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ESOL 0031   ESOL Listening/Speaking (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course focuses on developing basic social and pre-academic listening and speaking skills. It includes skills such as describing, giving directions, and learning to understand explanations. Conversation conventions will be practiced as well as non-verbal communication skills. (Pronunciation is introduced through the study of basic phonetic segments and intonation patterns.) (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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ESOL 0032   ESOL Listening/Speaking (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course develops intermediate social and pre-academic listening and speaking skills through situational activities. Students will express ideas and opinions in small groups and learn to understand and react appropriately. Intercultural communication will be incorporated. (Pronunciation skills will be practiced through identifying phonetic correctness and applying concepts of stress and intonation.) (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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ESOL 0033   ESOL Speaking (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course develops public/academic oral language skills through active participation in group projects and presentations. Rhetorical skills such as narration and description will be practiced, and improving cross-cultural communication skills will be emphasized. (Pronunciation skills, including stress and intonation, will be refined with focused effort on areas of need through monitoring of oral production.) (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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ESOL 0034   ESOL Academic Speaking (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course stresses academic speaking skills. Students learn formal presentation techniques as they defend a point of view and participate in seminars, panels, and debates. Formal rhetorical skills such as cause/effect, process, and summary will be practiced. The course will emphasize the value of cultural diversity. (Pronunciation skills, including stress and intonation, will continue to be refined with focused effort on areas of need through monitoring of oral production.) (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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ESOL 0036   Skill Development in Listening/Speaking (1)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in special topics related to oral and aural skills. The content may include reviewing social and academic listening/speaking skills, pronunciation of Standard American English, presentation techniques, and improving interpersonal/cross-cultural communication. This course is open only to students whose first language in not English. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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ESOL 0041   ESOL Reading (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course focuses on language development through reading activities. It includes reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills techniques, and intercultural sharing. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085612

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ESOL 0042   ESOL Reading (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course continues language development through reading comprehension and vocabulary building. It introduces paragraph organization, idiom study, and adapting reading rate for different purposes. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085612

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ESOL 0043   ESOL Reading (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course includes specific reading comprehension skills, reading efficiency strategies, critical thinking skills, vocabulary expansion, and the use of campus resources such as labs and libraries. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085612

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ESOL 0044   ESOL Reading (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in order to fulfill the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) remediation for reading. It is designed to build on skills taught in previous reading classes but with a more academic emphasis. Students are taught reading skills and critical thinking skills as they relate to academic topics and to literature. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085612

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ESOL 0046   Skill Development in ESOL Reading (1)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in special topics related to reading. The content may include reviewing reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills as well as learning to value cultural differences. This course is open only to students whose first language is not English. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085612

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ESOL 0051   ESOL Writing (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course stresses the creation of sentences and groups of sentences. It also introduces basic spelling rules and vocabulary development. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085412

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ESOL 0052   ESOL Writing (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces the development of controlled and guided paragraphs using a variety of organizational structures and stresses logic patterns of English. (1 Lec., 3 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085412

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ESOL 0053   ESOL Writing (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course stresses the process of paragraph writing and the characteristics of effective paragraph structure. It also introduces modes of discourse such as description, cause-effect, and comparison-contrast. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085412

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ESOL 0054   ESOL Writing (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in order to fulfill the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) remediation requirement for writing. It emphasizes modes of discourse in expository writing for academic purposes. Particular attention is given to improving unity, coherence, transition, and style as students progress to multi-paragraph compositions. Paraphrasing and summarizing are also introduced. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085412

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ESOL 0056   Skill Development in Writing (1)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in special topics related to writing. The content may include reviewing single and multi-paragraph compositions, sentence structure, and edited American usage as well as developing awareness of organizational conventions of written American English. This course is open only to students whose first language is not English. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085412

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ESOL 0061   ESOL Grammar (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces the basic aspects of English grammar needed to write simple and compound sentences. It includes the study of basic verb tenses, parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, and question formation. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085712

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ESOL 0062   ESOL Grammar (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course reviews basic elements of English grammar introduced in ESOL 0061 and introduces grammar points necessary for writing controlled paragraphs. It includes further study of verb tenses, parts of speech, and question formation and introduces two-word verbs, modals, gerunds, and infinitives. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085712

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ESOL 0063   ESOL Grammar (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course reviews grammar points studied in ESOL 0061 and ESOL 0062 and introduces elements necessary for students to write effective one-paragraph essays. It continues the study of verb tenses, parts of speech, and modals and introduces adverb, adjective, and noun clauses. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085712

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ESOL 0064   ESOL Grammar (2)
Prerequisite: None.
This course reviews grammar points studied in ESOL 0061, ESOL 0062, and ESOL 0063 and analyzes complex elements of those points. In addition, it introduces passive voice and conditional sentences. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085712

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ESOL 0066   Skill Development in ESOL Grammar (1)
Prerequisite: None.
This course provides instruction in special topics related to grammar. Content may Include reviewing parts of speech, verb forms, word order, and other elements of American English grammar. It may also emphasize the application of grammar in written and oral production. This course is open only to students whose first language is not English. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085712

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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