This course is designed for ESOL students with intermediate English language skills. Students entering this course should be able to communicate in written English and possess basic reading and conversational skills. Classes focus on language development in grammar and writing, vocabulary and reading, listening and conversational skills, and American culture. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better to go on to ISP 051. Entering Student Assessment scores, writing samples, and individual interviews determine placement. ISP 050 requires a combination of lecture/laboratory instruction for a total of six hours per week. Laboratory work will involve supervised instruction based upon diagnostic pretesting. This course is a requirement for ESOL students based upon proficiency level or Entering Assessment scores. Offered as needed.