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CWU Continuing Education Course Offerings

UESL Summer Program    NEW!

The UESL Program provides challenging language learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether it is to prepare students for admission to American colleges or universities, to improve English language skills, or to further one's professional career, students at UESL will receive high quality, caring instruction from professional English instructors. UESL offers 20 hours a week of academic English instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students are prepared with the skills that they need to study in an American university.

Program Level Outcomes for UESL

1. Apply advanced writing skills to personal and academic writing.
2. Demonstrate fluency and accuracy in speaking.
3. Apply listening skills to comprehend lectures, presentations, and conversations.
4. Apply readings skills to comprehend reading passages and novels.
5. Demonstrate appropriate grammar usage in both oral and written communication.
6. Demonstrate appropriate vocabulary usage in both oral and written communication.

There are 4 core courses in the UESL Program and up to 5 levels. Each class meets for 1 hour from Monday to Friday for a total of 20 hours a week of instruction.

  • Oral Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar (levels 1 to 4)

    Classes start weekly:
    First day of class:
    Monday, June 25 2018
    Monday, July 2, 2018
    Monday, July 9, 2018
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Monday, August 6, 2018
    Monday, August 13, 2018
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    Class descriptions:

    Oral Communication

    UESL Oral Communication is designed to help you develop the speaking and listening skills necessary for everyday life and an academic environment.

    Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate level appropriate fluency and accuracy in speaking.
    2. Apply listening skills to comprehend and respond to lectures, presentations, and conversations.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate vocabulary usage in oral communication.


    Reading

    UESL Reading courses are designed to help you develop reading skills and build your vocabulary.

    Outcomes

    1. Apply readings skills to comprehend and respond to reading passages and novels.
    2. Demonstrate level appropriate vocabulary knowledge to comprehend reading passages and novels.


    Writing

    UESL Writing is designed to introduce and practice the writing skills necessary to succeed in an academic environment.

    Outcomes

    1. Apply level appropriate writing skills to personal and academic writing.
    2. Demonstrate level appropriate vocabulary usage in written communication.
    3. Demonstrate level appropriate grammar usage in written communication.


    Grammar (levels 1-4)

    UESL Grammar courses are designed to give you the skills and practice with grammar structures.

    Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate level appropriate grammar usage in both oral and written communication.
    2. Identify and correct common grammatical errors in own writing and speaking.

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    Questions and How to Register:

    Interested students should go to the UESL office in the International Center on the Thursday before their first intended week of study for a level check and for information about class times and locations. Level checks will take place from 3:00-4:30pm every Thursday afternoon.

    If you have any questions, please give us a call at 509-963-1376

    UESL Program
    400 E. University Way
    Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408
    509-963-1376
    Email: uesl@cwu.edu



    In Person Registrations (for those who have already done a level check with the UESL Office):

    Please stop by the Continuing Education office at
    421 N Main Street Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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    421 N. Main St.
    Ellensburg WA 98926
    Phone: (509)963-1712  |  Email: ce@cwu.edu
     
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    Admissions: 509-963-1211  |  Public Affairs: 509-963-1221