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Class Schedule
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Course Descriptions

ESL 400 COMPOSITION FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS (Replaced ENGL 400)

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ESL 844 or 924, or appropriate skill level as indicated by placement test score and other measures as needed.

Description: In this course, students learn to plan, organize, compose, and revise expository essays based on the analysis of complex pieces of writing, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, students review and follow the conventions of standard written English including punctuation, mechanics, grammar and sentence structure. Successful completion of ESL 400 qualifies students for entrance into ENGL 100. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ESL 800 ESL PREPARATORY COURSE

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Beginning-level English-language instruction for speakers of other languages. Developmental practice in all language skills: grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Preparation for ESL Level I courses. One year of previous English language study, ESL 807 or placement by College ESL Placement Test is recommended. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 808 INTEGRATED GRAMMAR REVIEW

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 821 and 841, or ESL 921, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: This course is primarily for students whose native language is other than English. Students review, practice, and synthesize the grammar in reading, writing, listening/speaking skills of standard English in an academic context. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 830 ESL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ECE. 201. Courses are linked for language support purposes only.

Description: Academic language support for ESL students taking ECE. 201, Child Development in Spanish; Development of vocabulary, oral communication and writing skills in preparation for taking English-only ECE. courses. ESL 922 is recommended. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 836 ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/8 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This is a course for students whose native language is other than English. It is designed to ear train participants to American intonation and pronunciation. There is additional attention to analysis of pronunciation of language related to academic disciplines and vocational areas. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 837 INTERMEDIATE VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/8 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 821 or 831 or 841 or 861 or 911 or 921.

Description: In this course students learn to use word analysis skills to expand vocabulary, as well as to use strategies for understanding new words from contexts. There is additional attention to analysis of word parts and to expanding vocabulary via domains and concepts related to academic disciplines and vocational areas. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 839 ADVANCED VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture/8 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 837.

Description: Students build on word analysis skills learned in ESL 837 to expand vocabulary and use strategies for understanding new words from context. There is more analysis of word parts and further study of key vocabulary via domains and concepts related to academic disciplines and vocational areas. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 840 ESL FOR ECE. PRINCIPLES

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ECE. 210. Courses are linked for language support purposes only.

Description: Academic language support for ESL students taking ECE. 210, Principles for Early Childhood Education in Spanish; Development of vocabulary, oral communication and writing skills in preparation for taking English-only ECE. courses. ESL 922 is recommended. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 860 ESL FOR CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ECE. 212. Courses are linked for language support purposes only.

Description: Academic language support for ESL students taking ECE. 212, Child Family and Community in Spanish; Development of vocabulary, oral communication and writing skills in preparation for taking English-only ECE. courses. ESL 922 is recommended. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 901 LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR WORKFORCE CAREERS I

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Students learn grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening language and vocabulary skills at the high-beginning level necessary to study specific career areas. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 911 READING AND LISTENING-SPEAKING I

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 800 or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 831 and 861. Introduces students to high beginning integrated practice in reading, speaking and listening for academic English. Special attention is paid to high beginning vocabulary and comprehension of original authentic readings and lectures. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 912 READING AND LISTENING-SPEAKING II

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 831 and 861, or ESL 911, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 832 and 862. Introduces students to low intermediate integrated practice in reading, speaking and listening for academic English. Special attention is paid to intermediate vocabulary and comprehension of original authentic readings and lectures. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 913 READING AND LISTENING-SPEAKING III

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 832 and 862, or ESL 912, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 833 and 863. Introduces students to high intermediate integrated practice in reading, speaking and listening for academic English. Special attention is paid to advanced vocabulary and comprehension of original authentic readings and lectures. The course is designed to prepare students for college-level entry courses. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 914 READING AND LISTENING-SPEAKING IV

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 833 and 863, or ESL 913, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 834 and 864. Introduces students to low advanced integrated practice in reading, speaking and listening for academic English. Special attention is paid to advanced vocabulary and comprehension of original authentic readings and lectures. The course is designed to prepare students for college-level entry courses. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 921 GRAMMAR AND WRITING I

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 800 or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 821 and 841. Introduces students to grammar and writing skills at the high-beginning level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 922 GRAMMAR AND WRITING II

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 821 and 841, or ESL 921, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 822 and 842. Introduces students to grammar and writing skills at the low-intermediate level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 923 GRAMMAR AND WRITING III

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 822 and 842, or ESL 922, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 823 and 843. Introduces students to writing skills at the high-intermediate level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ESL 924 GRAMMAR AND WRITING IV

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/16 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): ESL 823 and 843, or ESL 923, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.

Description: Equivalent to ESL 824 and 844. Introduces students to grammar and writing skills at the low-advanced level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

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