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English as a Second Language Courses

ESL  1 - Academic Oral Comm Skills I (0)

Focus is on active listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function successfully in a university class. Development of listening strategies, note taking techniques, presentation skills and discussion skills are emphasized. Cross-listed with: ESL - 111.

ESL  2 - Academic Reading/Writing I (0)

Focus is on improving students' abilities in reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and on the organization and writing of paragraphs and short essays. Cross-listed with: ESL - 110.

ESL  3 - Grammar I (0)

Focus is on intermediate English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with: ESL - 113.

ESL  4 - Special Topics I (0)

Focus on the integration of English language skills in learning and discussing cultural and academic issues.

ESL  7 - Grad Writing/Speaking Pract (0)

Focus on academic writing and speaking skills needed by graduate students. (ESL 601 open to IME students ONLY.) Cross-listed with: ESL - 601 and ESL - 030.

ESL  8 - ESL Writing (0)

Focus is on preparing non-native speakers of English for college level writing by developing accuracy and fluency in written communication.

ESL  11 - Academic Oral Comm Skills II (0)

Focus on active listening skills in academic and non-academic situations. Development of note taking techniques and discussion and writing skills needed when responding to academic lectures. Cross-listed with: ESL - 121.

ESL  12 - Acad Reading/Writing II (0)

Focus is on reading university-level material more rapidly and more efficiently, and on demonstrating comprehension through an articulate oral or written response and on the skills needed for writing academic reports and essays. Cross-listed with: ESL - 120.

ESL  13 - Grammar II (0)

Focus is on advanced English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with: ESL - 123.

ESL  14 - Special Topics II (0)

ESL  15 - Seminar Series (0)

Focus on specific aspects of English such as idioms or vocabulary and overall improvement in English language skills. Cross-listed with: ESL - 115.

ESL  16 - TOEFL (0)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460 and above /ibtTOEFL 48 and above. Focus on test taking and skill areas covered on the TOEFL test: listening, speaking, writing, and reading/vocabulary. Some focus on written structure also. Emphasis is on building test taking and language skills needed to do well on the TOEFL. Cross-listed with ESL - 116.

ESL  17 - Pronouncing American English (0)

Designed for non-native speakers who wish to have more American pronunciation and speech patterns and who wish to gain confidence in using English in academic, professional and social situations. Cross-listed with: ESL - 132.

ESL  30 - Grad Wrtg/Speaking Pract (0)

Focus on academic writing and speaking skills needed by graduate students.

ESL  31 - Integrated Skills (0)

ESL  32 - Oral Communication Skills (0)

ESL  41 - Integrated Skills I (0)

Low intermediate level. Focus is on improving students' basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing.

ESL  42 - Oral Communication Skills I (0)

Low intermediate level. Focus is on conversational skills, pronunciation, and vocabulary in daily situations.

ESL  51 - Integrated Skills II (0)

Intermediate level. Focus is improving students' basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing with some discussion.

ESL  52 - Oral Communication Skills II (0)

Intermediate level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations. Academic oral skills are also introduced.

ESL  61 - Integrated Skills III (0)

Low advanced level. Focus is on integration of the basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing.

ESL  62 - Oral Communication Skills III (0)

Low advanced level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations and academic settings.

ESL  71 - Integrated Skills IV (0)

High advanced level. Focus is on integration of the basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing for academic purposes.

ESL  72 - Oral Communication Skills IV (0)

High advanced level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations and academic settings.

ESL  73 - Business English (0)

Focus is on integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing using business content.

ESL  99 - Dir Study - Non Matriculated (0)

ESL  100 - Success at USF:Univ/Class Cult (3)

This Jumpstart course is designed to help USF conditionally-admitted students improve their academic English and build their competence in understanding USF and U.S. university culture in order to be more successful when they begin studies in the U.S. Many adult students of English have had opportunities before coming to the U.S. to study formal features of the English language, but they have not had much chance to use those skills extensively for communicative academic purposes. For this reason, this course is designed to resemble a U.S. university course. In other words, students will be expected to learn the content of the course.

ESL  101 - US Cult:Understand/Neg New Lan (3)

This Jumpstart course is designed to help USF conditionally-admitted students in China improve their academic English and build their competence in understanding aspects of U.S. culture that are relevant for their cultural adjustment to living and studying in the U.S., and USF in particular. The orientation of the course will be to take a social-psychological view of life in society more broadly as the foundation for understanding and negotiating differences between the students' countries and U.S. culture.

ESL  102 - Fluency Development (4)

This course focuses on fluency-building in all the skills for intermediate learners of English. Fluency is the ability to produce and receive a sufficient amount of language with ease that is both intelligible and comprehensible. Attention to fluency supports the ongoing development of accuracy. Students will be placed in this course on the basis of their test scores.

ESL  103 - Pronunciation I (2)

This course is an introduction to American English pronunciation.

