ESOL 1312 - Guide to US Culture for ESOL, 2 Credits

Level: Lower

This course is designed for international students at the low- to mid-intermediate level of English proficiency (COMPASS ESL Placement Test scores less than 80 on Reading and 82 on Listening). This course uses case studies, critical incidents, and discussion topics to learn to speak and act comfortably in new cultures. Students will explore cultural views, accepted wisdom and experiences by identifying, describing, analyzing, and comparing and contrasting their home culture with American culture through everyday situations such as the classroom, roommates, shopping, dating, going to the doctor, and participating in social events. Students will also learn English idioms and phrasal verbs commonly associated with these topics.