English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

APP Courses

 

APP Courses

ESL 101: Mid-Advanced Grammar and Writing

Tuesday & Thursday

This APP course is designed to help multilingual writers gain a stronger foundation in editing written work and understanding and using English grammar correctly. Emphasis is on understanding the meaning, use and form of common grammatical structures needed for academic writing and oral communication; this is achieved by building on basic knowledge of English grammar and by focusing on accurate production of English through grammatical, written, and oral exercises. This course is a prerequisite for ESL 102.

ESL 102: High-Advanced Grammar and Writing

Tuesday & Thursday

This advanced-level APP course for multilingual writers is designed to help students build a stronger foundation of grammatical and editing skills and produce more natural and accurate writing. Emphasis is placed on understanding and using grammatical structures needed for academic writing and discussion at the university level and employing the writing process to produce clear, grammatically correct short essays. Prerequisite: ESL101 and ESL 103 or by placement.

ESL 099: Intermediate Reading, Writing & Vocabulary

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The goal of this intermediate level APP course is to help students to read, write, and speak more confidently and accurately in English in preparation for more advanced academic study. Emphasis is placed on written fluency, clarity, and editing skills as students develop ideas and written responses to a variety of academic readings. Focus will be on vocabulary acquisition from the academic word list, development of academic writing, and acquiring strategies to improve reading comprehension. (The course is considered developmental and does not award credits toward graduation.). This course is a prerequisite for ESL 103 and co-requisite for ESL 101.

ESL 103: Mid-Advanced Reading, Writing & Vocabulary

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

This advanced-level APP course is designed to help multilingual writers produce grammatically accurate, well-constructed, coherent English. Students will learn how to write, revise, and edit paragraphs and essays and to read and analyze the content of a variety of literature, thereby increasing their productive and receptive academic vocabulary. Prerequisite: ESL 99 or by placement.

ESL 104: High-Advanced Reading, Writing & Vocabulary

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

This advanced-level APP course is designed for multilingual writers who are nearly ready for College Writing but need additional work in refining language skills. Work will focus on reading academic literature and practicing academic writing skills (essays and reaction papers) necessary for university. Additional work will develop vocabulary extension. Prerequisite: ESL 103 and ESL 101 or by placement.

ESL 100C: College Writing

Tuesday & Thursday

This course, a special section of ENG 100C, is open only to multilingual writers who have met USM writing proficiency requirements through the USM writing placement test, or have successfully completed ESL 104 and 102. ESL 100C meets the College Writing requirement for the CORE Curriculum. Prerequisites: ESL 104 and ESL 102 or by placement.

Each student follows a sequence of the above courses, which is determined by a placement exam and writing analysis taken before the start of the program.

A student must pass each course with a grade of C+ or better to progress to the next level.

College Writing is a general education requirement for all USM students.