ESL Program Courses

GENERAL ESL COURSES

N ESL 301, 302, and 303

Beginning
I, II, and III
non-credit English as a Second Language
This course offers instruction for beginners in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  It  is not taken for college credit. Advanced material not covered.

Student Learning Outcomes NESL 301
Student Learning Outcomes NESL 302
Student Learning Outcomes NESL 303

N ESL 304

Intermediate I

non-credit

English as a Second Language
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for the non-native speaker of English. The course includes intermediate proficiency levels.

Student Learning Outcomes NESL 304

ESL 45 5 units

Reading and Writing Essentials I
A beginning course in reading and writing academic English for students whose first language is not English. Offers instruction in reading skills, basic grammar usage, paragraph organization and development, and appropriate basic vocabulary for academic reading and writing.


Student Learning Outcomes ESL 45

ESL 55 5 units

Reading and Writing Essentials II
An intermediate course in reading and writing academic English for students whose language is not English. Introduces analytical skills and critical thinking through reading, word level, and sentence level grammar as it applies to academic writing, paragraph organization and development, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 55

WRITING COURSES

ESL 101 5 units Written Communication I

Prerequisite: Eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process
Transfer acceptability: CSU

This course focuses on a review of word-level and sentence-level grammar, paragraph organization, paragraph development, development of the five-paragraph essay, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing. It emphasizes writing as a process; it develops analytical skills and critical thinking. CSU

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 101

ESL 102 5 units Written Communication II

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 101 or eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – ESL 102 and 103 combined: maximum credit, 8 units

This course includes a review of sentence-level grammar, paragraph organization, development of the five-paragraph essay, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing. It introduces writing as a response to published materials which cultivate the affective and intellectual abilities of the students. It emphasizes writing as a process and develops analytical skills and critical thinking. CSU; UC-Credit Limitations

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 102
ESL 103 5 units Written Communication III

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 102 or eligibility determined
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – ESL 102 and 103 combined: maximum credit, 8 units

This course expands the basic five-paragraph essay through the development of detailed, specific and appropriate support. It further develops the students' abilities to read, analyze, interpret and respond, both objectively and subjectively, to published materials that are linguistically, conceptually, and culturally challenging. It emphasizes writing as process. CSU; UC-Credit Limitations

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 103

READING COURSES

ESL 130 3 units Academic Reading 1
This course is an introduction to reading skills necessary for understanding academic writing. It places emphasis on vocabulary development, analysis of complex grammatical constructions at the sentence level to improve comprehension, paraphrasing, and summary-writing. It focuses on the improvement of reading speed. CSU

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 130
ESL 131 3 units Academic Reading 2

This course teaches reading skills for understanding the complex nature of the language and concepts presented in college textbooks. Emphasis is on the significant grammar structures of textbook writing, the signals which help the student to analyze and comprehend each part of a chapter, and the patterns of writing which students must recognize, such as cause and result, comparison and contrast, exemplification and process, which are most common in college textbook material. CSU

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 131

SPECIAL COURSES

ESL 9 3 units English Pronunciation I
Development of students’ ability to identify and replicate English intonation, stress patterns, and certain common word combinations as they are pronounced in informal speech.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 9
ESL 10 3 units English Pronunciation II
Identifies standard spoken American English intonation, stress and rhythm sounds. Provides practice to retrain the speech organs to produce those sounds. Emphasis on self-correction of speech problems.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 10
ESL 12 3 units Grammar Skills for ESL Writers I
Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.

Student Learning Outcome ESL 12
ESL 13 3 units ESL Grammar Skills II
Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.

Student Learning Outcome ESL 13
ESL 14 3 units

ESL Grammar Skills III
Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.

Student Learning Outcome ESL 14

ESL 20 3 units

Academic Speaking for ESL

Recommended preparation: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 3 or eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process.

 Develops speaking skills necessary for non-native speakers of English to have successful oral communication in the college environment. This class emphasizes linguistic and interpersonal skills in order for participation in discussions and performance of tasks in personal, academic, and formal or informal situations. Vocabulary, conversation strategies, and presentation techniques introduced within interesting and meaningful contexts.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 20

ESL 40 2 units Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing

A multilevel reading and writing course designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills. This course will provide a review of grammar, paragraph organization and development, and the conventions of academic writing. It will also address reading strategies such as using textual clues to aid comprehension, finding a balance between speed and accuracy, and vocabulary building. Offered in the summer session only.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 40

ESL 98.1 1-4 units Vocational ESL I -- VESL

Beginning level English as a Second Language instruction in preparation for a vocational program. Self-paced modules provide an introduction to complementary language and academic skills necessary to succeed in a vocational program. Includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and basic computer literacy skills. Students may choose to focus their ESL studies in the fields of Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Electronics, Graphic Communications, Heating, Air Conditioning, and refrigeration, and Office Systems.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 98.1
ESL 98.2 1-4 units Vocational ESL II

Prerequisite: ESL 98.1

Intermediate English as a Second Language instruction in preparation for a vocational program. Continued self-paced intermediate instruction in complementary language and academic skills necessary to succeed in a vocational program. Includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and intermediate computer literacy skills.

Student Learning Outcomes ESL 98.2


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