English Second Language III

Course Number: ESL 090

Course Title: English Second Language III (ESL III)

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites: 450 on CIS entrance test and 3 on TWE


Course Description:

This course is a continuation of Elements of Writing II (ESL II) and will provide students with the opportunity to improve their academic writing skills in preparation for more advanced courses which will require research papers. The text will focus on the writing modes, rhetorical devices and language points required for academic success. Paragraph structure will be reviewed and students will be prepared to write three – and four- paragraph essays. In addition, basic grammatical structures will be constantly reviewed. (credits for this course do not count towards a degree) 


Required Reading: Effective Academic Writing 2 by Ronda Liss & Jason Davis, Oxford University Press, 2012 (chapters 4-6)