SPCD-ENGLISH AS A SECOND LNG

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 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.