English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 025 F  Basic English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to increase students' knowledge and usage of verb tenses, sentence structure, and other basic grammatical topics. It will develop grammatical accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ESL 029 F  Idiomatic Expressions for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course provides instruction in common American English idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and taboo terminology, proverbs, and other fixed expressions. Additional topics include context clues, dictionary use, relaxed speech, and cultural aspects of idiomatic expressions. The course is designed for high beginning to intermediate ESL students.

ESL 035 F  Intermediate English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to increase intermediate students' knowledge and usage of complex verb tenses and sentence structure. It will also develop grammatical competency in reading, writing and speaking.

ESL 036 F Basic Conversation 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve beginning students' ability to speak and understand English in simple every-day and academic situations. It will provide practice in basic oral communication functions as well as beginning academic listening and speaking skills.

ESL 038 F  Fundamentals of American English Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to develop basic pronunciation, to establish better oral control of language, and to build confidence in simple oral expression.

ESL 039 F  Vocabulary Expansion Techniques for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course will provide instruction in vocabulary expansion principles and techniques for high beginning to intermediate students of English as a second language (ESL). Topics include context clues, word parts, mnemonic devices, word relationships, and dictionary use. Also emphasized are grammatical, collocational, and pragmatic restrictions on vocabulary.

ESL 045 F  Advanced English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to increase an advanced student's knowledge and usage of advanced English grammar, to improve grammatical accuracy in writing and to develop strong editing skills.

ESL 046 F  Intermediate Conversation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve students' ability to comprehend and communicate in English on a variety of everyday topics. Students will develop and practice techniques for greater composure and confidence in oral expression.

ESL 047 F  Academic Preparation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to orient second language students to college life. The course includes information about academic vocabulary, academic textbooks, and college instructor expectations; instruction in exam taking and study skills; explanation of cultural differences in relation to the college setting.

ESL 048 F  Intermediate Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to develop intermediate pronunciation skills, to structure more style in oral language, and to build confidence in basic oral expression.

ESL 049 F  Advanced Academic Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 54 hours lecture per term. This course provides instruction in academic vocabulary for advanced students of English as a second language (ESL). Emphasis is on the acquisition and consolidation of an expanded university-level vocabulary. Also presented are academic vocabulary learning principles and techniques including context clues, reference works, word parts, derivational forms, as well as grammatical and collocational restrictions on lexical items.

ESL 056 F  Advanced Conversation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve advanced students' comprehension and oral communication in English on a broad range of academic subjects.

ESL 058 F  Advanced Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to refine pronunciation, to reduce foreign accent, and to build confidence in complex oral expression.

ESL 076 F  Multiple Skills Preparation for Non-Native Speakers: Reading, Speaking and Vocabulary 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL skills evaluation

Pass/No Pass only. 90 hours lecture and 18 arranged hours lab per term. This course is designed for low intermediate and intermediate non-native speakers of English. This course provides intensive instruction in reading, oral communication, and vocabulary development. Students may enroll in ESL 076 F and ESL 078 F concurrently.

ESL 078 F  Multiple Skills Preparation for Non-Native Speakers: Listening, Writing and Grammar 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL skills evaluation

Pass/No Pass only. 90 hours lecture and 18 arranged hours lab per term. This course is designed for low-intermediate and intermediate non-native speakers of English. This course provides intensive instruction in listening comprehension, sentence and paragraph level writing, and basic grammar. Students may enroll in ESL 076 F and ESL 078 F concurrently.

ESL 083 F  High Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 076 F with a grade of Pass and ESL 078 F with a grade of Pass or ESL skills evaluation.

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours arranged lab per term. This course is designed for high-intermediate students of English, provides instruction in critical reading and expository paragraph writing. Application of grammar concepts, sentence variety, and vocabulary development are also emphasized. This course offers continuing practice in listening and speaking skills.

ESL 184 F  Low Advanced Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 083 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or ESL skills evaluation

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture and 18 arranged lab hours per term. This course provides instruction in academic reading, critical thinking, and short essay writing, along with advanced grammatical concepts. This course offers continuing practice in listening and speaking skills. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit)

ESL 185 F  Advanced Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 184 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or ESL skills evaluation.

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours arranged lab per term. This course is designed for advanced students of English and this course primarily emphasizes critical reading and expository essay writing; the course promotes continued practice in listening comprehension and oral communication. This course meets the Reading Graduation Requirement for the Associate Degree at Fullerton College. (CSU) (Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit)

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

Prerequisite(s): ESL 185 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or ESL Skills Evaluation

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to prepare advanced students for college level writing, and provides review of English fundamentals and practice in college-level reading, critical thinking, expository essay writing and basic research skills. The course also offers continued practice in special grammar and sentence structure problems common to second language learners. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit)

ESL 189 F  Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 184 F with a grade of C or Pass or ESL skills evaluation

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture per term. This course will help prepare English language learners for academic reading at the college level. Particular emphasis will be placed on those problems faced by non-native English speakers. Students will expand their skills in critical thinking, analysis, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension. Reading material will include content area textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, and other non-adapted pieces of writing. This course satisfies the Reading Graduation requirement for the Associate degree. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit)

ESL 190 F  Advanced Accelerated English for Non-Native Speakers of English 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): ESL 184 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or recommended score on the ESL Skills Evaluation

Advisory: ESL 189 F

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours arranged lab per term. This course is designed for advanced students of English who are non-native speakers and are interested in accelerating their progress to college-level writing. This intensive course primarily emphasizes critical reading and expository essay writing and basic research skills in preparation for college-level writing. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) (Degree Credit)

Joyce Cain
Elizabeth Gaitatjis
Arthur Hui
Ellen Rosen
Jefferson Tiangco
Lindsay Whiting