English Language Institute (ELI)


ELI 4: Reading and Writing American English

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course for non-native speakers of English provides practice in reading comprehension skills, writing strategies and skills, vocabulary development, interpersonal communication skills, and cross-cultural understanding.



For non-native speakers of English with appropriate test scores (below 8.0 G.E. on Nelson-Denny, or TOEFL score below 500) or recommendation of instructor or counselor.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of American cultural expectations and make appropriate linguistic choices based upon this understanding.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of academic texts by summarizing them.
  3. Write using sentence structures, grammar, and vocabulary on topics appropriate to an academic setting.