Program Courses

The following list is some of the courses offered during a given semester at the ELC.  Course offerings change from semester to semester depending on student enrollment and the language needs of the students. Level four courses are not listed here.

Pre-Level Courses

ELC 003 - Improving Reading

This course develops fundamental reading skills.  Students study a variety of basic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension.  Grade only.

ELC 004 - Building Basic Integrated Skills

This course integrates all communicative skills.  Students with basic English proficiency examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency.  Grade only.

ELC 005 - Developing Writing

This course develops fundamental writing skills.  Students receive intensive practice writing complete sentences and basic paragraphs.  Grade only.

ELC 007 - English Language Mechanics

This course introduces the mechanics of the English language.  Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes.  Grade only.

ELC 008 - Working on Speaking and Listening

This course develops fundamental speaking and listening skills. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Students also receive intensive listening practice comprehending basic oral texts, speaking situations, and are introduced to authentic academic talks and lectures. Grade only.

Level One Courses

ELC 013 - Academic Reading I

This course develops beginning reading skills.  Students study a variety of common readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 003. Grade only.   

ELC 014 - Beginning Integrated Skills

This course integrates all communicative skills.  Students with beginning English proficiency examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency.  Prerequisite:  qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 004. Grade only.   

ELC 015 - Academic Writing I

This course develops beginning writing skills.  Students receive intensive practice writing paragraphs and basic essays. Prerequisite:  qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 015.  Grade only.

ELC 017 - English Grammar I

This course covers beginning level grammar concepts.  Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 007.  Grade only. 

ELC 018 - Academic Speaking and Listening I

This course develops beginning speaking and listening skills. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Students also receive intensive listening practice comprehending common oral texts, speaking situations, and are introduced to a higher level of authentic academic talks and lectures. Grade only.

Level Two Courses 

ELC 023 - Academic Reading II

This course develops intermediate reading skills.  Students study a variety of academic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 013.   Grade only.   

ELC 024 - Intermediate Integrated Skills

This course integrates all communicative skills.  Students with intermediate English proficiency will examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency. Prerequisite:  qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 014.   Grade only.   

ELC 025 - Academic Writing II

This course develops intermediate writing skills.  Students receive intensive practice writing essays and employing academic writing conventions. Prerequisite:  qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 015.  Grade only.

ELC 027 - English Grammar II

This course covers intermediate level grammar concepts.  Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 017.  Grade only. 

ELC 028 - Academic Speaking and Listening II

This course refines intermediate speaking and listening abilities. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Students also receive intensive listening practice comprehending complex oral texts, speaking situations and are introduced to more complex authentic talks and lectures. Grade only.

Level Three Courses

ELC 033 - Academic Reading III

This course develops advanced reading skills.  Students study a variety of advanced academic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 013.   Grade only.

ELC 034 - Advanced Integrated Skills

This course integrates all communicative skills.  Students with advanced English proficiency will examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency.  Prerequisite:  qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 024.   Grade only.   

ELC 035 - Academic Writing III

This course develops advanced writing skills.  Students receive intensive practice refining their ability to write essays and employ academic writing conventions.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 025.  Grade only.

ELC 037 - English Grammar III

This course covers advanced level grammar concepts.  Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes.  Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 027.  Grade only.

ELC 038 - Academic Speaking and Listening III

This course refines advanced speaking and listening abilities. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Students also receive intensive listening practice comprehending complex oral texts, speaking situations, and more advanced authentic academic talks and lectures. Grade only.