English As a Second Language (ESL)

ESL-901  Non-Credit ESL Beginning 1 (formerly ESL-004X)  

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This course addresses illiteracy in English or native language. Emphasis is on developing the students' ability to recognize and form letters and to interpret and write words within the context of listening and comprehending messages in the new language. Language functions and structures are integrated in competency-based integrated-skills instruction. (formerly ESL 004X)

Not transferable

ESL-902  Non-Credit ESL Beginning 2 (formerly ESL-005X)  

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This course addresses issues for students who have minimum exposure to English. Emphasis is on developing the students' ability to listen to and understand messages. Language functions and structures are integrated in competency-based integrated-skills instruction. (formerly ESL 005X)

Prerequisite: ESL-901 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on the CASAS exam or interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-903  Non-Credit ESL Beginning 3 (formerly ESL-006X)  

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This course is taught with an emphasis on developing the student's ability to listen and understand messages while encouraging increased language production. The emphasis of instruction is on increasing fluency and overall communication. (formerly ESL 006X)

Prerequisite: ESL-902 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on CASAS assessment or initial interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-904  Non-Credit ESL Intermediate 1 (formerly ESL-007X)  

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This course addresses basic knowledge of survival English. Emphasis is on developing fluency, both orally and in writing. Language functions and structures are incorporated with an integrated skills approach. (formerly ESL 007X)

Prerequisite: ESL-903 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on the CASAS exam or interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-905  Non-Credit ESL Intermediate 2 (formerly ESL-008X)  

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This course addresses limited English proficient students. Instruction leading to a mastery of capacities deemed necessary to function effectively in society. Emphasis is on developing oral and written fluency. Language functions and structures are integrated with vocational, academic, civic, and general interest topics. (formerly ESL 008X)

Prerequisite: ESL-904 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on the CASAS exam or interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-910  Non-Credit ESL Multi-level 1 (formerly ESL-011X)  

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This course will prepare limited English proficient students to learn a variety of skills to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. (formerly ESL 011X)

Prerequisite: Appropriate CASAS assessment score.

Not transferable

ESL-911  Non-Credit ESL Multi-Level 2 (formerly ESL-012X)  

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This course will prepare limited English proficient students to learn a variety of skills to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. (formerly ESL 012X)

Prerequisite: ESL-910 with a grade of P or appropriate CASAS score.

Not transferable

ESL-920  Non-Credit ESL Advanced 1 (formerly ESL-009X)  

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This course addresses issues with limited English proficiency. Instruction leads to an understanding of capacities necessary to function effectively in society and higher ESL courses. Course emphasis is on increased development of oral and written fluency in English. Language functions and structures are integrated with vocational, academic, civic, and general interest topics. (formerly ESL 009X)

Prerequisite: ESL-905 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on the CASAS assessment or initial interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-921  Non-Credit ESL Advanced 2 (formerly ESL-010X)  

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This course addresses issues with limited English proficiency. Instruction leads to a mastery of advanced capacities necessary to function effectively in society. Course emphasis is on developing oral and written fluency in English. Language functions and structures are integrated with vocational, academic, civic, and general interest topics. (formerly ESL 010X)

Prerequisite: ESL-920 with a grade of P.

Recommended Preparation: Appropriate score on the CASAS assessment or initial interview with instructor to demonstrate proficiency for correct placement.

Not transferable

ESL-962  Writing and Reading Skills for Multilingual Students  

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This course offers training in English language skills needed for success in American colleges. Informed by the language acquisition process, the course includes further instruction in reading and writing. Sentence structure and grammar concepts to enhance communication are reviewed as needed. Conventions of conversation and class discussion are practiced. The course includes paragraph development, critical reading, and critical thinking skills. Students will also be introduced to composing academic essays. *Cross-listed as ESL-062.

Recommended Preparation: ESL-920 or ESL-921 or GED-931.

Not transferable

ESL-998  Preparation for English Composition For Multilingual Students  

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This course provides practice in writing American English multi-paragraph essays. The course also includes in-class practice with college-level reading and discussion in English. Critical thinking is practiced when using concepts and aspects of the readings in student compositions. With focus on elements of difficulty in the language acquisition process, grammar and sentence structure are addressed as needed. This course also addresses plagiarism and introduces the use of quotations and citations in research papers. *Cross-listed as ESL-098.

Recommended Preparation: ESL-062 or ESL-920 or ESL-921 or GED-931.

Not transferable