This course is designed to strengthen students' academic English skills, both oral and written, for college-level academic study. Students read and listen to a range of academic material. The course combines content-based language learning strategies with preparation for college-level academic study. This course is designed to meet the needs of learners for whom English is not the primary language.
Develops student proficiency in higher-level reading comprehension, writing, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar usage, while providing an introduction to the culture and social/political issues of the United States and of the college. Designed to meet the needs of new students for whom American English is not the primary language. ELL 112 does not count toward an English major or minor.
This course for participants of the Collegetown program examines struggles and successes in creating a pluralistic, diverse, and tolerant American society. Students research case studies of racial, religious, ethnic, and political intolerance in United States history, then connect those historical scenarios to contemporary, parallel issues. This course makes extensive use of the Fargo-Moorhead community as a classroom, exploring pertinent topics with the help of guest speakers and field trips. Corequisite: ELL 111 or 112. Open only to students enrolled in Prelude.
What are some of the primary issues at the heart of American society today? What are you most curious about concerning America: religion, relationships, media, politics, education? This course will pursue these questions and more as we investigate American culture while continuing to advance language proficiency and research skills. Open only to English language learners.
Courses covering various topics of interest in this discipline are offered regularly. Contact department chair for more information. Intended for international students.