School of Languages and Cultures

ENG 101 English Composition 1 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: High School English
This college-level English course focuses on the areas of reading, composition, grammar, and creative writing. Writing assignments will stimulate critical thinking and foster self-expression, using American Psychological Association (APA) style.

ENG 201 English Composition 2 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ENG-101
This course introduces students to descriptive, expository, and report writing. Students will compose essays and will write a variety of responses to class readings, oral analysis and evaluation of those readings. They will analyze information and audience to improveform and contents. Students will be encouraged to writing of appropriate reports, pertaining to their professional studies.

ENG 202 Strategies for Successful Writing 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ENG-102
The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with the planning, drafting, editing and presenting his/her research, and enhance his/her ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

ENG 210 Advanced Composition & Critical Thinking 45 clock hours

Students study the principles of argument as they apply to written, visual, and oral texts (both fiction & non-fiction), and apply them with increasing sophistication to their own research-based persuasive writing. Critical thinking will be developed through analysis of rhetorical strategies and Toulmin’s argument structure as well as through examination of common logical fallacies. Advance composition topics include primary research, advanced prose style, syntax analysis, cohesive strategies, audience analysis, and tone. Students write a minimum of 8,000 words.

ENG 225 Introduction to Journalism 45 clock hours

This course covers research, investigation and study of mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, their contents, reporting tendencies, priorities, etc.

ENG 226 Technical Writing 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ENG-225
The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with the listening and technical writing for business & industry, including resume writing, technical reporting, etc.

ENG 227 Creative Writing 1 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ENG-225
The Creative Writing course encourage the student to study new, provocative or unique methodologies in writing short stories, news items, poetry or research paper.

ENG 228 Creative Writing 2 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ENG-227
This is a continuation course in Creative Writing,encourage the student to search for new ideas to express himself or herself in short stories, poetry. It also includes class discussion & group project.

ENG 229 Advanced Composition 45 clock hours

The advance composition allows the student to practice what he/she has already learned in the previous courses but with additional knowledge and understanding.

ENG 230 Introduction to Literature – Short Fiction 45 clock hours

Using elements of fiction, this course encourages the student to develop standards for critical evaluation to increase understanding and appreciation of short stories.

ENG 231 Introduction to Literature – Poetry 45 clock hours

The goal of this course is to develop standards for critical evaluation and better understanding & appreciation of poetry. Students read and analyze poetry and its forms from early to modern times.

ENG 232 Introduction to Literature – Drama 45 clock hours

In this course students will study and discuss a number of plays, to develop standards for critical evaluation, appreciation and increased understanding of the subject.

ENG 233 Introduction to Literature – Novel 45 clock hours

This course examines classical, unique, and emerging examples of novels, and learn to critically evaluate the same.

ENG 235 Introduction to Literature – Modern Literature 45 clock hours 

The goal of this course is to read, critically analyze and discuss fiction, poetry, drama and prose written by writers in the 20th& 21st centuries.

ENG 240 Introduction to Film 45 clock hours

This course explores how films accomplish their purpose, whether as a simple entertainment, social commentary, or complex art or historical facts. Students will view and discuss selected films and explore the history, criticism, and technique of the film.

ENG 245 Introduction to American Literature 45 clock hours

Students read several popular literature by American writers and analyze the thoughts, cultures, values, regional ideologies and expressions in different eras.

ESL 100 English as a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: none
This basic introductory English course is designed for foreign-born or non-English speaking student, who may or may not have any knowledge of the English language. This conversational English program will teach student to make short sentences, improve basic skills for listening, understanding, speaking & pronunciation.

ESL 101 Intermidiate English 45 clock hours

The intermediate level of English course is for student who is already familiar with the basics and is ready to start writing few sentences and speaking simple English.

ESL 102 English Grammar for Foreign Students 45 clock hours

This course covers the basics of English grammar, including the form, meaning and use of each grammar structure.

ESL 103 Advanced English 45 clock hours

This course builds on the foundation established in basic & intermediate English courses, as well as the course in English Grammar. The course acquaints the student with the practice, application and development of active listening, concentration, retention and comprehension skills, as well as the ability to compose short essays.

ESL 201 English As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ESL-101 or Proficiency Test
This higher level English course is designed for students who already have passed the basic programs or have passed the Evaluation Test with at least a C or higher grade.At the end of this course, students will be able to communicate well orally, read at college-level, understand & comprehend different accents and write grammatically correct reports, essays, etc.

ESL 202 English As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ESL-201
Students continue the study of the English language. They increase their ability to converse in English and develop an expanded vocabulary of words and commonly used expressions. Students in this program use increasingly complex sentence structure which provides confidence in their ability to communicate in the English language.

ESL 210 American Pronunciation & Accent Reduction 45 clock hours

The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with American pronunciation of English words with its typical rhythm, intonation, stress and articulation. The student will experience digitally recorded different American accents, in addition to individualized instructions in accent reduction.

ESL 220 TOEFL -iBT Test Preparation 45 clock hours

This program is designed to prepare student for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the iBT (internet based testing). The programs covers training in all skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ESL 230 Executive English 45 clock hours

This special Executive English program is tailored to student’s individual interests and/or projected future needs with English language, such as for business, politics, literature, or in education, etc.

