About the Program

Purpose

The goal of ENGL 0210 is to teach academic language skills within content areas related to different disciplines. Students are expected to transfer these skills to their study of academic courses. In accordance with AUC's commitment to liberal education, ENGL 0210 uses a variety of information resources and a broad background knowledge, using introductory reading selections from different disciplines. Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) laboratories are available to English 0210 students for use during class and open-access hours.

Placement Procedures

For new students (direct entrants), placement in English 0210 is determined by their scores on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For students coming from the Intensive English Program (IEP), placement in English 0210 is determined by their scores on the IEP exams. Students exiting English 0210 are placed in RHET 1010.

Students taking English 0210 may enroll in no more than two academic courses with a maximum of seven course credits.

Details of Hours

English 0210 classes meet four days a week for three contact hours, along with additional set times for individual conferences with teachers. Students are required to attend these meetings.

Attendance in English 0210 is very important. A student who, for any reason, misses more than 12 days of class in any one semester, may not be allowed to sit for the English 0210 final exam.

If a student exceeds the allowed number of absences from classes in English 0210 for legitimate, justifiable reasons and has still been able to keep up with class assignments and not fall behind the rest of the class, the student is eligible to appeal the F absence grade by following the appeal procedure.

All students who are enrolled in English 0210 must satisfactorily complete the coursework within a time period that does not exceed two full semesters and a summer session.

On the first day of English 0210 classes, students should check their names on Banner Self-Service.  If they do not find their names, they should go to room P067, located in the ELI department, plaza level.

The Center for Student Well-Being has a staff of trained people available to help students with various types of problems. Students may go there and inquire about the different services that are available.

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