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English as an International Language (EIL)


201. The International Student in the University (2) (F, W, S) Focuses on the cultural and language needs of international students. Addresses university policies, academic skills, and social and cultural adjustment.

213. Intermediate I Listening/Speaking (4) (F, W, S) Produces comprehension of basic oral texts through the study of listening and vocabulary strategies; builds delivery, language use, and topic development skills through communicative activities.

215. Intermediate I Church Language (2) (F, W, S) Provides reinforcement and further practice in writing, reading and listening/speaking skills through the study of the principles of the gospel.

217. Intermediate I Writing (4) (F, W, S) Focuses on writing from sources mainly at the paragraph level; develops fundamental English grammar including verb tenses and sentence structure patterns and their components.

219. Intermediate I Reading (4) (F, W, S) Builds comprehension of simple texts through the study of reading and vocabulary strategies; develops the ability to respond to texts in writing. Fee required.

223. Intermediate II Listening/Speaking (4) (F, W, S) Extends comprehension of academic oral texts through the study of listening and vocabulary strategies; expands delivery, language use, and topic development skills through academic discourse.

225. Intermediate II Church Language (2) (F, W, S) Provides reinforcement and practice in writing, reading, and listening/speaking skills through the study of the teachings and examples of latter-day Church members and leaders.

227. Intermediate II Writing (4) (F, W, S) Introduces essay writing and other academic genres; stresses the ability to use increasingly complex sentence structures and grammatical forms in writing.

229. Intermediate II Reading (4) (F, W, S) Emphasizes developing comprehension of academic readings and introduces basic academic writing skills related to course readings. Fee required.

310. Academic English I (6) (F, W) Students develop general academic English proficiency by focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in academic content areas.

315. Focus on Academic English (6) (Variable) Students focus on improving academic English through listening, speaking, reading and writing in academic content areas (Enrollment by teacher recommendation only)

320. Academic English II (4) (F, W) Students improve academic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while studying different content areas. Emphasis is on applying skills in their concurrent GE classes.

331. Oral Fluency (2) (F, W, S) Students participate in oral reports and discussions to build fluency and gain confidence in speaking in academic contexts.

333. Oral Accuracy (2) (F, W, S) Students focus on clear oral communication by applying grammar rules, selecting appropriate vocabulary, and using self-correcting strategies.

335. English Pronunciation (2) (Variable) Students learn to correct pronunciation errors that interfere with communication. (Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor)

341. Academic Vocabulary Development (2) (F, W, S) Students learn and apply strategies to improve independent vocabulary learning. This class focuses on understanding frequently used academic words.

342. Advanced Integrated Skills (2) (F, W, S) Students learn a variety of language skills and apply them to a specific academic course. Concurrent enrollment in a designated University course.

343. Advanced Grammar (2) (F, W, S) Students learn advanced grammar for academic English. Grammar structures may include noun, adjective, and adverb clauses; conditionals; participial phrases; and questions.

351. Academic Listening (2) (F, W, S) Students learn and practice listening strategies to better comprehend academic lectures. Note-taking skills are emphasized.

353. Listening Fluency (2) (F, W, S) Students increase listening fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary knowledge through extensive listening to self-selected academic lectures, videos, and podcasts.

371. Written Accuracy (2) (F, W, S) Students focus on communicating clearly in writing by applying grammar rules, selecting appropriate vocabulary, and using editing strategies when revising academic writing.

373. Academic Writing Patterns (2) (F, W, S) Students complete a variety of writing tasks that help them understand how to adjust their academic writing to match the teacher, assignment, and class subject.

391. Strategic Reading (2) (F, W, S) Students practice a range of reading strategies to improve their understanding of textbooks and other academic materials.

393. Extensive Reading (2) (F, W, S) Students increase reading rate, vocabulary knowledge, and understanding of text structure through extensive reading of self-selected texts.