English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 12A  Basic Computer Literacy  (3.0 Units)  

This is a three part course in ESL Computer Literacy for non-native speakers of English. The focus of the course is to develop language skills related to computer usage. Students will learn computer uses for ESL courses and educational purposes. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of AENG 10.1 or above or qualifying test score.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 12B  Basic Computer Literacy  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. The focus of the course is to expand and develop basic computer knowledge for ESL educational purposes. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ESL 12A strongly recommended.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 23  Pre-Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. Focus is on development and practice of fundamental reading and vocabulary skills needed in academic and workplace settings. Reading skills include comprehension, understanding new vocabulary in context and scanning for specific information. Students read simplified texts on academic and vocational subjects.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 25  Pre-Intermediate Listening & Speaking  (3.0 Units)  

This is the first course in a sequence of listening and speaking courses. The course is designed for non-native speakers of English. This courses focuses on listening and speaking funadmentals for ESL students who have a basic knowledge of common English words and phrases. Students learn to understand short spoken or recorded passages. Speaking skills including exchanging ideas and expressing opinions in sustained conversations using learned vocabulary and grammar in a comprehensible speech. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: AENG 10.5

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 26A  Listening & Speaking Level 2.5  (4.0 Units)  

This course is for English as a Second Language students who have a level two proficiency. Student entering the course can communicate in simple and routine English and have the basic knowledge of common words and phrases. The course focuses on developing a degree of fluency when speaking to native speakers of English. Students learn to understand short spoken or recorded passages. Speaking skills include exchanging ideas and expressing opinions using a variety of speaking techniques to develop speaking fluency.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 26B  Grammar, Writing, and Reading Level 2.5  (4.0 Units)  

This course is for non-native speakers of English who can understand common words, phrases, and expressions that frequently occur in familiar situations. Students will learn to develop strategies in reading and writing. Students will summarize short reading passages. Students will write short paragraphs using correct grammar, writing conventions and learned vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 27A  Pre-Intermediate Writing and Grammar  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. The course focus is on fundamental writing and grammar skills. It is for ESL students who have a basic knowledge of common English words, phrases, and structure. Students write at the sentence level, learn to organize ideas, and edit for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 27B  Pre-Intermediate Writing and Grammar II  (3.0 Units)  

This class is the second of a two-part series of pre-intermediate grammar and writing classes. This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who want to develop grammar and writing skills. The focus is on reviewing verb tenses and introducing modals, adjectives, count and non-count articles, adverbs and adjectives. Students will practice writing and editing simple paragraphs. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 12A, ESL 27A or basic knowledge of keyboarding and grammar is recommended.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 30A  Intermediate Pronunciation I  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to increase self-confidence and gain speech monitoring abilities to improve sounds of vowels and consonants and their combinations. It will introduce the basic features of English stress, rhythm and intonation. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: Successful completion of ESL 25 is strongly recommended.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 30B  Intermediate Pronunciation II  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English at the high intermediate level of ESL. Designed for students whose speech is continuing to cause communication difficulties at work, school or in social situations. Students practice stress, rhythm, and intonation to improve overall intelligibility. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 33A  Low Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary  (3.0 Units)  

Designed for low intermediate ESL students who wish to improve reading skills and reading comprehension. Course emphasizes reading skills, such as main ideas,comprehension, outlining, and developing vocabulary skills. Students will read short authentic texts and abridged readers and respond to reading passages. Distinguish between main and supporting ideas of a paragraph on a familiar topic. Identify relationship within a passage using context clues. Interpret simple narrative and descriptive passages on unfamiliar topics with materials with visual prompt. Predict meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary in materials rich in contextual clues. Recommended Preparation: Students should already have basic skills in decoding information and understanding at a literal level. They should be able to read and understand short, authentic texts such as letter and instructions.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 33B  Level 4-HIGH Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary  (3.0 Units)  

This course is the fourth of a six part series of reading and vocabulary courses in the ESL program. It designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve reading proficiency in English. Students will learn a variety of reading skills and comprehension strategies. Student will read and write books reports. Students will learn to access a variety of technology based reading resources to further develop their reading skills. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 33A

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 35A  Low Intermediate Listening & Speaking Level Three  (3.0 Units)  

Pass/No Pass. This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. Course focus is on casual and formal dialogues in commonplace situations, everyday language functions and conversation skills. Students learn common courtesy expressions, clarification strategies, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical patterns in English. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 35B  High Intermediate Listening and Speaking  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to continue developing higher level listening and speaking skills. The course focuses on practicing critical thinking skills through role play, conversational and simulation activities. Students engage in discussion and learn to express opinions and reach agreement. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 35A;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 36A  Listening & Speaking Level 3  (4.0 Units)  

This course is for non-native speakers of English who are entering the intermediate level of English. In this course, students continue to develop speaking fluency and listening skills. They learn to deliver presentations, learn to use academic vocabulary and expressions in various social and academic contexts.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 26A or Successfully completed any Pre-Intermediate level ESL coursework or equivelent.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 36B  Grammar, Writing & Reading Level 3  (4.0 Units)  

This course helps non-native English students entering a Low-Intermediate level in reading, writing and grammar. Students will be introduced to a variety of reading strategies and skills to improve English proficiency and reading comprehension. Students will write short paragraphs on a variety of topics.They learn to apply principles of level appropriate grammar as they write.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 23 or Successfully completed any Pre-Intermediate level coursework or placement scores.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 37  Intermediate Grammar  (3.0 Units)  

