Apr 15, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

ESL 153 - English as a Second Language— Advanced


3 credit(s)
The purpose of this course is to help students attain mastery of the English language in order to achieve academic success at the university level. Students build strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension while improving vocabulary.They focus on the structure of American English as it is used for reading, writing, and speaking, especially in an academic context. Students listen to lectures and take notes, give oral presentations, and participate in group discussions. Focus is on several forms of academic writing: journal, summary, essay writing; scholarly reports or research papers are also introduced. Final assessment is in the form of a portfolio for review and the TOEFL exam, on which a student must achieve a grade of 550.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL score of 500/173– 549/212 and/or successful completion of ESL 052 .


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