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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


095 - Listening & Speaking

096 - Writing & Grammar

097 - Reading

 

ESL 095 EAP Listening & Speaking

Course Description:

This course will give students the opportunity to practice listening to advanced speech (lectures, presentations, dialogues, discussions.) Students will participate in group surveys, discussions, debates, interviews, and give short presentations.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • give formal class presentations (about 10 minutes long).
  • listen actively to a variety of authentic lectures, radio programs, presentations, and conversations for main ideas, details, and inferences.
  • take notes, paraphrase, and summarize.
  • participate in formal and informal conversations and group discussions using conversation management techniques to share ideas, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • show development of appropriate pronunciation, intonation, word and sentence stress, and linking so that error rarely impede communication with most English speakers.
  • show that their grammar errors rarely impede communication with most English speakers.
  • understand and use colloquial and formal language appropriately.
  • understand and use a range of idioms and some technical and academic vocabulary.

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ESL 096 EAP Writing & Grammar

 

Course Description:

ESL 096 prepares students to write effective essays at the college level by developing writing skills through the themes of unity, support, coherence and sentence skills.

ESL 096 also introduces advanced grammar points such as modifiers, parallelism, pronoun reference, and word forms. The course strengthens the learner’s fundamental English language skills to enable learners to communicate more effectively in written English.

Course Objectives:

On successful completion of this course, participants will have developed the knowledge and skills to

  • use various techniques to pre-write, outline, peer-edit, revise, and self-edit.
  • recognize essay elements (attention-getter, thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, summary, and memorable statement) and incorporate these elements into their essays.
  • formulate thesis statements using grammatically parallel forms.
  • give support with specific evidence.
  • organize and connect evidence with appropriate transition techniques.
  • write various types of essays: cause and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, division and classification, narration, argumentation/persuasion, and research.
  • use the library and the Internet to research essays; evaluate sources.
  • discuss and respond to provided readings and compare them to their own work.
  • express their ideas effectively by using and putting into practice appropriate grammatical structures.
  • use correct punctuation.
  • use MLA conventions for style and format of papers.
  • use MLA conventions for citing references.

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ESL 097 EAP Reading

Course Description:

This course aims to advance the students’ literal and critical reading comprehension skills and help students prepare for Canadian college and university courses. Readings will include selections from science, literature, mathematics, and social studies. Also, media related readings will be used where appropriate.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • find the meaning of vocabulary using context clues and decoding strategies.
  • understand a wider range of content words, technical language, and idiomatic expressions.
  • find main ideas and supporting details.
  • discover implied meanings, make inferences and analogies.
  • discover relationships between ideas by attention to transition words and phrases in a text.
  • understand author’s purpose and tone.
  • distinguish between facts and opinions.
  • take notes and summarize reading selections.
  • read and interpret various tables, diagrams, maps, and charts.

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