The English Language Program is comprised of the Minor in Interdisciplinary English Studies, as well as an array of courses in English as a second language, developmental writing, and developmental reading. These courses are intended to help students acquire the level of oral and written English language skills expected of university students. Courses are offered for both native English speakers and English language learners. Students place into the following courses based on their results on the writing and reading portions of the University placement exam.

ELP-095Developmental Writing Workshop I3
ELP-096Developmental Writing Workshop II3
ELP-097Developmental Writing Workshop III3
ESL-108Listening And Speaking3
ELP-112ESL Writing Workshop I3
ELP-114ESL Writing Workshop II3
ELP-120ESL Writing Workshop III3
READ-096Developmental Reading Workshop I3
READ-097Developmental Reading Workshop II3
READ-115ESL Reading Workshop I3
READ-116ESL Reading Workshop II3

Course work indicated by these placement results is required. All other courses are selected by the student in consultation with advisors and instructors. Authorization to enter all courses is required for registration and can be obtained in the English Language Program office (LWH 2046).

Jeanine Ntihirageza, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, Chair
John Armour, Coordinator and IES Minor Program Advisor

ELP-095. Developmental Writing Workshop I. 3 Hours.

(Does not count toward graduation or GPA calculation.) This course presents basic principles of personal essay writing in English, with emphasis on developing sentence level skills. Registration is by placement exam.
Prerequisite: Accuplacer WritePlacer 2.

ELP-096. Developmental Writing Workshop II. 3 Hours.

(Does not count toward graduation or GPA calculation.) This course is an introduction to the basic principles used in writing expository essays based on personal experience, and intensive work to improve sentence level skills. Registration is by placement exam or permit.
Prerequisite: ELP-095 minimum grade of RC or ELP-112 minimum grade of C or Accuplacer WritePlacer 3.

ELP-097. Developmental Writing Workshop III. 3 Hours.

(Does not count toward graduation or GPA calculation.) This course offers practice and instruction in writing expository essays, with emphasis on paragraph development, increased fluency in written English, and proofreading skills. Registration is by placement exam or permit.
Prerequisite: Accuplacer WritePlacer 4 or ELP-096 minimum grade of RC or ELP-114 minimum grade of C.

ELP-112. ESL Writing Workshop I. 3 Hours.

Open only to English Language Learners (ELLs). This course provides basic instruction aimed at guiding the ELLs’ transition from their existing native language writing skills to academic English with an emphasis on sentence-level skills needed for writing personal narrative essays. Registration is by permit only.

ELP-114. ESL Writing Workshop II. 3 Hours.

Open only to English Language Learners (ELLs). This course provides instruction aimed at continuing the ELLs’ transition from their existing native language writing skills to academic English. Work centers on the writing of basic expository essays and intensive work on sentence level skills. Registration is by permit only.

ELP-120. ESL Writing Workshop III. 3 Hours.

Open only to English Language Learners (ELLs). This course provides additional practice and instruction aimed at helping ELLs complete their transition from writing in their native language to writing in college-level academic English. Writing expository essays across various genre, with emphases on paragraph development, increased fluency and editing and proofreading skills form the core content of this course. Registration is by permit only.

ELP-121. English Grammar Skills. 3 Hours.

Analysis of and practice in selected English grammatical patterns, with special emphasis on their academic application.