English as a Second Language is an integral part of the services offered to the diverse student population at Colorado College. Two adjunct courses, GS201 and GS202, provide auxiliary practice with written and spoken skills. In addition, ESL support is available to any non-native English speaker on campus.
Advanced Written Practice in English as a Second Language (GS 201)
Language practice and support for any student whose native language is not English. Review of and practice in American academic writing conventions, mechanics, and English grammar. ½ unit; taught during the fall and spring semesters; Instructor: Walter.
Advanced Oral Practice in English as a Second Language (GS 202)
Strengthening of oral fluency skills through pronunciation practice, vocabulary development, and review of idiomatic expressions and two-word verbs. Students will also participate in classroom discussions and oral presentations. ½ unit; taught during the fall and spring semesters; Instructor: Walter.
Teaching English as a Second Language (ED 202)
An introduction to theories, applications, and issues related to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Topics of study include an overview of second language acquisition theory, working with diverse populations, making content area lessons accessible to ESL students, ESL methodology, and field observation.