Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language

Credit Courses

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.)

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C019

    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.)

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C031

      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.)

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C035

        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.)

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C039

          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.)

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C049

            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.)

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C052

              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.)

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C054

                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.)

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C056

                  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.)

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ESL C099

                    Noncredit Courses

                    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