Daytime Program Intensive ESL

Daytime Program (Intensive ESL) Overview

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Intensive ESL Program Structure

The Intensive ESL (IESL) Program at Lane Community College offers 6 levels of English as a Second language study that ranges from true beginning through college transition. All new students will take a placement test and get placed in an appropriate class level.

Classes are held during the daytime at the main campus of the college in two time blocks: morning and afternoon. Morning classes are held Monday-Friday and afternoon classes are held Monday-Thursday. You may view a list of current classes for specific time information and class locations.

Fall, Winter, and Spring terms consist of 11 weeks, and Summer term is 9 weeks.

Intensive ESL Program Course Descriptions

There are 6 levels in the IESL program (A, B, C, D, E, and F).

Level A : High Beginning

Class Name Hours Brief Description
Basic Combined Skills 10 This class focuses on developing basic English language skills. Students learn and practice new vocabulary in writing and speaking, increase listening and reading skills and strategies, and recognize and pronounce the most common English words. 
Reading/Writing 10

This class focuses on developing reading and writing skills. Students learn to write basic sentences with grammatical accuracy, fill out forms, practice new vocabulary in writing, and increase reading skills and strategies.

Level B : High Beginning-Low Intermediate

Class Name Hours Brief Description
Writing/Grammar 10 This class focuses on accuracy in writing English in informative genres and simple directions. At the end of the class, students should be able to write a well-organized informational paragraph on a familiar topic with few grammatical or spelling errors. Students will practice new vocabulary in writing.
Reading/Oral Skills 10 This class focuses on increasing listening and reading skills and strategies with an intensive focus on vocabulary development. Special emphasis on recognizing and pronouncing many of the most common words in English.

Level C : Low Intermediate- Intermediate

Class Name Hours Brief Description
Writing/Grammar 10 This class focuses on accuracy in written English in narrative and informative genres. At the end of the class, students should be able to write an autobiographical essay and a well-developed, evidence-based paragraph with few grammatical or spelling errors. Students will practice new vocabulary (some introduced in Level C R/OS classes) in writing.
Reading/Oral Skills 10 This class focuses on listening and reading skills and strategies. There is also an emphasis on pronunciation and vocabulary development. Students will be able to comprehend and use new vocabulary in spoken English.

Level D: Intermediate- High Intermediate

Class Name Hours Brief Description
Writing/Grammar 10 This class focuses on accuracy in writing English in a variety of community and basic academic contexts. At the end of the class, students should be able to write a basic process and informative essay with few grammatical or spelling errors. Students will practice new vocabulary (some introduced in Level D R/OS) in writing.
Reading/Oral Skills 10 This class focuses on listening and reading skills and strategies. There is also an emphasis on pronunciation and vocabulary development. Students will be able to comprehend new vocabulary.

Level E: High Intermediate- Low Advanced

Class Name Hours Brief Description
Academic Writing/Grammar 10 This class focuses on accuracy in writing English in informative genres and simple directions. At the end of the class, students should be able to write a well-organized informational paragraph on a familiar topic with few grammatical or spelling errors. Students will practice new vocabulary in writing.
Academic Reading/Oral Skills 10 This class focuses on increasing listening and reading skills and strategies with an intensive focus on vocabulary development. Special emphasis on recognizing and pronouncing many of the most common words in English.
Academic Listening/Speaking 10 This class focuses on accuracy in spoken English in a variety of academic contexts. Students will listen to academic lectures and give a variety of formal group and individual presentations.

Level F: Low Advanced-College Transition

Class Name Hours Brief Description
College Transition Writing/Grammar 10 This class focuses on accuracy in writing English in a variety of contexts. At the end of the class, students should be able to write and evidence-based essay with citations with few grammatical or spelling errors, an annotated bibliography and participate in a discussion forum about a novel. Students will practice new vocabulary in writing.
College Transition Reading 10 This class focuses on developing academic vocabulary as well as reading speed and comprehension of college-level texts.
College Transition Listening/Speaking 10 This class focuses on accuracy in spoken English in a variety of academic contexts including listening to and taking notes on academic lectures in a variety of content areas. Students will observe a credit class and give a variety of formal group and individual presentations.