This is a required course for students whose Qualifying English Test results show that they need help with basic English language skills. Students in the course must pass it before they are allowed to read the next required English course, English for Academic Purposes. The purpose of ES1000 is to improve the students' English language skills. The course focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Relevant grammar points are taught, reviewed and reinforced through appropriate activities. Assignments include an oral presentation and at least four written assignments.