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): 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 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): 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): Appropriate skills 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): Eligibility for ESL 107 C 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): Eligibility for ESL 107 C or appropriate 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): Eligibility for ESL 107 C 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): Eligibility for ESL 107 C 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 not meet the reading proficiency requirement for the AA degree. (Non-Degree Credit) Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

ESL 098 C  ESL Seminar for 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 for 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 105 C  Low Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing (formerly ESL 081 C) 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate skills demonstrated through the current 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. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. (CSU)

ESL 106 C  Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing (formerly ESL 182 C) 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 105 C with a grade of C or better or Pass or appropriate skills demonstrated through the current assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This is an intermediate integrated skills course is designed to improve the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option. (CSU)

ESL 107 C  High-Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing (formerly ESL 183 C) 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 106 C with a grade of C or better, Pass, or appropriate skills demonstrated through the current 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. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option. (CSU)

ESL 108 C Adv Acad. Reading & Writing I 5 Units

Prereq: ESL 107 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the current assessment process. Term hours: 90 lecture. This course engages students in critical analysis and appreciation of works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance in the Humanities by integrating such works into essays and discussions while introducing citation and refining the academic language fluency of multilingual students. This is the first advanced integrated ESL course in the sequence. (CSU/UC, AA GE, CSU GE)

ESL 109 C Adv Acad Reading and Wrtg II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 108 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the current assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course engages students in critical analysis and appreciation of works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance in the Humanities by integrating such works into essays and discussions while introducing citation and refining the academic language fluency of multilingual students. This is the second advanced integrated ESL course in the sequence.(CSU/UC, AA GE, CSU GE)

ESL 110 C College Comp for Non-N Spkrs 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 109 C with a grade of C or better or appropriate skills demonstrated through the current assessment process.

Term hours: 90 lecture. This college-level composition course is designed to give non-native speakers of English the skills necessary for academic success. Instruction focuses on expository and argumentative writing, appropriate, effective, and accurate use of language, close reading, critical thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. (CSU/UC, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: ENGL 100)

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)