Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL G011N108 Hours (72 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
ESL Core Course, Level 1  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is the first in a series of seven levels. It is a beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In this course, students will be introduced to simple present, simple past, simple future and present progressive verb tenses and basic English word order patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read very basic English prose and engage in rudimentary conversations. No previous study of English is required. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G012N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 1  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is a beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to write with a simple concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G013N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 1  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit beginning listening/speaking course is designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking and pronunciation in spoken grammar. At the completion of the course, students will be able to understand simple spoken English and engage in rudimentary conversations. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G021N108 Hours (72 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
ESL Core Course, Level 2  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is the second in a series of seven levels. It is a high beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on simple and progressive verb tenses and basic sentence patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read and write basic English sentences, and engage in simple oral communication. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G022N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

A noncredit high beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G023N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is a high beginning discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation in spoken grammar. Students will develop confidence in conversation with a limited vocabulary on everyday matters. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G031N108 Hours (72 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
ESL Grammar-Writing Course  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This non-credit course is the third grammar-writing course in a series of seven levels. While the focus is grammar-writing, this class is a low intermediate ESL core course that includes English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on mastery of simple and progressive verb tenses, simple passive voice, indirect object patterns, modals, idiomatic expressions, and simple subordination. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use simple time and space orders in sentences and paragraphs and use correct word order in conversation. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G032N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Reading/Vocabulary Level 3  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This is a non-credit low intermediate course designed to give intensive practice in reading and vocabulary. Students will read selections ranging from simple information to high-interest stories and develop the ability to recognize main ideas, get specific details, and understand vocabulary from context. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

ESL G033N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 3  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

Not Transferable.

This noncredit course is a low intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in dialogs, role playing and conversations in response to TV, video and class lectures. Stress on pronunciation of vowel sounds and end consonant clusters. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.