Catalog 2019-20

English as a Second Language

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CRC offers a comprehensive ESL program with courses in grammar, listening/speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing designed to provide the English language learner with the command of the English language necessary to pursue both transfer and vocational courses and enter the workforce. Students can enter with virtually no knowledge of English and progress to an extremely proficient level.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

ESL 24 Novice-Mid ESL Skills Lab

Units: 0.5 - 1.5

Hours: 27 - 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ESLL 20, ESLR 20, and ESLW 20; Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 20, ESLR 20, and/or ESLW 20 is recommended as ESL 24 is designed to supplement the instruction students receive in those courses.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students may only enroll in one ESL Skills Lab per semester.

This course develops, expands, and reinforces multiple English language skills at the novice-mid level in an independent and/or small group environment. Coursework includes integrated study topics relative to vocabulary and study skills, reading, grammar use, idiomatic language study and application, conversation and listening skills, and assorted integrated software programs. Late registration is allowed as long as space is available and with the permission of the instructor. This course is not a substitute for other ESL courses. Students will earn .5 units for each 27 hours of lab completed for a maximum of 1.50 units. This course is a Pass/No Pass course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: RECOGNIZE BASIC PARTS OF SPEECH AND BASIC ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH SENTENCES.

ESL 34 Novice-High Skills Lab

Units: 0.5 - 1.5

Hours: 27 - 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ESLL 30, ESLR 30, and ESLW 30; Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 30, ESLR 30, and/or ESLW 30 is recommended as ESL 34 is designed to supplement the instruction students receive these courses.

This course develops, expands, and reinforces multiple English language skills at the novice-high level in an independent and/or small group environment. Coursework includes integrated study topics relative to vocabulary and study skills, reading and grammar use, idiomatic language study and application, conversation and listening skills, and assorted integrated software programs. Late registration is allowed as long as space is available and with the permission of the instructor. This course is not a substitute for other ESL courses. Students will earn .5 units for each 27 hours of lab completed for a maximum of 1.50 units. This course is a Pass/No Pass course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: IDENTIFY BASIC PARTS OF SPEECH AND BASIC ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH SENTENCES.

ESL 37 Novice-High Integrated Reading and Writing

Units: 6

Hours: 108 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 20 and ESLW 20 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course focuses on learning academic reading and writing skills at the novice-high level, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and the writing process. Students will develop paragraphs with a clear beginning, middle, and end in the context of a multiple paragraph writing assignment. This course is part of the reading and writing sequence which prepares ESL students to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE COMPREHENSION OF MULTI-PARAGRAPH TEXT WITH INCREASING LEVELS OF SOPHISTICATION.

ESL 39 College Ready Skills for English Language Learners

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 20, ESLR 20, or ESLW 20 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This is a course to prepare English language learners for success in the American academic experience. This course provides college success strategies, language skills, and support resources in the language appropriate for entry level ESL students.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF AMERICAN COLLEGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES.

ESL 44 Intermediate-Low Skills Lab

Units: 0.5 - 1.5

Hours: 27 - 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ESLL 40, ESLR 40, and ESLW 40; concurrent enrollment in ESLL 40, ESLR 40, and/or ESLW 40 is recommended as ESL 44 is designed to supplement the instruction students receive these courses.

This course develops, expands, and reinforces multiple English language skills at the intermediate-low level in an independent and/or in small group environment. Coursework includes integrated study topics relative to vocabulary and study skills, reading and grammar use, idiomatic language study and application, pronunciation and listening skills, composition and writing, and/or workplace skills. This is an open-entry open-exit course. Students may register until the end of the ninth week of the semester if space allows. This course is not a substitute for other ESL courses. Students will earn .5 units for each 27 hours of lab completed for a maximum of 1.50 units. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: EXTRACT VITAL INFORMATION FROM LISTENING PASSAGES AND LECTURES TO TAKE NOTES OF MAIN AND SUPPORTING IDEAS.

