Tompkins Cortland Community College

ESL 101 - English as a Second Language I

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who have good conversational English skills and wish to begin developing academic English language skills. Students in the course will work on improving listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using college level materials. They will begin to develop the language skills needed to undertake an academic program at an American college or university. Particular emphasis is placed on being able to write with good control of basic grammar. Substantial outside preparation and lab or online work are required. Students will need to pass a writing test at the end of this course in order to continue in their course work at TC3. Prerequisites: Completion of ESL 095B with a C or better grade, or appropriate score on the placement test. 8 Cr. (8 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.