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Course Descriptions

Writing

This course is designed to improve sentence clarity and paragraph organization. Through editing and focusing on revision strategies, students will work toward a complete text which will integrate and document academic sources. 

Listening & Speaking

This course works toward strengthening the students’ necessary language and preparation skills, in order to develop their confidence in oral communications. Students have the flexibility to use their own interest area or business concentration as subject matter. The course also concentrates on speaking clearly and accurately. All aspects of the language are addressed: sounds, stress, rhythms and intonations. Students will practice and understand English pronunciation and learn to communicate fluently by reducing their own accent. 

Grammar

This course emphasizes immediate application of grammatical forms and meanings. A variety of exercises will be used to practice sentence patterns, clauses, verbs, and other written forms. This class is an intensive use of grammar exercises. 

Reading

This course implements contemporary fiction and non-fiction as a base upon which to build on the students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary and ability to discuss ideas. The students are expected to understand the written material and respond verbally and in writing. 

TOEFL Preparation Course

This course has four objectives: 1) to provide students with essential TOEFL iBT test-taking strategies; 2) to build student confidence by doing in-class practice tests; 3) to develop student proficiency and application of essential argument strategies required at the college level; 4) to provide students with an unofficial, TOEFL iBT range score at the end of the course.