English Language Instruction

  • ELI 0500 ELI - Composition I

    Students will work with simple and complex sentences, guided paragraphs and will be introduced to essay writing with topic sentences and supporting details of evidence and examples. An introduction to expository writing and a targeted composing process is examined. Academic vocabulary is introduced. Prewriting skills including brainstorming and developing supporting details are explored. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Course Requirements: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 0550 ELI - Composition II

    Students will continue to develop academic writing skills, focusing on the specifics of English grammar and syntax. Students will continue developing essay writing skills, such as developing and supporting a thesis, transitional statements, and introductions and conclusions. Academic vocabulary continues to develop. Prewriting skills including brainstorming and developing supporting details continue to be explored as well as revision of produced work. Prerequisite: ELI 0500. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 0600 ELI - Reading I

    Students will build reading strategies to include scanning, skimming, and clustering techniques. Identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and making basic inferences are introduced and expanded upon. Coursework will include building passive and active vocabulary from context, introduction of word families, distinguishing fact and opinion, understanding vocabulary from context clues, decoding skills, and recognizing transitions. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Prerequisite: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 0650 ELI - Reading II

    Students will continue to develop reading strategies to include scanning, skimming, and clustering techniques. Identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and making basic inferences are introduced and expanded upon. Coursework will include building passive and active vocabulary from context, introduction of word families, distinguishing fact and opinion, understanding vocabulary from context clues, decoding skills, and recognizing transitions. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Prerequisite: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 0700 ELI - Speak & Listen I

    Students will improve vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation. Based on student level, development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English and life skills vocabulary will be addressed. Students will also gain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and will focus on note taking and dictation. Academic vocabulary and an introduction to simple gerunds and infinitives will be targeted. There is a requirement of two hours of conversational time each week outside of class time which will be arranged individually. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Prerequisite: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 0750 ELI - Speak & Listen II

    Students will continue vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation continue to be improved upon. Based on student level, the course continues the development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English, and further develops life skills vocabulary. Students also will gain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and focusing on note taking and dictation. There is a requirement of two hours of conversational time each week outside of class time which will be arranged individually. This course also targets academic vocabulary and an introduction to simple gerunds and infinities. Prerequisite: ELI 0700. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7003 ENG Language- Speak and Listen

    Students will improve vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation. Based on student level, development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English and life skills vocabulary will be addressed. Students will also gain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and will focus on note taking and dictation. Academic vocabulary and an introduction to simple gerunds and infinitives will be targeted. There is a lab requirement of two hours each week outside of class time which will be arranged individually. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Course Requirements: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7005 ENG Language-Speaking/lis II

    Students' vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation continue to be improved upon. Based on student level, the course continues the development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English, and further develops life skills vocabulary. Students also will gain assistance in building aural and oral communications kills and focusing on note taking and dictation. This course also targets academic vocabulary and an introduction to simple gerunds and infinities. Prerequisite: ELI 7003 Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7006 ENG Language-Verbal Com

    Students' English language skills such as vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation will be enhanced during this class. Based on student level, the development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English and life skills vocabulary will be further developed. Students will also obtain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and note taking and dictation. Academic vocabulary will be targeted with an introduction to and development of simple gerunds and infinitives. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7008 Exploring Systems in the US

    Students will learn about a variety of the systems in the United States including, but not limited to, various health, educational research, communication interaction, and financial systems particular to the cultures of the United States. This knowledge will enhance students' abilities to navigate many different areas during their educational experiences and aid in preparing them for higher-level academic study. Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in at least one ELI course to be eligible to take this course. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7009 ELI-Essential Writing Skills

    Students will develop the skills to write effective, organized standard written English. Emphasis will be on clarity and correctness, particularly in accomplishing the sort of short in-class writing tasks required of college students. Prerequisite: admission by placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 1-3. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7010 ELI-Composition III

    Students will continue to develop academic writing skills, focusing on the specifics of English grammar and syntax. Students will continue developing essay writing skills, such as developing and supporting a thesis, transitional statements, and introductions and conclusions. Academic vocabulary continues to develop. Prewriting skills including brainstorming and developing supporting details continue to be explored as well as revision of produced work. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7011 ELI - Speaking/Listening III

    Students will improve vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation. Based on student level, development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English and life skills vocabulary will be addressed. Students will also gain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and will focus on note taking and dictation. Academic vocabulary and an introduction to simple gerunds and infinitives will be targeted. There is a lab requirement of two hours each week outside of class time which will be arranged individually. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Course Requirements: TOEFL, Accuplacer, and/or interview. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7012 ELI - Reading III

    Students will continue to develop reading strategies to include scanning, skimming, and clustering techniques. Identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and making basic inferences are introduced and expanded upon. Coursework will include building passive and active vocabulary from context, introduction of word families, distinguishing fact and opinion, understanding vocabulary from context clues, decoding skills, and recognizing transitions. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7013 ELI - Speaking/Listening IV

    Students will improve vocabulary building, pronunciation, and intonation. Based on student level, development of accuracy and fluency in listening and speaking skills including correct word order in spoken English and life skills vocabulary will be addressed. Students will also gain assistance in building aural and oral communication skills and will focus on note taking and dictation. There is a requirement of two hours each week outside of class time which will be arranged individually. This course continues to target and improve on academic vocabulary. Prerequisite: ELI 7011. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7014 ELI - Reading IV

    Students will continue to develop reading strategies to include scanning, skimming, and clustering techniques. Identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and making basic inferences are introduced and expanded upon. Coursework will include building passive and active vocabulary from context, introduction of word families, distinguishing fact and opinion, understanding vocabulary from context clues, decoding skills, and recognizing transitions. This course is intended for students with a greater level of proficiency in a language other than English. Master Course Syllabus

  • ELI 7509 ELI-Communication and Society

    Students will explore communication interactions in the modern world. Prerequisites: None. Master Course Syllabus