ESL Courses Overview

Credit Courses-“English as a Second Language/Academic”


All courses are taught with reading, writing, and grammar.

A1

  • ESL 074 Listening Comprehension and Discussions
  • ESL 075 Grammar Structures and Editing (required)
  • ESL 078 Academic Reading I
  • ESL 079 Academic Writing I

A2

  • ESL 086 Academic Listening and Note-Taking
  • ESL 087 Contemporary Issues and Conversations
  • ESL 088 Academic Reading II
  • ESL 089 Academic Writing II Optional: ESL 085 Grammar/Editing

A3

  • ESL 096 Lecture Comprehension and Academic Vocabulary
  • ESL 097 Academic Discussions and Presentations
  • ESL 098 Academic Reading III
  • ESL 099 Academic Writing III Optional: ESL 095 Grammar/Editing

Optional for Levels I, II, III Pronunciation for Academic and Professional Success (ESL 083)

Theme-based classes (pairs are taken together):

  • ESL 074, 075, 078, 079 Language Learning Strategies (cluster of four classes taken together)
  • ESL 088, 089 US History theme
  • ESL 086 US History theme
  • ESL 088 US History theme
  • ESL 088, 089 Poetry and Literature theme
  • ESL 096, 097 Literature of the Immigrant Experience theme
  • ESL 097 The World of Business theme
  • ESL 096, 097 The World of Business theme
  • ESL 098, 099 Topics in Health Issues theme

ESL Learning Community Clusters

ESL Level A3 classes combined with credit college courses
Taking an LC cluster may exempt a student from ESL 096 (with professor’s consent)

  • ESL Computer Learning Community
  • ESL Psychology Learning Community
  • ESL Sociology Learning Community
  • ESL US History Learning Community