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Course Descriptions English Language Institute (ELI)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI)

Updated for 2014-2015

ELI 10A Beginning Speaking and Listening (NC)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a beginning listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement into ELI 10A by exam. There are no prerequisite courses.

Corequisite: ELI 10 B, C, D.

ELI 10B Beginning Reading and Writing (NC)

This course is designed to build the reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a reading and writing course and includes practice in the following: In reading, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate and study skills. In writing it emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph organization and usage of formal English grammar. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement into ELI 10B by exam. No prerequisites.

Corequisite: ELI 10 A, C, D.

ELI 10C Beginning Grammar (NC)

This course is designed to build the English grammar skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. The course emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speaking. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement into ELI 10C by exam. No prerequisites.

Corequisite: ELI 10 A, B, D.

ELI 10D Pronunciation I (NC)

This course is designed to build the English pronunciation skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a pronunciation course and includes practice in discrimination and production of the NAE vowels and consonants and stress and rhythm of the language. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement into ELI 10D by exam. There are no prerequisite courses.

Corequisite: ELI 10 A, B, C.

ELI 20A Low Intermediate Speaking 
and Listening (NC)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a low intermediate listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 20 B, C, D.

ELI 20B Low Intermediate Reading 
and Writing (NC)

This course is designed to build the reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a low intermediate reading and writing course and includes practice in the following: In reading, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate and study skills. In writing it emphasizes paragraph organization, writing good paragraphs and short essays. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELI 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 20 A, C, D.

ELI 20C Low Intermediate Grammar (NC)

This course is designed to build the English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a low intermediate grammar course and emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speech. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 10A, 10B, 10C, and 10D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 20 A, B, D.

ELI 20D Pronunciation II (NC)

This course is designed to build the English pronunciation skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a pronunciation course and includes practice in sounds in connected speech, intonation, sounds in grammar and pronouncing written English. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 20 A, B, C.

ELI 30A High Intermediate Listening 
and Speaking (NC)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a high intermediate listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 20A, 20B, 20C and 20D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 30 B, C, D.

ELI 30B High Intermediate Reading 
and Writing (NC)

This course is designed to build the reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a high intermediate reading and writing course and includes practice in the following: In reading, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate and study skills. In writing it emphasizes paragraph and essay organization and construction. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELI 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 30 A, C, D.

ELI 30C High Intermediate Grammar (NC)

This course is designed to build the English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a high intermediate grammar course and emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speech. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 30 A, B, D.

ELI 30D American Culture I (NC)

This course is designed to build the English and cross-cultural skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is high intermediate American culture course and focuses on orienting students to the cultural values of the United States as well as other countries and fostering cross-cultural communication. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 30 A, B, C.

ELI 40A Advanced Speaking and Listening (NC)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is an advanced listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 40 B, C, D.

ELI 40B Advanced Reading and Writing (NC)

This course is designed to build the reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is an advanced reading and writing course and includes practice in the following: In reading, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate, reading strategies and study skills. In writing it reviews paragraph organization and focuses on essay construction. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELI 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 40 A, C, D.

ELI 40C Advanced Grammar (NC)

This course is designed to build the English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is an advanced grammar course and emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speech. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 40 A, B, D.

ELI 40D American Culture II (NC)

This course is designed to build the English and cross-cultural skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is an advanced American culture course and focuses on orienting students to the cultural values of the United States as well as other countries and fostering cross-cultural communication. Enrollment preference is given to international students wishing to prepare for academic work in English.

Prerequisite: Completion of ELI 30A, 30B, 30C, 30D (pass); placement through testing or approval of the Language Arts Division and ELI Coordinator.

Corequisite: ELI 40 A, B, C.

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