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English Language Arts
EN41 Business English
This course provides the student the opportunity to integrate keyboarding/typing skills and sharpen grammar skills. The worktext provides instruction in correct grammatical principles, use of proofreader's marks, and decision making skills with accompanying assignments in the form of personal notes, personal business letters, short reports, proofreading assignments, and context exercises. A typewriter is utilized in the completion of various activities and business forms. Prerequisite: Citizens’ Keyboarding/Typing I or basic keyboarding/typing skills with a mastery of basic business applications such as business letters.
EN45 English Communication Skills
This academic refresher course presents a thorough review of Academic English grammar and usage; word choice; punctuation and capitalization; writing sentences and paragraphs; spelling and vocabulary skills. A series of exercises and application activities follow each unit of explanatory material to reinforce the concepts presented in that unit.
EN46 English Grammar & Composition I
This course builds and reinforces basic language skills as students learn about the parts of speech and sentence construction. Clearly written explanations and examples within each lesson are followed by ample exercises and application activities to reinforce grammar skills and the writing of effective sentence.
EN47 English Grammar & Composition II
In this course, students further develop practical writing skills to help them succeed in school and in the workplace. Students learn about sentence construction, spelling, paragraph development, punctuation, preparing for written tests, and writing effective messages, memorandums, letters, and reports.
EN48 Language Arts - Literature I
In this course students are introduced to a variety of literature, including drama, poems, a short story, a memoir, and an interview, as well as a painting, or visual text. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling in the context of the selections.
EN49 Language Arts - Literature II
This course introduces students to American Literature and authors of different periods, regions, and backgrounds. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling in the context of the selections.
EN50 Language Arts - Literature III
This course introduces students to a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature and authors from the British Isles. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling in the context of the selections.
EN51 Language Arts - Literature IV
This course introduces students to a world literature. Classic and contemporary authors from different countries and cultures and featured. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling in the context of the selections.
EN27 Reading in Literature
This introductory course is a program of reading, writing, vocabulary, and reasoning skills with an emphasis on "reading to learn" through fiction and nonfiction selections from literature. The exercises and activities following each literature selection in the worktexts further develop the student's understanding and appreciation of well-known works of literature from widely-acclaimed authors.
EN28 Vocabulary and Composition
This course develops vocabulary growth, reading comprehension and enjoyment, and composition competence using noteworthy literary selections as the basis of instruction. Substantial in-depth units develop concepts and skills in reading comprehension, definitions and spelling, synonyms and antonyms, suffixes and prefixes, grammar and usage. Instruction analyzes composition examples showing the how and why of good writing.