Wednesday, December 19, 2018
ESL Programs

1. Overview
IU Department of English offers ESL programs to prepare students for English use on campus and in international work environments. English courses combine computer-assisted teaching methodologies and applied linguistics, resulting in the students’ command of the English language. The ESL courses focus on all the major areas of English language acquisition: academic reading skills, strategies for enhancing listening and note taking skills in lectures, techniques for effective academic presentations, skills in academic essay writing, technical and research writing, and TOEFL iBT and IELTS preparation.
All incoming IU students should enroll ESL courses within their first year based on their English Placement Test scores.
2. IU English Language Pathways


STAGE 1:

Intensive English


STAGE 2:

Academic English

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

 

Levels

 

IE1

 

IE2

 

AE1

 

AE2

Entry

TOEFL iBT < 35

or IELTS < 4.5

or EPT < 35

TOEFL iBT ≥ 35

or IELTS ≥ 4.5

or EPT ≥ 35
or completed IE1

 

TOEFL iBT ≥ 61

or IELTS ≥ 6.0

or EPT ≥ 61

or completed IE2

completed AE1

Target

Skills

 

- Integrated Reading and Writing

- Integrated Listening and Speaking

- Listening & Note-taking

- Academic writing

- Effective presentations

- Research writing

 

Duration

 

14 weeks

 

10 weeks

 

15 weeks

 

15 weeks





3. ESL Courses
The Intensive English (IE) Courses
• EN072IU - IE1 Reading and Writing
• EN073IU - IE1 Speaking and Listening
• EN074IU - IE2 Reading and Writing
• EN075IU - IE2 Speaking and Listening
The Academic English (AE) Courses:
• EN007IU - Writing AE1 (Academic Writing)
• EN008IU - Listening AE1 (Listening and Note-taking)
• EN011IU - Writing AE2 (Research Paper Writing)
• EN012IU - Speaking AE2 (Effective Presentations)
4. ESL Course Description
4.1 EN072IU - IE1 Listening and Speaking (11 credits)
Prerequisite: placement into IE1
Students who have successfully completed the IE1 courses are expected to have English proficiency at pre-intermediate level.
4.2 EN073IU - IE1 Reading and Writing (11 credits)
Prerequisite: placement into IE1
Students who have successfully completed the IE1 courses are expected to have English proficiency at pre-intermediate level.
4.3 EN074IU - IE2 Listening and Speaking (8 credits)
Prerequisites: IE1 courses, or placement into IE2, or valid minimum scores of 35 TOEFL iBT/ 4.5 IELTS
Students who have successfully completed the IE2 courses are expected to have English proficiency at high intermediate level or higher.
4.4 EN075IU - IE2 Reading and Writing (8 credits)
Prerequisites: IE1 courses, or placement into IE2, or valid minimum scores of 35 TOEFL iBT/ 4.5 IELTS
Students who have successfully completed the IE2 course are expected to have English proficiency at high intermediate level or higher.
4.5 EN007IU - AE1 Academic Writing (2 credits)
Prerequisites: IE2 courses, or placement into AE1, or valid minimum scores of 61 TOEFL iBT/ 6.0 IELTS
This course provides students with comprehensive instructions and practice in essay writing. Students will learn to transform their ideas into different functions of writing such as process description, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, argumentative, and paraphrase-summary essays. Students are required to read university-level texts critically, and respond in a written form accurately, coherently and academically.
4.6 EN008IU - AE1 Listening: Listening and Note-taking (2 credits)
Prerequisites: IE2 courses, or placement into AE1, or valid minimum scores of 61 TOEFL iBT/ 6.0 IELTS
The course prepares students for effective listening and note-taking skills to take courses in their majors. The course is therefore lecture-based in that the teaching and learning procedure is built up on lectures on a variety of topics such as business, science, and humanities.
4.7 EN011IU - Writing AE2: Research Paper Writing (2 credits)
Prerequisite: AE1 writing course
This course introduces basic concepts in research paper writing, especially the role of generalizations, definitions, classifications, and the structure of a research paper to students who attend English- medium institutions or universities. It also provides them with methods of developing and presenting an argument, a comparison or a contrast.
4.8 EN012IU - AE2 Speaking: Effective Presentations (2 credits)
Prerequisites: AE1 courses
The course provides students with necessary knowledge and skills to deliver effective presentations, such as preparing and planning, using appropriate language, applying effective visual aids, building up confidence, performing body language, and dealing with questions.

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