International Student Orientation, Testing and Advising

International Student Orientation, Testing, and Advising will be held August 16 and 17, 2017 on the Macon Cove Campus. This is for International Students and any other students wanting to be placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. For additional information, please contact Linda Patterson by email at lpatterson@southwest.tn.edu or call 901-333-4497/4250.

  • Testing for ESL courses
  • Information about Southwest degree programs and policies
  • Advising and placement in fall classes

Orientation [August 16]

The International Student orientation for ESL courses will start at 9 a.m. in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 195 (Presentation Theater).

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Testing [August 16]

Testing for ESL will be offered at 12:30 p.m. in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 193. Students will receive advising and placement appointment times for advising when tested.

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Advising [August 17]

The International Student advising and placement for ESL courses will take place in the Academic Building, Wing C, Room 193. Appointments for the 9 a.m. till noon time frame will be given during the August 16 testing session. The afternoon will be used for open advising. Walk–ins are welcome from 1-5 p.m.

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Courses

Southwest offers three levels of ESL courses, with all three levels focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening courses.

Fall 2017 ESL Schedule
Course Number (CRN) Course Title / Description Days / Time / Location
ENGL 1000-101
(CRN 84720)
Beginning Academic English as A Second Language - Listening and Speaking - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English, who has beginning level skills in speaking and listening. Tuesday and Thursday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
TBA
ENGL 1001-101
(CRN 83618)
ESL Reading and Writing - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who has beginning level skills in academic reading and writing. Tuesday and Thursday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1001-150
(CRN 82609)
ESL Reading and Writing - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who has beginning level skills in academic reading and writing. Monday
6-9 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1002-101
(CRN 82610)
English as Second Language II - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who possesses a novice high-to-intermediate level of competency in spoken and written English. The course includes practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1001
Tuesday and Thursday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1003-101
(CRN 84222)
English as Second Language III - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who possesses a mid-intermediate to advanced level of competency in spoken and written English. This course includes practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1002 or equivalent
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30-2 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1003-150
(CRN 84688)
English as Second Language III - This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English who possesses a mid-intermediate to advanced level of competency in spoken and written English. This course includes practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1002 or equivalent
Monday
6-9 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1010-125
(CRN 82329)
English Composition I - ESL - Through writing compositions and reading critically, students are taught to organize and develop ideas using various rhetorical modes and editing techniques. The course focuses chiefly on improving the clarity and effectiveness of writing and includes an introduction to the research process. Tuesday and Thursday
9:10-10:40 P.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1020-110
(CRN 82449)
English Composition II - ESL - A continuation of English Composition I, this course emphasizes synthesis and analysis based on critical reading. The course provides in-depth instruction in research and documentation skills.
Prerequisite ENGL 101
Monday and Wednesday
2:10-3:40 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1020-119
(CRN 82457)
English Composition II - ESL - A continuation of English Composition I, this course emphasizes synthesis and analysis based on critical reading. The course provides in-depth instruction in research and documentation skills.
Prerequisite ENGL 1010
Saturday
9 a.m.-Noon
Macon Cove Campus

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