Courses

English as a Second Language Courses

With integrated skills and reading and writing in the morning and in the afternoon, and specialized courses throughout the day, the ESL program makes it possible for students to register courses which fit their schedules, interests and levels of English. Before registering for classes, or if you have any questions about these new courses, please email cie@salemstate.edu or call 978.542.6351.

For a complete list of classes offered this summer, please click below:

Summer 2014 Courses [PDF]

 

ESL Class Description:

Integrated Skills (Levels 1-6)* 

Practice all skill areas. Emphasis is placed on grammar, listening and speaking other strategies for academic study, professional and everyday contexts. Activities include discussions and oral presentations.

Reading and Writing (Levels 1-6)* 
Develop reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on reading strategies including comprehension and response; writing strategies include brainstorming, revising and editing. Activities include reading short stories, articles and novels, and writing essays and journals.

*A placement test will be used to assign students to the appropriate levels

For beginner and lower-intermediate students

Communication Skills: Language for daily life.

For high-intermediate and advanced level students

Business English: Practice using the language of business. Activities include reading, discussion and writing.

English through Film: Explore American culture and experience through film. Activities include reading and discussion while studying vocabulary and idioms in context.

Global Issues: Exploration of current events. Activities include reading and discussion.

Service Learning: Practice listening and speaking with native-speakers of English. Activities include small group conversations, presentations, discussion and written reflection.

U.S. Culture: Explore U.S. culture through multiple sources; this course provides opportunities to practice all language skills and develop vocabulary, reading diverse texts, engaging in discussions and giving oral presentations

TOEFL Preparation (PBT and iBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language: Emphasis is placed on reading, listening and grammar strategies. Activities include exercises and practice exams. PBT= paper-based TOEFL, iBT= internet-based TOEFL.

Reading Power: Improve reading speed and comprehension through guided practice with different kinds of texts.

For students of all levels

Discover Salem and Boston: Learn about the Salem/Boston area through visits to historic and cultural sites; this course provides opportunities to practice all language skills and develop vocabulary through field trips and class discussion.

English through Music: Explore culture and experience through music. Activities include reading and discussion while studying vocabulary and idioms in context.

Grammar Lab: Individualized computer-based grammar practice, goal-setting, and self-assessment.

Listening Lab: Practice listening skills through independent computer-based activities.

Pronunciation: Practice pronunciation in context.

Say What You Mean: Increase vocabulary knowledge through rhythm-based activities.

 

 

                                              

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