ELI Catalog

ELI Course Catalog for Academic Year 2013-2014

ELI 101 Reading and Vocabulary Level I

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for an Emergent (Level I) of English. It provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments. The focus is on intensive instruction of basic vocabulary pictured and arranged according to topic or situation.  It touches on basic study skills such as dictionary use, time management, locating information from a textbook, and the use of graphics. Students will observe simple passages written by the teacher and, occasionally, beginning textbook authors.  (Credit: 7)
Prerequisites: None

ELI 102 Reading and Vocabulary Level II

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a Basic to Low Intermediate (Level II) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  Social situations used in the previous level are replaced by news and short stories. The student should enjoy reading and read regularly. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to transfer skills or strategies from one form of reading into another form. (Credit: 7)
Prerequisites: Level One, placement into Level Two, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 103 Reading and Vocabulary Level III

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a Low-Intermediate to Intermediate (Level III) level of English.  It provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments. Reading comprehension skills and strategies are included as students read from beginning textbook authors. Visual activities geared toward basic communicative needs constitute student activities throughout the semester. (Credit: 7)
Prerequisites: Level Two, placement into Level Three, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 104 Reading and Vocabulary Level IV

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for an Intermediate to High Intermediate (Level IV) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments. Reading lessons are based on situations that the students may have experienced. Recreational reading is encouraged. Vocabulary is repeated for constant reinforcement. Students further develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. (Credit: 7)
Prerequisites: Level Three, placement into Level Four, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 105 Reading and Vocabulary Level V

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a High Intermediate (Level V) of English. It provides instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary skills necessary for successful DRP test taking.  Students' academic reading proficiency is developed and reinforced through reading context-based materials that include practice in skills such as comparing, classifying, synthesizing, evaluating, and inferring.  (Credit: 7)
Prerequisites: Level Four, placement into Level Five, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 201 Writing and Grammar Level I

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for an Emergent (Level I) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in grammar and writing skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  The students will learn the fundamentals of English through collaborative and interactive communication activities.  The focus is on responses to specific social situations in both sign language and writing.  At the end of the semester, the student should be able to internalize basic writing skills and strategies. (Credit: 8)
Prerequisites: None

ELI 202 Writing and Grammar Level II

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a Basic to Low Intermediate (Level II) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in grammar and writing skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  Grammar and mechanics are learned in context with increasing references to a dictionary and a grammar textbook. By the end of the semester, the students should be able to write various sentences in paragraph form with confidence and attention to clarity and grammatical accuracy. (Credit: 8)
Prerequisites: Level One, placement into Level Two, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 203 Writing and Grammar Level III

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a Low-Intermediate to Intermediate (Level III) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in grammar and writing skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  There is free and continuous writing practice with peer critiques as well as feedback from teachers. Students write in dialogue journals and do self-generated writing. At the end of the semester, the student should be able to produce several good-sized paragraphs on a number of topics and use writing in basic social situations with confidence. (Credit: 8)
Prerequisites: Level Two, placement into Level Three, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 204 Writing and Grammar Level IV

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for an Intermediate to High Intermediate (Level IV) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in grammar and writing skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  There is a focus on writing whole, original pieces through student involvement, collaborative small group work, peer critiquing, and teacher-student conferences. The bulk of instruction is on teacher modeling of writing in a supportive setting for active student exchange and valuing of students' ideas. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to produce narrative essays and simple descriptive essays with attention to clarity and grammatical accuracy. (Credit: 8)
Prerequisites: Level Three, placement into Level Four, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 205 Writing and Grammar Level V

This class focuses on English as a Second Language for a High Intermediate to Advanced (Level V) level of English. It provides instruction and practice in grammar and writing skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  Students' grammar skills are reinforced as they write multi-paragraphs by following the stages of prewriting, writing, revising, and publishing. (Credit: 8)
Prerequisites: Level Four, placement into Level Five, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 301 Applied English Level I

This class focuses on applying concepts learned in English as a Second Language class for achieving an emergent to basic (Level 1) level of English. It provides additional instruction and practice in writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary necessary for survival skills and successful communication in academic environments.  Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that utilize American Sign Language will be applied. The class will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessment and observation from their ELI 101 and ELI 201 classes. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Concurrent placement in Level One or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 302 Applied English Level II

This class focuses on applying concepts learned in English as a Second Language class for achieving a basic to low-intermediate (Level 2) level of English. It provides additional instruction and practice in writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary necessary for survival skills and successful communication in academic environments.  Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that utilize American Sign Language will be applied. The class will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessment and observation from their ELI 102 and ELI 202 classes. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Concurrent placement in Level Two or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 303 Applied English Level III

This class focuses on applying concepts learned in English as a Second Language class for achieving a low-intermediate to intermediate (Level 3) level of English. It provides additional instruction and practice in writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary necessary for survival skills and successful communication in academic environments.  Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that utilize American Sign Language will be applied. The class will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessment and observation from their ELI 103 and ELI 203 classes, (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Concurrent placement in Level Three or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 304 Applied English Level IV

This class focuses on applying concepts learned in English as a Second Language class for achieving an intermediate to high intermediate (Level 4) level of English. It provides additional instruction and practice in writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary necessary for survival skills and successful communication in academic environments. Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that utilize American Sign Language will be applied. The class will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessment and observation from their ELI 104 and ELI 204 classes. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Concurrent placement in Level Four or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 305 Applied English Level V

