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English Language Competency Academic

20-863-8 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Online learning to fit your schedule. This program is for English language learners who need advanced academic level skills in grammar, writing, listening and speaking. You will receive personalized attention and support, learning the fundamentals to communicate and interact with English speakers.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (15 Credits)

    Select a total of 15 credits from these options
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00
    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • American English Pronunciation
    10-863-119
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863119
    • Credits: 3.00
    Develop English pronunciation to make communication more comprehensible. Focus on vowel clarification, consonant reproduction, intonation, stress, blends, and reductions. In addition, students have the opportunity to acquire new vocabulary, practice presentation skills, and present monologues and dialogue. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English American Language and Culture: Part 2
    10-863-106
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863106
    • Credits: 3.00
    During this class you will be working on the skills that promote advanced language abilities, i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, you will also be strengthening the skills needed to be a successful university student, i.e. note-taking, critical thinking and classroom participation. The course also provides an opportunity to explore American Culture through Multi Media (film, television, periodicals and music). We will be discussing class, race, education and gender roles in society. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English American Language and Culture: Part 1
    10-863-105
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863105
    • Credits: 3.00
    During this class you will be working on the skills that promote stronger language abilities, i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, you will also be strengthening the skills needed to be a successful university student, i.e. note-taking, critical thinking and classroom participation. The course also provides an opportunity to explore American Culture through Multi Media (film, television, periodicals and music). We will be discussing class, race, education and gender roles in society. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English Writing Academic
    10-863-137
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863137
    • Credits: 3.00
    For those who want to learn English as a foreign language students will develop the tools needed to write academic essays in many rhetorical styles such as comparing, contrasting, describing causes and effects, and analyzing and supporting arguments. Students will also develop and apply strategies for taking an essay exam. In addition, the course introduces how to incorporate paraphrases and quotations from other writers. Finally, students will complete a library research paper. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English Listening & Speaking Academic
    10-863-118
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863118
    • Credits: 3.00
    Provides comprehensive language training to English language learners while the course instruction focuses on advanced-level listening and speaking skills. Learners will improve their fluency through discussions and debates on a wide variety of topics. This class also trains learners to deepen their critical thinking skills and speaking skills that are essential to success in college-level technical programs. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English Grammar Academic
    10-863-112
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863112
    • Credits: 3.00
    Introduce high-level grammar concepts for the high level ELL students. Students will learn a sophisticated analysis of the grammatical structures of English. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
  • English Composition 1
    10-801-136
    3Credit
    54
    108
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801136
    • Credits: 3.00
    Learners develop and apply skills in all aspects of the writing process. Through a variety of learning activities and written documents, learners employ rhetorical strategies, plan, organize and revise content, apply critical reading strategies, locate and evaluate information, integrate and document sources, and apply standardized English language conventions.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00
    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • English Reading Academic
    10-863-127
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A
    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10863127
    • Credits: 3.00
    Provides comprehensive language training in advanced academic reading for English language learners to prepare for college-level technical programs focusing on variety of reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. New students, prior to registration contact 920-735-2443 or learnenglish@fvtc.edu for an assessment to determine your proficiency in English.
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