English as a Second Language (IEP)

IEP 031   Reading and Vocabulary III   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students read and comprehend medium-length passages using reading strategies. Students will be able to identify and understand new vocabulary in the context of the readings. Students will learn to give one oral presentation based on an academic text.

IEP 032   Writing and Grammar III   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students learn the steps of the writing process while using appropriate grammar for the task. Students will write different types of essays with focus on writing correct paragraphs. Students will also review important grammatical structures in written and cultural context.

IEP 033   Listening and Conversation III   3 Units

This course will improve listening comprehension on spoken language on familiar and unfamiliar topics normally encountered in personal, social, or academic contexts. Students will understand the main ideas of simple lectures. Students will learn the basics of academic presentations.

IEP 034   American Culture and Business   3 Units

This course is designed to introduce students to American culture and cross-cultural communication. The information and skills taught are intended to help students understand and adapt to American culture and to cultural differences affecting their interactions with native English speakers. Students will begin to learn basic business vocabulary and phrases, and will start to learn the basics of professional communication.

IEP 041   Reading and Vocabulary IV   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students read and comprehend a range of texts on academic subjects. Students will improve reading comprehension through use of reading strategies, and will improve their reasoning and critical thinking skills. Students will present on academic readings.

IEP 042   Writing and Grammar IV   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students follow the steps of the writing process while using appropriate grammar for the task. Students will write different types of essays. Students will also review important grammatical structures in written and cultural context. Students will also learn the basics of how to complete a PowerPoint presentation.

IEP 043   Listening and Conversation IV   3 Units

This course will improve listening skills through academic and real-life listening activities and presentations. Students will learn to engage in discussing, reporting, and collaborating on problem-solving tasks through listening, answering questions, and discussion. Students will continue to practice short presentations on short academic topics.

IEP 044   American Culture and Business   3 Units

This course is designed to improve understanding of American culture and cross-cultural communication. The information and skills taught are intended to help students as they continue to adapt to American culture and to cultural differences. Students will continue to explore vocabulary, phrases, and professional communication. Students will be introduced to writing cover letters, begin to write a CV, and draft business emails.

IEP 051   Reading and Vocabulary V   6 Units

Students will practice reading intensively and show understanding of the text and vocabulary through various exercises. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and application of content with augmented reading strategies, note-taking skills, and critical thinking skills. Students will also research and present on academic sources.

IEP 052   Writing and Grammar V   6 Units

The focus of this class is for students to review and master the most important and advanced grammar forms for use in an academic context. Students will continue to follow the steps of the writing process while expanding on their work in different types of essays. Students will begin to learn the basics of citation. Students will continue to use PowerPoint as they present academic research.

IEP 053   Listening and Conversation V   3 Units

This course will improve listening comprehension by watching examples of college lectures. Students will gain confidence and fluency in speaking through in-class conversations, discussion activities, and formal/informal presentations. Students will learn how to prepare academic presentations.

IEP 054   American Culture and Business   3 Units

This course is to designed to improve English proficiency in speaking, reading and writing through learning about American culture and cross-cultural communication. The information and skills taught are intended to help students understand and adapt to American culture and to cultural differences affecting their communication with speakers of American English. A portion of the course is geared towards Business English and will solidify expertise in creating a professional CV, writing business emails, and professional communication.

IEP 061   Reading and Vocabulary VI   6 Units

Students will practice reading intensively and show understanding of the text and vocabulary through various exercises. Students will read advanced and authentic texts focusing on critical thinking and application of content with augmented reading strategies. Students will also research and present on academic sources in preparation for university level research writing.

IEP 062   Writing and Grammar VI   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students develop a consistently high degree of grammatical accuracy in both written and spoken English. Students will work to eliminate errors in the use of these grammatical structures. Students will follow the steps of the writing process as they draft different types of essays. Students will write a research argument essay accurately gathering information from different sources with correct citation in both APA and MLA. Students will create a PowerPoint that is equivalent for a university level class.

IEP 063   Listening and Conversation VI   3 Units

This course is designed to improve listening skills through academic and real-life listening activities and presentations. Students will prepare and deliver academic research to peers. Students will gain confidence and fluency in speaking through in class conversations, discussion activities, and formal/informal presentations. Emphasis will be placed on small group discussions and group work. Attention will be given to pronunciation and accent reduction.

IEP 064   American Culture and Business   3 Units

Students will present a final Capstone project in preparation for and in admittance to university studies. At this level, students will work closely with an IEP faculty member, as well as meet regularly with an established board of university faculty. The culmination of this final research project incorporating all 5 language skills (reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, listening/speaking) will be presented and assessed. Students must be approved by all faculty members before they can enter undergraduate or graduate studies at Concordia University.

IEP 161   Reading and Vocabulary VI   6 Units

Students will practice reading intensively and show understanding of the text and vocabulary through various exercises. Students will read advanced and authentic texts focusing on critical thinking and application of content with augmented reading strategies. Students will also research and present on academic sources in preparation for university level research writing.

IEP 162   Writing and Grammar VI   6 Units

The focus of this course is to help students develop a consistently high degree of grammatical accuracy in both written and spoken English. Students will work to eliminate errors in the use of these grammatical structures. Students will follow the steps of the writing process as they draft different types of essays. Students will write a research argument essay accurately gathering information from different sources with correct citation in both APA and MLA. Students will create a PowerPoint that is equivalent for a university level class.

IEP 163   Listening and Conversation VI   3 Units

This course is designed to improve listening skills through academic and real-life listening activities and presentations. Students will prepare and deliver academic research to peers. Students will gain confidence and fluency in speaking through in class conversations, discussion activities, and formal/informal presentations. Emphasis will be placed on small group discussions and group work. Attention will be given to pronunciation and accent reduction.

IEP 164   American Culture and Business   3 Units

Students will present a final Capstone project in preparation for and in admittance to university studies. At this level, students will work closely with an IEP faculty member, as well as meet regularly with an established board of university faculty. The culmination of this final research project incorporating all 5 language skills (reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, listening/speaking) will be presented and assessed. Students must be approved by all faculty members before they can enter undergraduate or graduate studies at Concordia University.