ES: Educational Skills

Based on the English Placement Exam, a student who shows need for improvement in writing and reading may be required to enroll for ES 133 before taking EN 121. Students for whom English is a second language may be required to enroll in ES 123 prior to EN 121 and/or ES 024 as a co-requisite of EN 121.

ES 021 — Intensive English as a Second Language

1.33 credits; 4 lab hours

This summer course serves international students and permanent residents accepted to the college who have recently arrived in the United States. Students focus on improving speaking, listening, and presentation skills through learning about life at FIT and in New York.

ES 023 — English as a Second Language Workshop

1 credit; 3 lab hours

With intensified instruction in reading and writing, students apply and practice the English skills taught in the co-requisite ES 123. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.
Co-requisite(s): ES 123.

ES 024 — English as a Second Language

0.66 credits; 2 lab hours

For students who have completed ES 023/123 but are required to take an additional writing course in English as a second language. Must be completed at the same time as EN 121. Pre-requisite(s): ES 023 and ES 123
Co-requisite(s): EN 121.

ES 025 — Pronunciation Skills for ESL Students

0.83 credits; 2.5 lecture hours

This course in pronunciation skills for intermediate to advanced students focuses on modifying pronunciation and improving proficiency in spoken English. Students work intensively with English vowels and consonants; master basic features of English stress, rhythm, and intonation; and learn how to use phonetic symbols and pronunciation guides.

ES 027 — English Conversation

0.67 credits; 2 lab hours

For intermediate and advanced students for whom English is a second language and who need to improve their oral communication skills. Provides practice in using and understanding spoken English. May be required for students who have completed ES 123 but need additional instruction in speaking and listening.

ES 028 — Oral Presentation Skills Workshop for ESL Students

0.83 credits; 2.5 lab hours

This course in oral presentation skills for intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) students focuses on the fundamental skills needed to present work verbally to an audience. Through practice in preparing and giving oral presentations in a structured setting, students develop strategies in both verbal and nonverbal communications skills in order to present ideas in an effective and clear manner.

ES 033 — College English Preparation Workshop

1 credit; 3 lab hours

A writing-intensive course in which students expand upon the skills taught in the co-requisite ES 133. Sessions consist of small-group and individual work.
Co-requisite(s): ES 133.

ES 034 — Educational Skills

0.67 credits; 2 lab hours

For students who have taken ES 033/133 and who are required to take additional instruction in reading and writing. Must be completed in the same semester as EN 121.
Co-requisite(s): EN121.

ES 037 — Survival Grammar

1.33 credits; 1 lecture and 1 lab hour

Students improve their writing skills by focusing on the fundamentals of grammar and conveying information in an accurate, engaging, and efficient way. Pre-requisite(s): Appropriate English placement test result
Co-requisite(s): EN 121.

ES 123 — English as a Second Language

2 credits; 2 lecture hours

For students who need to improve their skills in English as a second language. Instruction is given in reading and writing English, with some practice in listening and speaking. Students must register simultaneously in the corresponding section of ES 023. More than one semester of ES 023/123 may be needed. Additional instruction (ES 024, ES 025, ES 027, ES 028) may be required after ES 023/123.
Co-requisite(s): ES 023.

ES 133 — College English Preparation

2 credits; 2 lecture hours

A writing-intensive course focusing on the stages of the writing process and on strategies to enhance reading comprehension and study skills. Topics include grammar, paragraph structure, and essay development. Students must register simultaneously in the corresponding section of ES 033. Additional instruction (ES 034) may be required.
Co-requisite(s): ES 033.