The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) credit curriculum is designed to develop a student’s pre academic language proficiency in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Grammar. The plan of study consists of 16 courses divided into four proficiency levels in four skill areas (Listening/Speaking, Reading, Grammar and Writing). The credit curriculum is designed to interface both with other ESOL programs and with developmental studies or college level programs on each campus.
Listening and Speaking
These courses prepare students to communicate orally in both public and academic environments. Emphasis is places on developing language functions, pronunciation, and listening skills, and improving social and intercultural communication skills. Activities range from one on one conversation and brief descriptions to formal oral presentations and debates.
These courses engage students in reading material from daily experience and prepare them for college reading tasks. Each course instructs students in reading skills, vocabulary development, critical thinking skills and the use of resources.
Writing (Co-requisite Grammar)
These courses are designed to help students increase fluency and build confidence in writing. The courses focus on writing as a process through inventing, drafting and revising. Students write for specific audiences and purposes.
Grammar (co-requisite writing)
These courses are designed to complement the writing series. They provide instruction and practice with discreet grammar points necessary for effective writing.