ESL Writing Courses for Credit: Course Descriptions

ESL-115: Basic Writing in ESL (6 credits)
ESL-PIC Test Level 1
Extensive reading and writing to strengthen basic written communication skills in English, with individualized instruction.
Students whose writing is strong enough at the end of a semester can qualify to move from ESL 115 to ESL 117, skipping ESL 116.

ESL-116: Introduction to College Writing in ESL (6 credits)
(ESL-PIC Test Level 2 or grade of C or better in ESL 115)
An introduction to the concepts of academic writing in English, plus individualized language instruction.
Students whose writing is strong enough at the end of a semester can qualify to move from ESL 116 to ESL 118, skipping ESL 117.

ESL-117: College Writing in ESL (6 credits)
ESL-PIC Test Level 3 or grade of C or better in ESL 116
A review of the concepts of academic writing in English, as well as an introduction to argumentative writing, plus individualized language instruction.
Students whose writing is strong enough at the end of a semester can qualify to move from ESL 117 to English 102, skipping ESL 118.

ESL-118: Advanced College Writing in ESL (3 credits)
ESL-PIC Test Level 4 or grade of C or better in ESL 117
English 101 equivalent. Prepares and qualifies ESL writers for English 102.

ESL-120: Grammar and Editing in ESL (3 credits)
No ESL-PIC score needed.
An excellent optional course for ESL writers at any level. Individualized language instruction.

ESL section of English-102: College Writing and Research (3 credits)
Requirement: Grade of C or better in ESL 118; EPT level 3; or English 101
College writing with a focus on research-based writing.
To register for an ESL section of English 102, e-mail Cathy Kaye: cjkaye@uwm.edu

Provisional Course Schedule Through Summer 2014

This two-year provisional schedule is available to assist you with long-term planning. Please note that this schedule is subject to change and represents our best projection as of the date on the document. Please refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes for each term before registering to confirm which classes are offered.

Questions?

Larry Kuiper, ESL Interim Director
e-mail: kuiper@uwm.edu
phone: +1-414-229-6660
office: Curtin Hall 674