English as a Second Language (ESL) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
ESL 101. Listening and Speaking
For students who use English as a second or foreign language. Focus on social and academic purposes in four areas: one-on-one communication, discussion, classroom presentations, and lecture note taking. Intermediate level. May be repeated. 4 Cr. F, S.
ESL 102. Reading and Writing I
Development of skills in academic reading and writing. Focus on strategies in reading comprehension, paragraph development, and grammar of written English. May be repeated. 4 Cr. F, S.
ESL 150. Cultural Orientation for International Students
Social and academic life on a United States (US) campus. Focus on cultural adjustment cycle and strategies that help students integrate themselves in US campus life. Required for international undergraduate students from schools outside the US or Canada. International students who have studied in the US for at least one academic year full-time are exempt. Graduate students are exempt. 2 Cr. F, S.
ESL 151. Administrative Orientation for International Students
Administrative procedures and socio-academic realities of SCSU and St. Cloud: immigration law, health services, library services, registration and advising, security, sexual violence and harassment issues, racism and xenophobia. Required of all entering international students. S/U grading only. 1 Cr. F, S.
ESL 201. Listening and Speaking for Academic Purposes
Focus on speaking and listening comprehension for academic purposes in four areas: office hour interactions, discussions, classroom presentations, and lecture note taking. Advanced level. May be repeated. 4 Cr. F, S.
ESL 202. Reading and Writing II
Development of skills in reading and writing for advanced students. Focus on strategies to improve reading speed and comprehension of academic texts and the development of an essay. May be repeated. 4 Cr. F, S.