English As A Foreign Language Courses

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EFL 090|Spelling & Pronunciation

3 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to develop an understanding of the patterns in English spelling and pronunciation.

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EFL 091|Vocabulary

5 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to increase their ability to recognize, use and learn new vocabulary through an understanding of affixes, collocations, idioms, and phrasal verbs.

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EFL 092|Grammar I

5 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to strengthen their understanding of the parts of speech and their usage. Emphasis is on the use of nouns, verbs, articles, and prepositions and their roles in sentences.

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EFL 093|Grammar II

5 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to strengthen their understanding of sentences, their forms, structures and usage. Emphasis is on the use of clauses, subjects and predicates, punctuation, variety and style.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: successful completion of EFL 092 or instructor permission.

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EFL 094|Speaking & Listening

5 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to strengthen their ability to speak clearly, create oral presentations, participate in academic discussions, and develop skills for taking notes from a lecture.

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EFL 095|Reading & Writing I

5 Credits

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English to strengthen their ability to effectively read basic academic texts, develop vocabulary, improve speed and comprehension, and identify relationships between ideas. The writing component focuses on the creation and use of effective sentences to express ideas in a paragraph.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: additional testing required through Adult Basin Education or instructor permission.

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EFL 096|Reading & Writing II

5 Credits

This course is designed to teach non-native speakers of English the fundamentals of writing a well-developed and grammatically correct paragraph and increase their ability to read and comprehend academic texts.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: additional testing required through Adult Basic Education or instructor permission.

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EFL 097|Reading & Writing III

5 Credits

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is on writing a well-developed and grammatically correct essay and reading academic texts.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: EFL 096 or instructor permission.

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EFL 101|Written English Language I [H]

5 Credits

This course is part one of a two-step sequence dealing with written English skills. The course addresses rhetorical styles in writing essays as well as journal writing to increase fluency in writing. Students also learn to use the reader's guide to periodical literature and other research facilities in the library. Finally, English structures particularly problematical for non-native speakers are addressed, including verb tense choice, verb form, and article usage.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: P grade in ENGL 098, MTELP score 70 or more, TOEFL score 500 or more, or instructor permission.

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EFL 102|Spoken English

5 Credits

This course addresses the challenges of spoken English in an academic setting. Activities are evenly divided between note-taking while listening to academic lectures, pronunciation work, and oral presentation skills. This course may be taken concurrently with either EFL 101 or EFL 111.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: P grade in developmental ELA, MTELP 70 or more, TOEFL score of 500 or more, or instructor permission.

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EFL 111|Written English Language II [H]

5 Credits

This course is the continuation of EFL 101. This second course covers more rhetorical styles for use in academic papers written in conjunction with the reading of literature. Journal writing is continued and further research is encouraged. More problematical structures are explained.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of EFL 101, MTELP score of 85 or more, TOEFL score of 520 or more, or instructor permission.

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EFL 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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