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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Course Code
TEFL 101  Credits
Title Oral Presentations I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 302 OR Placement test and instructor permission required. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course requires students to move beyond interactive speaking contexts to presentation situations. Students begin with short presentations that are embedded within a larger group structure, such as an information point in a business meeting or an argument in a debate. Students then move to longer presentations of an informative or instructional nature. B or higher in ELP 302 OR Placement test and instructor permission required. 



Course Code
TEFL 102  Credits
Title Lectures & Note-taking I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 302 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course builds on the initial skills of listening to English in formal settings that began in ELP 302 and moves them to develop the ability to listen to academic lectures. Students will continue to track the developments of formal discussions by taking minutes of business meetings, then move to the taking of notes from short informational and instructional speeches. They will then work with longer and longer lectures. B or higher in ELP 302 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 103  Credits
Title Academic Reading I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 203 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 103 has students reading longer texts and more authentic texts than previously encountered, introducing them to the reading of textbooks for classes in various subjects in English. Students will read narrative history texts, literary prose texts, literary poetic texts, and expository texts in various disciplines. B or higher in ELP 203 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 104  Credits
Title Academic Writing I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 204 OR Placement test and Instructor permission 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 104 builds on lessons learned in ELP 204 and focuses even more directly on the types of writing expected of students in college courses in American universities. Students will learn about informal writing assignments used in college courses, such as free-writing activities and response papers. Students will also learn about expectations for written exams, both short answer test items and essay test item expectations. Finally, students will revisit the characteristics of essays that are to be written outside of class and understand how to analyze an essay prompt and rubric to learn instructor expectations for papers and lab reports. B or higher in ELP 204 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 105  Credits
Title Advanced English Syntax I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 205 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 105 develops student knowledge and understanding of complex syntactic features of English. Students will encounter complex syntactic patterns and practice them in all four skill areas with particular emphasis on comprehending the meanings of these forms in written texts. In addition, more difficult aspects of verb forms and other categories will be addressed. B or higher in ELP 205 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 106  Credits
Title Vocabulary for Subject Studies I 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 206 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 106 moves students’ vocabulary abilities from the general academic word list to studying the ways words are given specialized meanings in different academic disciplines. Focus is given to learning basic vocabulary for studying within the broad subject-based disciplines of mathematics and science. The vocabulary learned will provide assistance as students begin to take liberal arts and sciences courses for their bachelor degrees. B or higher in ELP 206 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 107  Credits
Title American Childhood Classics 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 307 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 107 introduces students to texts in all language domains that many, if not most, Americans encountered in childhood and provides background information on the period when the piece was created. Students will learn more characteristics that distinguish textual genres and will practice language in all domains. Students will comprehend texts at the literal, reorganization, inference, and evaluation levels on Barrett’s scale of comprehension by applying knowledge and skills developed in previous courses. B or higher in ELP 307 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 201  Credits
Title Oral Presentations II 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 101 OR Placement test and instructor permission required. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course continues to develop the formal presentation skills that were initially established in TEFL 101. This course requires students produce presentations in English with various content and organizational patterns. C or higher in TEFL 101 OR Placement test and instructor permission required. 



Course Code
TEFL 202  Credits
Title Lectures & Note-taking II 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 102 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course builds on the skills of listening to English in academic lectures. Students will continue to build their skills by taking notes while listening to authentic lectures from actual college level courses. Lectures will be presented face-to-face, on DVD, and on CD. C or higher in TEFL 102 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 203  Credits
Title Academic Reading II 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 103 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 203 has students reading authentic texts used in college freshman level courses, introducing them to the reading of textbooks for classes in various subjects in English. Students will read narrative history texts, literary prose texts, literary poetic texts, and expository texts in various disciplines. C or higher in TEFL 103 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 204  Credits
Title Academic Writing II 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 104 OR Placement test and Instructor permission 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 204 continues the focus on the types of writing expected of students in college courses in American universities. Students will learn about reading various sources against each other and writing a paper to present and discuss the results of the analysis. High focus will be given to the concepts of agreement, disagreement, validation, refutation, expansion, and exemplification as ways information from various sources can relate together. High focus on proper citation, quotation, summarizing, and paraphrasing will also be included. Conducting research to locate various sources may be introduced. C or higher in TEFL 104 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 205  Credits
Title Advanced English Syntax II 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 105 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 205 develops student knowledge and understanding of complex syntactic features of English. Students will encounter complex syntactic patterns and practice them in all four skill areas with particular emphasis on using appropriate syntactic forms to convey meaning in written discourse. C or higher in TEFL 105 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 206  Credits
Title Vocabulary for Subject Studies II 
Prerequisite B or higher in ELP 306 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 206 continues students’ vocabulary development by studying the ways words are given specialized meanings in different academic disciplines and in literary texts. Focus is given to learning basic vocabulary for studying within broad subject-based disciplines of the arts and social sciences. The vocabulary learned will provide assistance as students begin to take liberal arts and sciences courses for their bachelor degrees. B or higher in ELP 306 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 



Course Code
TEFL 207  Credits
Title American Cultural Classics 
Prerequisite C or higher in TEFL 107 OR Placement test and Instructor permission. 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description TEFL 203 introduces students to texts in all language domains that many, if not most, Americans have encountered and provides background information on the period when the piece was created. Students will approach texts with purpose and with strategies to assist them. Students will comprehend texts at the literal, reorganization, and inference levels on Barrett’s scale of comprehension by applying knowledge and skills developed in previous courses. C or higher in TEFL 107 OR Placement test and Instructor permission.