Advanced Reading - Academic Reading is an advanced course which includes study and discussion of a variety of modified and authentic academic readings, taken from the textbook and other sources. The course focuses on the development of vocabulary and specific reading strategies, including making notes and summarizing information, as well as on the understanding and analysis of texts on academic and social topics. Students develop their ability to read critically, discuss academic texts, and acquire advanced vocabulary.

EASL 056A: Advanced Writing - College Essays is an advanced academic course in writing for students who study English as an additional language. The course focuses on using the writing process for planning, writing, and revising to produce well-developed, multi-paragraph academic essays, including comparison / contrast and argumentative research. Attention is given to the use of accurate and effective research techniques. The course consists of a weekly class and an interactive writing workshop with the instructor in the computer lab.

EASL 045: Advanced Grammar: Complex Verbs is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students, who speak English as an additional language, develop accuracy and gain fluency in the use of verb tenses and related structures such as modals and passives.

 

EASL 035 Intermediate Grammar - Structures. This course provides instruction and opportunities for students
who speak English as an additional language to practice grammar at an intermediate level. Students study and
practice selected grammar structures, including connectors, gerunds, infinitives, passives, adjective and noun
clauses, reported/direct speech, basic conditionals, comparisons, and phrasal verbs.

EASL 046:  Advanced Writing – Paragraphs / Essays is an academic course in writing for students who speak English as an additional language. This course includes a focus on advanced elements of effective paragraph writing, an introduction to essay formats in a variety of styles, and an introduction to research and paraphrasing. Students use the writing process to develop their academic writing skills fluency and to generate reflective ideas. The course consists of a weekly class and an interactive writing workshop with the instructor in the computer lab.

EASL 047:  Advanced Reading - Contemporary Readings is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students of English as an additional language to read, analyze and discuss selected contemporary articles from the textbook and a variety of other sources. The course focuses on learning and applying reading strategies such as using context, arguments, and visuals to determine main ideas. Students practice active reading to make meaning and to understand and respond to ideas. Students are expected to use a unilingual English dictionary and the college library for independent reading.

This course is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students develop accuracy and gain fluency in the use of complex grammatical structures including noun clauses, adjective clauses, adverb clauses, conjunctions and connections, gerunds and infinitives.