2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL 60
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

ESL 120 
CONVERSATION PRACTICE & EVERYDAY ENGLISH (1-3)

Class Hours:   2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC only

ESL 120 is for students whose native language is not English.  This course includes listening and speaking practice with an emphasis on developing conversation skills for everyday situations.  Students may enroll in 1 unit (6 weeks of study), 2 units (12 weeks of study), or 3 units (18 weeks of study) per semester.

ESL 125    
CONVERSATION PRACTICE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (1-3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 125 is for students whose native language is not English but who can already speak basic English.  This course continues conversation practice with an emphasis on increasing vocabulary and fluency. Students may enroll in 1 unit (6 weeks of study), 2 units (12 weeks of study), or 3 units (18 weeks of study) per semester.

ESL 130    
READING
AND WRITING (1-3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 130 is for students whose native language is not English. This course emphasizes beginning reading, basic grammar, and sentence writing. Students may enroll in 1 unit (6 weeks of study), 2 units (12 weeks of study), 3 units (18 weeks of study) per semester.

ESL 135    
READING
AND WRITING INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (1-3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 135 is for students whose native language is not English but who can already read and write basic English.  This course focuses on improving reading and writing skills, intermediate grammar, and vocabulary development. Student may enroll in 1 unit (6 weeks of study), 2 units (12 weeks of study), or 3 units (18 weeks of study) per semester.

ESL 140    
BEGINNING ESL COMPUTER LAB
(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 140 is designed for beginning-level ESL students who speak little or no English. Students will use computer tutorials to practice and improve their English language skills.  Students will work at their own pace but must complete at least 54 hours of study for one unit of credit. (NDA)

ESL 145    
INTERMEDIATE ESL COMPUTER LABS (1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 145 is designed for intermediate-level ESL students who speak some English but who need to review grammar and increase fluency.  Students will use computer tutorials to practice and improve their English language skills.  Students will work at their own pace but must complete at least 54 hours of study for one unit of credit. (NDA)

ESL 150    
ADVANCED ESL COMPUTER LAB
(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory CR/NC Only

ESL 150 is designed for advanced-level ESL students who already speak English well but who want to increase listening comprehension, conversational fluency and vocabulary.  Students will use computer tutorials to practice and improve their English language skills.  Students will work at their own pace but must complete at least 54 hours of study for one unit of credit. (NDA)

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