English as a Second Lang (ESL) Courses

ESL1010 Beginner-Level Oral Communication

This course provides students with the opportunity to build aural/oral confidence at the beginner to advanced-beginner level. Students use text and audio materials to develop vocabulary and speech patterns and to practice basic dialogs. Discrete listening is reinforced through dictation exercise.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1011 Beginner-Level Grammar

This course introduces and/or reviews present, past and future forms of verbs, including the verb "be". Other grammatical components including nouns and pronouns, time expressions and sentence structure are also examined.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1012 Beginner-Level Reading

This course teaches students to improve their reading skills by deriving meaning from context. It also develops students' skimming and scanning skills and increases vocabulary and comprehension.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1013 Beginner-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit paragraphs using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on narration and description, as well as on sentence construction, syntax and punctuation. Students are introduced to critiquing paragraphs using model rubrics. Constructive feedback through teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1020 Intermediate-Level Oral Communication

In ESL 1020, students develop language, vocabulary, and listening and note-taking skills. They create presentations with a focus on topic choice and idea development. Through classroom discussions, they also begin to apply critical thinking skills to formulate and express their own opinions and to explore their own and other points of view on a variety of relevant topics.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1010 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1021 Intermediate-Level Grammar

This course introduces and/or reviews verb tenses and other grammatical components. Through pair work, group work, and exercise completion, students work on perfecting their oral and written grammatical abilities in order to become more fluent in the English language.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1011 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1022 Intermediate-Level Reading

This course allows students to practice intermediate reading skills so they are able to read more accurately and rapidly. The class also leads students to read from a critical perspective. In addition, students focus on understanding new vocabulary in context and on vocabulary building. The basic elements of fiction are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1012 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1023 Intermediate-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit paragraphs and one essay using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on narrative, descriptive, comparison and contrast, and/or cause and effect rhetorical strategies. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1013 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1030 Advanced-Level Oral Communications

This course focuses on communication skills essential to academic success. Emphasis is placed on developing listening skills critical to understanding classroom lectures as well as developing the ability to present information clearly in academic presentations and classroom communication. Concepts from thematic units are critically integrated into discussions.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1020 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1031 Advanced-Level Grammar

This course develops students’ grammar skills through contextualized exercises. The content emphasis is on developing grammatical structures used in students’ academic studies.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1021 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1032 Advanced-Level Reading

This course prepares students for college-level reading. Using a variety of readings, students practice before-, during- and post-reading comprehension skills and gain advanced critical understanding of fiction and nonfiction texts.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1022 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ESL1033 Advanced-Level Writing

This course provides students with the skills necessary to compose, revise and edit essays using a process-writing approach. Emphasis is placed on various academic rhetorical strategies, including narrative, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, argumentative, and/or problem and solution. Research techniques and MLA documentation are introduced. Constructive feedback through peer and teacher conferencing is provided throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ESL1023 or appropriate placement exam.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours