Intensive ESL

Course Descriptions

INTEN 001: Beginning Grammar

Credits: 5.0

This class is designed for beginning international students with little or no English education to introduce some very basic concepts in English grammar, including but not limited to, the present progressive tense in statements and questions. Prerequisite(s): Placement into INTEN beginning level (IESL Placement Test)

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    INTEN 002: Beginning Speaking and Listening

    Credits: 5.0

    This class is designed to give beginning international students practice in speaking and understanding simple English. Students will practice with numbers in various contexts, and practice simple conversation using vocabulary and expressions for daily life, including but not limited to, classroom English, colors, the body, food, clothes, and health. Students will learn to log on to campus computers for email and ESL software use. Prerequisite(s): Placement into INTEN beginning level (IESL Placement Test)

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      INTEN 003: Beginning Writing

      Credits: 5.0

      This course is designed for international students who have had little or no instruction in English but are literate in their native languages. This course instructs students in recognizing and writing the English alphabet and its corresponding sound system (phonics). Students will also learn to recognize, decode, and write selected phonetically based vocabulary. Once students have begun to master these items, they will begin to write simple sentences. Prerequisite(s): Placement into INTEN beginning level (IESL Placement Test)

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        INTEN 004: Beginning Reading

        Credits: 5.0

        This course is designed to instruct students with little or no English education in beginning reading skills. Students practice exercises for left to right orientation, learn alphabet names and sounds, and learn selected vocabulary items. Prerequisite(s): Placement into beginning level (IESL Placement Test)

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          INTEN 010: Reading 1:ESL

          Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

          Provides an introduction to reading in English as a second language. Students will achieve a very basic level of reading fluency. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

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            INTEN 011: Grammar 1:ESL

            Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

            S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

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              INTEN 012: Speaking and Listening 1:ESL

              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

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                INTEN 013: Writing 1:ESL

                Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Intensive ESL Placement Test.

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                  INTEN 020: Reading 2:ESL

                  Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                  S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 010 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                    INTEN 021: Grammar 2:ESL

                    Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                    S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 011 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                      INTEN 022: Speaking and Listening 2:ESL

                      Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                      S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 012 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                        INTEN 023: Writing 2:ESL

                        Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                        S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 013 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                          INTEN 030: Reading 3:ESL

                          Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                          S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 020 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                            INTEN 031: Grammar 3:ESL

                            Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                            S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 021 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                              INTEN 032: Speaking and Listening 3:ESL

                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 022 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                INTEN 033: Writing 3:ESL

                                Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 023 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                  INTEN 040: Reading 4:ESL

                                  Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                  S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 030 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                    INTEN 041: Grammar 4:ESL

                                    Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                    S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 031 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                      INTEN 043: Writing and Editing 4:ESL

                                      Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                      S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 033 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                        INTEN 050: Reading 5:ESL

                                        Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                        S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 040 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                          INTEN 051: Grammar 5:ESL

                                          Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                          S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 041 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                            INTEN 053: Writing 5:ESL

                                            Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                            S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 043 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

                                            Course Level Objectives

                                            1. Write a basic academic essay. [Write a basic academic essay.] 
                                            2. Write a formal letter. [Write a formal letter.] 

                                            INTEN 055: TOEFL Preparation

                                            Credits: 1.0

                                            S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Placement in Intensive ESL. Level 4 or 5 is recommended.

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                                              INTEN 071: Advanced Speaking and Listening

                                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

                                              Course Level Objectives

                                              1. Present a short speech. [Present a short speech.] 

                                              INTEN 072: College Preparation

                                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

                                              Course Level Objectives

                                              1. Present a short speech. [Present a short speech.] 

                                              INTEN 073: Pronunciation Plus

                                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

                                              Course Level Objectives

                                              1. Present a short speech. [Present a short speech.] 

                                              INTEN 074: Partners in Service

                                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                              S/U grade option. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Pass INTEN 032 or Intensive ESL Placement Exam.

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                                                INTEN 075: English Through Movies

                                                Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                                An upper-intermediate ESL speaking and listening course that uses movies for course content. Students improve their speaking and listening skills through discussions, interviews, speeches, idiom practice, and focused listening work. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Placement into Intensive ESL Speaking and Listening 4 or higher required.

                                                Course Level Objectives

                                                1. Present a short speech. [Present a short speech.] 

                                                INTEN 076: Special Topics in Speaking and Listening

                                                Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

                                                Prepares ESL students for content-based college work by focusing on global topics such as sustainablity and cross-cultural communication. Students develop skills in listening, discussion, oral presentations and basic internet-based research. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Placement into Intensive ESL Listening and Speaking 4 or higher.

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                                                  INTEN 087: Language Study Skills

                                                  Credits: 5.0

                                                  This course is designed to assist Intensive ESL students who have received a grade lower than 2.0 in one or more classes for two consecutive quarters and need study skill and content area support. The course will combine study skills instruction and practice and content area tutoring. This course is a requirement for enrollment in the IESL program for students who have received a grade of less than 2.0 for two consecutive quarters. It will also be open to but not required of other students by instructor recommendation. Registration permitted first four weeks as space is available Prerequisite(s): See an advisor (department head).

                                                  Course Level Objectives

                                                  1. Demonstrate basic study skills  [Demonstrate basic study skills]