ESL 47 Intermediate-Low Integrated Reading and Writing

Units: 6

Hours: 108 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESL 37 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

ESL 47 is an integrated reading and writing course for English language learners at the intermediate level. In preparation for academic writing, students build skills in pre-writing, learn to write strong paragraphs, and practice the basics of essay structure. Students also build academic reading skills and vocabulary. With the information gathered through readings, students begin to use academic content to supplement their ideas in writing. This course is part of the reading and writing sequence, which prepares ESL students to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE COMPREHENSION OF MULTI-PARAGRAPH ACADEMIC TEXTS

ESL 54 Intermediate-Mid Skills Lab

Units: 0.5 - 1.5

Hours: 27 - 81 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ESLL 50, ESLR 50, and ESLW 50; concurrent enrollment in ESLL 50, ESLR 50, and/or ESLW 50 is recommended as ESL 54 is designed to supplement the instruction students receive these courses.

This course develops, expands, and reinforces multiple English language skills at the intermediate-mid level in an independent and/or in small group environment. Coursework includes integrated study topics relative to vocabulary and study skills, reading and grammar use, idiomatic language study and application, pronunciation and listening skills, composition and writing, and/or workplace skills. This is an open-entry open-exit course. Students may register until the end of the ninth week of the semester if space allows. This course is not a substitute for other ESL courses. Students will earn .5 units for each 27 hours of lab completed for a maximum of 1.50 units. This course is a Pass/No Pass course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: IDENTIFY CENTRAL MEANING IN ACADEMIC SPOKEN DISCOURSE.

ESL 110 ESL College English Preparation: Intermediate

Units: 6

Hours: 108 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

ESL 110 is an accelerated course that integrates reading and writing. This course addresses the reading and writing skills English language learners need to succeed in college-level courses. Students focus on refining college-level academic skills in reading and writing with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary development, fluency, use of standard English, and analytical skills. Students will do extensive reading and writing with ever-increasing critical analysis. Students will follow the writing process in essay writing and will move from personal experiences to incorporating academic information. The class is the first semester of a two-semester sequence that moves students to ENGWR 300 and ENGRD 310/312.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF MULTI-PARAGRAPH, MULTI-PAGE ACADEMIC TEXTS

ESL 130 ESL College English Preparation: Advanced-Low

Units: 6

Hours: 108 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESL 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

ESL 130 is an accelerated course that integrates reading and writing at the high-intermediate and advanced-low level and prepares English language learners to be successful in college-level courses. Students refine academic reading skills with an emphasis on comprehension of academic texts, reading fluency, annotation, and vocabulary development. Students develop research and synthesizing skills and write a variety of essays based on critical analysis of readings. The course also emphasizes competent sentence variety and mastering the mechanics of English in the context of the essay. This class is the second semester of a two-semester sequence that moves students to ENGWR 300 and ENGRD 310/312.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC READING SKILLS BOTH IN CLASS UNDER THE PRESSURE OF TIME AND OUT OF CLASS.

ESL 325 Advanced-Low Integrated Reading and Writing

Units: 6

Hours: 108 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

This course integrates the reading and writing skills English language learners need to succeed in college-level courses. Students focus on refining academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary development, and analytical comprehension. Students will practice research and synthesizing skills and do extensive writing based on critical analysis of readings. Students will analyze and employ techniques throughout the writing process to produce a variety of well-focused, fully developed and organized essays. The course also emphasizes competent sentence variety and mastering the mechanics of English in the context of the essay. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PROVE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESL Grammar

ESLG 41 Elements of English Sentences

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course provides English Language Learners with a review of the basic elements of English sentences including parts of speech, word order, proper use of word form, and the simple and progressive verb tenses. Students will learn to recognize a variety of English sentence patterns in listening, and reading and be able to produce those patterns in their own speaking and writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: ANALYZE SENTENCES TO IDENTIFY THE PARTS OF SPEECH AND HOW THEY FUNCTION.

