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Spring 2013 Course Schedule

Course Dates: January 14th-April 29th
Course Cost: $375.00
Registration Dates: November 5th-January 5th

Late Registration **($20.00 fee)**: January 7th-12th
Late Registration **($30.00 fee)**: January 14th-19th
Add/Drop Dates: January 14th-19th
Add/Drop Fee: $5.00

Refund Policy: 100 percent prior to the second official class day of the semester
** Late Registration Fee is Non-Refundable **

Foundation Level

Introduction Grammar Time Day
AESL 0039.02 8:00-9:45 P.M. TTH
Basic communication
(For Spanish Speakers)
Time Day
AESL 0001.02 6:00-7:45 P.M. TTH
Vocabulary Enrichment Time Day
AESL 0002.02 6:00-7:45 P.M. MW
ESL Literacy Time Day
AESL 0003.02 8:00-9:45 P.M. MW

Level I

Beginning Conversational Grammar Time Day
AESL 0041.11 / ESOL 0331.01 8:30-9:45 A.M. MWF
AESL 0041.12 / ESOL 0331.02 8:30-9:45 A.M. MWF
AESL 0041.13 / ESOL 0331.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. TTh
AESL 0041.18 / ESOL 0331.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Beginning Conversational Grammar

This course explores the grammatical foundations of the English language. Students become aware of English syntax so that they can incorporate correct grammatical structures into their ability to speak fluently and write correctly.
Beginning Writing Time Day
ETWR 1091.11 / ESOL 0332.01 10:00-11:45 A.M. MWF
ETWR 1091.12 / ESOL 0332.02 10:00-11:45 A.M. MWF
ETWR 1091.13 / ESOL 0332.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. MW
ETWR 1091.18 / ESOL 0332.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Beginning Writing

This course focuses on sentence structure. Students learn how to construct well-written sentences for paragraph development. Students practice editing written texts by focusing on punctuation skills and English grammar. A primary objective is learning how to express a thought in written form through the construction of one or more correctly written sentences.
Beginning Conversation Time Day
COMG 1091.11 / ESOL 0333.01 11:30-12:45 P.M. MWF
COMG 1091.12 / ESOL 0333.02 11:30-12:45 P.M. MWF
COMG 1091.13 / ESOL 0333.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. TTh
COMG 1091.18 / ESOL 0333.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Beginning Conversation

This course helps students to develop basic oral communication skills. It allows students to practice simple oral expressions in order to gain self-confidence when speaking English. Students integrate vocabulary and correct grammatical form into practical conversation, academic contexts, and professional situations.
Beginning Reading Time Day
AESL 0050.11 / ESOL 0344.01 1:15-2:30 P.M. MWF
AESL 0050.12 / ESOL 0344.02 1:15-2:30 P.M. MWF
AESL 0050.13 / ESOL 0344.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. MW
AESL 0050.18 / ESOL 0344.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Beginning Reading

This course will enable students to develop fluency in reading and text-processing skills. Students will develop reading strategies for improving general comprehension, awareness for text structure, and skills for evaluating reading content in detail. Students will also identify key vocabulary found in the readings.

Level II

Intermediate Grammar Time Day
AESL 0042.21 / ESOL 0334.01 8:30-10:15 A.M. TTh
AESL 0042.22 / ESOL 0334.02 8:30-10:15 A.M. TTh
AESL 0042.23 / ESOL 0334.03 8:30-9:45 P.M. TTh
AESL 0042.28 / ESOL 0334.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Intermediate Conversational Grammar

In this course students become proficient in their use of the present, past and future tenses. Students examine the various types of speech (verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc.) so that they can speak with an increasing level of competence. This course explores the relationship between grammar and conversation and helps students understand how grammar functions in various types of contexts such business, academic, and practical.
Intermediate Writing Time Day
ETWR 1091.21 / ESOL 0335.01 10:30-12:15 P.M. TTh
ETWR 1091.22 / ESOL 0335.02 10:30-12:15 P.M. TTh
ETWR 1091.23 / ESOL 0335.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. MW
ETWR 1091.28 / ESOL 0335.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Intermediate Writing

This course introduces students to the process of paragraph development. Students learn how to develop their ideas so that they can write various types of paragraphs and incorporate these paragraphs into essay construction. Students practice editing, punctuation, grammar, and sentence mechanics.
Intermediate Conversation Time Day
COMG 1091.21 / ESOL 0336.01 12:45-2:15 P.M. TTh
COMG 1091.22 / ESOL 0336.02 12:45-2:15 P.M. TTh
COMG 1091.23 / ESOL 0336.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. MW
COMG 1091.28 / ESOL 0336.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Intermediate Conversation

This course enables students to develop oral communication abilities for life skills and academic objectives. In addition, students engage in a selection of high-interest academic readings in order to promote classroom discussions and debate. Students participate in a variety of classroom activities that encourage fluency and self-confidence when using English.
Intermediate Reading Time Day
AESL 0051.21 / ESOL 0345.01 2:30-4:15 P.M. TTh
AESL 0051.22 / ESOL 0345.02 2:30-4:15 P.M. TTh
AESL 0051.23 / ESOL 0345.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. TTh
AESL 0051.28 / ESOL 0345.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Intermediate Reading

This course will enable students to develop interactive activities that involve oral presentation of information from the readings, oral exchanges of information, and discussion that involves evaluation of ideas including debates. This course builds vocabulary and expands language by improving speaking and writing skills drawn from ideas found in the readings.

