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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