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.)

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C011N

    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.)

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C012N

      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.)

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C013N

        ESL C016N12 Hours (12 lecture hours)  
        Basic Computer Terminology and Skills  

        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

        This course will introduce ESL students to basic computer terminology and offer them instruction and practice in acquiring the skills that are necessary to access email, websites, and learning management systems and write, save, and print basic documents to succeed in their ESL courses and to meet other educational, employment-related, or personal goals. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C016N

          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

          Formerly C422, C065N. 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.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C020N

            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.)

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C022N

              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.)

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C023N

                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.)

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C025N

                  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.)

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C028N

                    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.)

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C032N

                      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.)

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C033N

                        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.)

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C038N

                          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.)

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C042N

                            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.)

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C043N

                              ESL C081N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
                              Grammar and Sentence Structure-High 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 non-credit grammar and sentence-structure course is appropriate for high-intermediate and advanced-level ESL students who want to improve their sentence-level writing skills for increased success in academic or vocational studies, career advancement, U.S. citizenship, or other personal purposes. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C081N

                                ESL C083N36-108 Hours (36-108 lecture hours)  
                                Speaking and Listening Skills-High 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 listening comprehension, oral communication, and pronunciation course for high-intermediate and advanced-level ESL students. Emphasis is placed on participating in class discussions, developing note-taking skills, and responding to short lectures, dialogues, and narratives. This course builds necessary skills for workplace, academic, and social situations. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C083N

                                  ESL C084N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                  English Idioms and Contemporary Expressions-High 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 high intermediate to advanced ESL course focusing on high-frequency American English idioms, phrases, and contemporary expressions used by native speakers in workplace, social, and academic settings. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C084N

                                    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

                                    Formerly C435, C090N. 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.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C085N

                                      ESL C095N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                      ESL Support for Freshman Composition  
                                      Co-requisite(s): ENGL C100.

                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                      This free, noncredit class will help prepare and support English Language Learners enrolled in Freshman Composition. Students will develop their grammar and academic reading and writing skills through activities, reading assignments, and short writing assignments, focusing especially on issues facing English language learners. Concurrent enrollment in specified sections of English C100 is required. Students are encouraged to take the writing co-requisite course, English C090, with ESL C095N. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C095N