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Spring 2017 ESL Course Offerings

▪ ENGLISH 002- Reading (3 hours-2 credits)   

English 002 is an intensive reading course for ESL/ELL students. This course offers practice in critical reading comprehension skills with emphasis on determining main thoughts, inferences, tone and style. Efficient reading techniques are developed and adapted to diverse materials.

002SL-01    T F    2:10PM - 3:25PM    1352    408 TH     Wishengrad


▪ ENGLISH 005- English for Bilingual Students III (3 hours-2 credits)

English 005 is an intensive ESL/ELL course for students who are assigned by a placement test, advisement, or successful completion of ENGL 004. Emphasis is on essay writing of an expository nature-demonstrating clear organization, correct syntax, sentence variety, mechanics and word choice. Students practice controlling, developing and supporting their ideas in writing.

005SL-01    M W    5:35PM - 6:50PM      TBD    TBD    Schoenfeld


▪  ENGLISH 120 (3 hours-3 credits)

English 120 is required of all freshmen and satisfies Stage 1-Academic Foundations, Group A. It is an introductory expository writing course that has four main goals: Through reading, discussions, writing, and rewriting, it teaches students to generate, explore, and refine their own ideas; to analyze and evaluate intellectual arguments; to take positions, develop thesis statements, and support them persuasively; and to write with standard acceptable grammar, varied sentence structure, logical organization, and coherence.

In Spring 2017, there is one section of English 120 that is designed for students who speak English as a 2nd language. The instructors in these sections are experts in learning English as a 2nd language, and instruction and activities are focused on ESL student needs. The course will not say ESL on your transcript, and you will receive the same credit for the course as any other section of ENG 120. 

120-11    T F    12:45PM - 2:00PM     4242     C106 HN     Wishengrad


  ENGLISH 220 (3 hours-3 credits)

ENG 220 fulfills the CUNY Common Core Composition 2 requirement. The course focuses on analytical writing and close reading in British and American fiction, drama, poetry, and literary criticism, with an emphasis on further development of critical writing and research skills. Students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literature as well as more extensive experience with academic writing. This course is the prerequisite to all English courses above 220.

In Spring 2017, there is one section of ENG 220 that is designed for students who speak English as a 2nd language. The instructor in this section is an expert in teaching English as a 2nd language, and instruction and activities are focused on ESL student needs. The course will not say ESL on your transcript, and you will receive the same credit for the course as any other section of ENG 220.

220-37    M TH    2:45PM - 4:00PM     3370     509A HW     Kenigsberg


NOTE: In order to register for ESL courses, please email Anna De Vita at adevita@hunter.cuny.edu for permission.

Also feel free to contact the ESL Coordinator, Professor Paul McPherron (pm39@hunter.cuny.edu), for advisement on courses and further information about ESL resources at Hunter.

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