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ESL 24
Novice-Mid ESL Skills Lab
.5-1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESLL 20 (Novice Listening and Speaking), ESLR 20 (Novice Reading), and ESLW 20 (Novice Writing); 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 Limitations: Students may only enroll in one ESL Skills Lab per semester.
Hours: 27-81 hours LAB
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.
ESL 39
College Ready Skills for English Language Learners
2 Units
Prerequisite: ESLL 20, ESLR 20, or ESLW 20 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
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.
ESL 54
Intermediate-Mid Skills Lab
.5-1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESLL 50 (Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking), ESLR 50 (Intermediate-Mid Reading), ESLW 50 (Intermediate-Mid Writing); concurrent enrollment in ESLL 50, ESLR 50, and/or ESLW 50 is recommended as ESL 54 is designed to supplement the instruction students receive from these courses.
Hours: 27-81 hours LAB
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.
ESL 90
Language Skills Laboratory
.5-1 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This is a laboratory course designed to enable students to focus on specific English language skills through interaction with tutors, faculty, and computer software programs. This class is recommended for ESL students at any level who need further, focused attention to very specific skills including, but not limited to pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary development and spelling. Students may enter the course at any time during the first 9 weeks of the semester and earn either .5 or 1 unit. This course is graded on a credit no credit basis.
ESL 110
College English Preparation: Intermediate
6 Units
Prerequisite: ESLR 40 (Intermediate-Low Reading) and ESLW 40 (Intermediate-Low Writing) with grades of “C” or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Hours: 108 hours LEC
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.
ESL 299
Experimental Offering in English as a Second Language
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
ESL 325
Advanced-Low Integrated Reading and Writing
6 Units
Prerequisite: ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LEC
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.