ALP - AMERICAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM (ESL)

ALP-004 American Language Foundations Grammar A

This course is a course for international students with little or no exposure to English. It introduces students to the most basic grammar of English with emphasis on the simplest tenses, structures, and forms. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

ALP-005

ALP-005 American Language Foundations Grammar B

This course provides students with continued work on the most basic structures of English. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

ALP-004

ALP-006 American Language Foundations Reading

This course is a course for international students with little or no exposure to English. It provides them with instruction in pronouncing written words and understanding simple written texts. It also introduces students to the most common vocabulary of English and develops their ability to use this vocabulary in basic structures. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-004/ALP-005

ALP-007 American Language Foundations Writing

This course is a course for international students with little or no exposure to English. It provides students with instruction in the spelling of English and in writing simple sentences using the structures and vocabulary learned in American Language Foundations: Grammar and Reading. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-004/ALP-005

ALP-041 American Language I: Grammar A

This course introduces students to the basic grammar of the English simple sentence, with emphasis on verb tenses. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-004/ALP-005. Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-006, ALP-007

Corequisites

ALP-042

ALP-042 American Language I: Grammar B

This course provides students with continued work on the basic grammar of the English simple sentence, with emphasis on nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-004/ALP-005, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-006, ALP-007

Corequisites

ALP-041

ALP-043 American Language I: Writing

This course provides students with carefully guided exercises in the writing of English sentences and paragraphs. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-007, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-041/ALP-042

ALP-044 American Language I: Reading

This course helps students with their vocabulary development and gives them practice in reading for comprehension with material up to the 1,000 word vocabulary level. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ALP-006. Pre- or Co-Req: ALP-041/ALP-042

ALP-051 American Language II: Grammar A

This course continues the study of the English simple sentence begun in American Language I and introduces the compound sentence. The emphasis is on infinitives, modal verbs, and adverbs and students are introduced to dependent clauses. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-041/ALP-042, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-043, ALP-044

Corequisites

ALP-052

ALP-052 American Language II: Grammar B

This course gives students work on perfect tenses and compound sentences, provides an introduction to the passive voice and to participial forms, and continues the study of dependent clauses. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-041/ALP-042, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-043, ALP-044

Corequisites

ALP-051

ALP-053 American Language II: Writing

This course gives students work on both guided and free writing exercises at the paragraph level. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-043, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-051/ALP-052

ALP-054 American Language II: Reading

This course emphasizes reading for content and helps students develop their inferential skills on reading material up to the 3,000 word vocabulary level. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ALP-044, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-051/ALP-052

ALP-055 Direct Studies American Language II

This course is for students in the American Language Program who need intensive, supplemental instruction in grammar and writing skills. This computer-assisted learning program is provided on an individual, prescriptive basis. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

ALP-061 American Language III: Grammar A

This course completes the study of the passive voice, of modal verbs, and compound sentences and begins a complete survey of dependent clauses in the English sentence. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-051/ALP-052, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-053, ALP-054

Corequisites

ALP-062

ALP-062 American Language III: Grammar B

This course completes the study of all the phrasal and clausal structures normally used in English sentences. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: ALP-051/ALP-052, Pre- or Co-Reqs: ALP-053, ALP-054

Corequisites

ALP-061

ALP-063 American Language III: Writing

This course provides students with intensive practice in the writing of paragraphs and provides a transition to college-level writing with an introduction to the essay. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ALP-053, Pre- or Co-Req: ALP-061/ALP-062

ALP-064 American Language III: Reading

This course emphasizes reading for content, making inferences, distinguishing main and subordinate points, and evaluating the ideas and presentation of reading material at and beyond the 4,000 word vocabulary level. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: ALP-054, Pre- or Co-Req: ALP-061/ALP-062

ALP-065 Direct Studies American Language III

This course is for students in the American Language Program who need intensive, supplemental instruction in grammar and writing skills. This computer-assisted learning program is provided on an individual, prescriptive basis. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

ALP-068 Advanced Academic English Skills

This course develops and enhances the ability of students to read, wirte, speak and listen to the academic English that is needed for college success. Students will be taught to apply techniques and strategies so that they can use academic discourse more effectively. Students will read and discuss materials from a wide=range of academic disciplines, increase listening comprehension for academic lectures, practice expressing themselves orally on a variety of academic topics and continue to build their fluency and accuracy in their use of written English. This course will also benefit students who plan to apply to colleges or universities that require the TOEFL, IELTS or any other standardized test of English. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3