Eastern Florida State College | Intensive English Course Descriptions

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Intensive English Course List & Descriptions

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IEPX 0100 - Speaking Listening 1

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the first of a six-course sequence focusing on listening and speaking skills. Students will develop the ability to understand and participate in brief conversations on familiar topics and practice pronunciation skills. Students must obtain a passing grade to advance to IEPX 0200.

IEPX 0120 - Reading 1

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the first level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will build vocabulary, dictionary, and comprehension skills. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to read and comprehend short, simple texts. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0220.

IEPX 0185 - Grammar Writing 1

Contact Hours: 96


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the first level of a six-course series focusing on combined grammar and composition skills course for speakers of other languages. Students will develop basic skills in grammar and writing structures as applied to academic English. Students will practice these skills in the context of guided discourse and simple paragraphs on personal topics with an emphasis on logical thought and mechanics. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0285.

IEPX 0200 - Speaking Listening 2

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the second of a six-course sequence focusing on listening and speaking skills. Students continue developing the ability to understand frequently used words, simple phrases, and questions in oral contexts and to respond appropriately. Students will practice specific sound patterns in the lab and apply them when speaking. Students must obtain a passing grade to advance to IEPX 0300.

IEPX 0220 - Reading 2

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the second level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will learn systematic skills for vocabulary expansion and reading comprehension. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to read and comprehend short texts. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0320.

IEPX 0285 - Grammar Writing 2

Contact Hours: 96

Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is second level of a six-course sequence focusing on combined grammar and composition skills for speakers of other languages. Students will develop essential knowledge of grammar and writing as applied to academic English. Students will practice sentence composition in the context of guided discourse on personal topics, with an emphasis on logical thought and mechanics. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0385.

IEPX 0300 - Speaking Listening 3

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the third of a six-course sequence focusing on listening and speaking skills. Students will develop the ability to consistently produce consonant and vowel sounds, along with the stress, intonation, and rhythm patterns of American English as encountered in everyday communication. They will also demonstrate marked improvement in basic speaking and listening skills. Students must obtain a passing grade to advance to IEPX 0400.

IEPX 0320 - Reading 3

Contact Hours: 48

Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the third level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will build on existing vocabulary and comprehension skills by applying critical reading methods. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to read and comprehend basic text focused on familiar and academic topics. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0420.

IEPX 0385 - Grammar Writing 3

Contact Hours: 96


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the third level of a six-course sequence focusing on combined grammar and composition skills for speakers of other languages. Students will build upon and reinforce skills learned in IEPX 0285. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to write paragraphs on academic topics with simple, compound, and complex sentences using all basic verb tenses. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0485.

IEPX 0400 - Speaking Listening 4

Contact Hours: 48

Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the fourth of a six-course sequence focusing on listening and speaking skills. Students will apply pronunciation, phrasing, and intonation patterns of American English in academic and social settings and will further develop listening skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to converse freely on a broad spectrum of topics, use a variety of conversational techniques, and communicate a specific point of view. Students must obtain a passing grade to advance to IEPX 0500.

IEPX 0420 - Reading 4

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the fourth level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will build on existing vocabulary and comprehension skills by applying critical reading methods. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to read text on familiar and basic academic topics. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX 0520.

IEPX 0485 - Grammar Writing 4

Contact Hours: 96


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the fourth level of a six-course sequence focusing on the composition of academic paragraphs along with complex grammar and sentence skills for speakers of other languages. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to write grammatical sentences with all the verb tenses in active and passive voices. Students must earn a passing grade to proceed to IEPX0540 and EAP 0560.

IEPX 0500 - Speaking Listening 5

Contact Hours: 48 
Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the fifth course in a five-course series focusing on listening and speaking skills for speakers of other languages. Students will develop communication, organization, and pronunciation skills necessary for effective academic presentation and discussion with an introduction to lecture note taking. Group discussions and presentations are an integral part of the course. Students must obtain a grade of "C" or higher to advance to IEPX 0620 and IEPX 0640.

IEPX 0520 - Reading 5

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the fifth level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will build vocabulary and comprehension skills through critical reading methods. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to choose appropriate strategies to read and interpret academic texts. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to proceed to IEPX 0620.

IEPX 0540 - Writing 5

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. Corequisite: IEPX 0560. This is the fifth level of a six-course sequence focusing on academic composition, including complex grammar and sentence skills for speakers of other languages. Students will develop and write short essays in a variety of styles and practice using correct grammatical structures, punctuation and spelling. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to proceed to IEPX 0640.

IEPX 0560 - Structure 5

Contact Hours: 48

Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. Corequisite: EAP 1540. This is the fifth level of a six-course sequence focusing on further development of English grammar skills for speakers of other languages. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use standard English grammar in basic patterns involving interrogative, declarative, and exclamatory sentences. There is particular emphasis on usage of correct verb tense and common irregular patterns in parts of speech and other areas of grammar. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to proceed to IEPX 0640.

IEPX 0620 - Reading 6

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the sixth level of a six-course sequence focusing on reading skills for speakers of other languages. Students will read materials to increase their vocabulary, develop critical thinking skills, improve understanding of American culture and prepare for entrance into mainstream courses. Students will also learn to use College library resources. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will comprehend and interpret authentic college-level texts in content areas by applying appropriate reading strategies. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to proceed to ENC 1101.

IEPX 0640 - Advanced Composition

Contact Hours: 48


Prerequisite: Levels of English Proficiency Exam scores, written sample, and interview will determine placement. This is the sixth course of a six-course sequence focusing on academic composition skills, along with complex grammar and sentence skills for speakers of other languages. Students will apply advanced grammar skills and precise vocabulary usage to writing multi-paragraph essays in various modes. Emphasis is given to clear and logical development of ideas. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to proceed to ENC 1101.

EAPL 0980 - Reading Skills and TOEFL Preparation

Contact Hours: 48


A course designed to improve ESL student reading skills and academic vocabulary, with special focus on TOEFL preparation. Extensive language lab facilities and individualized student-teacher conferencing available.