EFL Courses Offered

Academic Reading/Writing Courses
These courses develop the skills necessary to improve academic reading skills and to write well-organized and self-edited essays in a variety of rhetorical modes.  Students will improve their reading speed and comprehension, write a well-developed essay, utilize self-editing strategies, develop their academic vocabulary, and be familiar with a variety of rhetorical modes.

  • EFL 071 – Reading III
    This course is designed to help those literacy skills achieve reading fluency in English at the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on basic academic and cultural vocabulary and reading strategies which include self-monitoring, and recognizing organizational styles and context clues. Upon completion, students should be able to use these strategies to read and comprehend basic academic, narrative, and expository texts.
  • EFL 072 – Reading II
    This course provides preparation in academic and general purpose reading in order to achieve reading fluency at the low-intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on expanding academic and cultural vocabulary and developing effective reading strategies to improve comprehension and speed. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the low-intermediate instructional level.
  • EFL 073 – Reading III
    This course is designed to develop fundamental reading and study strategies at the intermediate level needed for curriculum programs. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and cultural knowledge, improving comprehension, and developing study strategies on basic-level college materials and literary works. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the intermediate instructional level.
  • EFL 074 – Reading IV
    This course is designed to enhance the academic reading skills for successful reading ability as required in college-level courses. Emphasis is placed on strategies for effective reading and the utilization of these strategies to improve comprehension, analytical skills, recall, and overall reading speed. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend, synthesize, and critique multi-disciplinary college-level reading/textbook materials.
  • EFL 091 – Composition I
    This course introduces basic sentence structure and writing paragraphs. Emphasis is placed on word order, verb tense-aspect system, auxiliaries, word forms, and simple organization and basic transitions in writing paragraphs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of grammar and ability to write English paragraphs using appropriate vocabulary, organization, and transitions.
  • EFL 092 – Composition II
    This course provides preparation in low-intermediate academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on writing as a process, paragraph development, and basic essay organization. Upon completion, students should be able to write and independently edit and use the major elements of the writing process, sentence, paragraph, and essay.
  • EFL 093 – Composition III
    This course covers intermediate-level academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, content, organization, and language use in formal academic compositions in differing rhetorical modes. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the writing process in a variety of rhetorical modes.
  • EFL 094 – Composition IV
    This course prepares low-advanced non-native speakers of English to determine the purpose of their writing and to write paragraphs and essays to fulfill that purpose. Emphasis is placed on unity, coherence, completeness, audience, the writing process, and the grammatical forms and punctuation appropriate for each kind of writing. Upon completion, students should be able to write unified, coherent, and complete paragraphs and essays which are grammatical and appropriate for the intended audience.
  • EFL 095 – Composition V
    This course is designed to prepare advanced non-native speakers of English for college-level composition courses. Emphasis is placed on the study and process of writing formal essays and research papers and the analysis of literary, expository, and descriptive writings. Upon completion, students should be able to write and analyze professional and peer compositions and apply basic research principles.

 

Academic Speaking/Listening Courses
These courses focus on the characteristics of effective oral communication in English in order to improve speaking skills and comprehensibility in the classroom. Students will improve their speaking skills and demonstrate their greater fluency and comprehensibility in the classroom through academic speaking tasks and presentations.

  • EFL 055 – English for Special Purposes (focused on listening / speaking)
    This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language for non-native English speakers. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language use for carrying out a specific academic task. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved language skills for participation and success within the particular topic area.