English Support Services

ESS 11103 Conversation and Listening

This course emphasizes speaking with the correct emphasis and rhythm, understanding common American English idioms, and following complex directions. It gives the   students intensive practice speaking and listening to English.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ESS 11203 Listening and Reporting

This course is designed to bring students to the point that they can take full part in class discussions. It gives them practice in asking and answering questions in class. Students will listen to and view various audio and video materials.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ESS 12104 Reading and Vocabulary I

This course is designed to show students how to read informative prose with understanding and enlarge their working vocabularies.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

ESS 12204 Reading and Vocabulary II

This course stresses reading comprehension and inference. It emphasized increasing the students’ vocabularies, both general and structural. Prerequisite: A score of at least 40 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

ESS 13104 Writing and Grammar I

This course emphasizes writing paragraphs from personal experience. The grammar studied will include use of articles, quantity expressions, questions, negative and tag questions, and direct and indirect objects. Prerequisite: A score of at least 40 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

ESS 13204 Writing and Grammar II

This course emphasizes writing short papers on the students’ own experiences. It includes modals, two-part verbs, it and there as pseudo-subjects, further constructions, comparisons, and embedded sentences. Prerequisite: A score of at least 60 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency or ESS 13104.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.