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ESL 089: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, BEGINNING LITERACY LEVEL

3 hrs. (ESL)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on a standardized ESL test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College

This course is designed for students with little or no English-speaking proficiency. It centers on developing the basic skills needed to function in everyday American life. Repeatable up to three times.

ESL 090: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, BEGINNING LEVEL

4 hrs. (ABE)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on a standardized ESL test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College

This course centers on developing basic vocabulary and grammar skills and understanding idioms using the English language in simple dialogues, reading, and writing. Repeatable up to three times.

ESL 092: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

4 hrs. (ESL)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on a standardized ESL test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College

This course centers on developing more advanced vocabulary and grammar skills and understanding of idioms using the English language in dialogues, reading, and writing. Repeatable up to three times.

ESL 093: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

4 hrs. (ESL)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on a standardized ESL test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College

This course is designed to help the student further develop the English reading and writing skills necessary to transition to an ABE-level communication skills course or to a more advanced ESL course. This course is repeatable up to three times.

ESL 104: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, ORAL LANGUAGE COMPONENT, ADVANCED LEVEL

3 hrs. (ESL)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on standardized ESL test or department approval

This course is the final level of the ESL oral language component. While building on skills previously acquired, this course emphasizes the oral skills necessary to survival in the college classroom. This course is repeatable up to three times.

ESL 105: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, WRITTEN LANGUAGE COMPONENT, ADVANCED LEV

3 hrs. (ESL)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on standardized ESL test or department approval

This course stresses development of writing skills in progressively longer compositions based on personal experience while continuing to stress development of reading ability. Writing assignments are designed to prepare students for ESL 106. Repeatable up to three times.

ESL 106: ENGLISH FOR NON-HERITAGE SPEAKERS

3 hrs. (ABE)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on standardized ESL test or department approval

This course is designed to prepare potential transfer-level international students for the language complexities required in English 110 compositions. The course will concentrate on writing skills. This course is repeatable three times.

ESL 107: TOEFL PREPARATION

3 hrs. (ABE)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to prepare students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language - computer based test (TOEFL CBT) by concentrating on the necessary writing, grammar, listening, reading, and computer skills.