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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are designed to improve the speaking, listening, reading, and writing ability of individuals who did not grow up with English as their first language.
At Ivy Tech Community College, ESOL courses are designed to prepare students for their collegiate academic journey and help students improve their language skills.
Students who successfully complete courses are able to enroll in college classes at Ivy Tech. However, students do not have to be degree-seeking to enroll; the courses can also be used to improve overall English language communication.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and from around the world. Our courses are designed to help prepare students interested in pursuing a college degree in the United States. Many of these students may have taken some courses in high school or may have never completed any schooling in the United States. However, we also have students who already have college degrees or are just interested in improving their English skills and are looking to improve their overall language abilities to enhance their marketability when looking for a job. The ESOL program at Ivy Tech provides a pathway to success.
ESOL instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your language goals and have extensive experience working with non-native speakers. Instructors in the program have completed graduate-level work and many have a Ph.D. specific to teaching English to non-native speakers.
All students will need to purchase books and materials for each course. The book fee for each course is approximately $100.00.
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ESOL006: Pre-Academic English: In this course, students will begin to develop an understanding of academic conversations, lectures, vocabulary development, and paragraph organization.
ESOL081: Beginning Academic English: This course develops students’ skills in English by incorporating readings on relevant subjects pertaining to life skills and cultural values. Students will begin to develop more academic English in their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
ESOL082: Intermediate Academic English: This course continues to develop students’ skills in English, bringing them to an intermediate level of understanding. Students will continue to develop more academic English in their listening, speaking, and grammar, with a stronger focus on academic reading and writing.
ESOL083: Advanced Academic English: This course continues to develop students’ skills in English, bringing them to an advanced level of understanding. It will stress preparation for the Accuplacer test, which students will take in order to determine their next English course. Students will continue to develop more academic English in their listening and speaking, with a strong focus on academic reading, grammar, and writing.
English Preparatory Skills: These are courses (including ENG 063/073/075/095) which continue to prepare students for academic English, specifically focusing on reading and writing. Placement in these courses is determined by student Accuplacer scores and may affect other the student’s ability to take other college courses until their completion.
College Level English (such as ENG 111: Elementary Composition): These are courses which are applied to a student’s degree. Students will be placed according to their major and the requirements they must meet for their particular degree. Specialized sections of these courses may be offered for ESOL students in the future.
An ESOL Tutor is available to help you achieve your language goals and has extensive experience working with non-native speakers. Tutoring is offered at various days and times throughout the semester.
ESOL 051 (Listening/Speaking 1): Focuses on listening and speaking strategies for comprehension. Provides practice recognizing and producing speech patterns of American English, especially American vowels. Allows for conversational practice on topics of cultural values and behaviors.
ESOL 081 (Academic English): Focuses on writing, reading, and grammar skills necessary for academic writing and reading tasks.
ESOL 042 (Reading 2): Stresses comprehension skills and reading strategies using materials which focus on personal and cultural values. Focuses on vocabulary expansion, comprehension and interpretation strategies, and experience with a variety of reading styles. Provides practice in increased reading proficiency.
ESOL 052 (Listening/Speaking 2): Provides practice in recognizing and producing speech patterns of American English with a strong focus on American consonant sounds. Allows for conversational practice with emphasis on cross-cultural values and behaviors and the use of idioms.
ESOL 062 (Grammar 2): Develops understanding and use of verb tenses with meaningful practice in class. Increases understanding of subject-verb agreement in writing.
ESOL 072 (Writing 2): Focuses on techniques of written communication for expression of ideas, through paragraph development and essay writing. Emphasizes the writing process by completing pre-writing, outlining, and revision through peer collaboration.
ESOL 043 (Reading 3): Stresses comprehension skills and reading strategies with academic materials. Focuses on vocabulary expansion, transitional development, and critical analysis of academic writing.
ESOL 053 (Listening/Speaking 3): Provides experience in recognizing and producing speech patterns of American English. Allows for conversational practice relating to academic subjects with an emphasis on critical thinking skills expressed verbally. Focuses on language tasks that require problem-solving by interpersonal communications while preparing students for academic classrooms.
ESOL 063 (Grammar 3): Focuses on the acquisition of more advanced patterns of structure and syntax. Emphasizes the development of competent verbal and written expression in critical analysis for academic purposes.
ESOL 073 (Writing 3): Focuses on written communication techniques for coherent expression of ideas, through paragraph development and essay writing. Emphasizes the writing process using pre-writing, development, and revision strategies through peer collaboration. This course highlights the structure and syntax of written expression for effective communication in an academic setting.
Stop in the Express Enrollment Center at the North Meridian Center (50 W. Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive, Indianapolis, IN) or email email@example.com to discuss taking ESOL classes and getting scheduled for the placement test
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