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ESL – English For Second Language Speakers

For the following classes, please make an appointment for ESL assessment when applying. These classes are limited to students whose first language is not English.

ESL 10G, Multiple Skills Preparation: Listening, Speaking, and Grammar    6 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

ESL 10G is a low-intermediate multi-skills course designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. This course concentrates on listening, speaking, and grammar. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL 10W.

Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL10W.

2154   7:45a-10:50a MW   BUS 101   Levitt D J

Above section 2154 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2155   7:45a-10:50a TTh   BUS 101   Lodmer E L

2156   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 243   Ellis T L

4197   5:15p-8:20p TTh   BUS 101   Ibaraki A T

ESL 10W, Multiple Skills Preparation: Reading and Writing    6 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

ESL 10W is a low-intermediate multi-skills course designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. This course concentrates on reading, writing, and computer assisted language learning (CALL). It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL10G.

Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL10G.

2157   7:45a-10:50a T   LA 243   Harclerode J E

   7:45a-9:20a Th   DRSCHR 203   Harclerode J E

   9:30a-10:50a Th   LA 243   Harclerode J E

Above section 2157 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2158   12:45p-3:50p M   BUS 101   Ashleigh S B

   12:45p-2:05p W   DRSCHR 203   Ashleigh S B

   2:15p-3:50p W   BUS 101   Ashleigh S B

2159   12:45p-3:50p T   LA 243   Yenser S J

   12:45p-2:05p Th   DRSCHR 204   Yenser S J

   2:15p-3:50p Th   LA 243   Yenser S J

Above section 2159 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

4198   5:15p-8:20p M   LA 243   Staff

   5:15p-6:35p W   DRSCHR 203   Staff

   6:45p-8:15p W   LA 243   Staff

ESL 11A, Basic English 1    6 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and 10W or Group C on the ESL Placement Assessment.

Students who receive a final grade of “C” in ESL 10G or W should enroll in support courses (ESL14A/B, 15, 16A/B/C, 17) before taking ESL 11A or concurrently with ESL 11A.

ESL 11A is an intermediate, multi-skills course with an emphasis on paragraph writing for non-native speakers of English who have completed ESL 10G and ESL 10W or score at Level C on the SMC Placement Assessment.

2160   7:45a-10:50a MW   LA 220   McDonald BR J

2161   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 123   Marasco J A

2162   7:45a-10:55a TThF   ESL 104   Nightingale M D

Above section 2162 meets for 10 weeks, Aug 28 to Nov 02.

2163   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

Above section 2163 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2164   12:45p-3:50p MW   ESL 125   Spector A L

Above section 2164 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2165   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 104   Graziadei K N

Above section 2165 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2166   12:45p-3:50p TTh   BUS 101   Kim E

2167   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 105   Horowitz R S

2168   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 105   Stivener M

4199   6:45p-9:50p TTh   ESL 105   Cerqueira B L

ESL 11B, Basic English 2   3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • Prerequisite: ESL 11A. • Skills Advisory: Students who receive a final grade of “C” in ESL 11A should enroll in support courses (ESL14A/B, 15, 16A/B/C, 17) before taking ESL 11B or concurrently with ESL 11B.

ESL 11B is an intermediate, multi-skills course for non-native speakers of English who have completed ESL 11A. It focuses on paragraph writing and introduces the essay. *ESL 11B, 21A, 21B, and 25 combined: maximum credit 8 units.

2169   7:45a-11:05a TTh   ESL 104   Nightingale M D

Above section 2169 meets for 7 weeks, Nov 06 to Dec 18.

2171   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 105   Kahn A B

2172   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 104   Hoover J

2173   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 104   Hoover J

2174   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 105   Kahn A B

Above section 2174 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2175   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 125   Kahn A B

4200   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 105   Cerqueira B L

ESL 14A, Pronunciation and Spelling: Vowel and Consonant Sounds   2 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W or placement in ESL 11A.

This course offers the study and practice of the vowel and consonant sounds that are basic to North American pronunciation and speech style, and it emphasizes listening skills and auditory discrimination of these sounds. It also introduces the spelling patterns in relationship to the vowel and consonant sounds. This course is appropriate for students at the ESL 11A level or higher.

