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English as a Second Language
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AND SPEECH DEPARTMENT

1 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I:INTEGRATED SKILLS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 12 hours. NDA 12 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
Emphasis is placed on beginning grammar and vocabulary, listening, speaking and reading, and development of writing through guided composition.

2 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II:INTEGRATED SKILLS
Prerequisite: ESL 1 or appropriate placement score demonstrated through the ESL assessment process |
Lecture: 12 hours. NDA 12 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
Emphasis is placed on high beginning grammar and vocabulary, in listening, speaking, reading and development of writing through guided composition.

NOTE: ESL COURSES AT LEVELS 3, 4, 5,AND 6 ARE

DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS:
A. Writing and Grammar
B. Reading and Vocabulary
C. Listening and Speaking
Students are highly encouraged to enroll in all three sections (A, B, C).

3 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III
Prerequisite: ESL 2 or appropriate placement score demonstrated through the ESL assessment process |
Lecture: 12 hours. NDA 2 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.

3A COLLEGE ESL III:GRAMMAR/WRITING
Prerequisite: ESL 2 with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS
Emphasizes low intermediate grammar and writing development through guided and free composition.

3B COLLEGE ESL III:READING/VOCABULARY
Prerequisite: ESL 2 with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Builds reading and vocabulary skills through the reading of passages on a wide variety of interesting topics. Note: Student must take 3B + 3C together.

3C COLLEGE ESL III: LISTENING/SPEAKING
Prerequisite: ESL 2 with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Builds oral and listening comprehension skills, as well as the learning of new conversational forms. Note: Student must take 3B + 3C together.

4 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IV
Prerequisite: ESL 3 or appropriate placement score demonstrated through the ESL assessment process |
Lecture: 12 hours. NDA 12 UNITS
Note: class graded credit/no-credit.

4A COLLEGE ESL IV:WRITING/GRAMMAR
Prerequisite: ESL 3A with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS
Emphasizes high intermediate grammar and writing development leading to college-level writing proficiency.

4B COLLEGE ESL IV: READING/VOCABULARY
Prerequisite: ESL 3B with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Builds reading and vocabulary skills through the reading and discussion of high-intermediate passages.
Note: Student must take 4B + 4C together.

4C COLLEGE ESL IV:LISTENING/SPEAKING
Prerequisite: ESL 3C with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Development of oral and listening skills, necessary for the classroom, and professional and personal life.
Note: Student must take 4B + 4C together.

5 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE V
Prerequisite: ESL 4 or appropriate placement score demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. | Lecture: 12 hours. NDA 12 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.

5A COLLEGE ESL V:WRITING/GRAMMAR
Prerequisite: ESL 4A with “C”or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS
Development of college level writing proficiency as well as the grammatical forms necessary for mature writing.

5B COLLEGE ESL V:READING/VOCABULARY
Prerequisite: ESL 4B with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Emphasizes the development of college-level reading proficiency. There will be reading and discussion of authentic, but simple essays and passages from textbooks, as well as longer fictional works. Note: Student must take 5B + 5C together.

5C COLLEGE ESL V:LISTENING/SPEAKING
Prerequisite: ESL 4C with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
It focuses on oral and listening skills necessary to allow students to function and participate actively in academic classes and formal personal situations. Note: Student must take 5B + 5C together.

6 COLLEGE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE VI
Prerequisite: ESL 5 or appropriate placement score demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. | lecture: 12 hours. NDA 12 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.

6A COLLEGE ESL VI:WRITING/GRAMMAR
Prerequisite: ESL 5A with a passing writing sample or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS
There is intensive practice in writing and critical skills that students need in college courses and on the job.

6B COLLEGE ESL VI:READING/VOCABULARY
Prerequisite: ESL 5B with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Develops college reading versatility and efficiency, critical reading skills in analyzing difficult material.
Note: Student must take 6B + 6C together.

6C COLLEGE ESL VI: LISTENING/SPEAKING
Prerequisite: ESL 5C with “C” or appropriate placement score. | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Improves listening skills to aid in the comprehension of lectures, and improves oral skills in order to participate more effectively in the classroom and business world.

50 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 5 hours. NDA 5 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
This course is for students who are beginning to learn English as a second language. It is as introduction to basic English structure and to the sound system integrating oral and written
communication.

51 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 2
Prerequisite:Appropriate placement score | Lecture: 5 hours. NDA 5 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
This course focuses on content-centered units from which relevant vocabulary will be learned,and around which grammar lessons will be centered. Emphasis is on tenses, irregular past tense verbs, modals, comparatives and superlative forms of adjectives. Score on the placement test determines placement.

52 ESL READING AND CONVERSATION A
Prerequisite: Limited English | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
This course offers reading and conversation applying the principles taught in ESL 1, 2, and 3.Vocabulary acquisition and dictation are emphasized as well as listening skills in English.

53 ESL READING AND CONVERSATION B
Prerequisite: ESL 3 or appropriate placement score | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
Fluency in reading English, understanding literal and inferential comprehension questions, vocabulary development, listening in English.

54 COLLEGE CONVERSATIONAL ESL
Prerequisite:Appropriate placement score | Lecture: 5 hours. NDA 5 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no-credit.
Students enrolled in this course will hold conversations and give reports based on readings and vocabulary essential for everyday life situations, the college environment and other areas of culcultural
and social interest.

185 DIRECTED STUDY
1 UNIT RPT2

285 DIRECTED STUDY
2 UNITS

385 DIRECTED STUDY
Conference: 1 hour per unit. 3 UNITS
Directed study on a contract basis under the supervision of an instructor. Credit Limit: Maximum of 3 units may be taken for credit.

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