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ESL Courses

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G011 - 5 Units
ESL Core Course, Level I

Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G013
This is the first in a series of seven levels. It is a beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In this course, students will be introduced to simple present, simple past, simple future and present progressive verb tenses and basic English word order patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read very basic English prose and engage in rudimentary conversations. No previous study of English is required. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G012 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level I

This is a beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to write with a simple concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G013 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level I

Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G011
Beginning ESL listening/speaking course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking and pronunciation in spoken grammar. At the completion of the course, students will be able to understand simple spoken English and engage in rudimentary conversations. Not applicable to AA degree. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G021 - 5 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 2

Prerequisites: ESL G011 and G013 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G022 and ESL G023
This is the second in a series of seven levels. It is a high beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on simple and progressive verb tenses and basic sentence patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read and write basic English sentences, and engage in simple oral communication. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G022 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2

Prerequisites: ESL G012 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G011 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G021 and ESL G023
A high beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will develop the ability to write with a concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G023 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2

Prerequisites: ESL G013 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G011 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G021 and/or ESL G022
A high beginning discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation in spoken grammar. Students will develop confidence in conversation with a limited vocabulary on everyday matters. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G031 - 5 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 3

Prerequisites: ESL G021 and G023 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G032 and/or ESL G033
Third in a series of seven levels. Low intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on mastery of simple and progressive verb tenses, simple passive voice, indirect object patterns, modals, idiomatic expressions, and simple subordination. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use simple time and space orders in sentences and paragraphs and use correct word order in conversation. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G032 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 3

Prerequisites: ESL G022 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G021 and/or ESL G022 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G031 and/or ESL G033.
An low intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read selections ranging from simple information to high-interest stories and develop the ability to write short narrative and descriptive paragraphs on familiar topics, using a variety of simple verb tenses, simple subordination and coordination. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G033 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 3

Prerequisites: ESL G023 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G021 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G031 and/or ESL G032
A low intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in social dialogues, role playing and conversations in response to TV, video and class lectures. Stress on pronunciation of vowel sounds and end consonant clusters. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G041 - 5 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 4

Prerequisites: ESL G031 and ESL G033 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G042 and/or ESL G043
Fourth in a series of seven levels. Intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on present perfect tense and on compound and complex sentences, expository writing forms, appropriate levels of diction, and topic sentence ideas. At the completion of the course, they will be able to write simple process, reason, and results pieces with control of sentence word order; they will also be able to distinguish central ideas and supporting details in structured readings. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G042 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 4

Prerequisites: ESL 032 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G031 and/or ESL G032 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G041 and/or ESL G043
An intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read expository pieces requiring the ability to find main ideas and details, make inference, recognize transitional devices, and distinguish levels of generality. They will develop the ability to write simple expository paragraphs, with and emphasis on using transitional devices to coordinate ideas. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G043 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 4

Prerequisites: ESL G033 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G031 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G041 and/or ESL G042
An intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in group discussions and give informal reports in response to TV, video, films and academic lectures on concrete topics. Stress on recognizing differences between formal and informal diction, on differentiating voice patterns and cues in meaning, on using idiomatic prepositions correctly, and on developing English rhythm and intonation patterns. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G051 - 5 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 5

Prerequisites: ESL G041 and ESL G043 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G052 and/or ESL G053
This course is the fifth in a series of seven levels. It is a high intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on the more difficult adjective and adverbial clauses; past and future perfect tenses; expository writing patterns, such as cause and effect and comparison and contrast; inference and tone in reading; and listening without visual clues. At the completion of the course, they will have emerging control of expository forms, of tone, and of providing contextual clues. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G052 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 5

Prerequisites: ESL G042 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G041 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G051 and/or ESL G053
This course is fifth in a series of six reading courses. It is a high intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read multi-paragraph pieces of wide general interest and pieces about abstract topics; they will distinguish between main and subordinate ideas and recognize major differences in tone. They will develop the ability to write transitional phrases between simple expository paragraphs and use a variety of compound and complex sentence patterns in subordination and coordination. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G053 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 5

Prerequisites: ESL G043 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G041 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G051 and/or ESL G052
This course is the fifth in a series of seven courses. It is a high intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will begin elementary guided note taking in response to a variety of simple lectures. Emphasis in speaking is placed on presenting short reports and using a variety of stress and intonation patterns to convey meaning. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G061 - 4 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 6

Prerequisites: ESL G051, G052 and G053 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G062 and/or ESL G063
This is the sixth in a series of seven levels. It is a low advanced ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on adverbial and noun clauses, adverbial transformations and participial forms, basic essay form, and a range of developmental readings. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to write and converse about these materials in predominantly correct standard English. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G062 - 3 Units
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 6

Prerequisites: ESL G052 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G051 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G061
This course is the sixth in a series of six reading courses. This is a low-advanced discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will develop the ability to read and analyze a range of selected essays, articles, and fictional pieces and to write fully developed paragraphs of cause/effect, classification, and problem/solution based on the readings. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G063 - 3 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 6

Prerequisites: ESL G053 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G051 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G061
This course is the sixth in a series of seven courses. It is a low advanced discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and study skills. Students will continue to develop skills in guided note-taking from lectures and discussion. They will engage in conversations based on a variety of topics with an emphasis on appropriate vocabulary, syntax, and register. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G071 - 4 Units
ESL Core Course, Level 7

Prerequisites: ESL G061 and G063 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G073.
This is the last in a series of seven levels. It is an advanced ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on analytic reading skills, paragraph writing, and refining their use of English syntax and style. At the conclusion of the course, they will have the skills to fulfill the entry requirements for English 010. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G073 - 2 Units
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 7

Prerequisites: ESL G063 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G061 and/or concurrent enrollment in G071
This course is the seventh in a series of seven courses. This is an advanced discrete-skills course in listening, speaking and study skills with guided and free note-taking from lectures and discussions. The major focus of this class is to develop students’ listening proficiency, particularly for listening to lectures and note-taking, but some emphasis will be placed on speaking practice with the aim of developing linguistic proficiency. At the completion of the course, they will have improved note-taking and vocabulary skills over a wide range of academic topics. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.