English as a Second Language

Courses in English as a Second Language

ENSL1000 Academic Reading for Non-Native Speakers 3 s.h.
Designed for the non-native speaker of English, this course will help students to increase their academic vocabulary by combining reading, responding, and writing. Students will question, compare, and evaluate readings and employ critical reading skills to prepare them for regular college required classes such as Modern Rhetoric (ENGL1410). Required for students with TOEFL score of 500-549 (paper test). This course cannot be used to complete a general education requirement.

ENSL1300 Engaged College Reading for Non-Native Speakers 3 s.h.
Designed for the non-native speakers of English, this course will expand their vocabulary through reading various articles, textbook examples, online newspapers, and memoirs. They will identify purpose and tone, recognize stated and implied main idea, find and identify supporting details, identify organizational patterns and signal words, as well as question, compare and evaluate reading materials using critical reading skills. The students will use techniques to develop an essay topic with appropriate examples and logical support.