ESLG 51 Grammar for Intermediate ESL Writers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 41 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course reviews the form and use of the simple and continuous tenses in the present, past and future as well as the present perfect and present perfect continuous. It also provides instruction in other intermediate-level grammar topics such as gerunds and infinitives, articles, and nouns. It is intended for students who need additional grammar instruction to support their development writers in English.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 110 Grammar for Intermediate-High ESL Students

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 51 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course is intended for English language learners who need to develop an understanding of English grammar to study at the college level. It continues to build competency in the English verb tense system and provides instruction in more advanced clause structures, such as noun clauses, adverb clauses, and conditionals. Students will apply these concepts in writing assignments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF ADAPTED AND NATIVE WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 120 Advanced ESL Grammar

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 110 and ESLW 50 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course focuses on developing control of the form and meaning of important grammar structures, especially those used in writing. Students also learn advanced-level grammar topics and develop independent editing skills. Students write extensively and apply strategies to correct both local and global grammatical errors. The course is intended for students who need to develop strong control of grammar to support their educational and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SAMPLES OF ADVANCED-LEVEL, ACADEMIC ENGLISH.

ESLG 310 Intermediate-High Grammar

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 57 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on further practice of the forms, meanings, and usage of grammatical structures of English. Oral and written practice reinforces the structures studied. Students practice writing extensively both in and out of class.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 320 Advanced-Low Grammar

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility is determined by the assessment process, or completion of ESLG 310 with a grade of "C" or better.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on developing control of the forms and meaning of major structures used in writing with an emphasis on aligning clause structures and writing purposes. Students write extensively and apply editing strategies introduced in the course. Assignments emphasize grammar and syntax in the context of longer written work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: RECOGNIZE AND NAME GRAMMAR AND SYNTACTIC STRUCTURES USING APPROPRIATE METALINGUISTIC TERMS.

ESL Listening

ESLL 20 Novice Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY MOST OF THE PHONETIC SOUNDS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH

ESLL 30 Novice-High Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: USE BASIC PRONUNCIATION RULES TO IMPROVE COMPREHENSIBILITY

ESLL 31 Listening and Speaking for College Readiness

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 20 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

English language learners at the novice-high level develop the listening and speaking strategies necessary for college and workforce readiness. Basic listening strategies include listening for main ideas and supporting details in a variety of situations. Basic speaking strategies include the utilization of appropriate learned vocabulary and continued development of the production of English sounds, stress patterns, and intonation patterns. Students will also develop effective small group and class discussion strategies. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN CONTROLLED, HIGHLY SUPPORTED ACADEMIC LISTENING SITUATIONS IN ENGLISH.

ESLL 40 Intermediate-Low Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: ILLUSTRATE ABILITY TO EMPLOY RULES OF SYLLABICATION, STRESS AND INTONATION OF STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH

ESLL 50 Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LIMITED LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESLL 111 Academic Listening, Speaking, and Presentation Skills

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PREPARE AND DELIVER EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING PRESENTATIONS ON ACADEMIC TOPICS

ESLL 114 Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLR 40 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLL 114 is a listening and speaking course at intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. This course is designed to introduce students to the listening and speaking skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students will continue to develop pronunciation skills and complex pronunciation strategies in the context of the allied health field. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar allied health situations as they continue to refine their oral communication skills. In addition, students will develop focused listening and note-taking strategies necessary to complete course and work related activities in the field of allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

ESLL 121 Academic Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 111 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 310

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: USE PRE-LISTENING STRATEGIES TO PREPARE FOR LECTURES

ESLL 124 Advanced Listening and Speaking for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLR 124 and ESLW 124

ESLL 124 is a listening and speaking course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine the listening and speaking skills necessary for both the academic and work environment. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar allied health situations as they continue to refine their oral communication skills. In addition, students will expand their abilities to participate in focused listening situations and lectures necessary for content courses and work related situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: USE A VARIETY OF INTERACTIVE LISTENING AND SPEAKING STRATEGIES EFFECTIVELY.

ESLL 310 Intermediate-High Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC ENGLISH-ONLY LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS

ESLL 320 Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESL Pronunciation

ESLP 41 The Basics of English Pronunciation

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 30 with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the phonetic alphabet and focuses on the identification and production of the sounds of English. Students use basic pronunciation rules to begin to control pronunciation of words and sentences and add expression to their speech.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY ALL THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH WITH OCCASIONAL ERRORS.

