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English as a Second Language

Developmental and Educational Studies

This three-level ESL program helps students whose primary language is not English to acquire the English language skills and cultural awareness necessary to begin a program of study that prepares them to succeed in college level courses. Separate courses in grammar and linguistic competence, pronunciation and speaking, reading, and paragraph development prepare students to enter developmental reading and writing classes and do not count toward graduation. Because credit ESL courses begin on an intermediate level, it is recommended that students have three years of prior instruction in ESL, or speak, read, and write English regularly in their daily lives.

ESL-85 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR II
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ESL-96.
This is the second part of a high-intermediate English grammar course (ESL) for students whose native language is not English. This course focuses on understanding time in compound and complex sentences, adjective clauses, noun clauses and conditionals. It introduces the coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and transitions words. Use of the language lab to complete some assignments may be required. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ENGL-83. (12/02)

ESL-90 INTERMEDIATE ESL: READING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: Student has completed Non-credit ESL Level 5 or at least three years of the study of ESL/ELD in a high school or adult school program; OR the student 1) has the ability to use complete English sentences to carry on a telephone conversation with a native speaker, 2) is able to read English magazines and newspapers, and 3) is able to write complete sentences (although they may have some grammatical errors).
This is an intermediate reading course for students whose native language is not English (ESL). This course focuses on strategies for recognizing the main idea, topic sentence, and details in a variety of contexts. It stresses using context to understand the meaning of vocabulary, and presents the use of suffixes to understand the functions of words. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL-93. (12/02)

ESL-91 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL: READING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ESL-90.
This is a high-intermediate reading course for students whose native language is not English (ESL). This course focuses on vocabulary development, including word roots and affixes, and reading strategies, including previewing, predicting, identifying main ideas and details, inferences, outlines, and summaries. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL-94. (12/02)

ESL-93 INTERMEDIATE ESL: WRITING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: Student has completed Non-credit ESL Level 5 or at least three years of the study of ESL/ELD in a high school or adult school program; OR the student 1) has the ability to use complete English sentences to carry on a telephone conversation with a native speaker, 2) is able to read English magazines and newspapers, and 3) is able to write complete sentences (although they may have some grammatical errors).
This is an intermediate writing course for students whose native language is not English (ESL). Students will read short essays and write about them. This course focuses on using a step-by-step process to write well ordered paragraphs. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL-90 and ESL-95. Students may be required to use the language lab a minimum of one hour per week. (12/02)

ESL-94 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL: WRITING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ESL-93. Advisories: ESL-90, ESL-95.
This is a high-intermediate writing course for students whose native language is not English (ESL). Students will read short essays and write about them. This course focuses on using a step-by-step process to write well ordered paragraphs and short essays that contain a variety of sentence structures. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL-91 and ESL-96. Students may be required to use the language lab a minimum of one hour per week. (12/02)

ESL-95 INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: Student has completed Non-credit ESL Level 5 or at least three years of the study of ESL/ELD in a high school or adult school program; OR the student 1) has the ability to use complete English sentences to carry on a telephone conversation with a native speaker, 2) is able to read English magazines and newspapers, and 3) is able to write complete sentences (although they may have some grammatical errors).
This is an intermediate English grammar course (ESL) for students whose native language is not English. Focusing on the simple sentence, this course deals with five basic sentence patterns. It also deals with nouns, pronouns, verb tense and form, adjectives, and adverbs. Use of the language lab to complete some assignments may be required. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL-93. (12/02)

ESL-96 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR I
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ESL-95.
This is a high-intermediate English grammar course (ESL) for students whose native language is not English. This course focuses on the proper use of verb forms, phrasal verbs, passive voice, descriptive phrases, participles, gerunds and infinitives. Use of the language lab to complete some assignments may be required. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with ESL- 94. (12/02)

ESL-98 ESL PRONUNCIATION AND SPEAKING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: Completion of non-credit ESL Level 5; or at least three years of the study of ESL/ELD in high school or adult school programs; or use complete English sentences to carry on a conversation with a native speaker while using the telephone, read English magazines and newspapers, and write complete sentences that may have some grammatical errors. This is an intermediate level pronunciation and speaking course. In this course students will practice the consonant and vowel sounds as well as learn how stress and intonation affect a person's ability to understand what is said. Students will use the pronunciation skills and vocabulary presented while practicing conversations on topics related to assigned readings. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL-93 Reading. Use of the language lab may be required. (12/02)

For Accent Reduction, see Communication Studies (COMM-50).


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