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EAP Program:
There are 6 levels in the EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes) Program college-wide. Each level includes courses in Reading, Grammar, Speech & Listening, Listening Lab, Writing, and Writing Lab. There are also 2 levels of Accent Reduction courses.
  Level 1 English for Academic Purposes
  Level 2 English for Academic Purposes
  Level 3 English for Academic Purposes
  Level 4 English for Academic Purposes
  Level 5 English for Academic Purposes
  Level 6 English for Academic Purposes
  Accent Reduction
  ACE LEVEL 5-6
  EAP+
 
For information about the competencies in the four areas of the EAP Language classes, click on the area of interest. These files require Adobe Reader. Get Adobe Reader
Speech and Listening Competencies
Reading Comprehension Competencies
Writing Competencies
Grammar Competencies
Accent Reduction Competencies
 
PLACEMENT
New students are required to take the COMPASS-ESL for placement. Information about the test, testing locations, and testing schedules is available at http://www.mdc.edu/main/testing/assessments/compass-esl.aspx
 
SLS 1130 (College Survival Skills)
SLS 1130 is a 1-credit course required for all students in the EAP Program. It is offered to all Level 4 students and to new students who place in Levels 5 or 6. The course covers the American educational system, the policies and procedures at MDC, students’ rights and responsibilities, and educational etiquette.
 
Foreign Languages Program:
The Foreign Language Program provides credit courses in a variety of foreign languages to regular college students who are studying a foreign language to satisfy academic requirements or to advance their knowledge of a language and culture they have already studied. In order to enter a State University a student must have two sequential units of study in one foreign language in high school or eight to ten credit hours of sequential study in one foreign language at the college level.
 
LEVELS
The Foreign Language Program at Wolfson Campus offers several foreign languages: Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. There are two levels each of elementary and intermediate foreign languages, each of which is four credits, including lab work. These courses are numbered using the following system:
• 1120 and 1121 indicate the elementary levels
• 2220 and 2221 indicate the intermediate levels
In addition, there are several special interest courses offered for more advanced students, such as Conversation and Literature in Spanish and French, when there is sufficient enrollment 
FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
The Fall and Spring Semesters are 16 weeks each. During these semesters, with the exception of the special interest classes, the semester for some of the foreign language offerings is divided into two 8-week sessions so that students take 1120 or 2220 during the first 8-week session and 1121 or 2221 during the second 8-week session. Some language classes last the entire 16-week semester. Saturday language classes are semester-long.
 
SUMMER SEMESTERS
The Summer Semester is 12 weeks, and classes are offered in two 6-week sessions or one 12-week Saturday session.
 
PLACEMENT
In the Foreign Language program, students who have never studied the language self-register. For French and Spanish, they can take the placement exam in Spanish or French in Room 1615. Students with some knowledge of the foreign language should contact the Department at (305) 237-3218, in order to make arrangements for an assessment of their language abilities and placement into a level.

Continuing students are registered by a full-time member of the Foreign Language Program based on an interview and a placement test.

 





 











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