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English Language Competency - Advanced

20-140-7 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Improve your ability to communicate and interact effectively with English speakers through this Intensive English certificate. You’ll fine tune your English skills in grammar, writing, listening and speaking. After you successfully complete this Intensive English program, you may enroll in a degree program without TOEFL at Fox Valley Technical College or at many other universities and colleges.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Select a total of 15 credits from these options
English American Language and Culture: Part 1
10-861-105
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. During this class you will be working on the skills that promote stronger language abilities, i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, you will also be strengthening the skills needed to be a successful university student, i.e. note-taking, critical thinking and classroom participation. The course also provides an opportunity to explore American Culture through Multi Media (film, television, periodicals and music). We will be discussing class, race, education and gender roles in society. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English American Language and Culture: Part 2
10-861-106
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. During this class you will be working on the skills that promote advanced language abilities, i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, you will also be strengthening the skills needed to be a successful university student, i.e. note-taking, critical thinking and classroom participation. The course also provides an opportunity to explore American Culture through Multi Media (film, television, periodicals and music). We will be discussing class, race, education and gender roles in society. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English Writing Advanced
10-861-137
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. For those who want to learn English as a foreign language students will develop the tools needed to write academic essays in many rhetorical styles such as comparing, contrasting, describing causes and effects, and analyzing and supporting arguments. Students will also develop and apply strategies for taking an essay exam. In addition, the course introduces how to incorporate paraphrases and quotations from other writers. Finally, students will complete a library research paper. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English Grammar Advanced
10-861-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduce high-level grammar concepts for the high level ELL students. Students will learn a sophisticated analysis of the grammatical structures of English. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
American English Pronunciation
10-861-119
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Develop English pronunciation to make communication more comprehensible. Focus on vowel clarification, consonant reproduction, intonation, stress, blends, and reductions. In addition, students have the opportunity to acquire new vocabulary, practice presentation skills, and present monologues and dialogue. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English Reading Advanced
10-861-127
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides comprehensive language training in advanced academic reading for English language learners to prepare for college-level technical programs focusing on variety of reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English Listening & Speaking Advanced
10-861-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides comprehensive language training to English language learners while the course instruction focuses on advanced-level listening and speaking skills. Learners will improve their fluency through discussions and debates on a wide variety of topics. This class also trains learners to deepen their critical thinking skills and speaking skills that are essential to success in college-level technical programs. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
English Composition 1
10-801-136
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/English) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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