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Advanced English Language

The following course offerings are non-college credit bearing and are designed to develop university-level proficiency equivalent to TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.5. Students enrolling in these courses must have language proficiency equivalent to at least TOEFL 490 or IELTS 6.0. Upon successful completion of the program and oral and written assessments, students will receive a certificate of English proficiency.

IELP 101-English for Non-Native Speakers

This high-intermediate class is a whole language based course in which students are assigned speaking, reading, and writing assignments of various genres and lengths. The course is designed to help students develop the fluency, focus, analytical skills needed to become successful college students.

This course focuses on sharpening the reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills of ESL students who are at the intermediate level of developmental work. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to draft and revise coherent, well-developed and well-organized essays and presentations for entry into a regular degree university program.

IELP 102-Societal and Cultural Issues

This high-intermediate/advanced class is a portfolio-based course in which students are given reading and discussion assignments of various genres and lengths. The course is designed to help students develop spoken fluency in English.

This course focuses on sharpening the speaking and critical thinking skills of ESL students who are at or above the intermediate level of developmental work. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to draft and revise coherent, well-developed and well-organized essays for class assignments and university entrance exams.

IELP 103-English Grammar

This course will focus on English sentence structure and verb forms, including instruction in mechanics, punctuation, and usage. Throughout the course, students will practice writing sentences and phrases correctly, paying attention to verb agreement, conjugation and sentence structure. The course is designed to help students improve their writing skills to further idea development and coherence.

IELP 104-Writing Seminar

This course introduces students to the idea of writing as both a course of study and as a social practice and helps students become flexible writers in a world with increasingly diverse means of communication. Students will study and practice the writing process of academic and public genres and will gain a range of experiences as they learn to write for different audiences. They will not only read the works of published writers but will also read and examine each other’s writing. The course centers on writing as a process and stresses revision, allowing for ample opportunities for students to draft and revise their essays and valuing writing activities such as peer review and conferences.