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College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

Summer Courses

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We offer summer courses. That's a great way to move forward with your study!

The Center for ESL offers online Reading/Writing courses for undergraduate students in the Summer so that students can move forward with the English Composition requirement without losing time over the break. Courses offered in the Summer are based on enrollment. Please register early to ensure the availability of the course you plan to take.

Need to register? Please visit One Stop.
Need to take a placement test? Please take a look at Placement page. 
NOTE: Some courses have prerequisites and you will not be able to register for those courses until the prerequisites have been met.

 

 

 

>> Undergraduate Level Courses

ESL1067 Basic Academic Reading and Writing
3cr
This course is designed to provide non-native speakers of English an opportunity to develop and practice basic academic reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Placement into the course will be made on the basis of TOEFL, IELTS, or Writing Placement Test score.

ESL1068 Foundations of Academic Reading and Writing for ESL  3cr
This course is designed for international students who need to improve their reading and writing skills in order to become competent in the foundations of academic English in the style commonly accepted in American universities. At the end of the course the students will be able to recognize and use vocabulary and grammatical structures common in academic reading and writing and to produce texts employing a variety of modes of discourse. Placement into the course will be determined by TOEFL, IELTS, or Writing Placement Test score.

ESL1069 Success in Undergraduate Academic Writing
3cr
This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic genres of academic writing seen across the disciplines and the modes of discourse that often characterize the writing in these genres. Students will be responsible for producing three major writing assignments: a Response, a Critique, and an Expository Essay. Several shorter papers will also be required through which students will become more familiar with some of the modes of discourse which inform various types of academic writing: summary, extended definition, process, and synthesis. Many class periods will be conducted in a workshop format, and students will be expected to share their own works in progress as well as contribute thoughtfully and constructively on the works of their peers. Placement into the course will be determined by TOEFL, IELTS, or Writing Placement Test score.

ESL1070 Intro to English Comp for International Students
3cr
This course emphasizes critical reading and thinking strategies, textual analysis, and writing with a particular focus on increasing fluency with the composing process and strengthening rhetorical awareness. This course is equivalent to 15ENGL1000.

ESL1080 English Composition for International Students
3cr
This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, and textual analysis with particular focus on argument and research-based writing. This course is the equivalent of 15ENGL1001 for non-native speakers of English who placed into the course or have completed 18 ESL 1070 or its equivalent. 

ESL2089 Intermediate Composition for International Students
3cr
This course emphasizes critical reading and writing, advanced research and argument skills, and rhetorical understanding of language as it is used in different discourse communities. This course is specifically for non-native writers of English and is equivalent to 15 ENGL2089.