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.

TOEFL iBT® Exam

ELC 009 - Preparation for TOEFL iBT®

This class is designed for students intending to take the TOEFL iBT® exam and to enter a college or university that requires English proficiency. The program aims to prepare students for future academic and professional pursuits by teaching skills needed to succeed on the TOEFL iBT® exam, such as: understanding academic themes, using new vocabulary, making inferences, synthesizing, summarizing, paraphrasing and note-taking. The course will provide the opportunity for students to practice these skills on paper and use test simulations. In addition, students enrolled in this course will develop critical thinking and academic skills necessary to survive in an English college or university by responding to authentic college-level texts and media in discussions, speeches, and a variety of essays and papers.

Pre-Level Courses

ELC 003 - Pre-Level 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 - Pre-Level 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 - Pre-Level Writing

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

ELC 008 - Pre-Level 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 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 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 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.