2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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ELI 011 Introduction to Speaking and Listening 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this course, students will develop basic fluency and accuracy in their listening and speaking skills for classroom and social interactions. In preparation for intermediate and advanced study of English, this course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on academic and social/cultural topics while developing the necessary skills and resources to improve comprehension. Students will also develop verbal skills needed to participate in daily activities. Instruction will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication, but will, in addition, emphasize accuracy in production at an introductory level. Students will develop and practice new strategies for listening to and comprehending social and academic conversations and spoken text on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver modified presentations on topics of interest and culture throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 012 Introduction to Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to understand, interpret, and evaluate simple written English for a variety of purposes. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from a variety of authentic texts on common academic and cultural themes. Through engagement of text, students will begin to develop critical thinking skills and techniques for thoughtful response. This course will provide students with various strategies for building and understanding vocabulary. Students will be expected to collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 013 Introduction to Writing and Grammar 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this introductory writing course, students will develop basic skills for writing sentences and short academic paragraphs for different purposes. The course will introduce students to the basic rules of grammar and help them increase their grammatical accuracy which they will be expected to demonstrate through meaning in their own writing. In addition, this course will help students increase their ability to use spelling, punctuation and formatting rules correctly. Students in this course will engage in the steps of the writing process, including drafting and revising at an introductory level. Finally, students will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 014 Introduction to Integrated Skills 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This is a project/task-based course. Students will demonstrate the ability to interact and work in a classroom setting on various themed projects while further developing their language skills in “real-life” situations. These projects may include role-plays, problem-solving, gathering information, etc.

ELI 021 Pre-Intermediate Speaking and Listening 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this course, students will continue to develop their listening and speaking skills necessary for academic success and for appropriate participation in social communication in an English-speaking community. In preparation for advanced study in English, this course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on academic and social/cultural topics while developing the necessary skills and resources to improve comprehension. Instruction will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication, but will, in addition, emphasize accuracy in production at a pre-intermediate level. Students will develop and practice new strategies for listening to and comprehending social and academic conversations and spoken text on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver modified formal academic speeches/presentations throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 022 Pre-Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of pre-intermediate level academic texts. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to aid comprehension of a variety of authentic texts and develop critical thinking skills. In addition, in this course, students will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more thoughtful way. This course will provide students with various strategies for building and understanding vocabulary. Students will be expected to collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 023 Pre-Intermediate Writing and Grammar 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this pre-intermediate writing course, students will develop basic skills for writing academic paragraphs and basic academic essays for different purposes. The course will help students increase their grammatical accuracy at a pre-intermediate level which they will be expected to demonstrate through meaning in their own writing. In addition, this course will help students refine their ability to use spelling, punctuation and formatting rules correctly. Students in this course will engage in the steps of the writing process, including drafting and revising. Finally, students will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 024 Pre-Intermediate Integrated Skills 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This is a project-based course. Students will participate in a group project which utilizes all of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Projects could include writing and presenting short plays, case studies, etc. Students will demonstrate the ability to interact and work in a classroom setting on various themed projects while further developing their language skills in “real-life” situations. 

ELI 031 Intermediate Speaking and Listening 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this course, students will improve their listening and speaking skills necessary for academic success and appropriate participation in social communication in an English-speaking community. In preparation for advanced study in English, this course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on cultural and academic topics while developing the necessary skills and resources to ensure comprehension. Instruction will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication and will emphasize accuracy in production at an intermediate level. Students will develop their note-taking skills by learning and practicing new strategies for listening to and comprehending academic conversations and lectures on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver formal academic speeches/presentations throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 032 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of intermediate level academic texts. Students in this course will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more thoughtful and critical way. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies to aid comprehension of a variety of authentic texts. By reading an independent novel, students will gain experience identifying a variety of literary features as well as be exposed to and gain appreciation for a diversity of experiences. Students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level understanding of vocabulary and meaning and will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 033 Intermediate Writing and Grammar 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this intermediate writing course, students will develop competency in writing multi-paragraph academic essays. The course will help students increase their grammatical accuracy which they will be expected to demonstrate through meaning in their own writing. Students in this course will develop strategies for avoiding plagiarism including summarizing, paraphrasing and using basic APA formatting and citations in their writing.  In addition, students in this course will engage in the steps of the writing process, including drafting and revising. This course will prepare students for advanced level writing requirements such as exam essays, by requiring timed writing activities on a bi-weekly basis to improve writing fluency. Finally, students will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.

