Academic Calendar

EOPT – ESL Options

EOPT 060
Pronunciation I
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Pronunciation I is intended for students at the high beginning to low intermediate level. The course covers segments, word stress, intonation in statements and questions, contractions and linking, as well as strategies for comprehensibility and checking for comprehension. A variety of speaking tasks ranging from informal to formal presentations give students an opportunity to develop confidence and fluency.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (Speaking/Listening 81 or 82).

EOPT 061
Pronunciation II
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Pronunciation II is intended for students at the high intermediate to advanced level. The course covers the concept of timed stress, specific types of stress, pausing, and intonation rules in various acts of speech, as well as strategies for comprehensibility and checking for comprehension. A variety of speaking tasks ranging from informal to formal presentations give students an opportunity to refine their oral English.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (Speaking/Listening 83) or Minimum B- in ESPL 082.

EOPT 063
Computer Skills For ESL II
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Computer Skills for ESL II covers intermediate computer skills for language learning. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and databases are covered as well as more advanced Internet searches, deep net searches and evaluating web sites. Students complete language learning activities that require the use of computer applications and software.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B- in ERDW 082 and ESPL 082 or equivalent on the placement test.

EOPT 064
Academic Vocabulary I
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Academic Vocabulary I is intended for students at the intermediate level who need to expand their academic vocabulary for further studies. It introduces the 400 most frequently used word families from the Academic Word List (not all of which will be new to the students). A variety of activities and strategies are used to help students integrate new vocabulary into their daily language use.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (Reading/Writing 81).

EOPT 065
Academic Vocabulary II
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Academic Vocabulary II is intended for students at the advanced level who need to expand their academic vocabulary in preparation for further study. It introduces 400 word families from the Academic Word List. A variety of strategies and activities are used to help students integrate the new vocabulary into their daily language use.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (RW 83) or B- in ERDW 082 and ESPL 082.

EOPT 066
Grammar I
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Grammar I is intended for students at the low intermediate to intermediate level. It covers simple and progressive tenses, declarative, negative and interrogative sentences, word forms/word families and word order in simple, compound and some complex sentences. Students learn to use correct grammatical forms in both spoken and written English.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (Reading/Writing 81).

EOPT 067
Grammar II
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Grammar II is intended for the high intermediate to advanced student. It covers complex sentences, clauses and phrases, passives and perfect tenses. Word order and correct word forms in complex structures will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: EAL Placement Test (RW 83) or B- in ERDW 082 and ESPL 082.

EOPT 068
Research Writing
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

This course prepares advanced level ESL students for post-secondary studies by taking them through all the stages of writing a research essay from topic development through writing, referencing and presenting the paper. The research component focuses on the university's library databases and other resources.

Prerequisites: EAL Test (Reading/Writing 84) or Minimum B- in ERDW 083.

EOPT 069
Basic Vocabulary and Grammar
5 Credits          Weekly (7-0-0)

Basic Vocabulary and Grammar prepares incoming ESL students for further study in ESL by focusing on vocabulary development and correct grammar for basic writing. Students develop their vocabulary through individual and group projects exploring strategies for academic success and develop their ability to express their ideas in simple grammatically correct sentences.

Prerequisites: Placement Testing.