ELI - English Language Institute

ELI 0100 Level 1: Oral Integrated Cr. 2,4

Focus is simple, basic oral communication in English for speakers who have very little knowledge of English. Students will acquire the ability to understand slow spoken English and interact with others in English about simple topics such as personal information, weather, time, food, clothing, transportation, people, housing, health, workplace, and education. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0110 Level 1: Written Integrated Cr. 2,4

Focus is simple, basic written communication in English for speakers who have very little knowledge of English. Students will acquire the ability to write numbers, common words, phrases and simple sentences in English with very basic grammar. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0120 Level 1: Intensive Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 2,4

Basic reading course in which students will learn to read isolated words and phrases that are familiar to everyday life. Students will recognize familiar names or words and read for information to understand announcements and follow directions. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0200 Level 2: Oral Integrated Cr. 2,4

Focus is to increase the student's ability to comprehend and produce common spoken English with high frequency vocabulary. Students will be asking and answering questions, taking notes on main ideas, and participating in short social exchanges. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0210 Level 2: Written Integrated Cr. 2,4

Students will acquire the ability to write simple sentences and progress to writing complex sentences using clauses. Students will form a well-organized paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and examples with transitions. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0215 Level 2: Intensive Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 1,2

Focus is to increase students' comprehension of printed material and increase vocabulary. Students will read a short text and identify main ideas, details, and interpret vocabulary from context; will be able to follow written directions and announcements; and will be able to make inferences from written information. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0220 Level 2: Communicative Grammar Cr. 1-2

Builds communicative competence, or ability to communicate effectively, naturally, and appropriately in a variety of real life situations. In order to build communicative competence, grammar points will be introduced and practiced with an emphasis on the productive skills of speaking and writing. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0300 Level 3: Oral Integrated Cr. 2,4

Students will increase their ability to communicate in clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure, etc. Academic vocabulary will be introduced/increased. Students will increase their ability to comprehend the main points of longer lectures and take notes on main ideas. Students will have group discussions and give short presentations. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0310 Level 3: Written Integrated Cr. 2,4

Students will produce a well-developed paragraph with organization: topic sentence, transitions, two to three main points with two to three supporting details and examples, and concluding sentences. Grammatical structures will be introduced to help students practice compound and complex sentence variety for precision and detail in writing. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0315 Level 3: Intensive Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 1,2

Focus is to increase vocabulary and comprehension of varied reading passages. Students will be able to identify topics, main ideas, and details as well as recognize point of view, purpose and tone. Students will use strategies to discern meaning of words from context and use dictionary skills to increase vocabulary. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0320 Level 3: Extensive Reading Cr. 1-2

Students will increase their reading fluency, or speed and ease of reading. The focus of their reading will be on identifying overall meaning of texts. Class Readers will be assigned to help the students acquire the art of extensive reading, to improve their skills, and to monitor their progress closely. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0400 Level 4: Oral Integrated Cr. 2,4

Focus is the enhancement of communication skills in an academic context. Students will learn pronunciation rules, take notes on main ideas and details, orally summarize what was presented, offer opinions on various topics, and give longer presentations on topics using a variety of rhetorical modes. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0410 Level 4: Written Integrated Cr. 2,4

Students will acquire the ability to organize and write a four- to five-paragraph essay using a variety of sentence types, rhetorical modes, and transitions. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0415 Level 4: Intensive Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 1,2

Students will identify the structure, purpose, and connection between ideas in academic texts by finding main ideas, topic sentences, and supporting details in a passage. Students will use strategies to discern meaning of words from context and use dictionary skills to increase vocabulary through word forms. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0420 Level 4: Extensive Reading Cr. 1,2

Students will increase reading fluency by identifying overall meaning of texts. Class Readers will be assigned to help the students acquire the art of extensive reading, to improve their skills, and to monitor their progress closely. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0500 Level 5: Oral Integrated Cr. 2,4

Focus is on mastering communication skills in an academic context. Students will take notes on main ideas and details, orally summarize what was presented, offer opinions on various topics, and give longer presentations on topics using a variety of rhetorical modes in academic/professional fields. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0510 Level 5: Written Integrated Cr. 2,4

Students will develop critical thinking skills through reading, writing, and classroom discussion. Students will write well-developed five- to eight-paragraph essays and relate assigned readings to their own experience. Students will learn how to incorporate outside sources into their essays and use appropriate citations. Advanced grammatical structures will be reviewed and expanded as necessary Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0515 Level 5: Research Skills Cr. 1,2

