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ESL 073 ESL INTENSIVE EXPERIENCE CULTURE

ESL 073 ESL Intensive Experience American Culture

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ESL 073 Intensive Experience American Culture

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Placement by writing sample and interview

Co-requisites:  ESL 074, ESL 075, ESL 076, and ESL 077                       Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to expose English as a Second Language students to several aspects of American society.  Through field trips, class discussions, media exposure, student presentations and course readings, students will be able to discuss, question, and affectivity experience elements of American cultural life, as topics such as family life, holidays, sports, and the educational system are discussed.  Students will also be challenged to understand and appreciate the rich ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity of the United States as they begin to examine their own prior assumptions and understanding of cultures other than their own. All class sessions will be conducted in English.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss one’s everyday life in the USA and native country;
  2. restate written texts; and
  3. identify and use new vocabulary related to class topics and discussions.