English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 051 C Intermediate Pronunciation 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course is designed to refine pronunciation, to reduce foreign accent, and to build confidence in oral expression. Recommended for all non-native students. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 052 C Intermediate ESL Grammar 1 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 081 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demosntrated through the assessment process.

Term Hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for intermediate academic ESL students to increase their knowledge and usage of English grammar with particular emphasis on verb tense, verb form, verbals and verb phrase structure in writing. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 053 C Intermediate ESL Grammar 2 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 081 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term Hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for intermediate academic ESL students to increase their knowledge and use of English with particular emphasis on sentence parts, sentence types, punctuation and editing skills in writing. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 054 C  Intermediate Academic Oral Skills (NNS) 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 081 C or higher as demonstrated through the assessment process

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course is designed for intermediate level non-native English speakers (NNS) to improve oral communication skills related to academic and social contexts. The emphasis is on small group and class discussion, formal and informal presentations, and listening comprehension. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 062 C Advanced ESL Grammar 1 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 183 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term Hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for advanced academic ESL students to increase their knowledge and use of English with particular emphasis on advanced verb tense, verb form, verbals, verb phrase structure and editing skills in writing. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 063 C Advanced ESL Grammar 2 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 183 C with a grade of C or be or better or skills demonstrated through the assessment process

Term Hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for advanced ESL students to increase knowledge and use of English with emphasis on sentence parts, advanced sentence structure, punctuation and editing skills in writing. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 064 C  Advanced Academic Oral Skills NNS 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 183 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course is designed for advanced level non-native speakers of English (NNS) to improve listening and speaking skills related to academic contexts. The emphasis is lecture note-taking, informal and formal speeches, and small group and class discussion. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 066 C Advanced ESL Reading 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 183 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the. assessment process.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This reading skills course is designed for non-native speaking students eligible for advanced ESL courses who need to improve their college academic and non-academic reading skills. This course does does not meet the reading proficiency requirement for the AA degree. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 081 C  Low Intermediate Academic Reading/Writing 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This is a low intermediate level integrated skills course designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 098 C  ESL Seminar/Non-Native Speakers 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language, and culture through small groups discussion. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 099 C  Independent Study/Non-Native Speakers 0.5-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: Two hours conference per week and appropriate number of laboratory hours for maximum credit. This is a course designed for advanced ESL students who have completed all regular courses and wish to pursue additional coursework in one or more of the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and/or culture. Pass/No Pass only.

ESL 182 C  Intermediate Academic Reading/Writing (formerly ESL 082 C) 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 081 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This is intermediate integrated skills course is designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. (CSU)

ESL 183 C  High Intermediate Academic Reading/Writing (formerly ESL 083 C) 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 182 C with a grade of C or better and appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is a high intermediate integrated skills course designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. (CSU)

ESL 184 C  Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 1 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 183 C with a grade of C or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is the first in a series of advanced integrated ESL skills course designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation)

ESL 185 C  Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 2 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 184 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is the second in a series of advanced integrated ESL skills course designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation)

ESL 186 C  College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 185 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is designed for the non-native speaker of English for development of college level writing skills. Emphasis is on essay development of expository writing in connection with advanced readings from various sources and a novel. The fundamentals of English written expression are reviewed with emphasis on standard American usage problematic to the non-native student. The course is designed to prepare students for ENGL 100 C. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation)

ESL 298 C  English as a Second Language Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)