in English. Group interaction, critical thinking skills and appreciation of cultural differences in learning approaches are incorporated in instructional techniques. 137 contact hours. (A total of 12 credits from EAP 1695 and EAP 1500 can be used for graduation credit.)

EAP 1696L   ESL LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Corequisite: ENC 1101. This course is a learning support laboratory for ESL students who have successfully completed EAP 1695 (Advanced English as a Second Language) with a letter grade of C or who have permission of the Program Director. The laboratory will assist students in identifying and correcting specific weaknesses in English language skills and composing skills. With individualized tutorial instruction, students will revise essays written for the co-requisite course. Additional learning activities will be assigned as needed for review and reinforcement and must be completed satisfactorily. 32 contact hours. (This course does not count toward graduation credit.)

TSL 3080   ESOL ISSUES: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES I K-12

credits: 3  

Prerequisite:

Admission to Secondary Science Education BS, or
Educational Studies BS, or
Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Elementary Education with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Exceptional Student Education with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Middle Grades Mathematics Education BS, or
Middle Grades Science Education BS, or
Secondary Mathematics Education BS, or
Elementary Education EPI, or
Exceptional Education EPI, or
Secondary Math EPI, or
Middle Grades Math EPI, or
Middle Grades Science EPI, or
Secondary Science EPI, or
Initial Certification.

This course is an introduction to the issues, principles, and practices of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It provides the foundation of knowledge necessary to meet the instructional needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students. Students will have 15 hours of field experience. The five ESOL Domains will be assessed in this course. Students will have 15 hours of field experience. 47 contact hours.

TSL 4081   ESOL ISSUES: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES II K-12

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: TSL 3080 and

Admission to Educational Studies BS, or
Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3) with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Elementary Education with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Elementary Education with Infused ESOL BS, or
Exceptional Student Education with Infused ESOL and Reading BS, or
Elementary Education EPI, or
Exceptional Student Education EPI, or
Secondary Math EPI, or
Middle Grades Math EPI, or
Middle Grades Science EPI, or
Secondary Science EPI.

This course is designed to serve as the culminating experience in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) for the education major. Its main goal is to make the connection between theory and practice. Special attention will be given to the areas of cross-cultural communications, second language acquisition theory and methods of teaching English language learners (ELLs).The 5 ESOL Domains are comprehensively covered throughout this course. 15 hours of field experiences. 47 contact hours.

TSL 4140   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN ESOL

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to EPI-CT or ICERT-NO or RCERT-NO. This course will survey cross-cultural communication and understanding, testing and evaluation, curriculum, and methods of teaching ESOL to meet the needs to Limited English Proficiency students. Students will have 15 hours of field experience. Contact hours: 47

 


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