ELAP-110 English for Academic Purposes: Intermediate Level
Credits 5 / 5 Contact Hours
Pre-Requisite: Placement into ACLT-074 (ACSE-074).
This course is designed for degree seeking students who speak English as a second language and have received beginning level training in the English language. The course provides an intensive integrated approach to learn English for academic purposes. Students develop speaking and listening skills for participating in college discussions and presentations, improve reading fluency of discipline-specific texts, and develop academic writing styles and vocabulary in multiple academic disciplines to prepare for advanced English for Academic Purposes.
Vocabulary: Students will identify new meanings of words from context; apply new words in academic contexts for speaking and writing; identify parts of speech from context; identify and use synonyms; identify classifications and uses of root words within academic disciplines.
Reading: Students will read and interpret surveys, maps, and infographics; read and understand multi-paragraph selections from a variety of academic disciplines; predict and identify main ideas; scan and identify key details; differentiate between stated theories and facts; identify relationships among ideas including cause-effect, classification, and problem-solution; Apply critical thinking strategies to reading.
Writing: Students will write using a variety of sentence structures; compose paragraphs and short essays in a variety of modes; apply basic capitalization punctuation and spelling rules; take notes on material communicated orally; incorporate organizational structures for writing effective paragraphs and essays; employ the writing process for producing and publishing written communication.
Speaking / Listening: Students will produce statements, questions, and commands; ask and answer questions using complete sentences; express opinions and suggestions; provide factual information and explanations; use appropriate language in both formal and informal situations; listen for general understanding and specific information; follow instructions and explanations.
Grammar: Students will use simple past, present perfect, and future tenses; use modals in affirmative and negative statements; use comparative and superlative adjectives; habitually use verbs with infinitives and gerunds; demonstrate use of subject, object, and reflexive pronouns;