Students at this level learn and apply rules of English grammar and structure for use in oral and written communication. This course provides practice in areas such as common verb tenses, question forms, and expressions of ability, permission, and advice. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Grade Option.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 23 ESL 25 ESL 27A ESL 27B;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 37A  Low Intermediate Writing & Grammar  (3.0 Units)  

This course helps students at the low intermediate level develop writing and grammar skills appropriate for educational and personal success. Students write short compositions on familiar topics. They learn to apply principles of grammar as they write. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 27B;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 37B  High Intermediate Writing & Grammar  (3.0 Units)  

This course helps students at the high intermediate level develop writing and grammar skills appropriate for educational and personal success. Students write compositions on a variety of topics. They learn to apply principles of grammar as they write. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 37A or appropriate score on ESL assessment test

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 38A  Listening and Speaking Skills Level 4  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed for ESL students who wish to continue developing listening and speaking skills in English. Students practice a variety of speeches on academic topics and job related activities, such as role play, simulation exercises, and conversational activities. Students practice giving opinions and reaching agreement. Students use listening comprehension skills at the high-intermediate level and decode lectures delivered at this level.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 35A or appropriate score on ESL Assessment

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 38B  Grammar, Reading, and Writing Level 4  (4.0 Units)  

This course helps non-native English students entering a High Intermediate level in reading, writing and grammar. Students will learn a variety of reading strategies and skills to improve English proficiency. Students will write compositions on a variety of topics.They learn to apply principles of grammar as they write. Grade Option This course does not apply to the associates degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 43A  Low Advanced Reading and Vocabulary I  (4.0 Units)  

This is the first of a two part series of Low Advanced Reading and Vocabulary development courses. Designed for non-native speakers of English who are nearing advanced proficiency in reading. The emphasis is building on reading comprehension, reading longer passages, identifying transitional phrases, building vocabulary, critical thinking,and identifying a variety of paragraph organizations and paraphrasing. Students are introduced to a variety of reading genres.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 43B  High Advanced Reading and Vocabulary  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English. Skills include developing essays from longer reading passages. Students will respond to reading passages, reinforce vocabulary building and comprehension. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 45  Public Speaking for ESL Students  (3.0 Units)  

This class is for non-native speakers of English at the advanced level of listening and speaking who wish to develop practical public speaking skills. The class is designed to help build confidence in speaking. Students will learn to use visual and audio aids to enhance presentation skills and to listen critically and objectively. Students will recite, develop, present, and evaluate speaches for a variety of situations. This course will not apply to Associate Degree. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 45A  Cross Cultural Communication Skills  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to understand cultural differences of North American society. Course focus is on broadening intercultural understanding for students living and working in the USA. Topics focus on different aspects of mainstream North American cultures encountered in a work or social setting. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 47  Advanced Grammar  (3.0 Units)  

Students at advanced level learn and apply rules of English grammar and structure for use in oral and written communication. This course provides review practice and expanded study of verb tenses, gerunds and infinitives, and modals. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 47A  Low Advanced Grammar & Writing I  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native English students who are at the advanced level. ESL students will learn and apply rules of English grammar and structure for use primarily in written communication. This course provides review practice and expanded study of verb tenses, gerunds and infinitives, modals, and phrasal verbs. Students will learn to write academic paragraphs applying transitional signal and use formal vocabulary. Students will identify and compose a variety of paragraphs such as introductory, body, concluding paragraphs. Grade Option.

Prerequisite(s): ESL 37B; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 47B  Low Advanced Grammar and Writing II  (3.0 Units)  

This course is the second of a two parts series of low advanced grammar and writing courses. The focus of the course is to continue to develop paragraphs writing with topic sentences, supporting detail and concluding paragraphs. Students will utilize core academic vocabulary. Students will write a variety of sentence structures using higher level grammatical structures. Grade option.

Recommended Preparation: ESL 47A or ESL 38B or an equivalent course or qualifying score on the ESL placement test

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 49A  Listening and Speaking and Pronunciation Level 5  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed for ESL students who have successfully completed any Level 4 listening and speaking course. Students will practice real world academic language skills. Emphasis is presentation skills, listening to academic passages and developing pronunciation and intonation skills in an academic and professional settings. Grade Option. This course does not apply to the associates degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 49B  Grammar, Writing & Reading Level 5  (5.0 Units)  

This course is designed for ESL students approaching the advanced level of English. Course provides review, practice and expanded study of academic reading skills. Course covers 300-500 word essays composing of complex paragraphs with advanced grammar, vocabulary, punctuation on academic topics.

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 50A  Advanced Academic Communication Skills Level 6  (4.0 Units)  

This course is designed for advanced level ESL students to successfully participate in communicative situations in a college or job setting. Students will practice academic language by developing effective listening and speaking skills related to academic or professional context. The emphasis is on lecture note taking, formal speeches, small group and class discussions.

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 50B  Advanced Writing, Grammar and Reading Level 6  (5.0 Units)  

This course is designed for the advanced level ESL student who wishes to develop a well-organized essay on a topic, including a thesis and supporting details. Emphasis will be on advanced level sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and editing skills. In addition, students will learn to apply active reading strategies and effective study skills.

Lecture Hours: 72.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable