All ESL courses offered by semester are printed in the academic catalog.
All ESL and DEV classes are 3 credits each.
DEV 090 Language Competence Skills. This course is designed for students who did not receive a passing grade on the English Competency Exam. The course provides students with intensive, individualized instruction in university-level writing.
For Native English Speakers:
DEV 099 Developmental Writing. This class is designed for native English speakers who are not yet ready for English 101. The course provides intensive instruction in basic grammar, writing, and proofreading skills.
For English Language Learners:
ESL 108 Listening and Speaking. This course works on developing the skills of listening and note-taking that are necessary in an academic environment. Emphasis is on comprehension of brief academic lectures, short oral presentations and class discussion.
ESL 112, ESL 114, and ESL 120 English Language Workshops I, II, and III. These classes focus on writing principles used in both personal and expository essay writing in order to prepare students for English 101 (a required course for all undergraduate students). Vocabulary enrichment, English grammar skills and paragraph writing are all emphasized, with increased demands on fluency as the student moves through levels I, II, and III.
ESL 121 English Grammar Skills. To be taken with ESL 120 (ESL Workshop III). This class focuses intensively on selected English grammar patterns, with special emphasis on how the patterns apply to the academic environment.
ESL 230 Content-Based ESL. Prerequisites: Completion or placement out of ESL 112, 108 or READ 115. This course develops reading, writing and speaking of English through an integrated approach that focuses on general academic content.
ESL 290 English for Specific Purposes: Topic Varies. This advanced-level ESL course develops reading, writing, and speaking skills through an integrated approach within a particular academic area.
In the past, topics have included: English for Academic Purposes; Business English; English for Science and Technology; English for Translation; English for Education; English through Film; English and the Arts; English in the Humanities; English and the Social Sciences. Check the academic catalog to see this semester’s topic.