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English Language Center

 

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Bemidji State University
Deputy Hall 103
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907 USA
Phone:  +1.218.755.4096
elc@bemidjistate.edu

 

English Language Center
Minne 107
P.O. Box 5838
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
507.457.5442
elc@winona.edu



Program Courses

The following list contains some of the courses offered during a given semester at the English Language Center at Bemidji. Course offerings change from semester to semester depending on student enrollment and the language needs of the students. Level 4 courses are not listed here.

Pre-level Courses

ELCB 001 Working on Speaking
This course develops fundamental speaking skills. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Grade only.

ELCB 002 Preparing for Listening
This course develops fundamental listening skills. Students receive intensive listening practice comprehending basic oral texts and speaking situations. Grade only.

ELCB 003 Improving Reading
This course develops fundamental reading skills. Students study a variety of basic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Grade only.

ELCB 004 Building Basic Integrated Skills
This course integrates all communicative skills. Students with basic English proficiency examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency. Grade only.

ELCB 005 Developing Writing
This course develops fundamental writing skills. Students receive intensive practice writing complete sentences and basic paragraphs. Grade only.

ELCB 007 English Language Mechanics
This course introduces the mechanics of the English language. Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes. Grade only.

Level One Courses

ELCB 011 Getting Ready to Speak
This course develops beginning speaking skills. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Grade only

ELCB 012 Listening for Real Life
This course develops beginning listening skills. Students receive intensive listening practice comprehending common oral texts and speaking situations. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 002. Grade only

ELCB 013 Start Reading and Writing
This course develops beginning reading skills. Students study a variety of common readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 003. Grade only.

ELCB 014 Beginning Integrated Skills
This course integrates all communicative skills. Students with beginning English proficiency examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 004. Grade only.

ELCB 015 Beginning Academic Reading and Writing
This course develops beginning writing skills. Students receive intensive practice writing paragraphs and basic essays. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 005. Grade only

ELCB 016 American Language and Culture
This course employs task-based instruction and assessments. Students refine their English proficiency, acculturation to American culture, and learning autonomy. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam. Grade only.

ELCB 017 English Grammar I
This course covers beginning level grammar concepts. Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 007. Grade only.

Level Two Courses

ELCB 021 Speak Interpersonally
This course refines intermediate speaking abilities. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 011. Grade only

ELCB 022 Interactive Listening
This course develops intermediate listening skills. Students intensive listening practice comprehending complex oral texts and speaking situations. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 012. Grade only

ELCB 023 Reading and Writing Stories
This course develops intermediate reading skills. Students study a variety of academic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 013. Grade only.

ELCB 024 Intermediate Integrated Skills
This course integrates all communicative skills. Students with intermediate English proficiency will examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 014. Grade only.

ELCB 025 Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing
This course develops intermediate writing skills. Students receive intensive practice writing essays and employing academic writing conventions. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 015. Grade only.

ELCB 026 Intermediate Task-based Language Instruction
This course employs intermediate task-based instruction and assessments. Students refine their English proficiency, acculturation to American culture, and learning autonomy. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 016. Grade only.

ELCB 027 English Grammar II
This course covers intermediate level grammar concepts. Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 017. Grade only.

Level Three Courses

ELCB 031 Advanced Oral Communication
This course refines advanced speaking abilities. Students practice pronunciation, interpersonal conversation, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 021. Grade only

ELCB 032 Interactive Listening
This course develops advanced listening skills. Students intensive listening practice comprehending complex oral texts and speaking situations. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 022. Grade only

ELCB 033 Advanced Reading and Writing
This course develops advanced reading skills. Students study a variety of advanced academic readings in order to develop their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 013. Grade only.

ELCB 034 Advanced Integrated Skills
This course integrates all communicative skills. Students with advanced English proficiency will examine a range of texts and complete projects to improve their language proficiency. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELCB placement exam or ELCB 024. Grade only.

ELCB 035 Advanced Academic Reading and Writing
This course develops advanced writing skills. Students receive intensive practice refining their ability to write essays and employ academic writing conventions. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELC 025. Grade only.

ELCB 036 Advanced Task-based Language Instruction
This course employs advanced task-based instruction and assessments. Students refine their English proficiency, acculturation to American culture, and learning autonomy. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELCB 016. Grade only.

ELCB 037 English Grammar III
This course covers advanced level grammar concepts. Students develop their grammar knowledge and ability to apply the concepts for communicative purposes. Prerequisite: qualifying score on ELC placement exam or ELCB 027. Grade only.