ESLP 50 Intermediate-Mid Pronunciation

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or the equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

ESLP 50 is an English pronunciation course at the intermediate-mid level for English language learners. This course is designed to help intermediate English language learners move toward more comprehensible speech. Students will have intensive work on recognizing and producing speech sounds including analysis of the contrasts between the phonemic inventory of the student's home language and the phonemic inventory of "standard" American English. Patterns of English stress, rhythm, and intonation are reviewed and practiced. Emphasis is on neuromuscular development and use of the organs of speech. This course is part of the ESL pronunciation sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO# 1: Differentiate between English and Non-English sounds.

ESLP 51 Building English Fluency and Comprehensibility

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLP 41 with a grade of "C" or better

This course builds on the skills learned in ESLP 41 while adding increased focus on sentence stress, rhythm, and intonation. Students use pronunciation rules to increase their ability to control pronunciation in a variety of situations and to make their speech more comprehensible and engaging.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY ALL THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH.

ESLP 310 Intermediate-High Pronunciation

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ESLP 50 and ESLW 50 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to further enhance intelligible speech in English language learners. In addition to review of the International Phonetic Alphabet and standard American speech sounds, students will receive intensive training in the phonology of English including common contractions, reductions, deletions, and the effects of specific phonetic environments. Participants record speech production exercises and receive personal analysis and suggestions for improvement. Students will be responsible for writing and presenting dialogs, skits, and brief other oral presentations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: independently investigate, discover, and produce the pronunciation of English words, including variations conditioned by adjacent phonological environments.

ESLP 320 Advanced-Low Pronunciation

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: ESLP 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

In this course, students focus on refining English pronunciation skills with an emphasis on eliminating production errors in spontaneous spoken English. Students will review and expand their understanding of phonological principles. Skill mastery will be demonstrated through lengthy impromptu presentations on prepared or familiar topics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Produce lengthy, unrehearsed examples of intelligible connected speech.

ESL Reading

ESLR 20 Novice Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

ESLR 20 is a novice reading course for English language learners. This course is an introduction to reading in English which focuses on an emerging ability to read words, phrases and sentences in the context of a paragraph or short reading. Students will learn word forms, spelling rules, phonetics and basic grammar in the context of reading passages. They will work on vocabulary building, basic comprehension skills and reading speed. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ALPHABETIC PRINCIPLE.

ESLR 30 Novice-High Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 30 is a novice-high reading course for English language learners. This course is a further introduction to reading in English which expands on the concepts learned in ESLR 20. Students focus on an emerging ability to utilize basic reading comprehension strategies. Students will learn to use word form and grammatical structure to determine meaning. They will continue to develop vocabulary building skills and increase reading speed. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY BASIC "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES.

ESLR 40 Intermediate-Low Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 40 is an intermediate-low level reading course for English language learners. This course focuses on developing reading skills with an emphasis on building vocabulary, literal comprehension, and fluency. Students will participate in class discussions and write about readings This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: EMPLOY "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES

ESLR 50 Intermediate-Mid Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 50 is a reading course for English language learners at the intermediate-mid level. This course focuses on the further development of academic reading skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, literal comprehension, and dictionary skills. Students will continue to develop critical thinking skills to understand, analyze, discuss, and write responses to ideas expressed in adapted academic readings. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS

ESLR 51 Building Vocabulary Skills

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 and ESLW 30 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course introduces English language learners to vocabulary building skills. The course teaches parts of speech, vocabulary study strategies, word attack skills, dictionary skills, and level-appropriate academic vocabulary.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE USING AN ENGLISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

ESLR 111 Academic Vocabulary

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 50 and 51 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course is intended to prepare English language learners for the sophisticated vocabulary needed for higher-level study or work. Students will engage with the Academic Word List while continuing to develop vocabulary building skills. The course teaches more complex vocabulary study strategies, word attack skills, and academic vocabulary from the Academic Word List.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE USING AN ENGLISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

ESLR 114 Intermediate Reading for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 40 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLR 114 is a reading skills course at the intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course, students build on the reading and vocabulary skills necessary for both the academic and work environment. This course focuses on the further development of academic reading skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, literal comprehension, and dictionary skills. Students will continue to develop critical thinking skills to understand, analyze, discuss, and write responses to ideas expressed in readings related to the field of allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS.

