Intensive English Second Language (ESI)

ESI-002  L1 ELA Reading and Writing Skills  (6)  

Begins English reading and vocabulary development for beginner English learners. Builds writing skills at the sentence and short paragraph level, using foundational English grammar constructs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 6.0 lecture

ESI-003  L1 ELA Listening and Speaking  (6)  

Builds a strong foundation of oral proficiency for beginner English learners. Develops basic listening comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and strategies for negotiating meaning through spontaneous communication. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 6.0 lecture

ESI-006  L1 ELA Reading & Vocabulary  (3)  

Begins the study of English reading and vocabulary development for non-native speakers who have few English skills. Emphasizes reading skills in informal settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

ESI-007  L1 ELA Listening and Conversation  (3)  

Begins the study of conversation and listening skills in English for non-native speakers who have little to no English. Emphasizes communicative speaking and negotiative listening in informal language settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

ESI-010  L1 Phonetics and Pronunciation  (3)  

Begins the study of English segmentals and intonation for non-native speakers who have few English skills. Emphasizes the use of phonetic alphabet. Focuses on using segmentals and intonation, in informal language settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

ESI-011  L1 ELA Grammar  (4)  

Begins the study of the basics of English grammar for non-native speakers of English with few English skills. Focuses on using English grammar fluently in writing, reading and speaking. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

ESI-014  L1 ELA Writing  (2)  

Provides practice in the basic formation of the English alphabet. Focuses on writing at the sentential level for non-native speakers who have little to no English. Increases the use of vocabulary in writing. Familiarizes the student with keyboarding. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

ESI-016  L2 ELA Writing  (2)  

Provides practice in the basic formation of English sentences, paragraphs and reports for non-native speakers of English at the beginning level. Provides practice in structure, and in using English vocabulary in writing. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-014 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-018  L2 ELA Grammar  (4)  

Provides beginning level practice in the basics of English grammar for non-native speakers of English. Focuses on using English grammar fluently in writing, reading and speaking. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-011 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-019  L2 ELA Listening Skills and Culture  (3)  

Provides beginning-level practice in conversation and listening skills in English for non-native speakers of English. Emphasizes speaking and listening in formal and informal language settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-007 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-021  L2 ELA Phonetics and Pronunciation  (3)  

Provides practice in English segmentals and intonation of the English language for non-native speakers at the beginning level. Focuses on using segmentals and intonation, in formal and informal language settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-010 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-023  L2 ELA Reading and Vocabulary  (3)  

Provides practice in reading and vocabulary development at the beginning level for non-native speakers of English. Emphasizes reading skills in academic settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-006 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-024  L2 ELA Reading and Writing Skills  (6)  

Builds English reading and vocabulary development for emerging English learners. Builds writing skills at the paragraph level, using clear and accurate basic grammar constructs. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 6.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-002, or both ESI-006 and ESI-014.

ESI-027  L2 ELA Listening and Speaking  (6)  

Builds a strong foundation of oral proficiency for emerging English learners. Develops listening comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and strategies for negotiating meaning through spontaneous communication. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 6.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-003, or both ESI-007 and ESI-010.

ESI-037  L3 ELA Writing  (2)  

Continues practice in the formation of English sentences, paragraphs and reports for non-native speakers of English at a beginning intermediate level. Builds students' writing structure skills, and use of English vocabulary in writing. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-016, ESI-017 or ESI-024.

ESI-038  L3 ELA Grammar  (4)  

Continues practice in English grammar for non-native speakers of English at the beginning intermediate level. Focuses on using English grammar fluently in writing, reading and speaking. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-018, ESI-022, ESI-024 or ESI-027.

ESI-039  L3 ELA Listening Skills, Conversation and Culture  (3)  

Continues practice in conversation and listening skills in English for non-native speakers of English at the beginning intermediate level. Emphasizes speaking and listening in formal and informal language settings. Exposes students to English culture and cultural expectations. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-019, ESI-027 or ESI-015.

ESI-040  L3 ELA Phonetics and Pronunciation  (3)  

Continues practice in English segmental and intonation of the English language for non-native speakers at the beginning intermediate level. Provides practice in using segmentals and intonation, in formal and informal language settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-021 or ESI-027.

ESI-042  L3 ELA Reading and Vocabulary  (3)  

Continues practice in reading and vocabulary development at the beginning intermediate level for non-native speakers of English. Emphasizes reading skills in academic settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-023, ESI-024 or ESI-029.

ESI-062  L4 ELA Culture and Conversation  (3)  

Continues practice in conversation in English for non-native speakers of English at the advanced intermediate level. Focuses on speaking, in formal and informal language settings. Exposes students to English culture and cultural expectations in conversation and oral interaction. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-039 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-063  L4 ELA Writing  (3)  

Continues practice in the formation of English sentences, paragraphs, and reports for non-native speakers of English at an advanced intermediate level. Provides practice in writing structure, and using English vocabulary in writing. Emphasizes academic report structure and conventions. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-037 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-064  L4 ELA Grammar and Usage  (3)  

Continues practice in English grammar for non-native speakers of English at the advanced intermediate level. Provides practice in using English grammar fluently in writing, reading and speaking. Emphasizes grammar in applications. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-038 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-068  L4 ELA Reading and Vocabulary  (3)  

Practice in reading and vocabulary development at the advanced intermediate level for non-native speakers of English. Emphasizes more subtle vocabulary and comprehension for academic settings. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-042 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-069  L4 ELA Presentations  (3)  

Prepares non-native speakers of English for academic communication skills, including presentations. Provides opportunity to practice academic skills, emphasizing presentation and other skills, at the advanced intermediate level. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-040 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-072  Fundamentals of English Grammar  (3)  

Reviews English grammatical structure and examines advanced grammatical patterns for non-native speakers of English. Provides practice in using English grammar fluently in writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasizes grammar in application and linguistic analysis of grammar. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-064.

ESI-090  L5 ELA Culture and Conversation  (3)  

Continues practice in conversation in English for non-native speakers of English at the beginning advanced level. Provides practice in speaking in formal and informal language settings. Exposes students to English culture and cultural expectations in conversation and oral interaction. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ESI-062 or qualifying placement score.

ESI-093  English Language Acquisition Special Topics  (1-12)  

Develops English language skills for non-native speakers of English in a classroom setting, in reading, writing, communication, grammar and/or for special purposes. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture