Second Language Studies | English Language Improvement
T101 | 10870-26664 | --


This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who need
to develop listening and note taking skills for academic purposes.
Attention will be given to developing strategies that will increase
students' ability to comprehend, predict, summarize and review.
Students will listen to authentic academic lectures and will engage
in exercises that will evaluate comprehension of content as well as
utilization of strategies.  Credit hours, though counting toward
full-time students status, do not count toward the completion of a
degree.

Pronunciation (2 cr.)

This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English
communicate effectively in academic settings.  The class will have a
special focus on creating individualized pronunciation curricula,
along with an emphasis on recognizing and utilizing appropriate
stress, rhythm and intonation patterns.  Attention will be given to
understanding and applying the principles that govern pronunciation
and stress patterns.  Credit hours, though counting toward full-time
student status, do not count toward the completion of a degree.

Speaking Fluency Development (2 cr.)

This course is designed to familiarize non-native speakers of
English with the basic components of fluency that include speech
rate, pause times, and the quality and quantity of connected speech
between pauses.   After listening to and analyzing the spontaneous
speech patterns of native-speakers, learners will attend to the
spontaneous speech of their classmates and themselves by engaging in
communicative exercises in the context of a university setting.
Credit hours, though counting toward full-time student status, do
not count toward the completion of a degree.

Academic Discussion (2 cr.)

This course is designed to develop speaking and listening skills of
non-native speakers of English to facilitate effective participation
in American university class discussions. Students will participate
in discussion teams, lead group discussions and respond to comments
made by the other students on their team.  Students will develop
pragmatic awareness through asking and answering questions, taking
positions and reacting to others’ positions as well as evaluating
their own and their classmates’ discussion techniques. Credit hours,
though counting toward full-time student status, do not count toward
the completion of a degree.

L2 Academic Literacy Development 1 (2 cr.)

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who need
to build fluency in both reading and writing for academic purposes.
Attention will be given to increasing reading speed, reading
comprehension, writing fluency, understanding the writing process
and developing skills in narrative and descriptive writing. The
course will include fiction and non-fiction reading that will
introduce students to American college life and undergraduate
literacy expectations. Credit hours, though counting toward full-
time student status, do not count toward the completion of a degree.

L2 Academic Literacy Development 2 (2 cr.)

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who need
to develop clarity in their academic writing and increase reading
comprehension of academic texts.  Attention will be given to
developing skills in summarizing and evaluating perspectives from
multiple sources, to identify textual features of a variety of genre
and to increase focus, support, and logical development in
expository and research writing. Credit hours, though counting
toward full-time student status, do not count toward the completion
of a degree.

L2 Academic Literacy Development 3 (1 cr.)

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who
already demonstrate fluency and clarity in their reading and writing
skills, but need to develop useful editing strategies to increase
accuracy in writing.  Attention will be given to identifying textual
features of a variety of genre in a range of academic disciplines.
Students will be introduced to multiple style sheets. The course
will include disciplinary readings and require research writing.
Credit hours, though counting toward full-time student status, do
not count toward the completion of a degree.