ESLR 124 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLL 124 and ESLW 124

ESLR 124 is a reading and vocabulary development course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine their academic reading skills with a focus on comprehension of academic text, reading fluency, and annotation in disciplines related to allied health. Students will also develop vocabulary building strategies necessary for allied health related disciplines. In addition, students will use their reading and writing skills to provide critical analysis of materials read. Students who complete this course will be prepared for the reading demands of both the academic and work environment in allied health related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC READING SKILLS IN COLLEGE LEVEL READINGS ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE ALLIED HEALTH FIELD.

ESLR 310 Intermediate-High Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on the introduction of academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary expansion, and comprehension of ideas, and introduces students to library use. Students will use critical thinking skills to understand, paraphrase, summarize, and respond to ideas expressed in reading, either orally or in writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE USE OF STRATEGIES TO FUNCTION IN MANY READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

ESLR 320 Advanced-Low Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on refining academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary development, and analytical comprehension. Students will practice research and synthesizing skills and do extensive writing based on critical analysis of readings.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PROVE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESL Writing

ESLW 20 Novice Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

ESLW 20 is a writing course for English language learners at the novice level. This course is an introduction to English writing at the sentence and paragraph level. Students will write about familiar topics focusing on the structure of English including word form, parts of speech, verb tense and word order. Students will learn to construct affirmative and negative statements, and yes/no and information questions in simple present, simple past, present continuous and simple future tenses. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: WRITE A BASIC PARAGRAPH OF ABOUT 10 SENTENCES

ESLW 30 Novice-High Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 30 is a course for English language learners at the novice-high level. In this course students will expand control of English sentence and paragraph structures. Students will continue to develop mastery of verb tenses, subject verb agreement, singular and plural nouns, and punctuation within sentences. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE BASIC STEPS IN THE WRITING PROCESS

ESLW 40 Intermediate-Low Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 40 is a writing course for English language learners at the intermediate-low level. This course builds skills in writing at the paragraph level. Students continue to build an understanding of the use of word form, parts of speech, verb tense, and English sentence structure. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: ANALYZE PARAGRAPHS TO IDENTIFY COMPONENT STRUCTURES

ESLW 50 Intermediate-Mid Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 50 is a writing course for English language learners at the intermediate-mid level. This course introduces essay writing. Students build an understanding of the writing process, essay structure, and types of writing assignments. Students continue to build confidence in using correct sentence structure, grammar, and editing skills. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY AND APPLY BASIC ESSAY COMPONENTS

ESLW 114 Intermediate Writing for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 40 and ESLR 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLW 114 is a writing course at the intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. This course introduces students to the writing skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students build an understanding of the writing process and types of writing necessary in the allied health field. Students continue to build confidence in using correct sentence structure, grammar, and editing skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE MULTIPLE PARAGRAPH ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES.

ESLW 124 Advanced-Low Writing for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLL 124 and ESLR 124

ESLW 124 is a writing course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine the writing skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students will expand their understanding of the writing process and types of writing necessary in the allied health field. Students will build fluency and accuracy with the English language including grammar, sentence structure, and style.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE MULTIPLE DRAFT ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES PURPOSES.

ESLW 310 Intermediate-High Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 50 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

In this course students will continue to develop their writing skills through the writing process to create focused, fully developed and well-organized essays. The course focuses on writing for different purposes, sentence variety and emerging mastery of mechanics in the context of essays. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE EMERGING COMPETENCE IN THE WRITING PROCESS

ESLW 320 Advanced-Low Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

In this course students will analyze and employ techniques throughout the writing process to produce a variety of well focused, fully developed and organized essays. The course also emphasizes competent sentence variety and mastering the mechanics of English in the context of the essay. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN WRITING SITUATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE PURPOSES WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESLW 340 Advanced Composition

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

This college composition course emphasizes reading analysis, writing, and critical thinking skills, while also addressing the specific language and cultural needs of non-native speakers. These skills are essential for successful completion of a two or four-year college program. Writing assignments include expository and argumentative prose based on analysis of a variety of assigned readings and original research including a fully documented research paper and in-class essays.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: COMPOSE EFFECTIVE COLLEGE-LEVEL ESSAYS USING STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH, EMPLOYING A VARIETY OF RHETORICAL STRATEGIES, AND APPLYING APPROPRIATE CITATIONS AND FORMATTING STANDARDS