English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 02  Citizenship Preparation Level 2  (0.0 Units)  

This course is designed for immigrants eligible for the naturalization process. The class will focus on practicing language skills needed to pass the written and oral naturalization interview. Students will practice responding to questions from the interview and the 100 questions as well as reading and writing basic sentences of every day life, civics and U.S.history. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Recommended Preparation: AENG 10.1

Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 2  Citizenship Preparation Level 2  (0.0 Units)  

This course is for immigrants eligible for naturalization. Topics include U.S. History and civics. Class will prepare students for the naturalization interview. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Recommended Preparation: AENG 10.1

Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 010.2  Reading and Writing Level 1  (0.0 Units)  

This noncredit ESL class is for nonnative speakers of English who have no English skills or have very limited abilities to read or write in English. The focus is developing reading and writing skills through narrative texts.Students practice writing at the sentence level and learn simple paragraph structure. Students will learn to complete everyday forms such as basic job applications, medical forms.

Lab Hours: 108.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 010.3  High Beginning Listening and Speaking Level 2  (0.0 Units)  

This noncredit ESL course continues to develop English skills of non-native speakers of English. Students will expand their listening and speaking skills with lab activities, role-playing, and teacher led activities. Students will practice responding to simple questions related to basic needs, make simple statements and learn everyday expressions related to immediate needs.

Lab Hours: 108.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 010.4  Reading and Writing Level 2  (0.0 Units)  

This class is designed for high beginning non-native English speakers who read and write at a very limited beginning level. The course will focus on basic reading and writing skills. Students will practice reading and filling out everyday forms. They will practice reading comprehension, vocabulary, rules of spelling, and basic grammar. Students will expand their knowledge of familiar words and phrases and use strategies to predict common words and phrases. Students will be introduced to simple narrative reading passages and identify patterns such as sequencing. This course does not apply to the Associates Degree.

Lab Hours: 108.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 010.5  ESL Level 3 Low Intermediate Listening And Speaking  (0.0 Units)  

This noncredit ESL course is for non-native English speakers wishing to continue to develop English skills. It is for people who already speak and understand English fairly well. In this course students will learn more grammar and vocabulary useful in a variety of settings such as at the workplace, in school, and everyday speaking and listening situations. Students will also be introduced to non-verbal communication skills and idiomatic expressions. There will be a strong emphasis on simulation and situational role-playing. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Lab Hours: 108.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 010.9  ESL level 5 Bridge for College and Job Success  (0.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who are approaching advanced level English. The focus of the course is to improve English skills for career readiness, vocational training and for students interested in transitioning to college courses. Students will practice advanced level writing, grammar, listening, and speaking as it plays naturally in the workplace or in an academic setting. Students will be learning skills, such as interviewing skills, resume writing, and speaking confidently at work or in an academic setting.

Recommended Preparation: AENG 10.7

Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 012A  Computer Literacy Skills Level 3  (0.0 Units)  

This course is designed for ESL students at pre-intermediate level who need basic computer knowledge for college success, job success and career advancement. Students will learn basic keyboarding skills and basic word processing. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 012B  Computer Literacy Skills Level 4  (0.0 Units)  

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who are at ESL Level 3 The focus of the course is to expand and develop basic computer knowledge using the most current Microsoft OS for students wishing to increase technology skills. Student will learn basic MS Office programs. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Recommended Preparation: Take ESL 012A

Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable

ESL 12A  Basic Computer Literacy  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for ESL students who have very little computer literacy skills and keyboarding skills. The focus of the course is to develop keyboarding skills and language skills computer usage. Students will learn computer uses for educational purposes. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of AENG 10.4 or above or qualifying test score.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

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: 54.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associates Degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

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

Lecture Hours: 54.0

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: 54.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

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

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

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

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

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

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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: 72.0

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: 54.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 72.0

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. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree.

Lecture Hours: 72.0; Lab Hours: 54.0

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: 72.0

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: 72.0; Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Not transferable