Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL C011N36-144 Hours (36-144 lecture hours)  
Sentence Structure 1  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

An intensive beginning English grammar course for non-native English speakers. A survey of simple sentence structures in American English. Emphasis on developing proficiency and fluency in constructing grammatically correct English sentences. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C012N36-144 Hours (36-144 lecture hours)  
Reading and Writing 1  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

A beginning-level course in English reading and writing for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on developing vocabulary and communication skills necessary for reading and comprehending simple, short paragraphs and writing simple sentences. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C013N36-180 Hours (36-180 lecture hours)  
Listening and Conversation 1  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

An intensive beginning-level course in English listening comprehension and oral communication for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on skills necessary to comprehend spoken English and to speak English fluently and accurately. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C014N36-144 Hours (36-144 lecture hours)  
ESL: Reading and Writing 1  
Advisory: Placement by ESL Assessment process.

Grading Mode: Not Graded

A beginning-level course in English reading and writing for non-native English speakers. Emphasis on developing vocabulary and communication skills necessary for reading and comprehending simple, short paragraphs and writing simple sentences. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C020N48-144 Hours (48-144 lecture hours)  
Integrated English Skills 1A  
Advisory: Students are advised to complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement in order to select their initial course level.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is a very basic course for low-beginning non-native English speakers focusing on English language skills necessary for simple reading, writing, listening, and speaking tasks in classroom situations. Emphasis on correct sentence structure, basic vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and correct pronunciation. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL C022N144 Hours (144 lecture hours)  
Reading, Writing, and Grammar 1B  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is an intensive reading, writing, and grammar course for beginning-level non-native English speakers who are preparing for general college coursework. This course provides an introduction to reading and interpreting short reading passages on familiar topics and writing sentences in the simple and progressive present and past tenses. Students will become familiar with grammatical terms in preparation for higher-level academic courses. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C023N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
Speaking and Listening 1B  
Advisory: Students are advised to complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement in order to select their initial course level.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is an oral communication, pronunciation, and listening comprehension course for beginning-level non-native English speakers. Emphasis on mastering accurate pronunciation and building listening skills to facilitate accurate comprehension of spoken English. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C025N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
Pronunciation Skills - Beginning  
Advisory: Students are advised to complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement in order to select their course level.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is a pronunciation and communication course for non-native speakers of English at the beginning-level of proficiency. Emphasis is placed on accurate pronunciation of American English and oral/aural communication skills necessary for employment, social, and academic situations. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C028N36-72 Hours (36-72 lecture hours)  
English as a Second Language for Citizenship 1  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This beginning-level noncredit course is the first in a series of two courses for non-native English speakers to prepare for the USCIS naturalization process with emphasis on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for successful completion of the USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test. Students will gain basic knowledge of U.S. geography, government, and history. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C032N144 Hours (144 lecture hours)  
Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2A  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is an intensive reading, writing, and grammar course for high-beginning level non-native English speakers who are preparing for college coursework. This course provides practice in reading and interpreting short reading passages, writing sentences in the simple, progressive, and perfect past and present tenses, and writing short paragraphs. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C033N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
Speaking and Listening 2A  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is an oral communication, accent reduction, and listening comprehension course for high-beginning level non-native English speakers who are preparing for general college coursework. Emphasis on accurate pronunciation and communication and listening skills necessary for classroom situations. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C038N36-72 Hours (36-72 lecture hours)  
English as a Second Language for Citizenship 2  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This intermediate-level noncredit course is the second in a series of two courses for non-native English speakers to prepare for the USCIS naturalization process with emphasis on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for successful completion of the USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test. Students will gain basic knowledge of U.S. geography, government, and history. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C042N144 Hours (144 lecture hours)  
Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2B  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is an intensive, noncredit, integrated reading, writing, and grammar course for intermediate-level English Language Learners (ELL) who are preparing for college coursework. This course provides practice in reading and analyzing short text selections, writing sentences in the simple, progressive, and perfect past, present, and future tenses and writing paragraphs that include a topic sentence and supporting details. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress.(NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C043N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
Speaking and Listening 2B  
Advisory: Placement by ESL process.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is a noncredit oral communication, accent reduction, and listening comprehension course for intermediate-level English Language Learners (ELL) who are preparing for general college coursework or career training. This course focuses on communication and listening skills necessary for classroom situations. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

ESL C085N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
Pronunciation Skills - Intermediate to Advanced  
Advisory: Students are advised to complete the ESL Guided Self-Placement in order to select their initial course level.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

This is a pronunciation and communication course for non-native English speakers of intermediate to advanced level English proficiency. Emphasis is placed on highly accurate pronunciation and comprehension of American English speech patterns and communication skills necessary for employment, social, and academic situations. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.