Academic Catalogs

English Language Learning

ELL A016N90 Hours (90 lecture hours)  
English Language Learning: Beginning A  
Advisory: Students should be at least semi-literate in their native language.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is the first in a sequence of five designed for adult English language learners wanting to improve their ability to communicate in English. In this low beginning course, students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing through tasks and activities that provide a basic foundation for students to use higher order skills in English using the context of everyday situations and U.S. culture.

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    ELL A020N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
    English Language Learning for U.S. Citizenship 1  

    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

    This noncredit course is one in a series of two courses designed to help non-native speakers of English prepare for U.S. citizenship. In this course, students review and practice basic writing conventions and basic reading skills. They also learn about and discuss the fundamentals of U.S. history, government, and geography.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A020N

      ELL A021N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
      English Language Learning for U.S. Citizenship 2  

      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

      This noncredit course is one in a series of two courses designed to help non-native speakers of English prepare for U.S. Citizenship. In this course, students receive direct instruction of English speaking and listening skills. Students also learn about and discuss the naturalization process and civic rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.

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        ELL A025N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
        Beginning Pronunciation  
        Advisory: ELL A026N.

        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

        Transfer Credit:

        This noncredit course is the first in a series of three designed to help English learners improve their ability to communicate orally. In this beginning pronunciation course, students will study and practice producing and recognizing basic elements of English pronunciation including individual sounds, syllabification, word stress, and basic sentence intonation patterns. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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          ELL A026N90 Hours (90 lecture hours)  
          English Language Learning: Beginning B  
          Advisory: ELL A016N or CASAS testing.

          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

          Not Transferable.

          This noncredit course is the second in a sequence of five designed for adult English language learners wanting to improve their ability to communicate in English. In this high beginning course, students will continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the context of everyday situations and U.S. culture while laying the foundation for higher order thinking skills.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A026N

            ELL A027N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
            Beginning Grammar Review  
            Advisory: ELL A016N.

            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

            This noncredit course is the first in a sequence of four grammar review courses designed to provide non-native English speaking students additional opportunities to master various essential grammatical structures. In this beginning course, students will review rules governing the use and meaning of basic English verb tenses and basic sentence structures. Students will practice identifying and producing these target structures in spontaneous oral and written communication.

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              ELL A030N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
              Intermediate ELL for Parents: Elementary School Years  

              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

              Not Transferable.

              This noncredit course is designed for English learners responsible for children in the U.S. elementary school system. Students will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and develop the cultural awareness and knowledge of the American primary school system in order to be more effective advocates for their children’s education. Special attention will be given to the cultural and academic expectations of elementary school students in the U.S. This course is recommended for students with at least low-intermediate English skills.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A030N

                ELL A034N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System for English Learners  

                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                Transfer Credit:
                Not Transferable.

                This is a noncredit course designed to give English learners an overview of the U.S. health industry. Students will learn common chronic medical conditions, health professions and procedures to help them navigate the healthcare system and introduce them to the medical health professions in the U.S. Students will also practice various language elements to help them be better prepared to advocate for themselves as patients. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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                  ELL A035N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                  Intermediate Pronunciation  
                  Advisory: ELL A036N.

                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                  Transfer Credit:
                  Not Transferable.

                  This noncredit course is the second in a series of three designed to help English learners improve their ability to communicate orally. In this intermediate course, students will focus on increasing their accuracy and fluency in speech and begin exploring the connection between the English pronunciation system and its spelling. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A035N

                    ELL A036N90 Hours (90 lecture hours)  
                    English Language Learning: Intermediate A  
                    Advisory: ELL A026N or CASAS testing.

                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                    Not Transferable.

                    This noncredit course is the third in a sequence of five designed for adult English language learners wanting to improve their ability to communicate in English. In this low-intermediate course, students will continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the context of everyday situations and U.S. culture. They will also begin preparation for a potential transfer to a work-related or academic path.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A036N

                      ELL A037N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                      Intermediate Grammar Review  
                      Advisory: ELL A036N.

                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                      This noncredit course is the second in a sequence of four grammar review courses designed to provide non-native English speaking students additional opportunities to master various essential grammatical structures. In this intermediate course, students will expand their understanding of the English verb system and sentence structures, with a review of the present perfect, basic modals, phrasal verbs, and compound sentence structures. Students will practice identifying and producing these target structures in spontaneous oral and written communication.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A037N

                        ELL A043N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                        Intermediate English Skills for Career Preparation  
                        Advisory: ELL A046N or ELL A047N.

