Lec. 3. Credit 3. English for non-native speakers with emphasis on pronunciation, idioms, syntax, and vocabulary. Additional work in the language laboratory at the discretion of the instructor. This course is required for all students whose native language is not English, Undergraduate and Graduate, in their first two semesters at Tennessee Tech unless specifically exempted by high TOEFL and placement test results. A minimum grade of C in ESL 1010 is a prerequisite to ESL 1020. A minimum grade of C in ESL 1020 is a prerequisite to ENGL 1010. ESL 1010 and ESL 1020 do not satisfy the ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 communication requirement of the General Education core, nor do these courses count toward any degree requirements.