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ESL 40A—Low-Advanced Grammar (3 units)
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Low -advanced grammar for ESL students introduces students to theme-based grammar and teaches them to read, write, and speak English with grammatical accuracy an fluency in real-life contexts. Includes a functional study of the 12 tenses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL/ENGL 110A/110B/105, ESL 241R, 111AR, 111BR, 106, or READ 110A/110B/105 is highly recommended/ Prerequisite: ESL 263 or ESL 233B with a grade of “C” or better, or satisfactory score on ESL placement exam. (L)

ESL 40B—Advanced Grammar (3 units) CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit

Advanced grammar for ESL students introduces students to theme-based grammar and teaches them to read, write, and speak English with grammatical accuracy and fluency in real-life contexts. Includes a functional study of NPs, Adj Ps, and VPs. Concurrent enrollment in ESL/ENGL 110A/110B/105, ENGL 51, ESL 241R, 111AR, 111BR, 106, or READ 110A/110B/105/70 is highly recommended/ Prerequisite: ESL 40A, with a grade of “C” or better, or satisfactory score on ESL placement exam. (L)

ESL 40C—High-Advanced Grammar (3 units) CSU

High-advanced grammar for ESL students introduces students to a theme-based grammar and teaches them to read, write, and speak English with grammatical accuracy and fluency in real-life contexts. Includes passives, conditionals, and clauses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL/ENGL 110A/110B/105, ENGL 51, ESL 241R, 111AR, 111BR, 106, or READ 110A/110B/105/70 is highly recommended/ Prerequisite: ESL 40B with a grade of “C” or better, or satisfactory score on ESL placement exam. (L)

ESL-111AR-Developmental Reading, Part 1 (3 units)

The first course in developmental reading and vocabulary. Develops ability to read and understand long paragraphs, articles, and stories with emphasis on metacognitive strategies, reading skills, and vocabulary development. Prepares students for ESL 111BR and READ 110B. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 40A, 40B, 40C and/or ESL or ENGL 110ALR, 110BLR, or 105 is highly recommended. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL-111BR-Developmental Reading, Part 2 (3 units)

The second course in developmental reading and vocabulary. Further develops ability to read and understand long paragraphs, articles, and stories with emphasis on metacognitive strategies, reading skills, vocabulary development, and retention strategies. Prepares students for ESL 106 and READ 105. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 40A, 40B, 40C and/or ESL or ENGL 110A, 110B, or 105 is highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 111AR or 241R or READ 110A with a grade of “C” or better or satisfactory score on ESL Placement Examination. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 176ER—English for Early Childhood Education

(3 units)
Development and improvement of language skills needed for Early Childhood Education courses. Prepares non-native English speakers (with at least high-intermediate English proficiency) to succeed in first-semester Early Childhood Education courses, specifically ECE 1A, 3 and 11. Emphasizes development of vocabulary and writing skills essential for communication about child develop­ment, child observation and preschool teaching. Also, develops reading skills needed to comprehend textbooks as well as listening comprehension skills for lectures. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 40A, 40B, or 40C and ESL 241R is recommended. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 177R—Integrated Skills for ECE (4 units)

Development and improvement of language skills needed for Early Childhood Education . Prepares non-native English speakers to succeed in ECE courses. Emphasizes development of vocabulary and writing skills essential for commu­nication about child development and preschool teaching practices. Develops reading skills needed to comprehend textbooks listening comprehension skills for lectures, and promotes verbal participation in ECE classes.

ESL 215R—Integrated ESL Skills, Level 1

(2 or 3 or 5 units)
Basic language development for beginning English speakers. Concentration on all language skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar—while focusing on everyday life skills. Prepares students for ESL 225R and other level 2 courses. (First in a series of four courses.) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 225R—Integrated ESL Skills, Level 2

(2 or 3 or 5 units)
Language development for low-intermediate limited English speakers; concentration on all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar--while focusing on everyday life skills. Prepares student for ESL 235R and other Level 3 courses. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 226LR—English As a Second Language Lab, I

(.5 or 1 unit)
Supplements English as a Second Language classes by providing additional practice in grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, etc., in a laboratory setting. Students pursue individualized objectives under supervision. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 231A—Intermediate Reading, Part 1 (4 units)

Development of reading and writing skills related to life skills and vocational goals. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 230A highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 221B or 281B or equivalent. Not open for credit to student with credit in ESL 291A. Grades are P/NP.

