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  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
CENTER FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY COURSES LISTING
 
IELP 096 | BASIC INTENSIVE ENGLISH
Prerequisite: Placement by ACCUPLACER™ or with permission of Program Coordinator. Limited English is assumed
IELP 096 is for high beginning non-native speakers of English who have some basic understanding of English. This course builds a foundation of academic English in speaking, reading, writing, grammar and listening. Students develop their reading skills, build their vocabulary, learn to write grammatically correct sentences, and write simple paragraphs. Class activities include oral and written communicative tasks, short presentations, and listening and taking notes from simple lectures. Students also develop their overall competence in academic learning skills, and computer use.
 
It is assumed that an incoming student is able to:
  • respond appropriately to simple classroom commands, instructional explanations, and questions;
  • write simple grammatically correct sentences in responses to oral or written cues;
  • read, understand, discuss, and answer questions about simple level appropriate texts; and,
  • ask and answer questions.
 
IELP 097 | LOW INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE ENGLISH
Prerequisite: IELP 096 with a grade of P+/P or placement by ACCUPLACER™
IELP 097 is for low intermediate non-native speakers of English, This course expands existing
proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, grammar, and listening. It also further develops academic learning skills of students whose goal is to enter the university. Students will build their vocabulary, learn academic reading strategies, and write complex, well-developed paragraphs using grammatically correct sentences. The students will participate in group discussions and give informal presentations. In writing they will learn to support opinions by giving reasons and explanations. Class activities include grammar review and expansion, oral and written communicative tasks, listening to lectures, doing projects, and using computers.
 
It is assumed that an incoming student is able to:
  • understand and respond appropriately to classroom instruction, questions, and directions;
  • write a simple paragraph (9-12 sentences) containing supporting details;
  • express opinions on various topics both orally and in writing;
  • use different strategies to read and understand level-appropriate academic texts and academic vocabulary; and,
  • listen to, take notes on, discuss, and answer questions about level appropriate lectures.
 
IELP 098 | HIGH INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE ENGLISH
Prerequisite: IELP 097 with a grade of P+/P or placement by ACCUPLACER™
IELP 098 is for high intermediate non-native speakers of English, This course expands on preexisting proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, grammar, and listening. It also further develops the academic skills of students whose goal is to enter the university. At this level, students listen to and take notes on more complex lectures. They also participate in more challenging speaking activities such as giving formal presentations and discussing causes, effects, and solutions to problems. They continue to build their vocabulary, acquire advanced reading strategies, and review and expand grammar knowledge and skills. They write multi-paragraph essays demonstrating mature thought. This course places more emphasis on communicative tasks, projects, and computer-based learning. Students will have intermediate-level exam preparation for TOEFL®, ACCUPLACER™ and Academic IELTS™.
 
It is assumed that an incoming student is able to:
  • write different types of complex paragraphs developing multiple ideas that support the topic sentence and are restated in the conclusion;
  • use various strategies to read, understand, and answer questions about level-appropriate academic texts and build academic vocabulary;
  • speak on given topics for short periods and deliver short prepared speeches; and,
  • listen to, take notes on, discuss, and answer questions about level appropriate lectures.
 
IELP 099 | ADVANCED INTENSIVE ENGLISH
Prerequisite: IELP 098 with a grade of P+/P or placement by ACCUPLACER™
IELP 099 is for advanced nonnative English speakers whose goal is to study at the university. This course is focused on further developing the students’ English and academic skills needed to succeed in university classes. It focuses on writing essays using sophisticated sentence structure in coherent, well-developed paragraphs. Students will learn to construct an outline, structure an essay, create a thesis statement, provide specific and relevant support, use transitions, and proofread for accuracy. IELP 099 also develops listening and speaking skills useful in university classes, such as note-taking from lectures, writing reports, and making formal presentations. It assists the students in developing their university level academic English vocabulary and reading strategies to increase their reading speed and comprehension. Students will have advanced-level exam preparation for TOEFL®, ACCUPLACER™ and Academic IELTS™
 
It is assumed that an incoming student is able to:
  • write different types of essays with clear thesis statements that use parallel structure, introduce the content of body paragraphs, and are restated in a concluding statement;
  • use various strategies to read, understand, and answer questions about level-appropriate academic texts and develop academic vocabulary;
  • speak on given topics for short periods and deliver short prepared speeches; and,
  • listen to, take notes on, discuss, and answer questions about level appropriate lectures. 
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