Courses & Programs

Basic English Skills for the Deaf

COURSE CODE: ESL 100

CREDITS: 6

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the English Placement Tests (less than 35 on the reading and less than 40 on the sentence skills of the CPT); fluency in American Sign Language.

This course is designed to help make the transition from high school basic English reading and writing to preparatory ENG 097/098 courses offered at the College. (The course is offered within the English as a Second Language Program but does not follow the tracking of other ESL classes. Students who would like to attempt to bypass ENG 097/098 to enter ENG 101 after completing this course would need to retake and successfully pass the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) in both reading and sentence skills.) Students are introduced to a variety of reading materials and are provided opportunities for learning strategies for improving their reading comprehension. Students are also given opportunities to improve their writing skills through improved understanding of the basic rules of grammar and the fundamentals of good paragraph writing. This course is for students whose primary language is American Sign Language, and will be taught in ASL rather than spoken English.Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the English Placement Tests (less than 35 on the reading and less than 40 on the sentence skills of the CPT); fluency in American Sign Language.