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ESLL 20
Novice Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This course will provide an introduction to academic listening and speaking for novice level English language learners. Instruction focuses on basic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of situations, including listening for main ideas and utilizing learned phrases for class discussion. English sounds and intonation patterns are introduced.
ESLL 30
Novice-High Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This course will provide further instruction in academic listening and speaking for English language learners at the novice-high level. Instruction focuses on basic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of situations, including listening for main ideas and details and utilizing learned phrases for effective class discussion and presentations. Students continue to work on English sounds, stress patterns, and intonation patterns.
ESLL 40
Intermediate-Low Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
ESLL 40 is a course in academic listening and speaking for English language learners at the intermediate-low level. Instruction focuses on academic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of college classroom situations, including note-taking and utilizing a range of learned phrases for effective class discussion and presentations. Students continue to work on English sounds, stress, and intonation patterns to improve their comprehensibility and fluency. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.
ESLL 50
Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
ESLL 50 is an academic listening and speaking course at intermediate-mid level designed for English language learners who wish to further the development of their communication skills. This course is designed to introduce students to academic listening and speaking activities. Students will continue to develop pronunciation skills and complex pronunciation strategies. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar situations as they continue to refine their pronunciation skills. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.
ESLL 111
Academic Listening, Speaking, and Presentation Skills
3 Units
Prerequisite: ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is intended for English language learners who intend to study at the college level. It builds students' ability to listen and speak in the college classroom. Students improve their listening skills through academic lectures and develop strong classroom speaking skills through various types of presentations.
ESLL 121
Academic Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ESLL 310
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course prepares English language learners for the level of listening, note-taking, and discussion necessary to be successful in college classes. Students develop academic note-taking skills by listening to real academic lectures and build speaking skills by responding to lectures in class discussions. This course helps prepare ESL students for the rigor of general education courses in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines.
ESLL 299
Experimental Offering in English as a Second Language - Listening
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
ESLL 310
Intermediate-High Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
ESLL 310 is an academic listening and speaking course at intermediate-high level designed for English language learners who wish to further the development of their communication skills. This is a course to further develop listening and speaking for academic purposes, including comprehension of lectures, note-taking, presentations, and classroom discussion. Further work on pronunciation is included with emphasis on understanding and producing stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns to communicate effectively. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.
ESLL 320
Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking
4 Units
Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is a course with intensive practice in listening and active participation strategies that are appropriate for American college courses. Students will listen to extended lectures from various subject areas, refine note-taking skills, be able to participate in in-depth discussions, and give oral presentations. Students will continue to improve pronunciation skills.