English as a Second Language (EASL)

EASL 195 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

EASL 250 - Intermediate English for Academic Purposes I: Written Production. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., score 525-549 Paper-Based TOEFL, 70-80 internet-based, 192-212 computer-based, IELTS 6.0; may not be taken at the same time as or after EASL 450 or WRIT 101. Concentration on reading, listening, notetaking, writing and study skills required for success in an American academic setting. Writing focus includes paragraph and essay structure (process & comparison patterns), basic research protocol, grammatical editing and citation. Student Option Grade Mode (traditional or credit/no credit).

EASL 251 - Inter Eng Acad Purposes II: Spoken Production. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., score 525-549 Paper-Based TOEFL, 70-80 internet-based, 192-212 computer-based, IELTS 6.0; may not be taken at the same time as or after EASL 451 or WRIT 101. Concentration on reading, listening, notetaking, speaking and study skills required for success in an American academic setting. Speaking focus includes participating in and leading structured class discussions, and preparing formal presentations with appropriate research and technological support. Student Option Grade Mode (traditional or credit/no credit).

EASL 450 - Adv Eng Acad Purposes I: Written Production. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., score 550-574 Paper-Based TOEFL, 81-91 internet-based, 213-233 computer-based, IELTS 6.5, or EASL 250; may not be taken at the same time as or after WRIT 101. Concentration on reading, listening, notetaking, writing and study skills required for success in an American academic setting. Writing focus includes essay and research paper structure (cause/effect & argumentation patterns), basic research protocol, grammatical editing and citation. Student Option Grade Mode (traditional or credit/no credit).

EASL 451 - Adv Eng Acad Purposes II: Spoken Production. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., score 550-574 Paper-Based TOEFL, 81-91 internet-based, 213-233 computer-based, IELTS 6.5, or EASL 251; may not be taken at the same time as or after WRIT 101. Concentration on reading, listening, notetaking, speaking and study skills required for success in an American academic setting. Speaking focus includes participating in informal and structured debates, leading class discussions, extemporaneous speaking, and preparing formal presentations with appropriate research and technological support. Student Option Grade Mode (traditional or credit/no credit).