Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language

Credit Courses

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

                Noncredit Courses

                ESL C011N36-144 Hours (36-144 lecture hours)  
                Sentence Structure 1  
                Advisory: New students are advised to complete the ESL placement process in order to select their initial course level.

                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: New students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

                  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: New students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

                    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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C011N Sentence Structure 1 with a Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or students who have completed ESL C012N Reading and Writing 1 with a 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: 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. 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 who have completed ESL C013N Listening and Conversation 1 with a 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: 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. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C023N

                              ESL C025N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                              Pronunciation Skills - Beginning  
                              Advisory: New students are advised to complete the ESL placement process to determine their initial placement.

                              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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C013N Listening and Conversation 1 with a 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: 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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C022N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 1B with a 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: 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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C023N Speaking and Listening 1B with a 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: 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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C023N Speaking and Listening 1B with a Pass are encouraged to enroll in this course or students who have completed ESL C028N English as a Second Language for Citizenship 1 with a 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: 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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C032N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2A with a 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: 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. 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: Students who have completed ESL C033N Speaking and Listening 2A with a 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: 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. 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 who have completed ESL C042N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2B with a 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: 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. 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 who have completed ESL C043N Speaking and Listening 2B with a 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: 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. 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 who have completed ESL C042N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 2B with a 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: 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. 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 who have completed ESL C043N Speaking and Listening 2B with a 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: 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. 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