University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

English Language Institute (ELI), College of Continuing Education and Community Service

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ELI courses, while carrying administrative credit, do not count toward graduation from UH Hilo. All courses listed below are ELI courses, except ESL 100 and ESL 100T. For tuition and immigration purposes, the courses count as three semester credit hours each.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English Language Institute (ELI), College of Continuing Education and Community Service

ELI courses, while carrying administrative credit, do not count toward graduation from UH Hilo. For tuition and immigration purposes, the courses count as three semester credit hours each.

ESL 061  Listening & Speaking in Engl (3) Practice in listening comprehension, conversational skills, discussion skills, and understanding cultural differences. Includes language lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 061 placement English Proficiency Test.

ESL 062  Essentials Of English Grammar (3) Intensive drill in and contextual practice of the rules of noun and verb forms and usage in English, and in connectives and other function forms. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 062 placement in English Proficiency Test.

ESL 063  Basics Of Reading in English (3) Preparation for college-level reading with work in vocabulary, understanding complex sentence structures, reading strategies, and relation of writing to reading. Includes self-paced reading lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 063 placement in the English Proficiency Test.

ESL 064  Prep for English Composition (3) Preparation for college-level writing with work in vocabulary, sentence structure, and the development and reinforcement of paragraph skills. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 064 placement in English Proficiency Test and Writing Placement Exam.

ESL 071  Basic Communication Skills (3) Designed for non-native speakers to improve listening, thinking, and communicating ideas in English. Native-speaker lectures and speech practice accelerate the learning skills needed for college work. Includes language lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 071 placement in the English Proficiency Test or successful completion of ESL 061.

ESL 072  Basics Of English Grammar (3) Introduction and the practice of English grammar. Emphasis on accurate use of basic structures in both speaking and writing. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 072 placement in English Proficiency Test or successful completion of ESL 062.

ESL 073  English Reading Skills (3) Designed for non-native English speakers to build and acquire academic reading skills. Focus is on increasing reading speed, building vocabulary, previewing and predicting, skimming and scanning, and finding main ideas and details. The course also includes work in a self-paced reading lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 073 placement in the English Proficiency Test or successful completion of ESL 063.

ESL 074  Introduction To Composition (3) Introduction and practice in writing coherent, well-organized paragraphs as well as multi-paragraph essays in a variety of rhetorical styles. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 074 placement in English Proficiency Test and Writing Placement Exam or successful completion of ESL 064.

ESL 081  Academic Communication Skills (3) Designed for non-native English speakers to practice listening, thinking, and communicating ideas in English requisite for college study. Authentic lectures and formal speech practice expose students to the language used and required in academic coursework. Includes language lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry Requirement: ESL 081 placement in English Proficiency Test or successful completion of ESL 071.

ESL 082  Intermediate English Grammar (3) (lec., lab) An overview of advanced grammatical structures that are used in college-level speaking and writing. One-third of the class is a writing lab. The lab will be focused on identifying grammar problems and developing editing skills for academic writing. Entry requirements: ESL 082 placement in English Proficiency test or successful completion of ESL 072. This course does NOT count towards graduation from UH Hilo.

ESL 083  Intro Academic Reading (3) A course for non-native speakers of English using authentic texts and selected fiction which is designed to develop reading skills necessary for college-level work. Emphasis on vocabulary development, finding main ideas and specific details, and drawing inferences. Training and practice in developing increased reading rates. Includes work in a self-paced reading lab. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 083 placement in English Proficiency Test or successful completion of ESL 073.

ESL 084  Intermediate Composition (3) Introduction and practice in writing expository essays. Attention to various stages of the writing process: generating ideas, drafting, peer review, and revision. Special emphasis on identification and editing of grammatical errors. This course does not count towards graduation from UH Hilo. Entry requirement: ESL 084 placement in English Proficiency Test and Writing Placement Exam or successful completion of ESL 074.

ESL 085  American English Pronunciation (2) Designed for non-native speakers to improve their Standard American English (SAE) pronunciation. Emphasis is on making speech intelligible. Students will focus on vowel and consonant sounds, word-phrase, and sentence-stress, intonation, and rhythm. During class, students will practice differentiating speech sounds in both listening and production. Outside of class, student will use technology to practice. THIS COURSE DOES NOT COUNTS TOWARDS GRADUATION FROM UH HILO.

ESL 100  Composition/Nonnative Speakers (3) Instruction in writing clear, effective university-level essays and research paper. Attention to all stages of the process: generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. Entry requirements: ESL 100 recommendation on the Writing Placement Examination and completion, exit by test, or concurrent enrollment in ESL 083. Once enrolled concurrently in ESL 100, a student may not drop the required ESL 083 class without dropping ESL 100 as well.

ESL 100T  Composition/Non-nativeTutorial (3) Instruction and practice in writing clear, effective university-level essays and research paper. Fulfills expository writing (ENG 100) requirement for non-native speakers of English only. Entry requirements: ESL 100T recommendation on Writing Placement Exam and completion, exit by test, or concurrent enrollment in ESL 083. Once enrolled concurrently in ESL 100T, a student may not drop the required ESL 083 class without dropping ESL 100T as well.


ESL x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

ESL x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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