English/Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

ESL 410 - Elementary Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an elementary level. Students will develop a basic vocabulary in English and sufficient proficiency in the language to conduct essential business in an English-speaking environment. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 411 - Speaking and Listening, Elementary Level

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an elementary level. Students will develop a basic vocabulary in English and sufficient proficiency in the language to conduct essential business in an English-speaking environment. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 420 - Intermediate Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an intermediate level. Students will expand their vocabulary and develop sufficient English proficiency to communicate with English speakers who have little experience with English language learners. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 421 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an intermediate level. Students will expand their vocabulary and develop sufficient English proficiency to communicate with English speakers who have little experience with English language learners. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 430 - Advanced Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an advanced level. Students will develop an extensive vocabulary in English, facility with complex sentence structures, and an ability to write coherent, comprehensible essays in English. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 431 - Advanced Listening and Speaking

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an advanced level. Students will develop an extensive vocabulary in English and sufficient English proficiency to function successfully in American university courses that do not rely heavily on language. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 434 - High Advanced Inetgrated Skills

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English with a focus on incorporating, analyzing, and synthesizing information from lectures and readings into academic writing. This course is intended for students whose skills are uneven in the reading, writing, listening, and speaking modalities. Students enrolled in ESL 434/ESL 634 will be simultaneously enrolled in ESL 430/ESL 630 or ESL 431/ESL 631. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 440 - English as a Second Language Bridge Program

Credits: 4-8

This course is intended for speakers of other languages who have already achieved a 500 score on the TOEFL (or an equivalent score on another standardized test of English proficiency). Students will learn to read academic materials, write coherent essays on academic topics, and participate in group work and class discussion. Students enrolled in ESL 440/ESL 640 are also eligible to enroll in one University of New Hampshire course. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 450 - Academic English for English as a Second Language Students

Credits: 4

This course is intended for speakers of other languages who have already achieved a score of 525 or higher on the TOEFL (or an equivalent score on another standardized test of English language proficiency). Students will learn to read academic materials, do basic library research, write short papers in standard academic form, understand academic lectures, and participate in group work and class discussion. Writing Intensive. Students enrolled in ESL 450/ESL 650 are also eligible to enroll in two University of New Hampshire courses. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 610 - Elementary Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an elementary level. Students will develop a basic vocabulary in English and sufficient proficiency in the language to conduct essential business in an English-speaking environment. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 611 - Speaking and Listening, Elementary Level

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an elementary level. Students will develop a basic vocabulary in English and sufficient proficiency in the language to conduct essential business in an English-speaking environment. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 620 - Intermediate Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an intermediate level. Students will expand their vocabulary and develop sufficient English proficiency to communicate with English speakers who have little experience with English language learners. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 621 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an intermediate level. Students will expand their vocabulary and develop sufficient English proficiency to communicate with English speakers who have little experience with English language learners. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 630 - Advanced Reading, Writing, Grammar

Credits: 4-12

Intensive English, with a focus on reading and writing, for English language learners at an advanced level. Students will develop an extensive vocabulary in English, facility with complex sentence structures, and an ability to write coherent, comprehensible essays in English. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 631 - Advanced Listening and Speaking

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English, with a focus on speaking and listening, for English language learners at an advanced level. Students will develop an extensive vocabulary in English and sufficient English proficiency to function successfully in American university courses that do not rely heavily on language. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

ESL 634 - High Advanced Inetgrated Skills

Credits: 2-8

Intensive English with a focus on incorporating, analyzing, and synthesizing information from lectures and readings into academic writing. This course is intended for students whose skills are uneven in the reading, writing, listening, and speaking modalities. Students enrolled in ESL 434/634 will be simultaneously enrolled in ESL 430/ESL 630 or ESL 431/ESL 631. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 640 - English as a Second Language Bridge Program

Credits: 4-8

This course is intended for speakers of other languages who have already achieved a 500 score on the TOEFL (or an equivalent score on another standardized test of English proficiency). Students will learn to read academic materials, write coherent essays on academic topics, and participate in group work and class discussion. Students enrolled in ESL 440/ESL 640 are also eligible to enroll in one University of New Hampshire course. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

ESL 650 - Academic English for English as a Second Language Students

Credits: 4

This course is intended for speakers of other languages who have already achieved a score of 525 or higher on the TOEFL (or an equivalent score on another standardized test of English language proficiency). Students will learn to read academic materials, do basic library research, write short papers in standard academic form, understand academic lectures, and participate in group work and class discussion. Writing Intensive. Students enrolled in ESL 450/ESL 650 are also eligible to enroll in two University of New Hampshire courses. Permission required. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.