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Course Descriptions

ES 021
Intensive English as a Second Language
0 credits; 4 LABORATORY hours per week
This summer course serves international students and permanent residents accepted to the college who have recently arrived in the United States. Students focus on improving speaking, listening, and presentation skills through learning about life at FIT and in New York.

ES 023
English as a Second Language Workshop
0 credits; 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Co-requisite: ES 123
With intensified instruction in reading and writing, students apply and practice the English skills taught in the co-requisite ES 123. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.

ES 024
English as a Second Language
0 credits; 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: ES 023 and ES 123
Co-requisite: EN 121
For students who have completed ES 023/123 but are required to take an additional writing course in English as a second language. Must be completed at the same time as EN 121.

ES 025
Pronunciation Skills for ESL Students
0 credits; 2.5 Lecture hours per week
This course in pronunciation skills for intermediate to advanced students focuses on modifying pronunciation and improving proficiency in spoken English. Students work intensively with English vowels and consonants; master basic features of English stress, rhythm, and intonation; and learn how to use phonetic symbols and pronunciation guides.

ES 027
English Conversation
0 credits; 2 hours per week
For intermediate and advanced students for whom English is a second language and who need to improve their oral communication skills. Provides practice in using and understanding spoken English. May be required for students who have completed ES 123 but need additional instruction in speaking and listening.

ES 028
Oral Presentation Skills Workshop for ESL Students
0 credits; 2.5 LABORATORY hours per week
This course in oral presentation skills for intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) students focuses on the fundamental skills needed to present work verbally to an audience. Through practice in preparing and giving oral presentations in a structured setting, students develop strategies in both verbal and nonverbal communications skills in order to present ideas in an effective and clear manner.

ES 033
College English Preparation Workshop
0 credits; 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Co-requisite: ES 133
A writing-intensive course in which students expand upon the skills taught in the co-requisite ES 133. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.

ES 034
Educational Skills
0 credits; 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Co-requisite: EN 121
For students who have taken ES 033/133 and who are required to take additional instruction in reading and writing. Must be completed in the same semester as EN 121.

ES 037
Survival Grammar
0 credits; 1 Lecture and 1 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: appropriate English placement test result
Co-requisite: EN 121
Students improve their writing skills by focusing on the fundamentals of grammar and conveying information in an accurate, engaging, and efficient way.

ES 123
English as a Second Language
2 credits
Co-requisite: ES 023
For students who need to improve their skills in English as a second language. Instruction is given in reading and writing English, with some practice in listening and speaking. Students must register simultaneously in the corresponding section of ES 023. More than one semester of ES 023/123 may be needed. Additional instruction (ES 024, ES 025, ES 027, ES 028) may be required after ES 023/123.

ES 133
College English Preparation
2 credits
Co-requisite: ES 033
A writing-intensive course focusing on the stages of the writing process and on strategies to enhance reading comprehension and study skills. Topics include grammar, paragraph structure, and essay development. Students must register simultaneously in the corresponding section of ES 033. Additional instruction (ES 034) may be required.

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