                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                        This noncredit course is the first of two courses in a high-intermediate course series for adult English language learners seeking to improve their employability in the United States. The primary goal of this course is to help students develop the English skills necessary to obtain a job in the U.S., explore potential career paths, and familiarize them with the cultural expectations, rules, and regulations of the American workplace.

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                          ELL A044N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                          Intermediate English Skills for Career Advancement  

                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                          This noncredit course is the second of two courses in a high-intermediate course series for adult English learners seeking to improve their employability in the United States. The primary goal of this course is to help students develop the English interpersonal skills and cross-cultural competence necessary to perform and/or advance in the American workplace.

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                            ELL A046N90 Hours (90 lecture hours)  
                            English Language Learning: Intermediate B  
                            Advisory: ELL A036N or CASAS testing.

                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                            Not Transferable.

                            This noncredit course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for adult English language learners wanting to improve their ability to communicate in English. In this high-intermediate course, students will continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the context of everyday situations and U.S. culture while preparing for a potential transfer to a work-related or academic path.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A046N

                              ELL A047N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                              Advanced Grammar Review 1  

                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                              This noncredit course is the third in a sequence of four grammar review courses designed to provide non-native English speaking students additional opportunities to master various essential grammatical structures. In this intermediate-advanced course, students continue to expand their understanding of the English verb system and sentence structures, with a review of the passive voice, verbals, and complex sentence structures. Students will practice identifying and producing these target structures in spontaneous oral and written communication.

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                                ELL A048N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                Speaking about Non-Fiction--Intermediate  
                                Advisory: ELL A046N or CASAS testing.

                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                This noncredit course is designed for intermediate English learners wanting to practice their speaking skills by engaging in extended discussions about substantive topics. Students will also practice reading skills with a focus on increasing their vocabulary and awareness of cultural topics of general interest such as current events, significant speeches, politics, technology, world events, sports, travel, business, and lifestyle.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A048N

                                  ELL A049N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                  Speaking about Fiction-Intermediate  
                                  Advisory: ELL A046N or CASAS testing.

                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                  This noncredit course is designed for intermediate English learners wanting to practice their speaking skills by engaging in extended discussions about substantive topics. Students will also work on improving their reading skills by summarizing and responding to various works of fiction.

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                                    ELL A055N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                    Advanced Pronunciation  
                                    Advisory: ELL A056N.

                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                    Transfer Credit:
                                    Not Transferable.

                                    This noncredit course is the third in a series of three designed to help beginning English learners improve their ability to communicate orally. In this advanced course, students will continue to develop accuracy and fluency in speech and work toward understanding and producing natural speech. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL A055N

                                      ELL A056N90 Hours (90 lecture hours)  
                                      English Language Learning Advanced  
                                      Advisory: ELL A046N or CASAS testing.

                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                      Not Transferable.

                                      This noncredit course is the fifth in a sequence of five designed for adult English language learners wanting to improve their ability to communicate in English. In this low-advanced course, students will continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the context of everyday situations and U.S. culture while developing skills and strategies for a successful transfer to a career development or academic preparation path.

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                                        ELL A057N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                        Advanced Grammar Review 2  

                                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                        This noncredit course is the fourth in a sequence of four grammar review courses designed to provide non-native English speaking students additional opportunities to master various essential grammatical structures. In this advanced course, students continue to expand their understanding of advanced complex sentence structures and will complete a comprehensive review of the verb tense-aspect-voice system. Students will practice identifying and producing these target structures in spontaneous oral and written communication.

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                                          ELL A058N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                          Advanced Listening & Speaking: Transition to Academics  
                                          Advisory: ELL A056N or CASAS testing.

                                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                          This noncredit course is one of two in a low advanced series designed for English learners seeking to transition to academic course work. The primary goal of this course is to help students develop the listening and speaking skills necessary to successfully participate in academic tasks such as participating in class discussions and taking notes from lectures. The course will also focus on increasing students’ understanding of the U.S. post-secondary educational system including degrees/certificates, admissions and graduation requirements, services, and procedures.

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                                            ELL A059N36 Hours (36 lecture hours)  
                                            Advanced Reading & Writing: Transition to Academics  
                                            Advisory: ELL A059N or CASAS testing.

                                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                            This noncredit course is one of two in a low advanced series designed for English learners seeking to transition to academic course work. This course will focus on helping students successfully meet academic college expectations by developing their academic reading, writing, and study skills. Students will work on improving reading comprehension of academic texts, note-taking, essay writing, and study skills.

