JEFFERSON M. TIANGCO

Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL)

n

Spring 2018 Courses

Select a course below

ESL 83 (20669)
High Intermediate Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers
TTh 11:40 am – 1:10 pm (Room 721)

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 (20682)
Advanced Academic English for Non-Native Speakers
MW 1:20 – 3:50 pm (Room 722)

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 35 (22263)
Intermediate English Grammar
Friday 8:00 – 11:10 am (Room 722)

ESL 35 is designed to increase students’ knowledge and usage of complex verb tenses and sentence structures. It will also develop grammatical competency in reading and writing.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Use a variety of verb tenses accurately in sentences and paragraphs.
  • Write sentences using adverb clauses.

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