ELL Writing, Reading, and Research

Graduate ELL Academic Writing, Reading and Research Concentration:

The Graduate ELL Program offers a concentration in Academic Writing Reading and Research for graduate students who are speakers of other languages. The courses offered in this concentration introduce students to a range of writing forms and discourses, to the writing process, and to the conventions of graduate academic writing in English. The courses are intended to enhance linguistic competence in English so that graduate student’s proficiency level more accurately reflects their ability to write, read, conceptualize, and frame complex arguments in graduate academic English. The courses in this concentration also develop revision, editing and research skills. This concentration offers courses that are appropriate for multiple levels of linguistic proficiency.

COURSES:

Graduate ELL Academic Writing, 16:356:600 (3 "E" credits) - formerly Academic Writing I, 16:356:531

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in an A2 proficiency level (VEPT range: 36-46). The course introduces students to a range of writing forms and discourses, to the writing process, and to the conventions of graduate academic writing in English. The course is designed to enhance linguistic competence in English so that graduate student’s proficiency level more accurately reflects their ability to write, read, conceptualize, and frame complex arguments in graduate academic English.  

Graduate ELL Academic Reading & Writing, 16:356:601 (3 "E" credits) - formerly Academic Writing II, 16:356:532

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in a B1 or B2 proficiency level (VEPT range: 47-68). The course emphasizes the development of reading and critical thinking skills, and the recognition of writing academic graduate level conventions of their disciplines. Attention is given to enhancing revision, editing skills and effective use of academic and disciplinary language.

Graduate ELL Academic Reading, Writing and Research, 16:356:602 (3 "E" credits)

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in a C1 proficiency level (VEPT range: 69-78). The course enhances the development of critical reading and the research process, as well as recognizing the graduate academic level conventions of their disciplines. Attention is given to developing critical reading strategies and writing for research. 

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