ALP - AMERICAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM (ESL)

ALP-004 American Language Foundations Grammar A

This is part one of a two-part course for English language learners with little or no prior exposure to English. It introduces students to the most basic grammar of English needed for academic purposes.  Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

ALP-005

ALP-005 American Language Foundations: Grammar B

This is part two of a two-part course for English language learners with little or no prior exposure to English. It introduces students to the most basic grammar of English needed for academic purposes.   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 is a course in writing for academic purposes for English language learners with little or no prior exposure to English. It provides students with instruction in the spelling of English and practice in writing sentences and paragraphs. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

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

ALP-041 American Language I: Grammar A

This is part one of a two-part course in English grammar for high beginner English language learners. It strengthens and expands grammatical competency needed for English academic purposes. 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 is part two of a two-part course in English grammar for high beginner English language learners. It strengthens and expands grammatical competency needed for English academic purposes. 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 is a course in writing for academic purposes for high beginner English language learners. It provides students with an introduction to academic writing including paragraphs and short essays.
  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 is a course in reading for academic purposes for high beginner English language learners. It introduces reading strategies and thinking skills and develops vocabulary to increase reading comprehension.  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 is part one of a two-part course in English grammar for intermediate English language learners. It reinforces basic grammar and builds grammatical awareness and proficiency needed to for college-level reading, writing, speaking and listening.  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 is part two of a two-part course in English grammar for intermediate English language learners. It reinforces basic grammar and builds grammatical awareness and proficiency needed to for college-level reading, writing, speaking and listening.  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 is a course in writing for academic purposes for intermediate English language learners. It prepares students for writing in college level courses by reinforcing and building on the fundamentals of essay structure and organization.  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 is a course in reading for academic purposes for intermediate English language learners. It develops reading strategies, critical thinking skills and vocabulary enabling students to understand and interpret texts.  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 is part one of a two-part course in English grammar for advanced English language learners. It includes the study of linguistic structures needed for college-level reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course completes the study of English sentence structure and correct verb usage.  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 is part two of a two-part course in English grammar for advanced English language learners. It includes the study of linguistic structures needed for college-level reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course completes the study of English sentence structure and correct verb usage.  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 emphasizes writing for academic purposes and provides advanced English language learners with intensive practice using critical thinking to analyze, and interpret texts in order to write cause/effect, compare/contrast and argumentative essays.  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 academic purposes and prepares advanced English language learners for reading in college-level courses enabling students to understand and evaluate academic reading materials.   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 TOEFL iBT Preparation

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