ELI 034 Intermediate Integrated Skills 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This is a project-based course. Students will demonstrate the ability to interact and work in a classroom setting on various themed projects while further developing their language skills in “real-life” situations. These projects may include role-plays, problem-solving, gathering information, etc. Students will participate in 2-3 theme-based projects throughout the semester. 

ELI 041 Pre-Advanced Speaking and Listening 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this course, students will further develop and refine their listening and speaking skills necessary for academic success and for appropriate and confident participation in social communication in an English-speaking community. In preparation for academic study at an American University, this course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on academic topics while developing the necessary skills and resources to ensure comprehension. Instruction will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication, but will emphasize accuracy in production at a pre-advanced level. Students will improve their note-taking skills by learning and practicing new strategies for listening to and comprehending academic lectures on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver formal academic speeches/presentations throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).

ELI 042 Pre-Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of pre-advanced level academic texts. In addition, in this course, students will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more thoughtful and critical way. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies to aid comprehension of a variety of authentic texts. By reading an independent novel, students will gain experience identifying a variety of literary features. Students will be expected to demonstrate a pre-advanced level understanding of vocabulary and meaning and will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).

ELI 043 Pre-Advanced Writing and Grammar 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this pre-advanced writing course, students will continue to develop their competence in writing various types of academic papers. Students will be provided with the necessary instruction to write 2-3 page academic essays in APA format that are well supported by correctly citing 1-2 sources. The course will also help students increase their grammatical accuracy which they will be expected to demonstrate through meaning in their own writing. In addition, students in this course will engage in the steps of the writing process, including drafting and revising. The course will prepare students for advanced level writing requirements such as exam essays by requiring timed writing activities on a bi-weekly basis to improve writing fluency. Students will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).

ELI 044 Pre-Advanced Integrated Skills 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

Students will demonstrate the ability to interact and work in a classroom setting on various themed projects while further developing their language skills in “real-life” situations. These projects may include role-plays, problem-solving, gathering information, etc. Students will participate in 2-3 theme-based projects throughout the semester.

ELI 051 Advanced Speaking and Listening 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

In this course, students will further refine their listening and speaking skills necessary for academic success and for appropriate participation in social communication in an English-speaking community. This course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on academic topics. Instructions will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication, but will emphasize accuracy in production. Students will improve their note-taking skills by learning and practicing new strategies for listening to and comprehending academic lectures on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver formal academic speeches/presentations throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignments. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).

ELI 052 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of advanced level academic texts. In addition, in this course, students will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more analytical and thoughtful way. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies to aid comprehension and understanding of advanced texts. By reading an independent novel, students will gain experience identifying a variety of literary features. Students will conduct their own guided research in preparation for a final written project. Students will be expected to demonstrate an advanced level understanding of vocabulary and meaning and will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).

ELI 053 Advanced Writing and Grammar 7 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department

In this advanced writing course, students will develop advanced level competence in writing various types of academic papers. Students will be provided with the necessary instruction to write 3-4 page academic essays in APA format that are well supported and correctly cite multiple sources, including visual elements. The course will also help students increase their grammatical accuracy which they will be expected to demonstrate through meaning in their own academic writing. In addition, students in this course will engage in the steps of the writing process. The course will prepare students for university level writing requirements such as exam essays by requiring timed writing activities on a bi-weekly basis to improve writing fluency. Students will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS)

ELI 054 Advanced Integrated Skills 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

Students will demonstrate the ability to interact with classmates and native speakers, and work in a classroom setting on various themed projects while further developing their language skills in “real-life” situations. These projects will reflect student academic interests.

ELI 097 Culture 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

Students will develop an understanding of culture in a broad sense and will develop critical thinking skills.

Notes: Course may be repeated for credit.
ELI 098 TOEFL Test Preparation 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Admission into program and course placement.

Students will develop test-taking strategies and advanced language skills in order to be successful on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. 

Notes: Course may be repeated for credit.