SPCD-ENGLISH AS A SECOND LNG (SPCD)

SPCD 108. Intermediate ESL Listening and Speaking

3 Credits

Development of listening and speaking skills with attention to pronunciation. Emphasis on conversation and oral practice appropriate to an academic setting. Graded S/U.

Prerequisites: placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor.

SPCD 110. Intermediate ESL Composition and Grammar Review

3 Credits

Development of fluent academic writing skills, with an emphasis on grammar review for editing purposes.

Prerequisite(s): Placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor.

SPCD 111G. Advanced ESL Composition

4 Credits

Academic writing, including library research papers and the issue of plagiarism, for students with nonnative English. (SPCD 111G is substituted for ENGL 111G for international students whose native language is not English.). Restricted to: Main campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor; or successful completion of SPCD 110.

SPCD 458. Advanced Speaking and Listening for International Graduate Students

3 Credits

Advanced speaking and listening skills for active participation at the graduate level. Emphasis on pronunciation and individual goal setting. Includes a theoretical component involving library research or preparation and presentation of a teaching unit. Graded S/U, RR.

Prerequisites: placement and 530 TOEFL or consent of instructor.

SPCD 470. Scholarly Writing for International Graduate Students

3 Credits

Instruction and practice in writing major academic genres, including experimental, descriptive, and problem-solution research reports, proposals, and library referenced papers. Main campus only. Graded S/U.

Prerequisites: placement based on English language screening test or successful completion of SPCD 110; a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor; and successful completion of SPCD 108/490 where indicated by placement.