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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)


In order to enroll in the correct course level, ESL students should ask for the ESL assessment test when registering.

1 College English As A Second Language I (12) NDA
This course is for beginning ESL students. Emphasis is on development of basic reading and writing skills in preparation for college work.

1A Integrated Skills (6) NDA
1B Integrated Skills (6) NDA

2 College English As A Second Language II (12) NDA
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process.
A beginning course for students to learn and practice basic grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and reading skills. Emphasis is on oral and written language for success in school, work and everyday life.

3A College ESL III: Writing/Grammar (6) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 3B and 3C.
This is a high-beginning course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes basic sentence patterns and the development of writing through guided and free composition. Reading, speaking and listening activities reinforce writing and grammar-in-context lessons.

3B College ESL III: Reading/Vocabulary (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 3A and 3C.
This is a high-beginning course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of reading and vocabulary skills leading to college-level proficiency.

3C College ESL III: Listening/Speaking (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 3A and 3B.
This is a high-beginning course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes pronunciation principles, listening strategies, and conversational skills.

4A College ESL IV: Writing/Grammar (6) NDA
Prerequisite: ESL 3A.
ESL 4A is an intermediate course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. Through the presentation and reinforcement of essential grammar patterns and rules, it emphasizes the development of skills leading from sentences to paragraph composition.

4B College ESL IV: Reading/Vocabulary (3) NDA
Prerequisite: ESL 3B.
This is an intermediate course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of skills leading to college-level proficiency in reading and vocabulary.

4C College ESL IV: Listening/Speaking (3) NDA
Prerequisite: ESL 3C.
This is an intermediate course in academic English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of listening comprehension, conversational skills, and English pronunciation to improve communication.

5A College ESL V: Writing/Grammar (6) UC:CSU
Corequisites: ESL 5B and 5C.
This is a high-intermediate course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of grammar and writing skills leading to college-level writing and reading proficiency. Course work includes paragraph and short essay writing.

5B College ESL V: Reading/Vocabulary (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 5A and 5C.
This is a high-intermediate course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of skills leading to vocabulary expansion and college-level reading proficiency.

5C College ESL V: Listening/Speaking (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 5A and 5B.
This is a high-intermediate course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. Students will improve listening comprehension, speaking in group situations, and brief formal presentations. Accent reduction instruction and practice is incorporated into communication exercises.

6A College ESL VI: Writing/Grammar (6) UC:CSU
Corequisites: ESL 6B and 6C.
This is an advanced course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes the development of the writing and grammar skills necessary for college-level writing. Course work includes essay writing.

6B College ESL VI: Reading/Vocabulary (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 6A and 6C.
This is an advanced course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers. This course emphasizes the development of college-level reading and vocabulary skills through the analysis of unabridged short stories, non-fiction articles, and a novel. Students learn summarizing, paraphrasing, and research techniques.

6C College ESL VI: Listening/Speaking (3) NDA
Corequisites: ESL 6A and 6B.
This is an advanced course in English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English. Students will improve listening comprehension, speaking and pronunciation with a wide range of communication exercises.

7B College ESL VII: Reading/Vocabulary (3) (NDA)
Prerequisites: Completion of ESL 6 with a grade of "C" or better, and appropriate placement level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process.
This is designed for ESL students who wish to develop college reading versatility and efficiency, and use critical reading skills in analyzing difficult material.

8 Advanced ESL Composition (6) CSU
Prerequisite: ESL 6A, or appropriate placement level demonstrated through the ESL or English assessment process.
This is a course in written composition and critical reading skills tailored for the English-as-a-Second Language student. It is a prerequisite for English 101. The emphasis is on writing based primarily on critical reading and secondarily on life experiences. Advanced grammar skills are emphasized throughout each lesson. Nine to ten compositions, including at least six essays of 500 to 750 words and one research paper are required.

 

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