JEFFERSON M. TIANGCO

Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Fall 2017 Courses

Select a course below

ESL 83 (11307)
High Intermediate Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers
TTh 11:40 am – 1:10 pm (Room 720)

This course is for high intermediate students of English. It provides instruction in critical reading, expository paragraph writing, grammar and vocabulary. It offers continuing practice in listening and speaking.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify main and supporting ideas in high intermediate level passages.
  • Compose a multi-pointed expository paragraph using a variety of sentence types and transitional signals.
  • Use a variety of verb tenses effectively.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

ESL 185 (11308)
Advanced Academic English for Non-Native Speakers
TTh 8:00 – 10:30 am (Room 720)

Designed for advanced students of English, ESL 185 primarily emphasizes critical reading and expository essay writing; the course promotes continued practice in listening comprehension and oral communication. This course fulfills the reading requirement for graduation.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Summarize academic texts.
  • Compose a thesis-based expository essay developed with information from assigned readings.
  • Use adjective and noun clauses effectively in sentences.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

ESL 45 (12384)
Advanced English Grammar
Friday 8:00 – 11:10 am (Room 722)

ESL 45 is designed to increase student’s knowledge and usage of advanced English grammar, to improve grammatical accuracy in writing and to develop strong editing skills.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Identify complex verb tenses and use them appropriately in sentences or paragraphs.
  • Construct sentences using sophisticated syntactic structure.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

Canvas

For my current students, you can access course documents, assignments, and grades through Canvas.

The Canvas app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

ESL Course Sequence

ESL Course Sequence