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Course Listing for Nonnative Speakers

Summer 2016

 

Summer I:  May 16-June 24, 2016

Summer II:  June 27-August 4, 2016

Core: AES 107-11 - Low Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer I)

Taught by: John Barritt

Core: AES 107-21 - Low Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer II)

Taught by: Staff

Core: AES 127-11 - Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer I)

Taught by: Brittney Peake

Core: AES 127-21 - Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer II)

Taught by: Brittney Peake

Core: AES 167-11 - High Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer I)

Taught by:  Channing Dodson

Core: AES 167-21 - High Intermediate Reading and Writing (Summer II)

Taught by:  Channing Dodson

Content: The Core Reading and Writing courses integrate language skills, emphasizing reading and writing to develop language proficiency. These classes are content-based; in other words, the content is the basis for all the lessons. Throughout the levels, there is a continuum from a language skills focus for developing basic communication skills to an increasingly greater focus on developing academic language skills. These classes also guide students though the process of doing library research, debating a topic, and producing a research paper.

Prerequisite: AES 107: Placement exam. AES 127: Completion of 107 or placement exam. AES 167:  Completion of AES 127 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits: 4 per session

AES 103-11: Low Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer I)

Taught by:  Alexis Olson

AES 103-21: Low Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer II)

Taught by:  Staff

AES 130-11: Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer I)

Taught by: Suzanne Groth

AES 130-21: Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer II)

Taught by: Suzanne Groth

AES 163-11: High Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer I)

Taught by: Domninick McParland

AES 163-21: High Intermediate Communication Skills (Summer II)

Taught by: Staff

Content: These courses are designed to complement the Core class. The underlying principle is the integration of language skills, although there is a greater focus on listening and speaking skills. Communication Skills is also topic/theme based.

Prerequisite: AES 103: Placement exam. AES 130: Completion of AES 103 or placement exam. AES 163: Completion of AES 130 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits:  2 per session

Integrated Skills/Content-Based Topics

AES 105-11: Low Intermediate Content-Based Topics: Exploring the Natural World I (Summer I)

Taught by:  Domminick McParland

AES 106-21: Low Intermediate Content-Based Topics: Exploring the Natural World II (Summer II)

Taught by:  Staff

AES 150-11 Intermediate Content-Based Topics: Exploring Literature I (Summer I)

Taught by: Channing Dodson

AES 151-11 :  Intermediate Content-Based Topics:  Exploring Literature II (Summer II)

Taught by Staff

AES 165-11:  High Intermediate Content-Based Topics: Exploring Literature I (Summer I)

Taught by:  Alexis Olson

AES 166-21:  High Intermediate Content-Based Topics: Exploring Literature II (Summer II)

Taught by:  Staff

AES 250-11: Advanced Content-Based Topics: Human Societies (Summer I)

Taught by:  John Barritt

AES 251-21: Advanced Content-Based Topics:  Race and Identity (Summer II)

Taught by:  Channing Dodson

Content: These content-based courses offer specialized English instruction through a variety of topics and themes.  During the academic year, students take two consecutive eight-week courses each term.  The half-term courses allow students to study the humanities, social sciences, business, science and/or technology .  Content-based courses have been designed around such topics as English for math, globalization, speech, psychology, ecology, sociology, and sustainability issues.. The topics at each level vary from term to term in order to give students a broader exposure to a variety of English language usage.

Prerequisite: AES 105 & 106: Placement exam. AES 150 & 151: Completion of AES 105 & 106 or placement exam. AES 165 & 166:  Completion of AES 150 & 151 or placement exam.  AES 250 & 251: Completion of AES 165 & 166 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits: 2 per session

AES 210-11:  Advanced Reading (Summer I)

Taught by: Alexis Olson

AES 210-21:  Advanced Reading (Summer II)

Taught by: Staff

Content: English language study based on unadapted readings of cultural and academic interest, fiction and non-fiction. The focus is on reading strategies, critical reading and thinking skills, as well as vocabulary acquisition skills and increased reading speed.

Prerequisite: Completion of AES 167 or placement exam.

Semester Credits: 4

AES 221-11:  Advanced Writing (Summer I)

Taught by:  Suzanne Groth

AES 221-21:  Advanced Writing (Summer II)

Taught by:  Suzanne Groth

Content: Advanced Writing includes extensive practice in academic writing: developing a wide variety of sentence types and rhetorical patterns; appropriate writing and formatting conventions – in particular, as related to research skills (databases, reference materials, and internet resources), issues of academic integrity, and research writing conventions (citation and documentation). Also included is a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Prerequisites: for AES 221: Completion of AES 167 or placement exam; for AES 222:  Completion of AES 221 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits: 2 each session

AES 222-11:  Advanced Writing (Summer I)

Taught by:  Suzanne Groth

AES 222-21:  Advanced Writing (Summer II)

Taught by:  Suzanne Groth

Content: Advanced Writing includes extensive practice in academic writing: developing a wide variety of sentence types and rhetorical patterns; appropriate writing and formatting conventions – in particular, as related to research skills (databases, reference materials, and internet resources), issues of academic integrity, and research writing conventions (citation and documentation). Also included is a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Prerequisites: for AES 221: Completion of AES 167 or placement exam; for AES 222:  Completion of AES 221 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits: 2 each session

AES 240-11:  Seminar: Technology and Society (Summer I)

Taught by: Brittney Peake

AES 240-21:  Seminar: Technology and Society (Summer II)

Taught by: Brittney Peake

Content: The seminar focuses on an academic subject area in direct preparation for undergraduate classes.   Students may be required to produce a research paper, which is used as the basis of on oral presentation.  The content of the seminar varies from term to term, thus making it possible to transition-level and part-time students to repeat this course.  Typical topics are Media, Film & Society, Global Issues, American Literature, and Environmental Studies.

Prerequisite: Completion of AES 163 or placement exam.

Summer Session Credits: 2 each session

 

AES Levels

Level 1:  Low-Intermediate English:  AES 107, 103, 105 and 106

Level 2:  Intermediate English:  AES 127, 130, 150, and 151

Level 3:  High Intermediate English:  AES 167, 163, 165, and 166

Level 4:  Advanced English:  AES 210, 221, 240, 250 and 251

Level 5:  Advanced English Transitioning in to Undergraduate Work: AES 222 , 210, 240, 250 and 251

 

Summer Schedule

  M T W TH F
9-11:10AM Levels 1, 2, and 3

Read & Writ

Level 4 & 5 Writing

Levels 1, 2, and 3

Read & Writ

Level 4 & 5 Writing

Levels 1, 2, and 3 

Read & Writ

Level 4 & 5 Writing

Levels 1, 2, and 3 

Read & Writ

Level 4 & 5 Writing

Levels 1, 2, and 3

Read & Writ

9-9:10AM —- —- —- —- Levels 4 & 5 Writing
10:10-11:10AM —- —- —- —- Levels 4 & 5 Reading
11:20AM-12:20PM

Levels 1-3

Comm Skills

Level 4 & 5

Seminar

Levels 1-3

Comm Skills

Level 4 & 5

Seminar

Levels 1-3

Comm Skills

Level 4 & 5

Seminar

Levels 1-3

Comm Skills

Level 4 & 5

Seminar

Levels 1-3

Comm Skills

Level 4 & 5

Seminar
1:25-2:40PM Time reserved:field trips, class make up

Levels 1-5 Integrated

Skills

Levels 1-5 Integrated

Skills

Levels 1-5 Integrated

Skills
No Classes Friday Afternoon