Introduces academic writing and research at the university level. Breaks the traditional research paper into shorter writing assignments while focusing on academic writing skills such as paraphrasing, summarizing, and using correct citations. Students will learn how to search for and evaluate academic sources in the library and online databases. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0520 English for Teaching Assistants Cr. 2

American English language skills to improve teaching effectiveness of non-native speakers of English. Pronunciation, stress, intonation, speaking rate; oral presentation practice; cultural factors in U.S. university classroom. Not offered for degree credit. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0530 TOEFL/Timed Essay Writing Preparation Cr. 1-2

Class designed to enhance student's ability to understand and perform on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for the paper-based and iBT(Internet)-based formats. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0540 Level 5: Media & Culture Cr. 1,2

Provides a greater understanding of American culture and current events via extensive reading from novels and texts as well as print media, leading to integrated learning outcomes such as written assignments, oral presentations, and discussions. TV and radio programs, as well as films and documentaries will provide input for activities and assignments. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

ELI 0600 Academic Preparation III: Oral-Integrated Cr. 2,4

Increasing aural/oral fluency through participation in academic/content-based discussions and other forms of speech in different settings (formal/informal and academic). Presentations are recorded. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0610 Academic Preparation III: Written-Integrated Cr. 2,4

Development of critical thinking skills and advanced level grammar for writing competency in various rhetorical modes for multi-page essays. To increase comprehension, readings will be authentic/native-speaker materials. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0615 Academic Preparation III: Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 1,2

Students learn advanced academic words and gain in-depth understanding of meaning and uses of new vocabulary in authentic readings. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0699 Directed Study Cr. 1-4

Meets the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) students in their last stages of preparation for matriculation. Based on students' particular needs, instruction will be provided to strengthen various academic preparation skills, including listening and note-taking practice in an academic context, extensive and intensive reading, and expository and research paper writing. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

ELI 0700 Written Communication Cr. 1,2

Through reading and writing of complex texts, students improve their understanding and use of American English grammar, and mechanics (punctuation and capitalization) for academic and professional settings. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0705 American Pronunciation and Clear Communication Cr. 1,2

Course addresses the communication needs of advanced-level, non-native English speakers who want to reduce the amount of pronunciation errors produced in their speech. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0715 Research Paper Cr. 1,2

Step-by-step instruction in the process of writing an American-style research paper with academic sources and following a prescribed format, such as APA or MLA. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0720 Advanced Integrated Skills Cr. 1,2

Authentic undergraduate-level lectures presented by WSU faculty from various disciplines are used to simulate academic courses. Students use all skills. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0725 Advanced TOEFL Preparation Cr. 1,2

Students develop strong vocabulary and reading skills in English and prepare for the TOEFL. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0730 TOEFL-iBT Preparation Cr. 1,2

Students enhance their ability to understand and perform on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for the paper-based and iBT(Internet)-based formats. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0800 Writing Skills I Cr. 3

This course integrates reading, writing, and grammar and focuses on comprehending main ideas and details, inferencing in simplified reading texts, and understanding vocabulary in context. Students will learn to organize and write paragraphs with simple grammatically correct sentences. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0810 Oral Skills I Cr. 3

This course integrates listening and speaking in English and introduces culturally appropriate interaction in speech. Students listen to dialogues, newscasts, and short lectures; give short presentations on a variety of topics; and receive individualized feedback on pronunciation. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0820 Writing Skills II Cr. 3

This course integrates reading, writing, and grammar and will emphasize how reading and writing are related. Rhetorical modes of essay writing will be introduced, authentic texts will be read, and more advanced grammar points will be covered. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0830 Oral Skills II Cr. 3

This course integrates listening and speaking in English and focuses on refining students' abilities to understand academic and informal spoken language by listening to academically-themed lectures and extended dialogues. They will develop critical thinking skills for responding to questions and giving presentations. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore; enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0840 Writing Skills III Cr. 4

Course integrates reading, writing and grammar; focus on reading authentic materials and writing essays. Students work to improve their understanding and use of American English, grammar, and mechanisms for academic settings. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0850 Oral Skills III Cr. 4

Course integrates listening and speaking in English and will help students increase their aural/oral fluency through participation in academic/content-based discussions and various other forms of speech in formal, informal and academic settings. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in English Language Institute; enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.

ELI 0860 Communication and Culture Cr. 4

This course will involve writing and oral presentations based on academic readings and cultural experiences. Additional instruction in grammar and sentence structure will be provided based on students' needs. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to English Language Institute level students.