ESL 233A—Intermediate Grammar 1 (3 units)

Grammar for intermediate ESL, part 1. Helps build understanding of basic structure of English. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 223B or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 232A, 237A, and 238A is highly recommended. Grades are P/NP.

ESL 234R—English Conversation, Level 3 (2 units)

Pair, small, and large group discussion for limited English proficient students; includes personal history, likes and dislikes, future plans, and other subjects of interest; new relevant vocabulary introduced. Third in a series of four courses. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 235R—Integrated ESL Skills, Level 3

(2 or 3 or 5 units)
Language development for intermediate limited English speakers; concentration on all language skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar—while focusing on everyday life skills. Prepares students for ESL 245R and other Level 4 courses. (Third in a series of four courses) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only)

ESL 238A—Intermediate Writing 1 (4 units)

Writing for intermediate ESL, part 1. Develops ability to write long paragraphs with proper grammar and spelling. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 228B or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 232A, 233A, and 237A is highly recommended. Grades are P/NP.

ESL 241R—Reading and Vocabulary Development

(3 units)
Development of reading and vocabulary skills with a progression from short, modified readings to longer selections in literature and science. Preparation for READ 105 or other appropriate reading courses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL Grammar and/or ESL composition highly recommended. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 230B or 290B or equivalent. (Formerly ESL 61R.) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 242R—Fundamentals of Composition (3 units)

Introduction to basic writing skills for limited English speakers, including composition of sentences and basic punctuation. Preparation for ESL 105 or other appropriate composition course. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 40A or 40B and ESL 241A highly recommended. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 231B or equivalent. (Formerly ESL 62R). (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 244R—English Conversation, Level 4 (2 units)

Pair, small, and large group discussion for limited English proficient; includes hypothetical situations, jobs and careers, and explaining a process; new relevant vocabulary introduced. Last in a series of four courses. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL 245R—Integrated ESL Skills, Level 4 (2 or 3 or 5 units)
Language development for limited English speakers; concentration on all language skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Prepares student to continue college course work. Last in a series of four courses. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL-253-Intermediate Grammar (3 units)

Intermediate grammar for ESL students. Introduces students to writing paragraphs containing both compound and complex sentences in present, past, and future tenses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 252, 257, and 258 is highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 243 or 223B with a grade of “C” or better, or satisfactory score on ESLPlacement Examination.

ESL-258-Intermediate Writing (4 units)

Writing for intermediate ESL. Develops ability to write more detailed paragraphs using simple and compound sentences in varied verb tenses with proper grammar and mechanics. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 252, 253, and 257 is highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 248 or 228B with a grade of “C” or better, or satisfactory score on Placement Examination. Not open for credit to student with credit in ESL 238A.

ESL-282LR-Fundamentals of Composition (4 units)
Introduction to basic writing skills for limited English speakers, including composition of sentences and basic punctuation. Preparation for ESL 105 or other appropriate composition course. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 60A or 60B and ESL 241A highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 231B or 291B or equivalent. Grades are P/NP.(Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL-282R-Fundamentals of Composition (3 units)

Introduction to basic writing skills for limited English speakers, including composition of sentences and basic punctuation. Preparation for ESL 105 or other appropriate composition course. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 60A or 60B and ESL 241A highly recommended. Prerequisite: ESL 231B or 291B or equivalent. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ESL-510 Integrated ESL Skills, Level 1

Basic language development for beginning English speakers; concentration on all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar--while focusing on everyday life skills. (First in a series of four courses.)

ESL-520-Integrated ESL Skills, Level 2

Basic language development for low-intermediate English speakers; concentration on all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar--while focusing on everyday life skills. (Second in a series of four courses.)

ESL-530-ESL Skills, Level 3

Basic language development for high-intermediate English speakers; concentration on all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar--while focusing on life skills. (Third in a series of four courses.)

ESL-540-English As a Second Language Skills, Level 4
Language development for limited English speakers above the intermediate level; concentration on all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Preparation to continue college course work. (Last in a series of four courses.)