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ELI Courses and Levels Apply to ELI!

Classes

Classes are small, averaging 8 to 16 students. Most of the Level 5 advanced-level classes can be taken for university credit. Conditional acceptance is available at the undergraduate level for those students completing the ELI and meeting university requirements. A TOEFL preparation class is also offered in the curriculum and twice a year the paper-based TOEFL ITP is administered. This ITP score can be accepted for undergraduate admission into EWU.

The Five Levels

Level

Performance Outcomes

TOEFL/IELTS Equivalent

Level 5

 

Students are able to function in an English-speaking university setting. They are able to write grammatical, well-organized and fully-developed extended essays integrating outside sources. They can read university-level textbook material as well as current periodicals and novels. They are able to listen to, and take notes on, university lectures with good understanding and are able to competently take part in classroom discussions with native speakers of English.

525/71/6.0

Level 4

Students can function in a limited sense in an English-speaking university setting. They are able to write grammatical, organized essays but not yet able to integrate outside source material. They are developing the ability to read university-level material but need support from their instructor. They are able to listen to, and take notes on, simulated university lectures with good understanding and are able to take part in classroom discussions with non-native speakers of English.

475/53/5.5

Level 3

Students are developing the ability to function in an English-speaking university setting. They can write simple extended essays using basic sentence structures and organization but need extensive feedback from instructor. They can read simulated university-type readings with help from instructor. They are able to listen to, and take notes on, simple academic lectures and can take part in simple classroom discussions with other non-native speakers of English.

425/38/5

Level 2

Students are beginning to function beyond the survival level of English. They are beginning to write simple, organized text beyond the paragraph level with extensive feedback. They can read longer texts on general topics and are beginning to read on very simple academic topics. They can understand conversations on general topics and, with support, very simple academic topics. They can take part in conversations on general everyday topics and very simple academic topics.

375/25/3-4

Level 1

Students can function at a basic survival level of English. They can write very simple paragraphs on general topics using very basic sentence structure with very extensive feedback from instructor. They can read very simple texts on general topics. They are able to understand, with difficulty, conversations on general, everyday topics and can take part, with difficulty, in conversations on general, everyday topics.

325/15/0-2

 

Courses in Each Level

ELI Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Contact Hours per Week

Level 1 - Beginner

 

 

ELIN 081

Listening/Conversation Level 1

7

ELIN 091

Reading/Writing/GrammarLevel 1

10

ELIN 099

Vocabulary Development Level 1

1

Level 2 – Low Intermediate

 

 

ELIN 082

Listening/Conversation Level 2

7

ELIN 092

Reading/Writing/Grammar Level 2

10

ELIN 099

Vocabulary Development Level 2

1

Level 3 – Intermediate

 

 

ELIN 083

Listening/Conversation Level 3

7

ELIN 093

Reading/Writing/Grammar Level 3

10

ELIN 099

Vocabulary Development Level 3

1

Level 4 – High Intermediate

 

 

ELIN 084

Notetaking and Discussion Level 4

7

ELIN 096

Reading/Writing/Grammar Level 4

10

ELIN 099

Vocabulary Development Level 4

1

Level 5 – Advanced

 

 

*ELIN 111 / ELIC 111

Writing for Academic Purposes

5

ELIN 113 / ELIC 113

Reading for Academic Purposes

5

ELIN 114 / ELIC 114

University Seminar

5

ELIN 116

Research Paper

3

*indicates non credit; indicates credit

 

Graduate and Test Prep Courses

Graduate Preparation and Support Classes

Course Number

Course Title

Contact Hours per Week

ELIN 059-01

Graduate Preparation

4

ELIN 059-02

Graduate Preparation

4

ELIN 026

TOEFL Preparation

3