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English Language Writing Course Description(s)

ELWR1061 Academic Language Acquisition (3)

This course integrates academic listening strategies, note-taking and academic discussion in addition to other preparation to give English as a Second Language (ESL) students the skills required to fully participate in the university classroom. A general academic vocabulary list taught through listening activities aids students' acquisition of frequently-used terms in an undergraduate course level context. Prerequisites: A TOEFL IBT score of 60/IELTS score of 5.0 or higher.

ELWR1062 Academic Language Acquisition II (3)

This course is a continuation of Academic Language Acquisition I. The course integrates academic listening strategies, note-taking and academic discussion in addition to other preparation to give ESL students the skills required to fully participate in the university classroom. The professor tailors the course to emphasize words and constructions frequently used in the students' major areas of study. Prerequisites: ELWR1061, or instructor's approval

ELWR1063 Course-specific Language Support (3)

This adjunct model course links to a traditional undergraduate content course. The goal of this course is to provide ESL students the language skills and study strategies that can be further applied to other undergraduate courses. Particular focus will be given to the following skills: identifying the main idea of a passage, skimming the reading content, taking appropriate lecture notes, and writing succinct summaries. May be repeated once for credit.

ELWR1072 Academic Reading and Grammar (3)

This fundamental course introduces ESL students to academic vocabulary and provides a variety of tasks integrated with reading and writing skills. Grammar presentation will be a key aspect of this course in order to develop students' understanding and application of grammatical structures.

ELWR1073 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English I (3)

Focuses on basic writing tasks. These include summary and response as well as vocabulary and grammar development. Explores culture-based academic expectations and conventions in communications. Prerequisites: TOEFL score of 61 or successful completion of ELWR1072

ELWR1074 Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English II (3)

Continuation of the goals of ELWR1073 and preparation for the demands of ENGL1030. Introduction to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing) and concepts such as audience, purpose, and thesis. Continued emphasis on development of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisites: ELWR1073, or Instructor Approval