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English Language and Culture Program Courses

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ELCP-040  Community Service

Community activity helping with such programs as assisting in public and private schools, recycling programs, senior care facilities, community clean-up, clothing distribution and food distribution programs. Minimum of 24 hours of service. May be repeated with different content. 1 credit. (EL) $50 fee.

ELCP-095  Individualized Study

Development of reading, writing, and listening skills through a program of self-access assignments specifically selected to meet the individual's needs. Schedule of supervised work and individual tutoring. 1-2 credits

ELCP-100  Language Practice: Social and Academic Skills

An intensive course in functional English for ELC students to facilitate integration into the community and preparation for academic study. Includes survival skills, cultural awareness, basic computer and study skills, and writing projects. 4 credits.

ELCP-101  Academic Listening and Speaking I

Development of listening and speaking skills enabling students to function effectively in an academic setting. Emphasis on prepared and impromptu speeches, group discussions, debate, and video-based activities. Continued practice of English in informal and formal settings, role play, simulations, and community field work. 4 credits.

ELCP-102  Academic Listening and Speaking II

Continuation of 101 to prepare students for success in academic courses. Training in group discussion dynamics. Participation in whole class/small group discussions of current issues. Recognition and practice of formal and informal listening/speaking skills. 4 credits.

ELCP-103  Advanced Pronunciation

An intensive course in pronunciation of American English. Development of accent modification techniques which result in increased intelligibility. Special emphasis is placed on auditory discrimination, correct pronunciation of English speech sounds, complete word production, stress and intonation patterns. Exercises tailored to individual student's speech patterns with targeted feedback using Compton P-ESL methodology to achieve desired outcomes. 3 credits.

ELCP-111  Intro To College Reading

Intermediate level reading course enabling students to become independent readers. Student selection of reading materials: fiction and non-fiction. Linked activities focusing on summary writing, vocabulary development, oral reports, and group discussions. 4 credits

ELCP-112  Advanced College Reading and Critical Thinking Skills

Advanced reading skills course to develop students' critical thinking and discussion skills in preparation for academic course work. Reading linked to formal/informal writing projects. 4 credits

ELCP-120  Grammar Workshop

An in-depth review of grammatical structures within the context of students' own writing projects. Grammar activities and exercises tailored to meet individual students' needs. 4 credits

ELCP-121  Introduction To College Composition

Intermediate level writing course to prepare students for academic essay and report writing. Emphasis on self/peer proofreading and editing strategies. 4 credits

ELCP-122  Research Paper Preparation

Introduction to academic research paper writing: topic development, library research, paraphrase/synthesis skills, and documentation leading to presentation of acceptable research paper. 4 credits

ELCP-124  Advanced Grammar

Advanced level course focusing on grammatical structures and conventions commonly used in academic essay writing; analysis and practice of grammar rules and conventions; identification of differences between spoken and written English; development of academic vocabulary. Prerquisite: 121 or 122 or consent of instructor. 2 credits

ELCP-150  Academic and Experiential Encounters In The United States

An introduction for international students to living, studying, and working in the United States. Skills development in independent living in a new culture. Focus on cross-cultural relationshp building, problem solving, written and verbal communication in the work place including accent/dialect comprehension. Preparation of individual/group presentations and a research paper. Offered January term. 4 credits

ELCP-160  Thematic Topics

Integration of all language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) in a content theme such as American Culture and the Community, Discovering American Cultures through film. May be repeated with different content. 4 credits (US)

ELCP-170  Readings In Literature

An introduction to reading and writing about literature for non-native speakers of English students. Study of literary genres: short story, poetry, and novel. Focus on creative writing projects and formal analysis essays. 4 credits (CS)

ELCP-180  TOEIC Preparation

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) preparation. An intensive preparation course for the TOEIC test. Focus on building vocabulary, learning the structure and directions of the TOEIC, learning to discriminate between test answer choices, and practicing English in practical day to day situations in the inter- national workplace setting. 2 credits

ELCP-190  Advanced Academic Skills

Study of language and learning skills for advanced ELCP students simultaneously enrolled in a particular academic content course in another department. Intensive study of the language used in the content material through linked reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. May be repeated with different content. 3 credits

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