Course Offerings

ESOL 201. Introduction to American Culture.
In this course, students will focus on English for academic purposes through the study of American culture. This course will address language used in academic assignments and class discussions, expand academic vocabulary, and practice the authentic use of the English language. Students will have the opportunity for additional language support during individual meetings with a conversation partner tutor. Non-native English speakers only.

ESOL 202. Advanced Stylistic.
In this course, students will refine skills related to academic English and will have an intensive study of academic vocabulary. Students will study the authentic use of the English language in both the written and spoken form and will examine advanced concepts related to academic English. This course works as a support for other courses and will help prepare students to be successful in their academic career. Students will also have the opportunity for additional language support during individual meetings with a conversation partner tutor. Non-native English speakers only.

LANG 3003. Critical Aspects of Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages.
In this course, native and near native English speakers will study methods to successfully work with non-native English speaking students on campus. Students will become Conversation Partner Tutors (CPT) and will study intercultural dialogue and exchange and meet individually with an English language learner for conversational purposes.  This seminar style course will include discussions of English language tutoring methods, cross-cultural exchange, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) trends.

4000-4999. Special Topics.
Designed for students interested in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), special topics courses offer the opportunity to study specific areas of English language pedagogy. The most recent course was titled Critical Aspects of Teaching English as a Second Language. The content of each course or section of these 300-400 level special topics courses varies and will be announced each semester.