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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL 096  English to Speakers of Other Languages  4 cr.  

This course engages Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar lessons to enhance their academic English language skills. The students will be completing activities that are authentic and relevant to their everyday life in both the academic and the professional contexts with intensive focus on reading, writing and oral communication. The course content focuses on text and sentence structure as well as genre awareness. Students will be looking at what characterizes the oral and written genres of communication including appropriate vocabulary and levels of formality. Concerning written communication, students will be working with structure at three levels: sentence structure, paragraph structure and text/essay structure. As for oral presentations, students will be focusing on audience considerations, presentation structure, and verbal and non-verbal tools of communication.