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Summer 2006




ELC 041   ESL: Writing and Grammar for Academic                   3 credits
          Purposes                                          
ONLINE COURSE - This course is designed for high-intermediate English students to develop academic writing skills. Students in this class will learn to write successful academic papers through outlining ideas, writing first drafts, peer editing and revising. Students progress from writing well-formed paragraphs to longer essays with clear topic sentences, appropriate support materials and logical conclusions. Students will also learn about the different styles of academic writing including the use of references and citations. class meets May 30 - August 4, 2006. Prerequisite: Permission of the ELC Department is required. For more information contact grisham@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG ELC 041 AND ELC 042 MUST
          BE TAKEN TOGETHER. THIS CLASS MEETS MAY 30
          -   AUGUST   4,   2006.  ELC  041  OFFERED
          COMPLETELY ONLINE.
[7510] 8030 Meets 05/30/2006 - 08/18/2006             GRISHAM, C
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


ELC 042   ESL: Reading and Vocabulary Development                 3 credits
          for Academic Purposes                             
This course is designed for high-intermediate English students to improve reading comprehension and general language skills. Students will develop advanced comprehension skills, understand figurative language and recognize a writer’s intent. Texts include fiction and non-fiction materials, emphasizing reading for both information and pleasure. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions and prepare presentations for the class. Class meets May 31 - July 19, 2006. For more information contact grisham@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG ELC 041 AND ELC 042 MUST
          BE  TAKEN TOGETHER. ACTUAL  DATES FOR THIS
          COURSE  ARE MAY 31 -  JULY 19, 2006. CLASS
          WILL MEET IN ACIV 010.
[7509] 8010 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/21/2006             GRISHAM, C
            MW.........9:00am-12:00pm (ACIV010)


ELC 043   ESL: Speaking and Listening for Academic                3 credits
          Purposes                                          
Increases the spoken fluency and listening comprehension of high-intermediate ESL students and introduces them to English appropriate to an academic environment. Required for students with conditional admission.
(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG  ACTUAL DATES  OF THIS
          COURSE ARE MAY 30 - JULY 18, 2006.
[0155] 8010 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/20/2006             STAFF,
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:00pm (MP  102)


ELC 051   ESL: Advanced Writing and Grammar for                   3 credits
          Academic Purposes                                 
ONLINE COURSE - This course gives advanced students the opportunity to perfect their writing skills and prepares them to write in English with university-level competence and accuracy. Students will practice the use of terminology and grammatical structures appropriate to the academic assignments they are likely to encounter. This course also helps to develop the skills necessary for analysis, presentation of research topics and persuasive writing.
(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG THIS  COURSE IS OFFERED
          COMPLETELY ONLINE.
[0156] 8030 Meets 05/30/2006 - 08/04/2006             STAFF,
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


ELC 052   ESL: Advanced Reading and Vocabulary                    3 credits
          Development for Academic Purposes                 
In this course, students develop advanced critical reading skills using a variety of source materials. Readings may include articles, non-fiction writing and data presentations. Students will be able to identify major points and types of support, separate fact from opinion and analyze the vocabulary used in the text. Students are encouraged to participate in critical thinking exercises and class discussions. Prerequisite: Permission of the ELC Department is required.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0157] 8010 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/19/2006             STAFF,
            MW.........9:00am-12:00pm (MP  012A)


ELC 053   ESL: Advanced Speaking and Listening for                3 credits
          Academic Purposes                                 
Provides advanced ESL students extensive practice in effective English communication skills and strategies for academic environments. Students work on listening comprehension, student- centered communicative activities and individually-focused pronunciation skill development. Prerequisite: ELC 043 or permission of instructor.
(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG  ACTUAL DATES  OF THIS
          COURSE ARE MAY 30 - JULY 18, 2006.
[0158] 8010 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/20/2006             STAFF,
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:00pm (MP  102)


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