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Course Descriptions

ESL 400 Composition for Non-Native Speakers

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.

Units: 5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 844 or ESL 924 or appropriate skill level as indicated by placement test score and other measures as needed.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
ESL 800 ESL Preparatory Course

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.

Units: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
ESL 808 Intensive Grammar Review

This course is 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: 3
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ESL 921, or placement by College ESL Placement Test.
Corequisites: None
ESL 820 ESL for ECE. Curriculum

Academic language support for ESL students taking ECE. 211, Early Childhood Education Curriculum in Spanish; Development of vocabulary, oral communication, reading, and writing skills in preparation for taking English-only ECE. courses.

Units: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in, ECE. 211 Courses are linked for language support purposes only.
ESL 830 ESL for Child Development

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.

Units: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: ECE. 201 This is a corequisite but not a true prerequisite that requires the content in order to be successfull in the target course. Courses are linked for language support purposes only.
ESL 836 English Pronunciation

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: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
ESL 837 Intermediate Vocabulary Development

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: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: ESL 821 or ESL 831 or ESL 841 or ESL 861 or ESL 911 or ESL 921
Corequisites: None
ESL 840 ESL for ECE. Principles

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.

Units: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: ECE. 210 Concurrent enrollment
ESL 860 ESL for Child, Family and Community

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.

Units: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: ECE. 212 This is a corequisite but not a true prerequisite that requires the content in order to be successfull in the target course. Courses are linked for language support purposes only.
ESL 901 Language Skills for Workforce Careers I

Students learn grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and vocabulary skills at the high-beginning level necessary to study a variety of career areas.

Units: 2
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
ESL 911 Reading and Listening-Speaking I

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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 800 or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 912 Reading and Listening-Speaking II

Equivalent to ESL 832 and 862. Introduces students to 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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 831 and ESL 861 or ESL 911,or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 913 Reading and Listening - Speaking III

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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 832 and ESL 862 or ESL 912 or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 914 Reading and Listening - Speaking IV

Equivalent to ESL 834 and 864. Introduces students to 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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 833 and ESL 863 or ESL 913 or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 921 Grammar and Writing I

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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 800 or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 922 Grammar and Writing II

Equivalent to ESL 822 and 842. Introduces students to grammar and writing skills at the intermediate level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing.

Units: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 821 and ESL 841 or ESL 921,or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 923 Grammar and Writing III

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: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 822 and ESL 842 or ESL 922,or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None
ESL 924 Grammar and Writing IV

Equivalent to ESL 824 and 844. Introduces students to grammar and writing skills at the advanced level. Special attention is paid to grammar terminology for the purpose of editing student writing.

Units: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: ESL 823 and ESL 843 or ESL 923,or placement by College ESL Placement Test
Corequisites: None