ESL NONCREDIT (ESLN)

ESLN 1010A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - LEVEL 1 - CONDENSED  
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Introduction to basic grammatical functions with an emphasis on the development of language skills for listening with understanding and speaking to be understood. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are integrated in basic life skills and basic work skills themes encountered in everyday context. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1015A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE-LEVEL 2 - CONDENSED  
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Further practice of basic grammatical functions by emphasizing accurate oral and written communication at the high- beginning level. Listening, speaking, and reading skills (some writing) are integrated for better understanding of English used in daily life and everyday work/job skills. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1020A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - LEVEL 3 - CONDENSED  
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Emphasis on increased oral and written communication skills required to function independently in most situations beyond life and work-skills. Complex language functions and forms in listening, speaking, reading and writing are integrated with more general vocational and academic subjects. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1030A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - LEVEL 4 - CONDENSED  
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Introduction to high-intermediate level English language basic skills in reading and writing. Emphasis continues to be fluency in communication for extended conversation on a variety of subjects. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1040A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - LEVEL 5 - CONDENSED  
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Advanced English proficiency level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to meet most life and work-related demands with little problem. Emphasis is on increased use of grammatical functions to prepare students for greater academic success at both high school and college levels. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1060A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY LEVEL A  
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Development of beginning literacy in the basic components of the English language and basic grammatical functions. Emphasis on spelling and pronunciation and mastering the English alphabet and numbers. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1060B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY LEVEL B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1060A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning at beginning literacy by talking about language components using grammar terms and understanding grammar functions. Emphasis is on generating short and simple phrases and establishing basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1061A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, LEVEL 1A  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1060B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of high-literacy grammatical functions. Emphasis on recognizing conversation and passage patterns and expanding writing competency within the context of basic life and work skills. Total of 108 lecture hours.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1061B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, LEVEL 1B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1061A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning at high literacy by employing basic grammatical functions. Emphasis on writing and speaking in complete sentences and on reading and listening competencies within the context of basic life and work skills. Total of 108 lecture hours.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1062A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, LEVEL 2A  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1010 or ESLN 1061B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of low-beginning grammatical functions. Emphasis on simple oral and written communication form and on gathering general ideas through listening and reading in daily life and work. Total of 108 lecture hours.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1062B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, LEVEL 2B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1062A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning at low-beginning proficiency by employing accurate grammatical forms. Emphasis on increasing listening, speaking, reading and writing organization and development skills in daily life and work. Total of 108 lecture hours.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1063A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 3A  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1015 or ESLN 1062B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of high-beginning reading, writing, listening, speaking English communication skills using complex language functions and forms. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1063B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 3B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1063A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning independently at high-beginning proficiency in most situations. Emphasis on building listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within life, work and educational settings. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1064A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 4A  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1020 or ESLN 1063B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of low-intermediate English language skills in reading and writing. Emphasis on extended oral fluency and editing of incorrect language form. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1064B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 4B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1064A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning with low-intermediate proficiency in many real-world situations requiring listening and reading, some involving technology. Emphasis on producing correct complex language forms in speaking and writing. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1065A  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 5A  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1030 or ESLN 1064B or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Development of high-intermediate English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to meet many life and work-related demands. Emphasis is on reducing miscommunication through the correct use of grammatical functions and content organization. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1065B  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 5B  
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Prerequisite(s): ESLN 1065A or placement based on the ESL assessment process

Functioning at high-intermediate English proficiency in life-skills listening, reading, speaking and writing to transition into academic English environments. Emphasis is on increased use of grammatical functions and formal writing styles. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1072  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION  
