Required Courses

IEP 001L –English Language Lab I

2 credits
Lab. No pre-requisite.

This course reinforces English language skills through contact with the teacher and other students and includes practical applications of material taught in IEP classes.

IEP 002L – English Language Lab II

2 credits
Lab. Pre-requisite: IEP 001L.

This course reinforces English language skills through contact with the teacher and other students and includes practical applications of material taught in IEP classes.

IEP 003L – English Language Lab III

2 credits
Lab. Pre-requisite: IEP 002L

This course reinforces English language skills through contact with the teacher and other students and includes practical applications of material taught in IEP classes.

IEP 010 – Reading & Grammar I

4 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on developing proficiency in reading skills. Topics may include main ideas, key details, tone, organization, transitions, referents, writer’s purpose, and vocabulary in context.

IEP 011 – Writing & Grammar I

4 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on paragraph development and grammatical control, building from the sentence to the paragraph level. This includes an introduction to writing techniques and grammar.

IEP 012 – Listening & Speaking I

4 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on understanding basic verbal and non-verbal communication in academic and real-life settings through short listening activities, and making brief oral presentations.

IEP 020 – Reading & Grammar II

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 010

This course focuses on the development of reading comprehension, critical thinking, small group discussion, and academic research using a variety of different materials, such as library books, periodicals, encyclopedias, and the Internet.

IEP 021 – Writing & Grammar II

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 011

This course focuses on paragraph-to-essay structure, including clear thesis statements, body paragraphs with clear topic sentences, and conclusions. Various rhetorical styles will be introduced, including expository, classification, and comparison and contrast.

IEP 022 – Listening & Speaking II

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 012

This course focuses on the expansion of speaking and listening skills, including giving and getting information, instructions, opinions, and reasons.

IEP 030 – Reading & Grammar III

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 020

This course focuses on reading a variety of higher-level materials and expands on research proficiency.

IEP 031 – Writing & Grammar III

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 021

This course focuses on identifying and developing cause/effect, descriptive, analytical, and persuasive essays as well as editing writing from other sources.

IEP 032 – Listening & Speaking III

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 022

This course focuses on improving listening and speaking abilities in complex communicative situations, both academic and social. It uses media to practice advanced language functions and develop competence with appropriate grammatical structures.

IEP 040 – College Reading & Grammar

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 030

This course focuses on the development of reading skills that students are expected to use in college courses. These skills include understanding complex reading selections, critical thinking, library research, and presentation of new material. Students will be required to pass a practicum in order to pass the course.

IEP 041 – Academic Writing & Grammar

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 031

This course focuses on writing multi-paragraph research-based essays, with a strong thesis and citations, in a logically organized and error-free manner. Students will be required to pass a practicum in order to pass the course.

IEP 042 – Lecture Comprehension & Presentation

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 032

This course focuses on speaking, listening, note-taking, and communication skills for college transition students. Students will be required to pass a practicum in order to pass the course.

IEP 043 – Professional Vocabulary

4 credits
Lecture. Pre-requisite: IEP 032

This course focuses on the development of vocabulary specific to the technical, design, and artistic fields.


Electives

IEP 004L– English Language Lab IV

2 credits
Lab. Pre-requisite: IEP 003L

This course reinforces English language skills through contact with the teacher and other students and includes practical applications of material taught in IEP classes.

IEP 005L – English Language Lab V

2 credits
Lab. Pre-requisite: IEP 004L

This course reinforces English language skills through contact with the teacher and other students and includes practical applications of material taught in IEP classes.

IEP 050 – English Slang

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on understanding the complex usage of informal English in both social and academic settings.

IEP 051 – Oral Communication

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on developing speaking and listening skills, with emphasis on public speaking and presentations.

IEP 052 – Test Preparation

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on preparing students for various types of tests, which may include standardized tests such as the TOEFL, and teacher-generated subject exams.

IEP 053 – American Culture

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on understanding American culture and the behaviors and attitudes of Americans.

IEP 054 – Topics in Humanities

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on understanding the influence of literature, art, philosophy, etc. on ancient and modern culture.

IEP 055 – Understanding Fiction

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on understanding different genres of English fiction, including short stories, poems, and novels.

IEP 056 – Personal and Professional Development

3 credits
Lecture. No pre-requisite.

This course focuses on developing individual and group skills needed for success in a professional environment.