Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language



The English as a Second Language (ESL) Department provides instruction for adult non-native English speakers seeking to improve their oral and written communication skills for work, community involvement, academic, or personal goals. Courses are designed to help students with everyday communication, as well as with the transition to work or to other training and/or academic programs, including credit and noncredit programs in community colleges or universities.

This noncredit program enrolls resident and international students from all over the world. All classes are culturally diverse, and all instruction is conducted exclusively in English. This program provides instruction at all skill levels, with classes that focus on grammar, reading, writing, oral communication skills, digital literacy and workplace and academic skill development. Daytime classes are offered at both the Main Campus five days a week and the Downtown campus three days a week. Evening classes are offered at the Downtown Campus two and three days a week. There is no minimum skill level to enroll in ESL classes.

Admissions Students who reside permanently in the U.S. are admitted directly through the ESL Department office. The admissions process begins with an enrollment meeting in the ESL office, which students can schedule in person or by phone.

International students on a visa are admitted through the International Programs Office. For more information on the international student admissions and application process, please visit lanecc.edu/international.

Testing, Placement and Registration New resident students must take an English level placement test. Students can register immediately after testing is completed.

New international students complete required placement testing either before arriving in the United States or during the International Programs student orientation. Upon completion of placement exams, students are registered for recommended levels.

For more information, contact the ESL Department office at 541.463.5253.

Locations

Main Campus
4000 East 30th Ave, Building 11, Room 201
Eugene, OR 97405

Downtown Campus
101 West 10th Ave., Room 203
Eugene, OR 97401

Intensive English Program

(Main Campus) The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a full-time English study program offered during the day Monday-Friday. It is divided into six proficiency levels and is designed to serve all non-native English speakers from absolute beginners with basic literacy, vocabulary, and pronunciation needs to advanced learners preparing to enter higher-level academic programs. The levels (A-F) are further subdivided by skill type (reading, listening, speaking, and writing/grammar), and each level is designed to prepare students for success in the subsequent level after one term of study.

ESL Bridge to Credit: As part of the The Intensive English Program, students enrolled in the ESL Bridge to Credit are enrolled as full time Level E or Level F students. Students in this program take two ESL classes jointly with one 4 credit class.

This program offers students with an accelerated model for transitioning from ESL to credit bearing programs. Students who successfully complete (C- or better) all skill classes in Level F are automatically eligible for entry into the LCC credit program. Each level in the IEP is represented by 2-3 courses that constitute between 5-20 hours of ESL class time per week.

Level Class Title Class focus Hours per week
A Basic Combined Skills Students learn to practice new vocabulary in writing and speaking, increase listening and reading skills and strategies, and recognize and pronounce the most common English words. 10
Reading and Writing Students learn to write basic sentences with grammatical accuracy, fill out forms, practice new vocabulary in writing, and increase reading skills and strategies. 10
B Writing and Grammar Students learn to write a well-organized informational paragraph with basic sentences and practice new vocabulary in writing. 10
Reading and Oral Skills Students learn to recognize and pronounce common academic English words and develop vocabulary. Students also read informational texts for fluency and comprehension. 10
C Writing and Grammar Students learn to write well-developed, evidence-based narrative and informative paragraphs, improve spelling and grammatical accuracy, and practice new vocabulary in writing. 10
Reading and Oral Skills Students learn to comprehend and use academic vocabulary in spoken English and improve pronunciation. Students also read moderately complex informational texts for fluency and comprehension. 10
D Writing and Grammar Students learn to write paragraphs and short essays on basic processes and problem solution in community and academic contexts using new vocabulary. 10
Reading and Oral Skills Students learn to develop and pronounce more advanced phrasal and academic vocabulary. Students also read moderately complex academic and informational texts for fluency and comprehension. 10
E Writing and Grammar Students learn to write evidence-based cause-effect and comparison-contrast, essays and practice new vocabulary in writing. 10
Reading Students learn strategies for reading and understanding academic texts more effectively, develop academic vocabulary, and increase reading speed. 5
Listening and Speaking Students develop accuracy and organization in spoken English and increase listening skills in a variety of academic contexts. 5
F Writing and Grammar Students learn to recognize errors in writing; write with the composition skills, appropriate rhetoric, fluency, and vocabulary necessary to communicate authentic academic writing tasks; use various research tools; and cite research in an academic context. 10
Reading Students learn to effectively read and understand complex academic texts, develop vocabulary, and increase reading fluency. 5
Listening and Speaking Students develop an advanced level of accuracy and organization in spoken English and increase comprehensive listening skills in a variety of academic contexts. 5

E
Bridge to Credit

 

Reading and Writing ESL students advance their college credit course work while continuing to receive ESL support by taking a credit-level class and skills-integrated, noncredit ESL classes simultaneously 8
ESL Oral Skills 5
F
Bridge to Credit
Reading and Writing 7
ESL Oral Skills 5

Community English Program

(Downtown Campus) The Community English Program is a part-time ESL study program. Students enrolled in the CEP may choose to take face-to- face only classes offered exclusively in the evenings or take a blended online/face-to- face course offered both in the daytime and evening.

Face-to- face only classes are divided into six combined-skills proficiency levels and two literacy skills classes and is designed to serve non-native English speakers seeking more community involvement through English skills. These classes serve students ranging in skill from absolute beginners to high intermediate. The main levels (0-5) integrate all language skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing/grammar), and each level is designed to prepare students for success in the subsequent level after three terms of study. The literacy classes focus only on developing reading and writing skills and are not part of the sequential combined skills portion of the program. Courses in this offering meet for 5 hours per week.

The blended online/Face-to- face classes are designed for students at the high-beginning/low-intermediate level and provide students with 14 hours of combined weekly instruction. Students completing the CEP program are prepared to enter Adult Basic Skills courses, the Intensive English Program, or vocational training.

Level Class Focus Hours per week
0 Students learn to communicate in situations related to immediate needs, simple oral communication, read and write letters and numbers, and recognize a limited number of basic words and phrases related to immediate needs. 5
1 Students learn to communicate in situations related to immediate needs, use basic phrases and sentences, and improve basic vocabulary about personal information. 5
2 Students learn to speak and write basic sentences in present tense and begin to communicate about the past, and develop basic vocabulary about community life. 5
3 Students develop basic conversational skills, learn to read and write vocabulary related to personal interests and some high-frequency academic words, and begin to implement paragraph structure in writing. 5
4 Students learn to speak and write extended explanations with compound and complex sentences; develop more advanced vocabulary; revise and edit writing; develop phrasal vocabulary; and recognize and use present, past, and future tenses; and develop civics knowledge. 5
5 Students learn to write narrative and informational paragraph styles using a variety of verb tenses, understand and use everyday and academic vocabulary, and develop civics knowledge. 5
Fundamentals
of Literacy
Students learn to develop reading and writing skills to match their higher-level oral skills in order to prepare to enter combined skills levels 1-3. 5
Elements of Literacy Students learn to develop reading and writing skills to match their higher-level oral skills in order to prepare to enter combined skills levels 2-4. 5
ESL Hybrid
Course
This course is a blended online and face-to-face class that allows busy adults to quickly improve their language skills. Students complete their coursework on-line and meet 3 days per week in the classroom. Morning and evening schedules are available.  
Face-to-face 7
Online 7