Courses: English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

ESL 1A Beginning Speaking and Listening for Speakers of Other Languages (6)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a beginning listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. (Formerly ESL 97A. Cross-listed as ELI 10A.)Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement into ESL 1A by exam.

ESL 2A Beginning Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed to build the reading skills of beginning level non-native speakers of English. The focus is on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate, and study skills. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 2A; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 3A.

ESL 3A Beginning Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed as an intensive writing program for beginning level non-native speakers of English. It emphasizes sentence structure, paragraph organization, and usage of formal English grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Placement into ESL 3A; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 2A.

ESL 4A Beginning English Grammar (3)

This course is designed to build the English grammar skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. The course emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speaking. (Formerly ESL 97C. Cross-listed as ELI 10C.)

Prerequisite: This is a beginning level course with placement by ESL exam.

ESL 7B High Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Speakers of Other Languages (6)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a high intermediate listening and speaking course and includes practice in group interaction, public speaking and listening comprehension. (Formerly ESL 98A. Cross-listed as ELI 30A.)

Prerequisite: ESL 1A with a C or better, placement through testing, or approval of the Language Arts Division.

ESL 8B Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed to improve the reading skills of intermediate level non-native speakers of English. The focus is on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate, and study skills. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 2A and 3A with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 8B; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 9B.

ESL 9B Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed to give the intermediate level non-native speakers of English the skills necessary to write a good paragraph and short essay. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 2A and 3A with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 9B; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 8B.

ESL 10B High Intermediate Grammar (3)

This course is designed to build the English grammar skills of non-native speakers of English in order to prepare for academic work in English. This is a high intermediate grammar course and emphasizes usage of formal English grammar in written work and in speech. (Formerly ESL 98C. Cross-listed as ELI 30C.)

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 4A with a grade of C or better, placement through testing, or approval of the Language Arts Division.

ESL 18 High Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed to improve the academic reading skills of high intermediate level non-native speakers of English. The focus is on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reading rate, and study skills. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 8B and 9B with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 18; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 19.

ESL 19 High Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This course is designed to improve the academic writing skills of high intermediate level non-native speakers of English. The focus is on sentence structure, paragraph organization and essay construction. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 8B and 9B with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 19; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 18.

ESL 21 Advanced Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

This is an advanced level ESL course in reading comprehension and vocabulary development for the non-native speaker. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated. Students who pass this course and ESL 22 with grades of C or better may enroll in ENG 100E.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 18 and 19 with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 21; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 22.

ESL 22 Advanced Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)

Advanced ESL course in composition and grammar study for the non-native speaker. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated. Students who pass this course and ESL 21 with grades of C or better may enroll in ENG 100E.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 18 and ESL 19 with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 22; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Corequisite: ESL 21.

ESL 23 Advanced Grammar (3)

This course is designed to build the grammar editing skills of Advanced level non-native speakers of English. It broadens the students' knowledge of grammar as it is used in complex sentence structures. Open only to non-native speakers of English and may be repeated.

Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 18 and ESL 19 with a grade of C or better; or placement into ESL 23; or approval from the Language Arts Division.