ESL Level 1 Courses for international students who have scored at the beginning level on the English language placement test administered by the ESL faculty.
ESL 111/121 — Grammar 1: Sentence structure, nouns and pronouns,
adjectives, basic verb tenses
ESL 112/122 — Reading/Writing 1: Introduction to academic reading and
writing skills (paragraphs), with the goal of encouraging student to become
independent readers and writers.
ESL 113/123 —Listening/Speaking 1: Introduction to English conversation,
academic listening, oral presentations and pronunciation skills.
ESL Level 2 Courses for international students who have successfully
completed Level 1 ESL courses or scored at an intermediate level on the
ESL 211/221 — Grammar 2: Advanced verb tenses, complex sentences,
conditionals, gerunds, active and passive voice.
ESL 212/222 — Reading/Writing 2: Academic reading skills, understanding
organization, main ideas and supporting ideas; academic vocabulary
development; writing 5-paragraph essays; citation of sources in research.
ESL 213/223 — Listening/Speaking 2: Comprehension of academic
lectures and fast native speech; reading aloud in public; more detailed oral
presentations and focus on speaking to be understood.