English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/ESOL)

ESOL I Foundations

Class meets daily for students who are in the early stages of English language acquisition. The emphasis is on vocabulary and reading comprehension skills development. (1 credit)

ESOL II Intermediate

Class meets daily for students who are at the intermediate level of English language proficiency. Students work intensively on building their academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. (1 credit)

ESOL III Advanced

Class meets daily for students who are approaching the advanced level of English language proficiency. This class exposes students to extensive reading and academic writing assignments. Students will be able to take college preparatory humanities classes upon successful completion of this course. (1 credit)

ESOL World History

This class combines the study of geography and world cultures with Level I and II ESOL vocabulary skills. Students learn everyday vocabulary as well as the academic vocabulary of social studies. The emphasis is on developing literacy skills. (1 credit)

ESOL US History I (First Americans - Civil War)

This is a two-semester course that focuses on the development of the American culture by studying the past. Studies begin with Native American history and end with the Civil War. Students will engage in analysis of historical events, participate in group discussions, and learn new vocabulary. The course equips students with note-taking, research, critical thinking, and academic writing skills. (1 credit)

ESOL US History II (Civil War - Modern Era)

This is a two semester course beginning with post-Civil War Reconstruction through modern times. Students will engage in analysis of historical events, participate in group discussions, and learn new vocabulary. The course equips students with note-taking, research, critical thinking, and academic writing skills. (1 credit)

TOEFL

TOEFL Preparation is a one-semester course which prepares international students for the TOEFL exam through a variety of classroom activities. Listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills are developed through a series of focused lessons after diagnostics have determined areas that need the most attention. Mini-tests and full practice tests are utilized to gauge progress. Weekly theme prompts are assigned for the essay component. Essays are scored on the TOEFL rubric and handed back to students for analysis of key weaknesses to be addressed on the next assignment. (1 credit)

English Language Learner Writing Center

This class supports all international students in their academic pursuits by providing a dedicated class period during which students can work on their written assignments for other classes and receive feedback from a teacher. (0.5 credit)