Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL C0358 Units (144 lecture hours)  
Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3A  
Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C042N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2B with a grade of Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

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.)

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C035

    ESL C0398 Units (144 lecture hours)  
    Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3B   
    Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C035 Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3A with a letter grade of C or better or Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

    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.)

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C039

      ESL C0494 Units (72 lecture hours)  
      Listening and Speaking Skills 3A  
      Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C043N Speaking and Listening 2B with a grade of Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

      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.)

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C049

        ESL C0524 Units (72 lecture hours)  
        Listening and Speaking Skills 3B  
        Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C049 Listening and Speaking Skills 3A with a letter grade of C or better or Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

        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.)

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C052

          ESL C0548 Units (144 lecture hours)  
          Grammar, Reading, and Writing 4A  
          Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C039 Grammar, Reading, and Writing 3B with a letter grade of C or better or Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

          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.)

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C054

            ESL C0564 Units (72 lecture hours)  
            Listening and Speaking Skills 4  
            Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C052 Listening and Speaking Skills 3B with a letter grade of C or better or Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

            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.)

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C056

              ESL C0994 Units (72 lecture hours)  
              Advanced Composition  
              Advisory: Students who have completed ESL C054 Grammar, Reading, and Writing 4A with a letter grade of C or better or Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or new students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

              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.)

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C099