This class focuses on applying concepts learned in English as a Second Language class for achieving a high intermediate to advanced (Level 5) level of English, It provides additional instruction and practice in writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary necessary for survival skills and successful communication in academic environments. Although the focus of this class is the learning of English, bilingual teaching methods that utilize American Sign Language will be applied. The class will be student-centered and responsive to individual needs based on assessment and observation from their ELI 105 and ELI 205 classes. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Concurrent placement in Level Five or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 111 American Sign Language I

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentences structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: Evaluation for placement into ASL I, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 112 American Sign Language II

This course is a continuation of Communication Skills I. It expands the emphasis on ASL grammar, syntax, spatial referencing, and vocabulary development. Practice of ASL is provided via dialogues, short stories, narratives, and short conversations. There is a focus on discussions of Deaf culture. Detailed descriptions of people and surroundings are part of the targeted skill set that is to be learned. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: ASL I, Evaluation for placement into ASL II, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 115 Cross-Cultural Communication I

This course is designed to assist students in developing their skills in interpersonal communication in order to interact well with individuals and within groups.  Students learn to communicate appropriately within various institutional systems in America, including the college educational system.  Students learn how to conduct themselves in a structured meeting or in other activities within an organization.  Students learn to give presentations and build up their self-confidence.  (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: none

ELI 116 Cross-Cultural Communication II

This course is a continuation of Cross-Cultural Communication I.  It is designed to help students improve their cross-cultural communication skills, organizational skills, and leadership skills.  Students write about their experiences learning a new culture and their perspectives.  Group discussion of stories and organizational planning are integral components of this class.  Students continue building up their self-confidence. Students have an opportunity to experience and discuss Deaf Studies in a structured setting so that they may learn more about Deaf culture and appreciate it in their lives.  This class focuses on the interdisciplinary approach to Deaf Studies and the major interrelations of American Sign Language, Deaf history, Deaf culture, and Deaf community.  A review of literature, fine arts, and Internet documents is conducted as part of this course as well.  (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites: ELI 115 Cross-Cultural Communication I

ELI 134 Numerical Language I

This course covers basic math topics in basic English including elementary concepts of fractions, decimals, and percentages, computations of adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing, long division, equations, graphs, and applications up to algebra. (Credit: 4)
Prerequisites: Placement into Numerical Language I, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 135 Numerical Language II 

This course is a continuation of Numerical Language I. It covers pre-algebra topics including numbers expressions, equations and inequalities, exponents, the coordinate plane, and applications up to algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. (Credit: 4)
Prerequisites: Numerical Language I, placement into Numerical Language II, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 136 Numerical Language III

This course is a continuation of Numerical Language II. It covers algebra topics such as real numbers, equations and inequalities, exponents, factoring polynomials, graphing linear and quadratic equations, data analysis, and other complex applications. (Credit: 4)
Prerequisites: Numerical Language II, placement into Numerical Language III, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 125 College Success Strategies

This course is designed to assist advanced ESL students at the English Language Institute (ELI) to make a successful preparation and transition to the academic, intellectual, and personal challenges of undergraduate studies at Gallaudet University.  As the students proceed in their preparations, they will participate in a variety of experiences that will help them address these essential questions on what college is all about, what they plan to do, and how to use university resources and support services. (Credit: 3)
Prerequisites:  Concurrent enrollment in Level 4 or Level 5

ELI 401 English Summer School Level I

This ESL course focuses on English as a Second Language for a Basic to Low Intermediate (Level II) of English.  It provides instruction and practice in reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar skills necessary for successful communication in academic environments.  (Credit: 23)
Prerequisites: Placement into English Summer School Level I, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 402 English Summer School Level II

This ESL course focuses on intensive instruction and practice of intermediate vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar skills. The aim of this course is to improve students' reading, writing, and grammar skills in English for successful communication in academic environments and/or to meet the requirement of the global workplace. (Credit: 23)
Prerequisites: Placement into English Summer School Level II, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 403 English Summer School Level III

This ESL course focuses on intensive instruction and practice of advanced vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar skills.  We will focus on writing in a variety of business forms of discourse.  We will also emphasize writing processes, grammar, research, and critical thinking.   In addition, we will emphasize using reading strategies on a variety of reading material suitable for college and general business.  Finally, we will develop vocabularies that are often used in college books and business texts. (Credit: 23)
Prerequisites: Placement into English Summer School Level III, or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 501 Developmental English (summer only)

This course includes learning to handwrite the English alphabet. The students would focus particularly on learning to write the English alphabet in the correct sequence. They would also focus on building an English vocabulary base of survival words through American Sign Language or gestures. Students will attend group tutoring sessions (study table) and use the computer lab to learn more English. (Credit: 23)
Prerequisites: Placement into Developmental English or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

ELI 502 Integrated Developmental English (summer only)

This course provides intensive workshop instruction and practice in reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing.  This class is intended for students with emergent English skills and basic American Sign Language skills.  (Credit: 23)
Prerequisites: Placement into Integrated Developmental English or permission of the ELI Coordinator.

 

 

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