ESL-Conversation (ELC)

Courses

ELC 096. Intermediate Conversation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed for students who have reached the advanced beginning level of English grammar skills in aural/oral communication. The course uses student-centered activities to reinforce English grammatical structures and patterns. Students develop the communication, organization and pronunciation skills necessary for effective academic presentations. Dialogues, role plays, debates and oral presentations actively engage students in meaningful conversations. A grade of C or better is required to pass this course. Institutional credit only. Courses that earn institutional credit do not apply towards graduation.Prerequisites: High school diploma/GED and ESL placement.

ELC 098. Advanced Conversation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed for the non-native speakers of English who have achieved intermediate level proficiency in English grammar structures in aural/oral communication. The course includes mastery in listening and speaking skills including pronunciation, intonation, correct grouping of vocabulary items in phrases, academic vocabulary development and an introduction to note-taking skills. Students will develop their speaking skills including asking for clarification, requesting and receiving factual information, expressing agreement and disagreement and adjusting to different levels of formality. Students will research a topic of their choice and present their findings using appropriate technology. A grade of C or better is required to pass this course. Institutional credit only. Courses that earn institutional credit do not apply towards graduation.Prerequisites: ELC 096 or high school diploma/GED and ESL placement.