ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL 033A  ESL READING AND WRITING - LEVEL 4  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ESL 122, or satisfactory ESL placement assessment

Reading and composition to prepare students for college classes. Practice in advanced sentence structure; methods of paragraph and essay development; reading of college-level material. Recommended enrollment in ENGL 415. No credit if taken after ESL 033B, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C or 100. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 033B, 122, 422, 420, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100, 400. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 033B  ESL READING AND WRITING - LEVEL 5  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ESL 033A, or satisfactory ESL placement assessment

Readings in college-level texts including fiction and non-fiction; methods of essay and annotated paper development. Designed to prepare students for success in English composition classes. Recommended enrollment in ENGL 130. No credit if taken after ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 033A, 122, 422, 420, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100, 400. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 040  LITERATURE IN A SECOND LANGUAGE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of ESL 033A

Introduction to the diversity of fiction, poetry and drama in English and other languages. Designed for cultural expression and the development of reading skills in English. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 106  SPEAKING AND LISTENING FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS  
4 unit  
Recommended Preparation: ESL 136 or 146, and eligibility for ESL 033B or ENGL 100

Development of advanced speaking and listening skills for achieving academic goals. Task activities include group discussion, individual presentations, evaluation of lectures and media broadcasts. Attention will be given to building college-level skills. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
ESL 110  STUDY SKILLS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR ESL STUDENTS  
2 unit  

Development of essential academic survival skills: study techniques, time management, textbook mastery, test-taking, and note-taking. Total of 36 hours lecture.

ESL 111  ACADEMIC READING FOR ESL  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): One of the following: (1) Eligibility for ESL 033A; or (2) satisfactory reading placement assessment

Essential college reading skills and strategies with an emphasis on comprehension, academic vocabulary, and reading fluency. Focus on literal and interpretive levels of narrative and expository texts. Attention to the relationship between cultural references and textual meaning. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 113  ADVANCED ESL VOCABULARY  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ESL 033A or ENGL 100

Recommended for advanced ESL students needing to increase their academic vocabulary words and phrases in order to comprehend and use advanced academic English, increasing their confidence in comprehending and using high-level vocabulary for academic and non-academic situations. Focus on advanced prefixes, roots, suffixes; two- and three-word verbs, collocations/idioms, word families, and dictionary use. Total of 36 hours of lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 122  GRAMMAR AND WRITING - LEVEL 3  
4 unit  
Prerequisite(s): ESL 422, 490B, SPSV 490B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of grammar and writing skills for academic purposes. Reading of low-intermediate fiction and non-fiction; written practice in sentence patterns and compositions. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 432. No credit if taken after ESL 033A, 033B, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, or 100. Cannot enroll concurrently in ESL 033A, 033B, 420, 422, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100 or 400. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 132  READING - LEVEL 3  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): ESL 432 or placement based on the ESL reading assessment process

Development of word attack skills, vocabulary, study skills, and intermediate reading techniques. Recommended enrollment in ESL 122. No credit if taken after ENGL 415, 130, 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, ESL 432, ENGL 415, 130, 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 133  ADVANCED SENTENCE STRUCTURE REVIEW  
2 unit  
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ESL 033B, ENGL 100, ENGL 001A

Review of advanced grammar structures, including adverb, adjective, and noun clauses, and conditional forms. For ESL students who need to review advanced grammar. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 136  AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH SPEAKING AND LISTENING  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: ESL 446 or 442, and enrollment in ESL 033A or ENGL 415

Development of high intermediate to advanced speaking and listening skills through the discussion of current events and American cultural and social issues. Movies, song, TV and radio programs will be used to enhance cultural competency and to build fluency in aural comprehension and spoken communication skills. Activities include oral reports, group and panel discussions, in-class and out-of-class interviews. Some library research and reading assignments. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 146  PRONUNCIATION OF AMERICAN ENGLISH - LEVEL 2  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: Completion of ESL 246 (Level 1) or its equivalent, current enrollment in ESL 106 or eligibility for ESL 033A

Further development of pronunciation skills through practice of American consonant blends and advanced stress and intonation patterns. Use of phonetic alphabet reduced forms and advanced features of vowel and consonant sounds. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 150  SUPPLEMENTARY SKILLS FOR COLLEGE COMPOSITION  
1 unit  

Individualized instruction to help non-native speakers overcome problems in composition. Recommended for non-native students enrolled in ENGL 001A. Total of 36 hours lecture.