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                                              ELL A061N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                              ELL Support for Preparation for Allied Health Program  
                                              Co-requisite(s): ALH A011N.

                                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                              Transfer Credit:
                                              Not Transferable.

                                              This is a noncredit course designed to help English learners planning to pursue an ALH program. Special attention will be given to improving their understanding of elements of English pronunciation and spelling to help them become more familiar with language parts such as roots, suffixes and prefixes as they prepare to take medical terminology. Additional support will be given to their ability to comprehend academic lectures and written texts. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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                                                ELL A064N108 Hours (72 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                Advanced Academic Reading and Writing  
                                                Advisory: ELL A059N.

                                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                Transfer Credit:

                                                This advanced integrated ESL skills course is designed to assist the transition of noncredit English learners to credit programs. It focuses on improvement of the academic reading, writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills of non-native speakers. College-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, with an emphasis on summary skills, short responses to college-level readings, and clear/concise expression of ideas and opinions are emphasized. Individual attention given to the structure and usage problems with a strong focus on a cultural component, conferencing, computer applications, and self-revisions. Students will write approximately 6,000 instructor-evaluated words, including a variety of weekly in-class writing assignments. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

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                                                  ELL G010N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
                                                  English for Communication 1  

                                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                  Not Transferable.

                                                  This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, multi-skills sequence. Beginning English learners will develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                    ELL G015N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                    Grammar for Fluency 1  

                                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                    Not Transferable.

                                                    This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Beginning English learners will develop skills of forming basic grammatical structures of Standard American English to achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                      ELL G016N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                      Pronunciation for Fluency 1  

                                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                      Not Transferable.

                                                      This noncredit course is the first level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Beginning English learners will experience a new way of learning pronunciation with emphasis on the characteristic rhythm and intonation patterns of English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                        ELL G020N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
                                                        English for Communication 2  

                                                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                        Not Transferable.

                                                        This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, multi-skills sequence. Intermediate English learners will further develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                          ELL G025N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                          Grammar for Fluency 2  

                                                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                          Not Transferable.

                                                          This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Intermediate English learners will further develop skills of forming grammatical structures of Standard American English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                            ELL G026N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                            Pronunciation for Fluency 2  

                                                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                            Not Transferable.

                                                            This noncredit course is the second level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Intermediate English learners will practice and review the musical aspects of English – rhythm, stress, and intonation – to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                              ELL G027N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                                              Reading and Writing for Citizenship  

                                                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                              Not Transferable.

                                                              This course is designed to help prepare non-native speakers of English to successfully complete the U.S. citizenship process. Preparation includes reinforcing key points of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) civics study questions by reviewing basic U.S history, government, and constitution. In addition, students will develop communicative English skills through the practice of interactions and interview techniques to understand and complete the final USCIS interview. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                                ELL G028N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                Listening and Speaking for Citizenship  

                                                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                Not Transferable.

                                                                This course is designed to help prepare non-native speakers of English to successfully complete the U.S. citizenship process. Preparation includes reinforcing key points of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) civics study questions by reviewing basic U.S history, government, and constitution. In addition, students will develop communicative English skills through the practice of interactions and interview techniques to understand and complete the final USCIS interview. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ELL G028N

                                                                  ELL G030N72 Hours (72 lecture hours)  
                                                                  English for Communication 3  

                                                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                  Not Transferable.

                                                                  This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, multi-skills sequence. Advanced English learners will enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills essential for daily English communication. Its focus on language, culture, and life skills will help the student achieve personal, career, and/or academic goals. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                                    ELL G035N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                                    Grammar for Fluency 3  

                                                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                    Not Transferable.

                                                                    This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, grammar sequence. This focused-skill course uses a grammar-based approach, together with communicative activities, to increase the development of other English skills. Advanced English learners will review problematic grammar points of Standard American English to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals for everyday communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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                                                                      ELL G036N24 Hours (24 lecture hours)  
                                                                      Pronuncation for Fluency 3  

                                                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                                      Not Transferable.

                                                                      This noncredit course is the third level in the adult education, pronunciation sequence. This focused-skill course uses a pronunciation-based approach together with communicative activities to develop speech clarity and listening comprehension. Advanced English learners will learn to easily and effectively incorporate the musical aspects of English – rhythm, stress, and intonation – in various speaking situations to achieve their personal, career, and/or academic goals. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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