ESL 015 American Culture I
This course will assist intensive English students in improving their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the exploration of American culture. Students gain an understanding of how Americans interact and do things. They learn how to effectively communicate around town and on campus. Culturally appropriate behavior within the context of an American community and university is learned. Service learning is conducted at local destinations such as convalescent homes and public schools to better understand culture within these places and increase students’ sense of global citizenship. Field trips focused on American culture and history are frequently taken to give students practical exposure and experience. Involvement in campus life is encouraged to help students begin using their English outside of the classroom in natural settings.