English Language Program Curricula Overview

As mentioned above, the ELP has three tiers:

  • Tier One has two levels and is considered a foundation for language (pre-academic).
  • Tier Two has three levels and is focused on academic preparation along with language skills.
  • Tier Three is a bridge tier; students generally take “sheltered” classes in some subject areas along with other academic classes.

 

  TIER ONE Foundation Tier

 

Reading/Listening

Writing

Grammar and Speaking

Level 1A

Foundations in English - ELP 040

 

Understanding English 1 - ELP 041

 

Integrated Life Skills 1 - ELP 042

 

Level 1B

Improving English Comprehension - ELP 043

 

Integrated Life Skills 2 - ELP 044

 

Understanding English 2 - ELP 045

 


Tier One are Pass/Fail classes. At the end of Level 1B, the passing students will take a COMPASS ESL test for Placement within Tier Two. 

TIER TWO Basic Academic Tier

 

Reading/Listening

Writing

Grammar and Speaking

Level

2A

Prepare for Academic Classes - ELP 050

 

Basic English Composition - ELP 051

 

Campus Communications - ELP 052

 

Level

2B

Developing Academic Access - ELP 053

 

Integrated Writing for Academic Readiness - ELP 054

 

Academic Interactions - ELP 055

 

Level

2C

Academic Access - ELP 056

 

Integrated Writing for Academic Purposes - ELP 057

 

Academic Communication - ELP 058

 

 

Students must pass classes with a 75% or better in order to move to the next level in a skill level. COMPASS ESL and passing grades and/or a portfolio place into Academic Courses.

 

TIER THREE English for Academic Purposes 

Level 3

 

Reading and Learning for Academic Purpose ELP 077

 

Analytical Writing - ELP 078

 

 

ELP 077 is a Pass/Fail course; ELP 078 follows the structures of SVSU’s basic skills and requires a grade of 70 or higher to pass.

GRADUATE COURSES

 

Reading and Vocabulary - ELP 098*1

 

Writing, Research, and Presentation - ELP 099*1

 

TOEFL Preparation - ELP 099*2