Level III

High Intermediate Grammar Time Day
AESL 0043.31 / ESOL 0337.01 10:00-11:15 A.M. MWF
AESL 0043.32 / ESOL 0337.02 10:00-11:15 A.M. MWF
AESL 0043.33 / ESOL 0337.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. TTh
AESL 0043.38 / ESOL 0337.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

High Intermediate Conversational Grammar

This course enhances students’ ability to accurately produce written statements and papers for personal and/or academic purposes. Students learn to write and orally express ideas thoroughly and effectively by incorporating correct syntactical and mechanical skills. Students broaden their understanding of the English grammatical system so that they can become proficient writers and speakers of English.
High Intermediate Writing Time Day
ETWR 1091.31 / ESOL 0338.01 8:30-9:45 A.M. MWF
ETWR 1091.32 / ESOL 0338.02 8:30-9:45 A.M. MWF
ETWR 1091.33 / ESOL 0338.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. MW
ETWR 1091.38 / ESOL 0338.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

High Intermediate Writing

This course prepares students to develop complete essays by utilizing various writing techniques. Students learn to determine the focus and structure of essays by applying more advanced writing criteria. In addition, students write for a variety of purposes such as descriptive, narrative, and persuasive. This course aims at preparing students for university study, particularly freshman composition.
High Intermediate Conversation Time Day
COMG 1091.31 / ESOL 0339.01 11:30-12:45 P.M. MWF
COMG 1091.32 / ESOL 0339.02 11:30-12:45 P.M. MWF
COMG 1091.33 / ESOL 0339.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. MW
COMG 1091.38 / ESOL 0339.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

High Intermediate Conversation

This course gives students stronger communication skills by enhancing their listening and comprehension capacity. The focus is on continuous interactive activities that allow students to engage in practical conversation and public speaking. Students also read various texts concerning current events and other high interest-topics so that they can apply critical thinking skills to engage in classroom discussions.
High Intermediate Reading Time Day
AESL 0052.31 / ESOL 0346.01 1:15-2:30 P.M. MWF
AESL 0052.32 / ESOL 0346.02 1:15-2:30 P.M. MWF
AESL 0052.33 / ESOL 0346.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. TTh
[Course Description]

High Intermediate Reading

This course will enable students to develop analytical skills by comparing and contrasting content from readings, while building a richer semantic foundation. Students will also develop abilities to take notes, highlight, and underline key information for text analysis or content reporting.

Level IV

Advanced Conversational Grammar Time Day
AESL 0044.41 / ESOL 0340.01 10:30-12:15 P.M. TTh
AESL 0044.42 / ESOL 0340.02 10:30-12:15 P.M. TTh
AESL 0044.43 / ESOL 0340.03 8:00-9:45 P.M. MW
AESL 0044.48 / ESOL 0340.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Advanced Conversational Grammar

Students develop a deep understanding of the English verbs system as well as review previously learned grammatical concepts. In addition, students examine complex English grammatical construction so that students will gain academic preparation for study at an American university.
Advanced Writing Time Day
ETWR 1091.41 / ESOL 0341.01 8:30-10:15 A.M. TTh
ETWR 1091.42 / ESOL 0341.02 8:30-10:15 A.M. TTh
ETWR 1091.43 / ESOL 0341.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. TTh
ETWR 1091.48 / ESOL 0341.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Advanced Writing

This course prepares students to write proficient essays in preparation for university study. Students write a variety of academic texts and learn how to compose an original research paper.
Advanced Conversation/Speech Time Day
COMG 1091.41 / ESOL 0342.01 12:45-2:15 P.M. TTh
COMG 1091.42 / ESOL 0342.02 12:45-2:15 P.M. TTh
COMG 1091.43 / ESOL 0342.03 6:00-7:45 P.M. MW
COMG 1091.48 / ESOL 0342.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Advanced Conversation

Students read and discuss texts dealing with current events topics and engage in classroom discussion concerning these topics. Students learn how to prepare and give a variety of oral presentations through the use of technology. Presentations may describe opinions on important social events, academic topics, or professional themes.
Preparation for College Time Day
AESL 2000.41 / ESOL 0343.01 8:30-12:15 P.M. M
AESL 2000.42 / ESOL 0343.02 8:00-9:45 P.M. TTH
AESL 2000.48 / ESOL 0343.08 8:30-12:15 P.M. Sat
[Course Description]

Preparation for College

This course prepares students for all aspects of university life. Students develop strategies and skills that help them overcome the challenges they will encounter during their time at the university. In this course, students look at both the academic and cultural facets of university life to help them gain a deeper understanding of the overall university experience.
Advanced Reading Time Day
AESL 0053.41 2:30-4:15 P.M. TTh
Preparation for TOEFL Time Day
AESL 0080.41 8:30-12:15 P.M. W
AESL 0080.42 8:00-9:45 P.M. TTh
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