Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL C0194 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Listening and Speaking Skills 2B  
Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER ESL: Composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 210 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is a listening-comprehension, oral communication, and accent reduction course for low-intermediate students. Emphasis on preparation for classroom situations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0318 Units (144 lecture hours)  
Grammar, Reading, and Writing 2B  
Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER ESL composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use) 210 or higher or Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is an intensive, integrated grammar and reading course for low-intermediate students who are non-native speakers of English. This course provides practice in reading and analyzing short text selections and writing paragraphs that include a topic sentence and supporting details. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0358 Units (144 lecture hours)  
Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3A  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C031 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL: Composite Score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 245 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment process.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is an intensive, integrated grammar, reading, and writing course for intermediate students who are non-native speakers of English. This course provides an introduction to literal and critical reading and responding to unsimplified texts and practice in writing unified paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting details with an emphasis on accuracy in grammar and mechanics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0398 Units (144 lecture hours)  
Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3B   
Prerequisite(s): ESL C035 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL Composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 274 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is an intensive, integrated grammar, reading, and writing course for high-intermediate students who are non-native speakers of English. This course provides practice in literal and critical reading and responding to unsimplified texts. Emphasis on writing focused, grammatically-correct paragraphs with an effective topic sentence and supporting details. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0494 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Listening and Speaking Skills 3A  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C019 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL Composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 245 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is a listening-comprehension, oral communication, and accent reduction course for intermediate students. Emphasis on basic note-taking skills. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0524 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Listening and Speaking Skills 3B  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C049 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL Composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use):274 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is a listening comprehension, oral communication, and accent reduction course for high-intermediate students. Emphasis on effective note taking and participation in class discussion. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0548 Units (144 lecture hours)  
Grammar, Reading, and Writing 4A  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C039 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL: Composite score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 305 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment process.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

The current ESL program includes separate Reading/Writing and Grammar courses. This course combines these subjects in an integrated curriculum designed to increase efficiency and accelerate students' progress in gaining English proficiency. The low-advanced level Reading, Writing, and Grammar course is the sixth in the series of six core ESL courses. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0564 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Listening and Speaking Skills 4  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C052 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL Composite Score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 305 or higher or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is a listening-comprehension, oral communication, and accent reduction course for advanced second language students. Emphasis on effective note-taking from lectures on academic topics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C0994 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Advanced Composition  
Prerequisite(s): ESL C054 with a grade of C or better or ACCUPLACER ESL Composite Score (Reading Skills + Sentence Meaning + Language Use): 305 or higher or Multiple Measures Assessment including a paragraph writing sample.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

This is an integrated composition and grammar course for advanced-level English Language Learners. The course features practice in writing essays in a variety of rhetorical patterns in response to college-level reading passages. Special attention is given to sentence-level grammar and usage problems revealed through diagnostic testing. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)