ESOL Writing Courses
Below are descriptions of the writing classes offered by the ESOL Program. To see when a particular course is being offered, please visit our course schedule page or visit the University's Schedule of Classes.
- ESOL 1000: Academic Composition I
For intermediate-level non-native speakers of English. Students engage in extensive grammar review and develop their ability to identify and correct grammar mistakes in the context of frequent, short writing assignments. Academic vocabulary is also emphasized. Students will be introduced to American norms of academic honesty. For students placed into ESOL 1000, this course is a prerequisite to ESOL 1010 and GSW courses. Admission by placement. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 1010: Academic Composition II
For upper-intermediate-level non-native speakers of English. Students review and practice grammar concepts in the context of writing short essays. With the goal of becoming independent writers, students learn rhetorical concepts, self-editing strategies and academic vocabulary. Students will also become more familiar with American norms of academic honesty and proper citation practices. Admission by placement or advancement from ESOL 1000. Prerequisite to GSW courses. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 5000: Academic Composition I
For intermediate-level non-native speakers of English. Students placed in this class need intensive work on grammar and sentence structure. This class aims to help students gain the ability to express themselves with increased grammatical complexity and accuracy to meet the demands of academic writing at the graduate level. Students learn documentation conventions in their field of study. Admission by placement. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 5010: Academic Composition II
For upper-intermediate-level non-native speakers of English. Designed to be field-specific, the course develops rhetorical skills and integrates grammar and vocabulary support to assist students in graduate level academic writing. Students learn documentation conventions in their field of study. Admission by placement or advancement from ESOL 5000. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 5060: Advanced Academic Writing
For advanced-level non-native speakers of English to support graduate students in writing tasks they are completing for departmental classes or their theses or dissertations. The course is highly individualized to meet students' needs and provides them opportunities to investigate various expectations and conventions for written discourse within their specific academic fields. Admission is by placement or advancement from ESOL 5010. Graded S/U.