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ESOL is for beginning learners of English and focuses on the acquisition and improvement of the four domains of English language learning: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Students will be introduced to the parts of speech; learn to use simple, progressive, and perfect verb tense; use a variety of sentence structures; write paragraphs and short essays; broaden their vocabulary (especially academic vocabulary); and read, discuss, and analyze short stories and graphic novels. Students will also participate in an assortment of pronunciation, speaking, and listening activities.

ESOL II is for intermediate learners of English and focuses on increasing English listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Students will learn more complex sentence structure, progress from short essays to research papers, improve their listening and reading comprehension via high-interest passages and articles, and develop critical thinking skills through reading young adult novels.