EFL Class Descriptions

EFL-055: English for Special Purpo

This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language use for carrying out a specific academic task. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved language skills for participation and success within the particular topic area.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-061: Listening/Speaking I

This course is designed to provide the basic oral/aural language skills needed for essential daily conversation on campus and in the community. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary building, communication in various social and academic situations, and various spoken grammatical skills. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and understand English dealing with routine topics using basic syntax and vocabulary skills.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-062: Listening/Speaking II

This course is designed to enhance intermediate listening and speaking skills of non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on the ability to hold extended conversation and on the ability to understand extended spoken discourse. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved listening skills and strategies in a variety of settings.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-063: Listening/Speaking III

This course is designed to increase the ability and confidence of high intermediate-level non-native speakers of English in verbal expression and listening comprehension. Emphasis is placed on listening/speaking skills which would be appropriate for group discussions, oral presentations, and note taking. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully participate in high intermediate-level listening and speaking activities.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-064: Listening-Speaking IV

This course is designed to prepare advanced-level non-native speakers of English for academic and professional speaking and listening activities. Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing strategies of effective oral expression and comprehension of spoken discourse in informal and formal settings. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in activities appropriate to academic and professional settings.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-071: Reading I

This course is designed to help those literacy skills achieve reading fluency in English at the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on basic academic and cultural vocabulary and reading strategies which include self-monitoring, and recognizing organizational styles and context clues. Upon completion, students should be able to use these strategies to read and comprehend basic academic, narrative, and expository texts.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-072: Reading II

This course provides preparation in academic and general purpose reading in order to achieve reading fluency at the low-intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on expanding academic and cultural vocabulary and developing effective reading strategies to improve comprehension and speed. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the low-intermediate instructional level.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-073: Reading III

This course is designed to develop fundamental reading and study strategies at the intermediate level needed for curriculum programs. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and cultural knowledge, improving comprehension, and developing study strategies on basic-level college materials and literary works. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the intermediate instructional level.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-074: Reading IV

This course is designed to enhance the academic reading skills for successful reading ability as required in college-level courses. Emphasis is placed on strategies for effective reading and the utilization of these strategies to improve comprehension, analytical skills, recall, and overall reading speed. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend, synthesize, and critique multi-disciplinary college-level reading/textbook materials.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-081: Grammar I

This course provides non-native speakers of English with a variety of fundamental grammatical concepts which enrich language skills and comprehension. Emphasis is on key basic grammatical structures and opportunities for practice which incorporate grammatical knowledge into various skills areas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-082: Grammar II

This course provides non-native speakers of English with a variety of basic grammatical concepts which enrich language skills and comprehension. Emphasis is on key low-intermediate grammatical structures and opportunities for practice which incorporate grammatical knowledge into various skills areas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate by written and oral means the comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-083: Grammar III

This course is designed to provide high-intermediate non-native speakers of English with a knowledge of grammatical structures that improves academic communication. Emphasis is placed on using high-intermediate grammatical structures in meaningful contexts through exercises integrating the use of newly acquired structures with previously learned structures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved proficiency, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-084: Grammar IV

This course is designed to give non-native speakers of English a full understanding of advanced grammatical structures and techniques. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communicative fluency through the study of advanced grammatical forms. Upon completion, students should be able to incorporate the structures covered in both spoken and written form, demonstrating improved proficiency, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-091: Composition I

This course introduces basic sentence structure and writing paragraphs. Emphasis is placed on word order, verb tense-aspect system, auxiliaries, word forms, and simple organization and basic transitions in writing paragraphs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of grammar and ability to write English paragraphs using appropriate vocabulary, organization, and transitions.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-092: Composition II

This course provides preparation in low-intermediate academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on writing as a process, paragraph development, and basic essay organization. Upon completion, students should be able to write and independently edit and use the major elements of the writing process, sentence, paragraph, and essay.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-093: Composition III

This course covers intermediate-level academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, content, organization, and language use in formal academic compositions in differing rhetorical modes. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the writing process in a variety of rhetorical modes.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-094: Composition IV

This course prepares low-advanced non-native speakers of English to determine the purpose of their writing and to write paragraphs and essays to fulfill that purpose. Emphasis is placed on unity, coherence, completeness, audience, the writing process, and the grammatical forms and punctuation appropriate for each kind of writing. Upon completion, students should be able to write unified, coherent, and complete paragraphs and essays which are grammatical and appropriate for the intended audience.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

EFL-095: Composition V

This course is designed to prepare advanced non-native speakers of English for college-level composition courses. Emphasis is placed on the study and process of writing formal essays and research papers and the analysis of literary, expository, and descriptive writings. Upon completion, students should be able to write and analyze professional and peer compositions and apply basic research principles.

Course Prerequisites:

Total Credits:5
Class Credits:5
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0