The program focuses on formal and informal American English speech,
idiomatic expressions, and deriving meaning from detail.


Graduates of the Advanced ESL program will be able to:
• Effectively outline and write a traditional five-paragraph essay
• Utilize basic research methods
• Speak deeply on a wide range of subjects

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Advanced Vocabulary and Conversation – Click to Learn More

Lecture Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 120
Total Clock Hours: 180
Quarter Credit Hours: 12

This cour

This course is an advanced-level exploration of vocabulary and conversation. Emphasis is placed on building and using
new vocabulary, developing listening skills, and exploring spoken English. The course includes vocabulary-building
activities with a focus on level-appropriate, key academic, and high-frequency vocabulary, as well as listening and
speaking exercises. The course activities include lecture assignments, projects, exercises, quizzes, a midterm exam,
and a final exam.

Advanced Writing and Grammar – Click to Learn More

Lecture Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 120
Total Clock Hours: 180
Quarter Credit Hours: 12

In this course, students will read, analyze, and

This course is an advanced exploration of English grammar and writing conventions. The emphasis is placed on grammar
and sentence structure. The grammar aspect of this course concentrates on the usage of clauses, modals, conditions,
and punctuation. Course activities include lecture assignments, projects, exercises, quizzes, a midterm exam, and a
final exam.

Advanced Reading Strategies – Click to Learn More

Lecture Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 120
Total Clock Hours: 180
Quarter Credit Hours: 12

This course is an exploration of various reading strategies aimed at developing reading and understanding skills in
advanced students. The course explores relevant vocabulary and grammar while focusing on analyzing and synthesizing
ideas and information. Students will work with a variety of text types and graphic formats and begin to think critically
about their reading material. Course activities include lecture assignments, projects, exercises, quizzes, a midterm
exam, and a final exam.