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ESL Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Students whose native language is other than English, including any students who have not completed four years in an educational institution in which English is the language of instruction, may be placed in recommended ESL courses elsewhere according to examination results of the English Placement Test in conjunction with the TOEFL or the Michigan Test of English LanguageProficiency or IELTS. See Admission of ESL Students, Page 47, for placement requirements.

Admission of ESL Students


Students whose native language is other than English and have not yet completed four years in an educational institution in which English is the language of instruction need to submit examination results for the TOEFL (PB for paper-based, or CB for computer-based), or the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency, or the IELTS.

The following scores will be used to determine admission status:

TOEFL PB TOEFL CB MICHIGAN IELTS IBET*

Non-Restricted Admission.................... >550.................>213.............>90..............>5.............>78

Restricted Admission A.................... 500-549...........190-212.........80-89.................5

Restricted Admission B..................... 450-499...........150-189.........65-79.................4

Further testing required......................... <450.................<150.............<65..............<4

* Internet-Based English Test

 

RESTRICTED ADMISSION A: Enrollment in Advanced ESL Reading and Writing and Advanced ESL Grammar in addition to regular college classes.

RESTRICTED ADMISSION B: Enrollment in Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing and Intermediate ESL Grammar in addition to INTD 126 College Study Skills, and one other 100-level course.

OPTIONAL: Submit a short writing sample (approximately one-to-two pages) describing past education experiences, career goals, and any additional information that would be useful in considering the application. The information provided will be used in conjunction with GPA and test scores. This may be a requirement for some students.

Courses information

None of the following ESL courses can be considered for credit for either a major or a minor in English or English education. Advanced ESL courses may be applied toward the foreign language requirement for bachelor of arts students, with a maximum of
six hours to be allowed for this purpose.

When offered; credit hours

ENSL 043 ESL Intermediate Reading Comprehension and Writing 3

Prerequisite: English placement exam. Introduces comprehension and analytical skills in addition to vocabulary building through in- and out-of-class Intermediate-level readings. Uses in- and out- of class writing as a way to focus on grammatical structure and development of the sentence, paragraph, and short essay.


ENSL 044 Intermediate Grammar 3

Develops basic grammatical skills necessary for clear written and oral communication.

ENSL 143 Advanced Reading Comprehension and Writing 3

Prerequisite: ENGL Placement Exam. Introduces skills necessary to comprehend and analyze readings at the Advanced level. Focuses on grammatical writing of paragraphs and essays. Introduces skills needed to successfully engage in academic reading and writing.

 
ENSL 144 Advanced Grammar 3

Develops advanced grammatical skills necessary for clear written and oral communication.