Course Descriptions - ESL

Alabama Language Institute (ESL)

ESL 094 Beginning ESL
3 institutional semester hours
Prerequisite: None
Beginning ESL provides instruction and practice in English reading, writing, speaking, and listening for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on grammar, listening skills, note-taking skills, reading comprehension, pronunciation, and sentence structure. Students will demonstrate these skills in short writing assignments, comprehension checks, pronunciation drills, and brief oral presentations.

ESL 096 Intermediate ESL
3 institutional semester hours
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 094 or appropriate placement score
Intermediate ESL provides instruction and practice in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on English grammar, sentence structure, paragraph development, study skills, reading articles and other short works, group and peer work, and presentation skills. Students will demonstrate these skills chiefly through the writing of paragraphs and giving oral presentations.

ESL 098 Advanced ESL
3 institutional semester hours
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 096 or appropriate placement score
Advanced ESL is an introduction to college reading and writing for students who are non-native speakers of English. This course provides instruction and practice in sentence structure, paragraph development, essay development, and oral presentation skills. Students will demonstrate these skills chiefly through the writing of paragraphs and short essays, and giving oral presentations.