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English Language Institute

Note: ELI courses are preparatory and do not earn degree credits. NDU = Non-degree units.

EN 070 Beginning English: Speaking and Listening (6 NDU)
This is a beginning-level intensive ESL class for students with very limited English listening and speaking skills. Supplemental lab work is required and is assigned by the instructor.

EN 071 Beginning English: Reading and Writing (6 NDU)
This is an intensive, beginning-level ESL course for students with very limited proficiency in English reading and writing. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. This class is designed for students who test below 38 on the reading section of the NMC English Placement Test. It is recommended that students whose aggregate scores on the NMC English Placement Test fall below 380 take this class with EN 070. Students taking this course usually score below 3 on the NMC Written Essay Placement Test.

EN 072 Speaking and Listening Development I (6 NDU)
This course offers intensive listening and speaking practice for students with high-beginning/low-intermediate level English language skills. It is the first in a 3-course listening and speaking sequence. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 070 or English Placement Test. Placement: A score of 38-43 on Part 1 of the NMC English Placement Test.

EN 073 Reading and Vocabulary Development I (6 NDU)
This is an intensive, low-level ESL reading course designed to improve reading comprehension and to expand and enrich each student’s reading vocabulary. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 071 or English Placement Test.

EN 074 Writing and Grammar Study I (6 NDU)
This course provides intensive instruction for ESL learners at a low to intermediate level. Emphasis is on writing grammatical sentences, punctuating properly, and spelling correctly. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 071 or scores of 38 to 43 on Part 2 of the NMC English Placement Exam and 3 to 5 on the NMC Placement Essay.

EN 082 Speaking and Listening Development II (4 NDU)
This course offers intensive listening and speaking practice for students who have scored between 44 through 49 on the listening section of the NMC placement test. It is the second course in the three course listening and speaking sequence. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 072 or English Placement Test.

EN 083 Reading and Vocabulary Development II (4 NDU)
This is an intermediate reading course for second-language learners. It builds on the reading skills introduced in EN 073, and gives students a higher level of difficulty at which to practice those skills. Units on study skills are also part of the course work. Comprehension skills and vocabulary acquisition are emphasized in the context of longer reading selections at a higher reading level than in EN 073. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 073 or a score of 44-49 on Part 3 of the NMC English Placement Test.

EN 084 Writing and Grammar Study II (4 NDU)
This is an intermediate writing course for second-language learners. It enables students to further develop the grammar and writing skills introduced in EN 074. Writing skills and grammar acquisition are emphasized in the context of writing assignments of approximately 150 words. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 074 or scores of 44-49 on Part 2 of the NMC Placement Test and at least 6 on the NMC Placement Essay.

EN 092 Listening and Speaking Development III (4 NDU)
This course offers intensive listening and speaking practice for students who have scored between 50 and 55 on the Listening Section of the NMC English Placement Test or for any student who wishes to improve his/her study and speaking skills. It is third of a three-part listening & speaking sequence. Supplemental lab work is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 082 or English Placement Test.

EN 093 Reading and Vocabulary Development III (4 NDU)
This is an advanced reading course for second-language learners. It is a continuation of EN 083 and focuses on the development of critical academic reading skills and the application of those skills while reading materials from a variety of content areas. Regular vocabulary expansion exercises are also an integral part of the work in the course. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 083 or a score of 50 to 54 on Part 3 of the NMC English Placement Test.

EN 094 Writing and Grammar Study III (4 NDU)
This is an advanced writing course for second-language learners. It is a continuation of EN 084. Emphasis is placed on developing an expanded facility in the use of the more basic organizational patterns of expository writing as well as in the use of grammar. The course aims to bridge the gap between guided writing and independent writing. Supplemental laboratory work in the Educational Enrichment Center is required and is assigned by the instructor. Prerequisites: EN 084 or scores of 50-54 on Part 2 of the NMC Placement Test and 8 or 9 on the NMC Placement Essay.

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