ESL 250 Teaching English As a Second Language 45 clock hours

The goal of this course is to train the teacher in methodologies of teaching English to non-natives , foreign-born or those whose mother tongue is not English. The course includes teaching of both conversational English as well as skills in grammar and writing.

ESL 252 Conversational English As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ESL-250
This course further develops techniques of teaching conversational English. Emphasis is given to listening, comprehending, retaining and responding appropriately with proper grammar.

ESL 255 Teaching English Grammar 45 clock hours

Although some grammar has already been learned and practiced in other introductory courses, this course builds upon the knowledge and involves practice of various aspects of English grammar both in writing and conversation.

ESL 290 ESL Teacher Certification 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: ESL-250
This course has been designed for students who have had extensive educational training and experience in teaching English as a Second Language. The course includes social, cultural & linguistic realities, ethical & legal issues, teaching with technology, curriculum development, etc.

LNG 101 Fundamentals of Language Teaching 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: TTR-101
This introductory course covers the essentials of learning & teaching a language, the principles and modern theory of language learning, phonemes across languages, intonation & rhythm, visual aids & language lab.

FLT 101 Teaching Foreign Languages 45 clock hours

The course covers fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodologies, psychology of language learning, instructional planning, teaching of grammar, reading, writing, and culture.

FLT 102 Classroom Techniques – Foreign Languages & ESL 45 clock hours

This program explores the theory, research & practice relating to classroom technologies used in preparing the supplemental material, lesson planning, teaching the grammar, developing skills, speaking, reading comprehension and includes sample lesson plans.

FLT 103 Education for an Information Age 45 clock hours

The computer based learning has increasingly become indispensable. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of computer-managed instruction, the hardware, the software, educational multimedia, etc.

FLT 201 Teaching Language in Context 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: FLT-201
The language teaching profession has experienced substantial growth due to the rapid expansion of knowledge. The goal of this course is to delve into new approaches, teaching ideas & technological innovations.

SPA 101 Spanish As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: none
This basic Spanish course is designed for non-Spanish students or for those with very limited Spanish proficiency. This is a basic conversation program but students will learn to read and write basic Spanish and understand the language. You will also study the Spanish culture and differences in Spanish cultures of Spain, Mexico, South/Central America and Spanish Caribbean.

SPA 201 Spanish As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: SPA-101 or Proficiency Test
This intermediate level Spanish course is designed for students who already have passed the basic program or have passed the Evaluation Test with at least a C or higher grade. At the end of this course, students will be able to communicate well orally, read at college-level, understand & comprehend different Spanish accents and write grammatically correct reports, essays, etc.

SPA 202 Spanish As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: SPA-201
Students continue the study of the Spanish language, culture, and customs. They increase their ability to converse in Spanish and develop an expanded vocabulary of words and commonly used expressions. Students in this program use increasingly complex sentence structure which provides confidence in their ability to communicate in Spanish.

SPA 220 Executive Spanish 45 clock hours

This special Executive English program is tailored to student’s individual interests and/or projected future needs with Spanish language, such as for business, politics, literature, or in education, etc.You will also study the Spanish culture and differences in Spanish cultures of Spain, Mexico, South/Central America and Spanish Caribbean.

CHI 101 Chinese As a Second Language 45 clock hours

This basic Chinese language (Mandarin)conversational course is designed for non-Chinese students or for those with very limited proficiency in the Chinese language. The students will learn to read and write basic Mandarin and understand the language. You will also study the Chinese culture and differences in cultures of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and American Chinese.

JAP 101 Japanese As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Students are introduced to the language, culture, and customs of Japan. Students learn to formulate and give basic responses in the Japanese language and develop a basic Japanese vocabulary. Students will be introduced to both hiragana and katakana writing systems.

FRN 101 French As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: none
Students will learn to form basic conversational phrases, enabling students to communicate with the French speaking natives, while in Quebec (Canada), in France or while traveling to or doing business in French speaking countries. The curriculum includes introduction to French culture.

GER 101 German As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: none
At the end of this introductory conversation program, you will be able to speak, read, write and understand basic German. You will be able to introduce yourself, ask directions, navigate comfortably while traveling through or doing business in Germany. You will also learn about the German culture.

HIN 101 Hindi / Urdu As a Second Language 45 clock hours

Hindi/Urdu, although a bit different – mostly in written form, are spoken by nearly one billion people in almost every part of the world. Students are introduced to the languages, cultures, and customs of India and Pakistan, where Hindi/Urdu are mostly spoken. Students learn to formulate and give basic responses in the language and develop a basic conversational Hindi/Urdu vocabulary.

ARB 101 Arabic As a Second Language 45 clock hours

At the end of this introductory conversation program, you will be able to speak, read, write and understand basic Arabic. Arabic language is very challenging and requires extra work to learn & memorize – especially the writing. You will be able to introduce yourself, ask directions, navigate comfortably while traveling through or doing business in the Middle East. You will also learn about the Arabian culture.

LAN 200 Certification As a Foreign Language Teacher 45 clock hours

Prerequisite: Proficiency or College Level Training in a Foreign Language
This course is designed for those who are either natives or have a college level training and proficiency in a foreign language. A proficiency test may be required to take this course. The course entails proven methodologies of adult learning process, psychology, research and in-depth training for adult education.

 

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