Course Catalog : Subject Area




English as a Second Language Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ESL 1 English as a Second Language I
(9 credits) Prerequisite(s): ESL Placement Test. Provides intensive instruction at the beginning level. Includes listening comprehension, pronunciation and oral production of basic grammatical structure; reading and vocabulary development; and introduction to the writing process. 9 hours lecture per week.
ESL 11 English as Second Language: Composition I
(3 credits) Provides instruction and practice in the writing process, emphasizing development of fluency writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ESL 12 English as a Second Language: Composition II
(3 credits) Provides further instruction and practice in the writing process, and introduces advanced language patterns. Includes practice in developing and improving writing strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ESL 2 English as a Second Language II
(9 credits) Prerequisite(s): ESL 1 or ESL Placement Test. Provides intensive instruction and practice at the low intermediate level. Provides an introduction to the sound system, stress, intonational and rhythmic patterns of English through listening and speaking exercises. Includes individualized instruction to improve basic reading comprehension. Requires practice in writing with emphasis on building basic sentence structures, grammar and sentence- level writing. 9 hours lecture per week.
ESL 5 English as a Second Language - Reading I
(4 credits) Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow the students to function adequately in ESL 06 and other college classes. Lecture 4 hours per week.
ESL 6 English as a Second Language: Reading II
(4 credits) Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow students to function adequately in the ESL 17 reading class and other college classes. Lecture 4 hours per week.
ESL 7 Oral Communication I
(3 credits) Helps students practice and improve listening and speaking skills as needed for functioning successfully in academic, professional, and personal settings. Assesses students' oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Provides exercises, practices, small and large group activates, and oral presentations to help students overcome problems in oral communication. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ESL 8 Oral Communication II
(3 credits) Provides further instruction and practice in helping students to improve listening and speaking skills. Assesses students' oral skills and includes, as needed, practice with pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation. Emphasizes the development of fluency through exercises, practices, small and large group activities, and formal and informal presentations. Lecture 3 hours per week.