Barbara T. Britt-Hysell, Coordinator
John Bartle (German and Russian Languages and Literatures)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a program that provides a variety of services to a broad range of studens for whom American English is not their first or native language. The program supports the various skills, abilities and proficiencies of students who are fluent or functional bilinguals. We aim to capitalize on the strengths of how culture and language factors affect learning, speaking, listening and reading as well as the writing process and the evaluation of academic writing. Activities and services include weekly radio show, conversion tables, an interactive Web site, on-going tutorial assistance and the two courses listed below.
Fundamentals of Composition I and II are designed to assist ESOL students in sharpening their writing skills for college-level work in all academic disciplines. Both courses focus on teaching students how to organize standard academic essays and how to form clear, coherent arguments at the college level. Fundamentals of Composition II is open to all students. Both provide regular academic credit toward graduation requirements and satisfy the College-wide requirements of writing-intensive courses.
101F Fundamentals of Composition I.
Readings and writing in a variety of subject areas and disciplines to deepen understanding of Standard American English; to enhance the ability of expression in college-level writings, such as essays, examinations and research papers; to expand vocabulary and increase speed of comprehension and writing in English. (Writing-intensive.) Generally limited to first-year students. Upperclass students, see instructor. Maximum enrollment, 12. Britt-Hysell.
102S Fundamentals of Composition II.
Writing 102 generally follows the format of 101 and is open to all students whether they have taken 101 or not. Focus on American culture, particularly as seen through film. (Writing-intensive.) Maximum enrollment, 10. Bartle.