2176   11:30a-2:35p F   ESL 125   Bronstein M G

2177   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Spector A L

Above section 2177 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 14B, Pronunciation: Rhythm and Intonation    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W or placement in ESL 11A..

This course is designed to help ESL students communicate more effectively by learning the rhythm and intonation patterns of standard North American English. The course includes a brief review of all vowel sounds and specific consonants.

2178   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 125   Bronstein M G

ESL 15, Conversation and Culture in the U.S.    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Group “C” on the English placement exam or successful completion of ESL 10G and 10W.

This speaking/listening course for group “A”, “B”, and “C” level non-native speakers of English examines the cross cultural differences that affect communication. It prepares students to understand and speak English more clearly and fluently in pairs, groups, class discussions, interviews, panels, and speeches. Conversation techniques, vocabulary acquisition, and reading, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are employed.

2179   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 103   Bronstein M G

2180   4:15p-5:35p MW   ESL 103   Ellis T L

ESL 16A, The Noun System and Articles   1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W with a grade of C or better.

This course helps non-native speakers of English to communicate effectively using the noun system (count, non-count, proper, common, singular, plural) and modifiers (possessives, determiners: this, that, these, those) and articles (a, an, the). The course also helps students use correct subject-verb agreement.

*Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements. concurrent enrollment in ESL 11A or B is recommended; however, this course is open to students whose assessment results are B or A.

2181   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2181 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 14, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 16B, Using Verb Tenses   1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W.

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 11A or B is recommended; however this course is open to students who place at the A or B level.

This course helps non-native speakers of English to communicate effectively using verb forms including: present, past, future, perfects,passives, conditionals, and modals. *Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements.

2182   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   Le Veque V

Above section 2182 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 26 to Dec 14.

2183   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2183 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 19, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 16C, Sentence Structure and Punctuation    1 unit

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W.

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 11A or ESL 11B is recommended.

This course helps students whose first language is not English to construct grammatically correct sentences using appropriate punctuation. Students will learn to combine sentence elements (clauses and phrases) to produce effective sentences.

2184   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   Le Veque V

Above section 2184 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 31 to Oct 19.

2185   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2185 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 14, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4201   5:35p-6:55p MW   LA 220   Lernihan V

Above section 4201 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

ESL 17, Intermediate Reading Skills   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W with a grade of C or better.

This course is designed for intermediate students who want to improve their reading skills. Students will improve their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills by learning strategies such as previewing, skimming, scanning, and making inferences. They will learn how to identify main ideas and details and an author’s purpose and tone. They will analyze novels and reading passages from their texts. Students are encouraged to take ESL 17 concurrently with ESL 11A or 11B.

2186   2:15p-3:35p MW   LA 220    Stivener M

ESL 20A, Advanced Grammar Workshop 1    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 11A/B. • Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 21A.

This is the first half of an advanced ESL grammar course designed to increase students’ grammar and editing proficiency. Students will recognize and employ more sophisticated language necessary for the successful completion of ESL/English 21A/B, ESL 25, English 22, and English 1.

Concurrent enrollment recommended in ESL/English 21A/B; ESL/English assessment Group B or A.

2187   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 123   Antman B

Above section 2187 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2188   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2188 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 20B, Advanced Grammar Workshop 2    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 11A/B.

This is the second half of an advanced ESL grammar course designed to increase students’ grammar and editing proficiency. Students will recognize and employ more sophisticated language necessary for the successful completion of ESL/English 21A/B, English 22, and English 1.

Concurrent enrollment in ESL/English 21A or English 21B is recommended. English assessment Group B or A.

2189   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 123   Antman B

Above section 2189 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2190   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Carr K J

Above section 2190 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 21A, English Fundamentals 1    3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • Prerequisite: ESL 11B or appropriate score on the ESL Placement Assessment. • Skills Advisory: Students who receive a final grade of “C” in 11B should enroll in support courses (ESL20A/20B, 23) before taking ESL 21A or concurrently with ESL 21A.

