ESOL Graduate Course Descriptions
- 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.
- ESOL 5030: Intermediate Listening and Speaking
For students whose language is not English. Students placed in this class focus on pronunciation: individual consonants and vowels, word and sentence stress, intonation, and rhythm. Focus is also placed on building vocabulary, developing presentation skills, and building overall fluency. May be repeated. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 5080: Advanced Listening and Speaking
For intermediate- to advanced-level non-native speakers of English. Focuses on building overall oral fluency, listening skills, presentation skills, pronunciation, oral grammar, and academic vocabulary. Admission is by placement. Graded S/U.
Speaking/Listening Classes for Graduate Assistants with Instructional Duties:
- ESOL 5040: English for International Teaching Assistants I
For non-native speakers of English with Teaching Assistantships who will be in charge of a class or lab. Designed to meet the Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.281. Students placed into this course do not yet have the oral proficiency to be in front of the classroom and should take the course before their first semester of teaching or directing a lab. Teaching assistants from Chemistry may take this course during the first semester of directing a lab. Admission by placement. Graded S/U.
- ESOL 5050: English for International Teaching Assistants II
For non-native speakers of English with Teaching Assistantships who are in charge of a class or lab. Designed to meet the Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.281. Students testing into this class are ready to be in the classroom but still need additional support to develop language and teaching strategies. If placed into 5050, it must be taken the first semester of teaching or directing a lab. The course directly addresses the challenges and problems ITAs face during their first semester of teaching. Admission by placement or advancement from 5040. Graded S/U.