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The English as a Second Language program offers courses designed to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to students whose native language is not English.


Course Number: ESL 48NA-TZ 
Selected Topics in English as a Second Language
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  4930.81

 

Course Number: ESL 202B
Grammar 4
Units: 5
Class:  5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 202A or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Description: High intermediate level of English grammar: Continuation and expansion of ESL 202A.  4830.81

 

Course Number: ESL 215A
Intermediate Grammar
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 252B or 284B or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Intermediate level of English grammar: Introduction to complex grammar structures and sentence patterns. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 215B
Intermediate Grammar
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 215A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of intermediate level of English grammar: Introduction to complex grammar structures and sentence patterns. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 218A
ESL Writing Workshop
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on pre-writing, thesis control, and essay organization.  4930.83

 

Course Number: ESL 218B
ESL Writing Workshop
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ESL 218A
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on essay organization and idea development.  4930.83

 

Course Number: ESL 218C
ESL Writing Workshop
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ESL 218B
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on sentence structure and mechanics.  4930.83

 

Course Number: ESL 218D
ESL Writing Workshop
Units: 1.5
Class:  1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ESL 218C
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on editing and proofreading strategies. 4930.83

 

Course Number: ESL 222A
Intermediate Reading and Writing
Units: 6
Class:  6 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 285B or 251B or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Intermediate level of reading and writing: Academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills using intermediate-level ESL reading materials; expanding paragraphs into simple narratives and essays. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 222B
Intermediate Reading and Writing
Units: 6
Class:  6 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 222A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of intermediate level of reading and writing: Academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills using intermediate-level ESL reading materials; expanding paragraphs into simple narratives and essays. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 232A
Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 250B or 283B or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Intermediate level listening and speaking: Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills. 4930.85

 

Course Number: ESL 232B
Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 232A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of intermediate level listening and speaking: Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills. 4930.85

 

Course Number: ESL 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in English as a Second Language
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  4830.81

 

Course Number: ESL 250B
Speaking 2
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 250A or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of listening and speaking skills introduced in ESL 250A: Emphasis on basic grammar skills; practice in speaking and understanding American English. 4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 251A
Writing I
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 252A
Non-degree applicable
Description: High beginning level of writing: Emphasis on basic sentences, punctuation rules, and short narrative and descriptive paragraphs.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 251B
Writing II
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 251A or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Recommended preparation: ESL 252B (can be taken con-currently)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of writing skills introduced in ESL 251A: Emphasis on basic sentences, punctuation rules, and short narrative and descriptive paragraphs.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 252A
Grammar 1
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Non-degree applicable
Description: High beginning level of English grammar: Review and practice of basic grammar structures, sentence patterns, and parts of speech.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 252B
Grammar 2
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: ESL 252A or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of basic grammar skills and sentence patterns introduced in ESL 252A: Review and practice of basic grammar structures, sentence patterns, and parts of speech.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 253A
Reading I
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Non-degree applicable
Description: High beginning level of reading: Focus on basic vocabulary development, and techniques for reading comprehension. 4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 258
Conversation 2
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment
Non-degree applicable
Description: Beginning level of spoken American English: Focus on self-expression and vocabulary needed for daily activities.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 273
ESL through Computers 2/3
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Low Intermediate ESL through computers: Designed for ESL students who have low intermediate and intermediate English ability and want to develop their English skills while learning computer functions.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 283A
High Beginning Listening and Speaking 
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Description: High beginning level listening and speaking: Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills. 4930.85

 

Course Number: ESL 283B
High Beginning Listening and Speaking
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 283A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of high beginning level listening and speaking: Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills. 4930.85

 

Course Number: ESL 284A
High Beginning Grammar 
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Description: High beginning level of English grammar: Basic grammar structures, sentence patterns and parts of speech. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 284B
High Beginning Grammar
Units: 4
Class:  4 hours lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 284A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of high beginning level of English grammar: Basic grammar structures, sentence patterns, and parts of speech. 4930.87

 

Course Number: ESL 285A
High Beginning Reading and Writing
Units: 6
Class:  6 hours  lecture (GR/PNP)
Description: High beginning level of reading and writing: Fiction and non-fiction readings adapted for ESL; writing short narrative and descriptive paragraphs. 4930.86

 

Course Number: ESL 285B
High Beginning Reading and Writing
Units: 6
Class:  6 hours  lecture (GR/PNP)
Pre-requisites:  ESL 285A or placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Description: Continuation of high beginning level of reading and writing: Fiction and non-fiction readings adapted for ESL; writing short narrative and descriptive paragraphs. 4930.86

 

Course Number: ESL 294
Basic ESL Skills
Units: 5
Class:  5 hours  lecture (GR/PNP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Basic level ESL course designed for those with little or no English skills: Focus on very basic grammar, writing, and reading lifeskills such as personal information, everyday activities, and feelings/ emotions.  4930.82

 

Course Number: ESL 348NA-TZ
Selected Topics in English as a Second Language
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  4930.82