ESL 21A is an intermediate communicative writing course for non-native speakers. ESL 21A is the first part of the ESL 21A/B sequence. *ESL 11B, 21A, 21B and 25 combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

2191   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

Above section 2191 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2192   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Hoover J

Above section 2192 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2193   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 105   Bostwick L H

Above section 2193 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2194   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 125   Levitt D J

Above section 2194 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2195   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 103   Rios A I

2196   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 101   Hoover J

2197   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Jaffe S R

2198   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

2199   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Jaffe S R

2200   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LA 220   Tudman K L

Above section 2200 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2201   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Marasco J A

Above section 2201 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2202   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 101   Jo C J

Above section 2202 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2203   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 105   Koenig Golombek L K

2204   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 123   Tudman K L

Above section 2204 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2205   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 103   Silver J L

Above section 2205 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2206   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 125   Yenser S J

Above section 2206 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2207   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 104   Henry L

Above section 2207 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2208   11:30a-2:35p F   BUS 101   Kim E

2209   12:45p-2:05p MW   MC 12   Graziadei K N

2210   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 105   Jo C J

2211   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 103   Silver J L

Above section 2211 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2212   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 103   Jo C J

2213   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 103   Poblet I C

Above section 2213 is a part of the International Student First Semester Experience. Please see Special Programs section of the schedule of classes for details.

2214   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LA 220   Grollmus J

2215   4:15p-6:20p M   LS 152   Graziadei K N

            4:15p-6:20p W   ESL 125   Graziadei K N

Above section 2215 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 05.

4202   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 125   Alling B J

ESL 21B, English Fundamentals 2   3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • Prerequisite: ESL 21A. • Skills Advisory: Students who receive a final grade of “C” in ESL 21A should enroll in support courses (ESL20A/20B, 23, 28) before taking ESL 21B or concurrently with ESL 21B.

ESL 21B is the second part of the ESL 21A/B sequence. It continues the emphasis of essay writing, editing of grammar and mechanical errors, reading, and critical thinking. *ESL 11B, ESL 21A, ESL 21B, and ESL 25 combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

2216   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

Above section 2216 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2217   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Hoover J

Above section 2217 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2218   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 125   Ashleigh S B

2219   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 123   Turner P A

2220   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Turner P A

2221   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 105   Koenig Golombek L K

2222   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Marasco J A

Above section 2222 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2223   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 125   Diaz J M

2224   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 104   Diaz J M

2225   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

2226   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 104   Diaz J M

2227   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 123   Tudman K L

2228   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 104   Tracey M P

2229   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 125   Schelbert B

4203   5:15p-6:35p MW   ESL 104   Tracey M P

4204   6:45p-9:50p M   ESL 103   Tracey M P

ESL 23, Academic Reading and Study Skills   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is a high intermediate to advanced course designed for students seeking to improve their reading and study skills. It concentrates on helping students improve reading comprehension, reading rate and flexibility, study skills, and note taking. Students are encouraged to take ESL 23 concurrently with ESL 21A/21B and ESL 20A/20B. *Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements.

2230   2:15p-3:35p TTh   MC 11   Horowitz R S

2231   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Graziadei K N

Above section 2231 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ESL 25, Composition Fundamentals Review    3 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • Prerequisite: ESL 21B or English 21B or equivalent placement.

This course reviews and reinforces writing strategies including: the composing process, editing, and revision for English language. Extensive help will be given in vocabulary acquisition and word forms, sentence structure, word order, and citation of sources using MLA or APA. *ESL 11B, 21A, 21B and 25 combined: maximum credit 8 units.

2232   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 105   Henry L

ESL 28, Academic Vocabulary Skills    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their techniques for understanding academic vocabulary and using English words idiomatically. It emphasizes context and usage of academic words from the Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000) or a similar corpus. Students will learn to comprehend and use approximately 200 new words to improve their reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills for academic success. It is designed for students at the 21A or 21B level or students who have placed in Group B on the English or ESL Placement Exam.

2233   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 123   Ibaraki A T

2234   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2234 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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