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ESL Course Offerings

Core Courses

Required Core Courses: Students take the core courses in sequence, beginning with the level indicated by placement test results. 

Course Number  Course Name 
ESL 0090 Beginning English as a Second Language (6 credits)
ESL 0100 English as a Second Language I (6 credits)
ESL 0200 English as a Second Language II (6 credits)
ENG 1300 College Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English I (6 credits)
ENG 1430 College Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English II (6 credits, satisfies ENG 1030 requirement)
GE 2024L Research & Technology (3 credits, satisfies GE 2024 graduation requirement)
ENG 2403L World Literature (3 credits, satisfies Eng 2403 graduation requirement)

 

Supplemental Courses. Placement in supplemental courses is based on placement test results and instructors' recommendations. 
For Students in Written Language Supplement Oral Language Supplement
ESL 0090 ESL 0095 Beginning Reading & Writing ESL 0093 Beginning Conversation
ESL 0100 ESL 0105 Reading & Writing I ESL 0103 Conversation I
ESL 0200 ESL 0205 Reading & Writing II ESL 0203 Conversation II
ENG 1300 ESL 0305 Academic Written Discourse I ESL 0303 Academic Oral Discourse I
ENG 1430 ESL 0405 Academic Written Discourse II ESL 0403 Academic Oral Discourse II
ESL 0503 Pronunciation Workshop
  • Students placed in 0090 and 0100 will need to take the written language supplement as well as the oral language supplement to complete their sequences
  • Placement in supplemental courses is based on placement test results and instructor's recommendations

Courses for visiting international students.

Course Number  Course Name 
ENG 1202 Experiential English in the United States I
ENG 1203 Experiential English in the United States II

 

Courses for Immersion Program.

Course Number  Course Name 
ID 2800                             Language, Culture and Communication in the United States

 


Course Descriptions

ESL 0090: Beginning English as a Second Language

Semester Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only
Type of course: Pre-foundations Course

Catalog Description
For non-native speakers, beginning-level study of English for use in academic settings, including work in written and oral language. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. Required of all ESL students according to results of placement test.

ESL 0100: English as a Second Language I

Semester Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only
Type of course: Pre-foundations Course

Catalog Description
Narrative and expository writing. Part one of a two-part sequence that prepares students for courses in academic written and oral communication. Focus on topics of interest to the students. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. Required of all ESL students according to results of placement test.

ESL 0200: English as a Second Language II

Semester Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only
Type of course: Pre-foundations Course

Catalog Description
Narrative and expository writing. Part two of a two-part sequence that prepares students for courses in academic written and oral communication. Focus on topics of interest to the students. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. Required of all ESL students according to results of placement test.

ENG 1300: Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English I

Semester Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only
Type of course: General Education Foundation Support Course

Catalog Description
Academic expository writing. Part one of a two-part sequence emphasizing reading, the writing process, collaboration, and critical thinking across the curriculum. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis only. Required of all ESL students according to results of placement test.

ENG 1430: Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English II

Semester Hours: 6
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only
Type of course: General Education Requirement

Catalog Description

Development of reading, writing processes, and critical thinking across the curriculum, particularly expository and persuasive genres. Equivalent to ENG 1030. Pre-Requisite: Placement by advisement only

GE 2024L: Research & Technology

Semester Hours: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 1430
Type of course: General Education Requirement

Catalog Description: 
Research methodology, including use of the library, information gathering, organizing and writing the research paper. Writing of expository prose based on readings from essays, short stories, poetry and drama. 
Note: Completion of ENG 1430 and 2403L fulfills the General Education Composition requirement.

ENG 2403L: World Literature

Semester Hours: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 1430
Type of course: General Education Requirement

Course Description: Readings in world literature from ancient times to present. Emphasis on cultural diversity, selected themes, and literary genres. Development of aesthetic and ethical values and of critical reading, thinking, and writing.

ESL 0095: Beginning Reading and Writing

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Introduction to and practice in reading and writing basic English. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0105: Reading & Writing I

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Develop as a reader and writer of English. Emphasis on subject matter of high interest to each student. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0205: Reading & Writing II

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

ESL 0305: Academic Written Discourse I

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Develop reading, writing, and vocabulary in English for General Education courses. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only. 

ESL 0405: Academic Written Discourse II

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Develop reading, writing, vocabulary, and rhetorical strategies in English, as applied to students’ chosen disciplines. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0093: Beginning Conversation

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Introduction to and practice in basic conversational English in academic, community social, and work situations. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0103: Conversation I

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Extensive practice in conversational English in formal and informal settings. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0203: Conversation II

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

ESL 0303: Academic Oral Discourse I

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Develop oral language in academic settings, using authentic materials related to General Education course demands. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0403: Academic Oral Discourse II

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
Develop oral language in academic settings, using authentic materials related to students’ chosen fields. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only.

ESL 0503: Pronunciation Workshop

Semester Hours: 3 (institutional credit only)
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only

Catalog Description
For non-native speakers of English, including those in ESL courses and others as advised. Guidance and practice in English pronunciation. Emphasis on students’ pronunciation goals. Pass/Fail. Institutional credit only; can be repeated (for institutional credit only).

 

ENG 1202: Experiential English in the United States I

Semester Hours:                                                                              3
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only; petition required (go to the Center for International Studies and Programs office)
Type of Course: For visiting international students; not for graduation credit at Kean University

Catalog Description
English for visiting students at the beginning and low intermediate levels. Emphasis on experiencing language in the context of culture in the United States. Pass/Fail. Not for graduation credit at Kean University. 

ENG 1203:Experiential English in the United States II

Semester Hours:                                                                              3
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only; petition required (go to the Center for International Studies and Programs office)
Type of Course: For visiting international students; not for graduation credit at Kean University

Catalog Description
English for visiting students at the high intermediate and advanced levels. Emphasis on experiencing language in the context of culture in the United States. Pass/Fail. Not for graduation credit at Kean University.

ID 2800Language, Culture and Communication in the United States

Semester Hours:                                                                                3
Prerequisite: Placement by advisement only; petition required (go to the Center for International Studies and Programs office)
Type of Course: For visiting international students; not for graduation credit at Kean University

Catalog Description
This course encourages English learner to explore the role language, culture, and communication plays within a variety of contexts in the United States through a series of multimodal oral and written activities.

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