ESL  104 - Pronunciation II (2)

This advanced course improves American English pronunciation and includes presentation contexts.

ESL  105 - Vocabulary and Idioms I (2)

This course is an introduction to academic vocabulary and common idioms in the U.S. at the intermediate level.

ESL  106 - Vocabulary and Idioms II (2)

This course focuses on increasing the academic vocabulary and idioms of multilingual students at the advanced level.

ESL  107 - Introductory Academic Reading and Writing (8)

This course focuses on improving students’ abilities in reading comprehension, building spelling and vocabulary skills, and writing well-formed simple and complex sentences and well-organized paragraphs.

ESL  108 - Introductory Academic Oral Communication Skills (4)

Focus is on basic listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function successfully in daily life and in a university class.

ESL  109 - Introductory Grammar (4)

Focus is on reviewing basic grammatical structures and reinforcing correct application of basic grammar forms in writing and speaking.

ESL  110 - Academic Reading/Writing I (8)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460-497/ibtTOEFL 48-60. Focus is on improving students' abilities in reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and on the organization and writing of paragraphs and short essays. Cross-listed with: ESL - 002.

ESL  111 - Academic Oral Communication I (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460-497/ibt TOEFL 48-60. Focus is on active listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function successfully in daily life and in a university class. Cross-listed with: ESL - 001.

ESL  113 - Grammar I (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460-497/ibtTOEFL 48-60. Focus is on intermediate English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with: ESL - 003.

ESL  114 - English Through Computers (4)

Focus on using computers in improving English skills and on learning basic computer skills such as word processing, spread sheets, graphics programs, e-mail, and the world wide web.

ESL  115 - Seminar Series (2)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460-547/ibtTOEFL 48-80. Focus on specific aspects of English such as idioms or vocabulary and overall improvement in English language skills. Cross-listed with ESL - 015.

ESL  116 - TOEFL (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460-547/ibtTOEFL 48-78. Focus on test taking and skill areas covered on the TOEFL test: listening, speaking, writing, and reading/vocabulary. Some focus on written structure also. Emphasis is on building test taking and language skills needed to do well on the TOEFL. Cross-listed with ESL - 016.

ESL  120 - Academic Reading/Writing II (8)

Focus on reading university-level material rapidly and efficiently, and on demonstrating comprehension through an articulate oral or written response and on the skills needed for writing academic reports and essays. Cross-listed with IEP 012.

ESL  121 - Academic Oral Comm II (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 500-574/ibtTOEFL 62-78. Focus on active listening and speaking skills that are needed to function successfully in a university class. Development of listening strategies, note taking techniques, oral production skills and formal presentation skills. Cross-listed with ESL - 011.

ESL  122 - Oral Skills III (4)

Focus on high-level performance of longer speeches in academic and professional settings with emphasis on listening, complex construction, pronunciation, behavioral skills, visual aids, and greater comfort with a variety of audiences. Cross-listed with IEP-020.

ESL  123 - Grammar II (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 500-547/ibtTOEFL 62-78. Focus is on advanced English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with IEP - 013.

ESL  124 - Academic Reading/Writing III (8)

Focus on reading complex university-level material of various genres more efficiently and rapidly, on responding to readings and academic topics using multiple and appropriate writing and speaking genres, and on advanced academic writing, research and documentation skills. Cross-listed With: IEP 018.

ESL  126 - Grammar III (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 500-547/ibtTOEFL 62-78. Focus is on advanced English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with IEP-021.

ESL  128 - English for Business (4)

Prerequisite: pbtTOEFL score of 500 or higher, ibtTOEFL score of 61 or higher, or an IELTS of 5.5 or higher. This course focuses on improving students’ abilities in all four basic language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) by surveying key areas of business and by providing students opportunities to understand and express key concepts in business. Cross-listed with IEP-021.

ESL  132 - Pronouncing American English (2)

Designed for non-native speakers who wish to have more American pronunciation and speech patterns and who wish to gain confidence in using English in academic, professional and social situations. Cross-listed with ESL - 017.

ESL  135 - ESL Writing (4)

Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 550-587/ibtTOEFL 79-95. Focus is on preparing non-native speakers of English for college level writing by developing accuracy and fluency in written communication.

ESL  195 - FYS: First Year Seminar (4)

First Year Seminars are designed and taught by faculty who have a special passion for the topic. All FYSeminars are small classes (16 students) that count toward the university Core. Many FYSeminars include enrichment activities such as excursions into the city or guest speakers. FYSeminars are only open to students in their first or second semester at USF, and students may only take one FYS, in either Fall or Spring. For a detailed description of this course, and other FYSeminars this semester, go to this webpage by cutting and pasting the link: http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/firstyearsem/

ESL  299 - Directed Study - Matriculated (1 - 4)

ESL  390 - Special Topics (1 - 4)