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Increased ability and confidence to integrate into the English-speaking community through the development of intermediate level listening and speaking skills. Topics include small talk, telephone communication, asking for/giving directions, and discussing personal interests and plans.For students at a beginning high to intermediate-low level of ESL (noncredit Levels 2 and 3). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1074  ADVANCED CONVERSATION  
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Advanced instruction and training in effective American English listening and speaking skills. Topics include effective listening comprehension, communication strategies, interpersonal and intercultural competence, discussion of high-interest topics, and oral presentations. Designed for students at an intermediate to advanced level of ESL (noncredit levels 4, 5 and above). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1082  INTRODUCTION TO PRONUNCIATION  
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Introduction to effective pronunciation of American English. Topics include fundamental components of stress, rhythm, intonation, and connected speech, as well as recognizing and producing key individual speech sounds (vowels and consonants), within the context of beginning to intermediate vocabulary and grammar structures. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1084  ADVANCED PRONUNCIATION  
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Advanced instruction and training in effective pronunciation of American English. Topics include word stress, rhythm, intonation, thought groups, prominence and connected speech, as well as recognizing and producing complex features of vowels and consonants, within the context of advanced vocabulary and sentence structures. Designed for students at an intermediate to advanced level of ESL (noncredit levels 4, 5 and above). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1092  INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR REVIEW  
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Designed to strengthen the existing grammar skills of beginning high to intermediate ESLN students (levels 2 and 3). Topics include basic English sentence structures and the appropriate use of verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1094  ADVANCED GRAMMAR REVIEW  
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For intermediate to advanced ESLN students (levels 4, 5 and above) who seek to improve their grammar skills in American English in order to achieve more effective communication at work, school and in the community. Topics include the advanced use of verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns, and the development of complex sentence structures. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1102  BASIC-INTERMEDIATE WRITING SKILLS  
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Focus on basic writing skills and computer literacy skills relevant to producing sentences and paragraphs in both formal and informal contexts. Targeted at beginning to intermediate ESLN students (Levels 2 and 3) who want to strengthen their basic writing skills. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1104  ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS  
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Focus on advanced writing skills and also computer literacy skills relevant to producing effective paragraphs and essays. Targeted at intermediate to advanced ESLN students (Levels 4, 5 and above) who want to strengthen their writing skills in preparation for further academic work or employment. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1112  INTERMEDIATE READING & VOCABULARY  
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Designed to build vocabulary development and reading comprehension strategies of beginning to intermediate ESLN students (levels 2 and 3). Instruction focuses on reading strategies useful in academic, employment, and personal contexts. Heavy emphasis on learning basic vocabulary in context, and using various reading strategies to increase reading comprehension. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1114  ADVANCED READING & VOCABULARY  
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Designed to build vocabulary development and reading comprehension strategies of intermediate to advanced ESLN students (levels 4 and 5). Instruction focuses on reading strategies useful in academic, employment and personal contexts. Heavy emphasis on learning advanced vocabulary in context, and using various reading strategies to increase reading comprehension. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1122A  INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE, MODULE A  
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Provides beginning-high to intermediate (ESLN Level 2 and 3) students with an introduction to the fundamentals of U.S. culture while integrating English language skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar. Focuses on intercultural communication, relationships in U.S. society (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community) and key American holidays and special events. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1122B  INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CULTURE, MODULE B  
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Provides beginning-high to intermediate (ESLN Level 2 and 3) immigrant students with an introduction to the fundamentals of U.S. culture while integrating English language skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar. Focuses on values and social norms, driving, food and dining out, money, shopping, government services, sports, music, entertainment, local culture and tourist attractions. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 1124  ADVANCED AMERICAN CULTURE: CURRENT SOCIAL ISSUES  
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In-depth examination, analysis, discussion and debate of current issues and topics in American society, looking at the intersection of government, politics, and culture. Content will be integrated with intermediate to advanced instruction in English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 2050  ESL FAMILY LITERACY MODULE, A  
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Development of speaking, reading, and writing skills of limited English speaking parents with children in local elementary, middle and high schools. Family literacy emphasis covering reading with children, parental involvement, kinder readiness, school attendance, and assisting children of all ages with homework. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 2051  ESL FAMILY LITERACY MODULE, B  
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Development of speaking, reading, and writing skills of limited English speaking parents with children in local elementary, middle and high schools. Family literacy emphasis on academic skills, school attendance, assisting children with homework, basic college readiness, and financial aid information. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass
ESLN 2052  ESL FOR HEALTH SCIENCES  
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Introduction to the health care field for non-native speakers of English aimed at the development of language skills for careers in health care. Consists of communication skills and medical terminology. Total of 50 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Ungraded Non-Credit, Pass/No-Pass