Academic Catalog

ELI - English Language Institute

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' basic listening and speaking skills necessary for everyday life. They will learn basic listening strategies, interact with others about simple topics, and produce simple sentences and questions with target vocabulary. Students will practice articulating consonant and vowel sounds correctly and produce accurate stress and intonation patterns. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to introduce basic writing and grammar skills. Students will produce simple sentences on topics related to their personal needs. Timed and multi-draft writings will include simple sentences, correct use of capital and lower case letters, legible handwritten letters, and appropriate vocabulary. Basic grammatical structures will be introduced. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' ability to read and comprehend simple material and to increase their ability to recognize familiar words in everyday contexts. Students will use a picture dictionary and develop vocabulary associated with simple topics. Students will read short texts from basic readers and ELI library books. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' abilities to carry on short, sustained conversation. They will apply listening strategies to discuss simple passages. They will interact with classmates. Students will use high-frequency vocabulary to produce simple and compound sentences with correct verb tenses. Students will use connected and reduced speech. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to introduce paragraph writing and to develop basic grammatical understanding. Students will produce paragraphs in a variety of rhetorical modes. Timed and multi-draft paragraphs will include a topic sentence, simple transitions, three main points with some supporting details, and a concluding sentence. Basic grammatical structures will be introduced. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' comprehension of printed material and acquire high-frequency vocabulary. Students will read simplified texts and apply reading skills, such as identifying main ideas and details, inferencing, and understanding sequence. Students will acquire vocabulary by using definitions from the text, interpreting from the context, and using dictionary skills. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to build students' communicative competence, or their ability to communicate effectively and appropriately. To that end, basic grammar points will be studied and practiced in ways that simulate everyday conversations and scenarios. Students will engage in a variety of communicative activities that focus on speaking and writing. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' emerging academic listening and speaking skills. Students will apply listening and speaking strategies. They will also give short presentations. Emphasis will be on generating compound and complex sentences using simple academic vocabulary. Students will pronounce English sounds accurately and follow intonation and stress patterns appropriately. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to produce well-developed paragraphs in a variety of rhetorical modes on academic topics. This course will culminate in an introduction to essay writing. Intermediate grammatical structures, such as complex sentences, adjective clauses, and the present perfect, will be introduced. Error-correction tasks, peer evaluations, and self-evaluations will develop self-editing skills. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' vocabulary and comprehension of longer and varied reading passages. Students will also be able to understand the structure of a text with transition words and the relationship between the main point(s) and supporting examples. Strategies to discern meaning of words from context will also be practiced. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' reading fluency by reading large quantities of texts. Class Readers will give the teacher the opportunity to help the students acquire the art of extensive reading, to improve their skills, and to monitor their progress closely. Students will choose their own texts for independent reading. Offered Every Term.

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

ELI 0325 Level 3: Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 2,4

The focus of this course is to increase students' vocabulary and comprehension of longer and more varied reading passages and to increase students' reading fluency and speed by reading multiple books from ELI library. In intensive reading activities, students will be to identify the topic, main ideas, and details in a passage as well as recognize the writers' point of view, purpose, and tone in simple academic texts when guided by questions. Students will also be able to understand the structure of a text with transition words and the relationship between the main points and the supporting details. The focus of the extensive reading activities will be on identifying overall meaning of texts and increasing reading speed. Class Readers will give the teacher the opportunity to help 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 English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' academic listening and speaking skills needed for successful extended academic discourse. Students will demonstrate detailed understanding of academic listening passages. Students will use speaking strategies for academic discussions and to summarize information. They will give speeches using visuals, transitions, and grammatically-correct sentences with academic vocabulary. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' essay writing skills and improve accuracy in grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Essays will be produced in a variety of rhetorical modes on academic topics that include some authentic sources. Students will also be introduced to summarizing and citing authentic sources. Complex grammatical structures will be introduced. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' academic vocabulary and comprehension of academic reading passages. Students will identify the structure, purpose, and connection between ideas in texts. Students will use strategies to discern meaning of words from context. They will acquire knowledge of word forms and will use dictionary skills to build vocabulary. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to increase students' reading fluency by reading large quantities of texts. Class Readers will give the teacher the opportunity to help the students acquire the art of extensive reading, to improve their skills, and to monitor their progress closely. Students will choose their own texts for independent reading. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0425 Level 4: Reading and Vocabulary Cr. 2,4

The focus of this course is to increase students' academic vocabulary and comprehension of academic reading passages and to increase students' reading fluency and speed by reading multiple books from the ELI library. In intensive reading activities, 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, and recognize the writer's point of view, purpose, and tone in academic texts. Students will use strategies to discern meaning of words from context. They will acquire knowledge of word forms and will use dictionary skills to build vocabulary. The focus of the extensive reading activities will be on identifying overall meaning of texts and increasing reading speed. Class Readers will give the teacher the opportunity 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 English Language Institute level students.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to develop students' academic listening and speaking skills needed for successful extended academic discourse. Students will use listening strategies to show detailed understanding of lengthy academic listening passages. They will apply speaking strategies to share information and communicate with automaticity. Concentration will be on consistently speaking intelligibly and fluently. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): 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

The focus of this course is to introduce skills essential to conduct academic research at the university level. Students will learn how to search for and evaluate academic sources in the library and online databases as well as how to read, analyze, and use the information gathered. The course also focuses on paraphrasing and summarizing. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0520 English for Teaching Assistants Cr. 1

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.

Repeatable for 4 Credits

ELI 0525 Level 5: Academic Reading and Research Cr. 2,4

The focus of this course is to increase students' comprehension of both field-specific and general academic reading passages and deepen comprehension of standard academic vocabulary as well as targeted field-specific terminology. Students will accomplish these goals while learning and practicing skills essential to conduct academic research at the university level. Students will identify the structure, the purpose, and the connection between ideas in academic texts and recognize the author's agenda as well as the conventions of the scholarly writing. They will learn how to search for and evaluate academic sources in the library and online databases as well as how to analyze and use the information gathered. Students will learn how to brainstorm and narrow the topic for research. They will also enhance their skills paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing bibliographic sources in APA format. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 4 Credits

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

The focus of this course is to gain a greater understanding of American culture and current events via extensive reading from print and digital media, leading to written assignments, oral presentations, and discussions. In addition, TV and radio programs, as well as podcasts and documentaries, will provide input for written and oral assignments. Offered Every Term.

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

Repeatable for 6 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 Winter.

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

Repeatable for 2 Credits

ELI 0800 Writing Skills I Cr. 2

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

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

ELI 0810 Oral Skills I Cr. 2

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

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

ELI 0820 Writing Skills II Cr. 2

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 Spring/Summer.

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

ELI 0830 Oral Skills II Cr. 2

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 Spring/Summer.

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

ELI 0840 Writing Skills III Cr. 4

Course integrates reading, writing, and grammar; focuses 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 Spring/Summer.

Restriction(s): 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 Spring/Summer.

Restriction(s): 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 Spring/Summer.

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

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