Courses

This course is designed to help low advance English learners master the spoken fluency and listening comprehension as appropriate to an academic environment. Students will improve their skills in taking well organized lecture notes, comprehending a variety of listening texts, give presentations for different purposes, and discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics in formal and informal situations. The course includes practice in real UMBC academic settings. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.


May 26, 2020 to August 14, 2020, ONLINE
August 27, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
June 1, 2021 to August 20, 2021, ONLINE
August 31, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
This course is designed to prepare advanced students to write in English with university-level competence and accuracy. Students further develop their skills in the writing process, academic vocabulary, advanced grammatical structures, presentation and analysis of research topics, and narrative and persuasive writing. Students learn to write for specific audiences and purposes on a wide range of academic and non-academic topics. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements. Successful completion of the objectives for this course will qualify students for ENGL 110.


May 26, 2020 to August 14, 2020, ONLINE
August 27, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE
June 1, 2021 to August 20, 2021, ONLINE
August 31, 2021 to December 13, 2021, ONLINE
This course is designed for students at the high-advanced level. Students develop and refine their own writing projects, while analyzing published materials in their disciplines and improving their understanding of their discipline's professional expectations and audiences. Texts may be scholarly papers, research proposals, a thesis, or a dissertation. Topics include discipline-specific norms, organization of argument, rhetorical styles, advanced grammatical structures, and strategies and resources for academic and professional writing. Students work individually with the instructor, in groups, and as peer reviewers for each other's work.


March 23, 2020 to May 16, 2020, ONLINE
May 26, 2020 to July 20, 2020, ONLINE
August 27, 2020 to October 17, 2020, ONLINE
October 21, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE
January 4-25, 2021, ONLINE