English As a Second Language
Please see page 312 for requirements regarding English competency. All of the following courses are open to international graduate students only.
ESL 101 ab. Oral Communication and Pronunciation. 3 units (3-0-0); first, second terms. Communication and pronunciation in spoken English. Development of pronunciation, vocabulary, listening comprehension, and accuracy and fluency in speaking. Aspects of American culture will be discussed. The first term is required for all first-year international students designated by the ESL screening process. Passing the class is based on attendance and effort. Graded pass/fail. Instructor: Staff.
ESL 107. ESL Graduate Writing Seminar. Noncredit; third term. Strategies for improving academic writing. Emphasis on grammar, word choice, organization, logical connectors, and punctuation. Classroom exercises and editing practice based on student writing samples. Instructors: Staff.