The first required Reading course for students in a sequence of 2 hours a week courses designed to teach academic reading of American English. Emphasis on beginning college skills required for success in college content courses, including vocabulary development, words in context, paragraph comprehension, test- and note-taking, and dictionary use.

An introductory course designed to enhance the speaking and listening skills of non-native English speakers. Emphasis is on pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English. Oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development are stressed. Students build their skills through instruction and intensive practice.

The first course for American English Language Program (AELP) students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. Emphasis on parts of speech, basic sentence patterns, and appropriate use of verb tenses.