English Language Program
Offered in: Chicago
The English Language Program is not a full bachelor's degree program. Instead, ELP provides a carefully planned series of courses designed to prepare and support non-native speakers of English for study at Roosevelt University. ELP offers courses in speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing at three levels:
- Beginning level provides intensive practice in basic English skills at an elementary level for students who have little or no knowledge of English.
- Intermediate level improves and extends control of the language for students who have some functional ability in basic English.
- Advanced level enables students whose ability to speak, read, and write English is fairly good, but not adequate for a program of academic study without English language support, to participate successfully in most degree program courses.
For additional writing practice, degree-seeking students must enroll in a more advanced, transition-level writing class: ELP 110 COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL (undergraduate) or ELP 111 COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL (graduate). Roosevelt University 's English Language Proficiency Test determines student placement within the program.
The number of ELP courses required for a student depends on the student's performance on the Roosevelt University English Language Proficiency Test. No degree credit is granted for ELP courses at the 080 or 090 levels. Courses at 106 or above carry credit toward undergraduate degrees. Students may apply up to 15 credits of 100 level ELP courses toward an undergraduate degree. No ELP courses carry credit toward graduate degrees.
|Practice in speaking and understanding English in both social and academic settings with emphasis on effective communication strategies, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and overall fluency:|
|ELP 086||SPEAKING & LISTENING - LEVEL I||3|
|ELP 096||SPEAKING & LISTENING -LEVEL II||3|
|ELP 106||SPEAKING & LISTENING LVL III||3|
|Written and oral practice in grammatical structures of American English primariliy for academic but also for social purposes:|
|ELP 087||GRAMMAR - LEVEL I||3|
|ELP 097||GRAMMAR - LEVEL II||3|
|ELP 107||GRAMMAR - LEVEL III||3|
|Practice in college-level reading skills and vocabulary development, including training in using the library and doing research:|
|ELP 088||READING - LEVEL I||3|
|ELP 098||READING - LEVEL II||3|
|ELP 108||READING - LEVEL III||3|
|Development of composition skills in American English with emphasis on effective expression of ideas for academic purposes:|
|ELP 089||WRITING - LEVEL 1||3|
|ELP 099||WRITING - LEVEL II||3|
|ELP 109||WRITING - LEVEL III||3|
|ELP 110||COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL||3|
|or ELP 111||COMPOSITION-BRIDGE LEVEL|
|Total Credit Hours||15|