ENG 1010: Listening and Speaking
A listening and speaking course to improve conversational English skills including: listening in academic contexts, practicing precise vocabulary, pronouncing words clearly, and developing fluency. This course focuses on listening to native speakers, determining main ideas and supporting details of lectures, making inferences, and using cultural background information in order to understand a text. Students will improve speaking to prepare them to participate in classroom discussions and express their opinions confidently while practicing accurate and authentic language in a meaningful context.
ENG 1020: Grammar and Writing
An introduction to English grammar and usage. This course teaches discrete English grammar including parts of speech and sentence structure. It teaches students how to use idiomatic expressions correctly, how to use a dictionary, and how to write clear, grammatically correct sentences. This course also teaches students how to respond in writing to a variety of texts focusing on the sentence and paragraph level.
ENG 1030: Reading and Vocabulary
A reading and vocabulary course where students improve their ability to comprehend newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and print and electronic research materials. This course focuses on understanding the logical relationships between ideas and determining the meaning of unknown vocabulary in context. Students will learn how to read material with greater fluency and speed, how to summarize effectively, how to analyze claims and arguments, and how to organize a response paper. Prefixes, suffixes, Latin roots, synonyms, antonyms, cognates, and false cognates will be addressed.
ENG 1040: Speaking in a Cultural Context
A course designed to compare and contrast world cultures to various aspects of American culture. Using magazine articles and newspaper reports, the course will include daily discussions related to political topics, sociological debates, and current events. Students will read aloud, listen to news, practice telling stories and jokes, learn about life cycle celebrations, and research American hobbies. (Prerequisites: ENG 1010, ENG 1020, ENG 1030 or permission of instructor)
ENG 1050: Fundamentals of College Writing (Only for students enrolled in the Certificate for academic credit)
This course reviews the range of grammatical concepts necessary for the competent writer. It teaches students how to plan, organize, and develop the essay. It also teaches students how to paraphrase, summarize, and cite material accurately. This course enhances the student's ability to interpret a variety of texts and introduces them to strategies for proofreading their essays effectively. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor)