0 crs. 3 hrs.
0 crs. 9 hrs.
These two Intensive English courses are designed in their combined form to improve the reading/writing and aural/oral skills of the low-intermediate student. These two courses must be taken concurrently and are obligatory for one semester for all incoming ESL students whose placement examinations show a need for instruction at this level.
0 crs. 6 hrs.
This advanced level course emphasizes writing and reading skills; however, oral skills are not neglected. In writing, students focus on introducing, developing, supporting and organizing their ideas in expository essays, as well as in narrative and descriptive writing.
0 crs. 6 hrs.
This intensive writing course for ESL students focuses on basic components of effective writing, including paragraph development and structure, sentence structure, word choice, and content. Students read and respond to a variety of texts and use argumentation, narrative, and description as modes of developing ideas in writing.
Successful completion of ESL95 and exit from writing remediation entails obtaining a passing score on the final exam, the CATW (CUNY Assessment Test in Writing).
In ESL54, ESL62, and ESL94, students take a departmental final exam (with the exception of portfolio classes) designed for their level. Students in these classes should obtain a score of 6 to advance to ESL62, a score of 8 to advance to ESL94, and a score of 10 to advance to ESL95. These exams are scored on an ESL scale (i.e., not the CATW scale).