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English as a Foreign Language Course Descriptions

EFL 050 English for Academic Purposes

This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language skills for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language skills for use in studying a particular content area. Upon completion, students will demonstrate improved academic language, content-specific vocabulary and skills, and cultural knowledge in the topic area. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
EFL 050 Course Outline

EFL 055 English for Special Purposes

This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language for non-native speakers of English.  Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language use for carrying out a specific academic task.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved language skills for participation and success within the particular topic area.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
EFL 055 Course Outline

EFL 071 Reading I

This course is designed to help those literacy skills achieve reading fluency in English at the beginning level.  Emphasis is placed on basic academic and cultural vocabulary and reading strategies which include self-monitoring, and recognizing organizational styles and content clues.  Upon completion, students should be able to use these strategies to read and comprehend basic academic, narrative, and expository texts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
EFL 071 Course Outline

EFL 091 Composition I

This course introduces basic sentence structure and writing paragraphs.  Emphasis is placed on word order, verb tense-aspect system, auxiliaries, word forms, and simple organization and basic transitions in writing paragraphs.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of grammar and ability to write English paragraphs using appropriate vocabulary, organization, and transitions.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
EFL 091 Course Outline

EFL 181 EFL Lab 1

This course is designed to enhance the preparation of advanced non-native speakers of English for successful communication as required in college-level courses. Emphasis in placed on the writing and editing of compositions for grammatical accuracy and clarity through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to converse and write in various organizational formats.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: ENG 070 and RED 070, or permission of EFL Coordinator
Corequisite: None

EFL 181 Course Outline

EFL 182  EFL Lab 2

This course is designed to enhance reading and comprehension skills for advanced non-native speakers of English. Emphasis in placed on understanding academic texts and developing effective note taking skills through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate between main points, supporting and extraneous information, and take organized notes on lectures and texts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: ENG 070 and RED 070, or permission of EFL Coordinator
Corequisite: None
EFL 182 Course Outline: Not Available

 

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