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ESOL Intensive Learning Community (ILC)

The ILC offers classes in a unique learning community environment. These are ideal for students who want to learn English over a shorter period of time and are able to dedicate 4 hours or more a day to classes and 2 or more hours studying.

The four ESOL subjects are taught in connection to each other: Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar.

Features:

  • students learn all skill areas
  • ability to complete two levels in one semester of study
  • ability to complete all levels of ESOL in an academic year
  • dedicated instructors who provide students with individual attention
  • participation in a close community of learners who complete the level together
  • full use of the resources available at Richland College

All instructors are experienced in teaching ESOL and specially trained in Cooperative learning.

Beginning ILC

Students enroll in level 1 and 2 Writing and Grammar classes, and level 2 Reading and Listening/Speaking Classes. Classes meet 16 hours a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for 16 weeks. Students begin at a basic writing, speaking, and listening level and finish with an ability to communicate by writing paragraphs and giving short presentations; to participate in classroom lectures and conversations, using appropriate grammar; and to read and understand simple texts.

Intermediate ILC

Students enroll in level 2 and 3 Writing and Grammar classes, and level 3 Reading and Listening/Speaking classes. This class is suited to students with a higher ability in Reading and Listening/Speaking. Classes meet 16 hours a week, Monday through Friday. At the end of the semester, students have progressed from writing simple paragraphs to writing essays, giving presentations, and participating in conversations conducted solely in English, all with the appropriate grammar. Students will read a novel as well as academic texts at the appropriate level.

Advanced ILC

Students enroll in level 3 and 4 Writing and Gramma classes, and level 4 Reading and Listening/Speaking classes. This class is suited for students who have a higher ability in Reading and Listening/Speaking. Classes meet 16 hours a week, Monday through Friday. At the end of the semester, students are able to write academic essays, including research papers, read novels and college-level textbooks, and understand and participate in college-level classroom lecture and discussions.

Bridge ILC

Students enroll in ALL level 4 ESOL classes for an 8 week period, meeting 22.5 hours per week. At the end of the 8 weeks, students are able to write academic essays, including research papers, read novels and college-level textbooks, and understand and participate in college-level classroom lecture and discussions. Upon successful completion of all level 4 classes, students continue directly into two College Level classes for the second 8 weeks of the semester: English 1301 (composition), Speech 1311, or Education 1300.

 

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