In this course, students whose first language is not English engage in extensive study and practice of linguistic, paralinguistic and rhetorical structures for academic oral and written composition in the area of intercultural understanding. In addition to completing in-class exercises and participating in discussions, students complete an analytical notebook, short formal papers, and oral presentations. Students consult individually with the instructor and design exercises to fit individual needs in the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking in a U.S. college. This course is open to all non-native speakers of English and required by all English language learners who place below a high-advanced level on the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency test.