Intensive English Program

Spring 2018 Classes


Spring 2018 Course Schedule

January 16 – May 4, 2018
(Final Exams April 28-May 4)

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

9:00-9:50

Beginning Reading

Intermediate Reading

Advanced Reading

9:30-10:45

Beginning Reading

Intermediate Reading

Advanced Reading

9:00-9:50

Beginning Reading

Intermediate Reading

Advanced Reading

9:30-10:45

Beginning Reading

Intermediate Reading

Advanced Reading

11:00-11:50

Beginning Academic Writing

Intermediate Academic Writing

Advanced Academic Writing

11:00-12:15

Beginning Academic Writing

Intermediate Academic Writing

Advanced Academic Writing

11:00-11:50

Beginning Academic Writing

Intermediate Academic Writing

Advanced Academic Writing

11:00-12:15

Beginning Academic Writing

Intermediate Academic Writing

Advanced Academic Writing

11:50-1:00

Lunch

 

12:15-1:30

Lunch

 

11:50-1:00

Lunch

 

12:15-1:30

Lunch

 

 

 

1:00-1:50

Beginning Listening and Speaking

Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Advanced Listening and Speaking

1:30-2:45

Beginning Listening and Speaking

Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Advanced Listening and Speaking

1:00-1:50

Beginning Listening and Speaking

Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Advanced Listening and Speaking

1:30-2:45

Beginning Listening and Speaking

Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Advanced Listening and Speaking

2:00-2:50

Beginning Grammar and Composition

Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Advanced Grammar and Composition

3:00-4:15

Beginning Grammar and Composition

Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Advanced Grammar and Composition

2:00-2:50

Beginning Grammar and Composition

Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Advanced Grammar and Composition

3:00-4:15

Beginning Grammar and Composition

Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Advanced Grammar and Composition

Transitional Academic Writing
Times and location arranged.


Course Descriptions

Beginning Listening and Speaking  (Level 1 – CED 086, IEP 086)

The focus of this course is to identify and recognize sounds and patterns of English intonation, pre-academic vocabulary, and basic word order. The goal of this course is to develop listening skills and to create simple sentences, to respond to questions, and to build an awareness of vowel and consonant sound distinctions while building a pre-academic vocabulary foundation, developing a knowledge of basic sentence and question order, and developing an awareness of intonation and other speech patterns.

Beginning Grammar and Composition  (Level 1 – CED 087, IEP 087)

In this course, students will learn basic sentence-level grammar, from word order and subject/object pronouns to questions and short answers. In addition, students will focus on pre-academic English skills to assist with living and studying in an English- speaking country. Students will learn sentence-level grammar, with particular emphasis on the regular and irregular verbs in the simple present, simple past, simple future, and the present progressive tenses for statements and questions.

Beginning Reading  (Level 1 – CED 088, IEP 088)

This course builds on the beginning students’ reading strategies and introduces an academic concentration in the area of vocabulary and reading structures while continuing an extensive focus on pre-academic vocabulary. The goal of this course is to guide the student from simplified readings to longer readings with a concentration on overall comprehension of the text.

Beginning Academic Writing  (Level 1 – CED 089, IEP 089)

In this course, students will focus on beginning to write sentences and questions using appropriate sentence structures, punctuation, and capitalization. During the course, both pre-academic writing and introductory academic writing will be taught. Students will also learn how to develop sentences into short paragraphs.


Intermediate Listening and Speaking  (Level 2 – CED 096, IEP 096)

This course focuses on building vocabulary; working with conversational grammar, asking and answering basic, necessary questions; and sustaining focused exchanges in small groups. Students will continue to develop and build vocabulary common to everyday life. Academic English, intonation patterns, idioms, and short speeches are introduced in this course. `Students will apply idioms common to both academic life and everyday experience and will interact with each other to reinforce conversational grammar and English fluency. Students will also interact with English speakers outside the classroom (Conversation Partners) as a part of required coursework.

Intermediate Grammar and Composition  (Level 2 – CED 097, IEP 097)

In this course, students will continue to build on their grammar knowledge. Students will be introduced to phrasal verbs. Students are expected to continue to apply grammar forms to everyday communication. More complex grammar structures will be the focus of this course. Students will be expected to apply these complex structures to academic writing and speaking. Areas of weakness will be reinforced. Students will be introduced to a grammatical analysis.

Intermediate Reading  (Level 2 – CED 098, IEP 098)

In this course, students will read graded passages of increasing length and authentic material including a short novel. Students will be introduced to reading skills such as skimming and scanning for comprehension. This course will focus on key vocabulary and main ideas being key components of reading comprehension. Students will focus on determining meaning in context. Students will practice timed reading activities to develop speed and accuracy in overall comprehension. Students will read a novel in this course.

Intermediate Academic Writing  (Level 2 – CED 099, IEP 099)

In this course, students will learn to develop and continue to work on paragraph development. Students will learn to incorporate a topic sentence, supporting details, and conclusion into a cohesive paragraph. In addition, students will learn pre-writing strategies, editing strategies, improve grammatical structure, and use the writing process. Students will learn to develop short essays through the use of transitions.  Continued work on grammar and vocabulary in written products is required. A personal component may be required through journal writing.


Advanced Listening and Speaking  (Level 3 – CED 166, IEP 166)

In the advanced level, students are expected to prepare academic presentations. The components of this presentation include: gathering ideas through brainstorming, researching information, and organizing information. Students will also apply active listening skills to authentic, University-level tasks including, but not limited to observing a regular academic class and reporting on it.

Advanced Grammar and Composition  (Level 3 – CED 167, IEP 167)

In this course, students will examine complicated structures as needed for clear and precise communication. Sophisticated grammar structures are taught. This course is designed to improve and refine students’ grammar and writing skills so that they can use grammatical structures correctly and use effective grammatical structures while writing papers and speaking within the academic setting. In addition, students will be expected to analyze and edit texts for grammatical accuracy.

Advanced Reading  (Level 3 – CED 168, IEP 168)

This course focuses on academic preparation in that the textbooks emphasize academic style in American prose. Students apply reading strategies to university-level reading material. Developing the abilities and confidence to understand complex vocabulary, tone, implication, and style found in written material is an important component to this course. Students may read a novel in this course.

Advanced Academic Writing  (Level 3 – CED 169, IEP 169)

The requirements of this course are similar to an entry-level MWSU composition course. There is a focus on full-length essays, using accurate vocabulary and correct grammar. Emphasis on using transitions and applying appropriate mechanics is maintained. Self-evaluation and peer editing is used to encourage students to work toward clear written expression.

 


Transitional Academic Writing (CED 179)

A class for non-native English language learners (ELL) who want assistance in transitioning from Intensive English (IEP) writing courses to ENG 100. Students who have scored “2” on the WPE may be required to take this class while enrolled in ENG 100. Students who have scored less than “2” may want to take this class to prepare for ENG 100. The Director of IEP must approve enrollment in this class.