English as a Second Language (ESL)

Marietta College offers a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program that helps international students to succeed in college courses and interact with American students.

 

click to expandEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

Students are required to take ESL courses at the Intensive and Bridge Levels (ESL 101, 102, 201, 202) because their level of English language proficiency is insufficient for academic work. ESL courses at the Support Level (ESL 291, 292) may be taken as electives. A maximum of 12 ESL hours may count towards graduation.

click to expandESL 101 Intensive English

Intensive ESL to prepare students for academic work in English and survival skills in the U.S. Lower intermediate level reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar.

Prerequisite: Placement by ESL Director
Credit: 9 Hours

click to expandESL 102 Intensive English

Intensive ESL to prepare students for academic work in English and for interaction with Americans. Intermediate level reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar.

Prerequisite: Placement by ESL Director
Credit: 9 Hours

click to expandESL 201 Speaking and Listening (Bridge Level)

Speaking and listening necessary for survival in the U.S. and for comprehension and oral participation in academic work. Pronunciation, fluency, note-taking skills, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural conventions of oral communication in an academic setting.

Prerequisite: Placement by ESL Director
Credit: 3 Hours

click to expandESL 202 Reading and Writing (Bridge Level)

Academic reading and writing including note-taking and summary skills, vocabulary building, grammatical accuracy, and organization and coherence at the sentence and paragraph level.

Prerequisite: Placement by ESL Director
Credit: 3 Hours

click to expandESL 291 Support Seminar for International Students

Interpreting a syllabus, planning a study schedule, reading academic material accurately and efficiently, understanding and completing assignments as directed, understanding exam formats and questions. Based on courses in which students are currently enrolled.

Prerequisite: Permission of ESL Director
Credit: 1 Hour

click to expandESL 292 Advanced Composition and Grammar (Support Level)

Advanced work on grammatical accuracy, extending the productive range of grammatical structures, organization and coherence, and vocabulary at the paragraph and essay level.

Prerequisite: Permission of the ESL Director
Credit: 3 Hours

 

 

 


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