ESL 150A  COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES  
3 unit  

Communicating with efficiency and professionalism. Construction of both formal and informal conversations, including questions, using various verb tenses and aspects of word forms; use correct pronunciation, stress, and intonation in the workplace with colleagues and patients. For students desiring to work in a medical office or as a healthcare professional. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 171A  EXPLORING TOPICS IN ESL  
3 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 171B  EXPLORING TOPICS IN ESL  
2 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 171C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN ESL  
1 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 172  ESL FOR THE WORKPLACE  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Required eligibility for ESL 122 or above

English communication skills appropriate to a workplace setting, including workplace terminology, safety issues, reports and memos, job search skills, communicating with coworkers, and an understanding of workplace ethics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 176  EFFECTIVE SPEAKING AND LISTENING II  
3 unit  

Continuing development of conversation skills in a variety of social situations. Practice and use of intermediate language skills. Listening activities to help students understand natural speech. Vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical patterns common to spoken English. Recommended for students who have completed ESL 446 and/or are enrolled in ESL 122 and/or ESL 132. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 246  PRONUNCIATION OF AMERICAN ENGLISH - LEVEL 1  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: ESL 446; or enrollment in ESL 446, or eligibility for ESL 442

Introduction to American speech sounds, basic stress and intonation patterns. Study of selected suffix endings, speech mechanism and phonetic alphabet. No credit if taken after ESL 142. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 403  ESL SKILLS WORKSHOP  
1 unit  

Individualized instruction in writing vocabulary, and spelling to assist non-native speakers of English concurrently enrolled in a core ESL course. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 410A  SENTENCE STRUCTURE REVIEW  
1 unit  

Review parts of speech and basic sentence structure. Recommended for students who need review of beginning level grammar. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 410B  VERB REVIEW  
1 unit  

Review of the English verb system including verb tenses, modals, active/passive,and infinitives and gerunds. Recommended for ESL students who need review of verbs. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
ESL 413  ESL VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT  
1 unit  

Word families, idioms, prefixes and suffixes, dictionary use. Recommended for ESL students who need basic vocabulary development. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 420  GRAMMAR AND WRITING - LEVEL 1  
4 unit  

Intensive practice in basic English sentence structure for students who wish to prepare for college-level work. Introduction to spelling, punctuation, vocabulary development and English writing conventions. Recommended enrollment in ESL 460 and ESL 456. No credit if taken after ESL 033A, 033B, 122, 422, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100 or 400. Cannot enroll concurrently in ESL 033A, 033B, 122, 422, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100, or 400. Total of 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 422  GRAMMAR AND WRITING - LEVEL 2  
4 unit  
Prerequisite(s): ESL 420 or satisfactory ESL placement assessment

Development of reading and writing skills for academic purposes. Readings in short essays and fiction; written practice in sentence patterns, paragraphs. Recommended enrollment in ESL 432. No credit if taken after ESL 033A, 033B, 122, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, or 100. Cannot enroll concurrently in ESL 033A, 033B, 122, 420, ENGL 001A, 001B, 001C, 100, or 400. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 432  ESL READING - LEVEL 2  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): ESL 460 or satisfactory reading placement assessment

Development of vocabulary and reading strategies used in academic and personal contexts. Recommended enrollment in ESL 422 and 446. No credit if taken after ESL 132, 111, ENGL 415, 130, or 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, 132, 111 ENGL 415, 130 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 446  EFFECTIVE SPEAKING AND LISTENING  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: ESL 456, 420 or 460; and enrollment in ESL 432, 422, 246 or 122

Practice of casual and formal dialogues in commonplace situations. Everyday language functions and conversation management skills. Listening activities to enhance comprehension of daily topics. Idiomatic expressions and grammatical patterns common to spoken English. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 456  BASIC SPEAKING AND LISTENING  
6 unit  

An introductory course in spoken English to develop basic communication skills for everyday life in the U.S. Listening and conversation practice around daily topics, extensive vocabulary building and practice of basic grammatical structures. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 420 and ESL 460. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 459  TECHNOLOGY FOR ESL STUDENT SUCCESS  
1 unit  

Development of technical skills for professional and academic communication through the use of technology, such as multimedia and online learning tools. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 460  ESL READING - LEVEL 1  
3 unit  

Introduction to vocabulary and reading strategies used in academic and personal contexts. Recommended enrollment in ESL 420 and 456. No credit if taken after ESL 432, 132, 111, ENGL 415, 130 or 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 432, 132, 111, ENGL 415, 130 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. Lab may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ESL 472  ESL FOR THE WORKPLACE  
3 unit  

English communication skills appropriate to a workplace setting, including workplace terminology, instructions and procedures, safety issues, telephone and email skills, and an understanding of workplace ethics. Recommended eligibility for ESL 420 or 422. No credit if taken after ESL 172. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass