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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.

Intensive 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.

2166   7:45a-10:50a MW   BUS 101   Kahn A B

2167   7:45a-10:50a TTh   BUS 101   Lodmer E L

2168   12:45p-3:50p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

2169   12:45p-3:50p TTh   BUS 101   Wolfe R A

4215   5:15p-8:20p TTh   BUS 101   Wallker D D

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.

2170   7:45a-10:50a M   LA 243   Kunimoto T A

   7:45a-9:20a W   BUS 253   Kunimoto T A

   9:30a-10:50a W   LA 243   Kunimoto T A

2171   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

2172   12:45p-3:50p M   ESL 125   Spector A L

   12:45p-2:05p W   DRSCHR 203   Spector A L

   2:15p-3:50p W   ESL 125   Spector A L

2173   12:45p-3:50p T   LA 243   Stivener M

   12:45p-2:05p Th   DRSCHR 204   Stivener M

   2:15p-3:50p Th   LA 243   Stivener M

4216   5:15p-8:20p M   LA 243   Dellapasqua L C

   5:15p-6:35p W   DRSCHR 203   Dellapasqua L C

   6:45p-8:15p W   LA 243   Dellapasqua L C

ESL Writing

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.

2174   7:45a-10:50a MW   LA 220   Levitt D J

2175   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 123   Marasco J A

2176   7:45a-10:55a TThF   ESL 104   Nightingale M D

Above section 2176 meets for 10 weeks, Aug 27 to Nov 01.

2177   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2178   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 243   Hahn C

2179   12:45p-3:50p TTh   MC 13   Graziadei K N

2180   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 125   Jo C J

2181   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 123   Jordan S

2182   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 105   Horowitz R S

4217   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.

2184   7:45a-11:05a TTh   ESL 104   Nightingale M D

Above section 2184 meets for 7 weeks, Nov 05 to Dec 17.

2185   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 104   Kim E

2186   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 104   Marasco J A

2187   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 105   Koenig Golombek L K

2188   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LA 220   Koenig Golombek L K

2189   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 104   Gill A M

4218   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 105   Cerqueira B L

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.

2206   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

Above section 2206 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2207   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Hoover J

Above section 2207 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2208   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 105   Bostwick L H

2209   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 125   Le Veque V F

2210   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

2211   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 125   LeVeque V

2213   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Jaffe S R

2214   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Kim E

2215   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 5   Yenser S J

2216   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Jaffe S R

2217   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

Above section 2217 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2218   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 101   Levitt D J

2219   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 104   Kahn A B

2220   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 105   Yenser S J

2221   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 123   Le Veque V F

2222   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 103   Kim E

2223   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 125   Jo C J

2224   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 104   Golden K L

2225   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUS 101   Wolfe R A

Above section 2225 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2227   12:45p-2:05p MW   LS 152   Graziadei K N

2228   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 103   Golden K L

2229   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 103   Camargo D R

2230   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

2231   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 104   Hahn C

2232   4:00p-5:20p MW   ESL 125   Yenser S J

4219   6:45p-9:50p T   ESL 125   Camargo D R

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.

2233   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

Above section 2233 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

2234   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Hoover J

Above section 2234 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2235   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 125   Ashleigh S B

2236   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 123   Caffee N B

2237   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Hoover J

2238   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

Above section 2238 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

2239   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 125   Hoover J

2240   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 105   Gill A M

Above section 2240 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2241   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 104   Ashleigh S B

2242   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 123   Silver J L

2243   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 104   Tracey M P

2244   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 123   Silver J L

2245   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 104   Tracey M P

2246   4:00p-6:05p TTh   ESL 125   Caffee N B

Above section 2246 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 17 to Dec 05.

4220   5:15p-6:35p MW   ESL 104   Tracey M P

4221   6:45p-9:50p M   ESL 103   Camargo D R

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.

2249   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 104   Tudman K L

Speaking and Listening

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.

2190   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Marasco J A

Above section 2190 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2191   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Spector A L

Above section 2191 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, 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.

2192   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Marasco J A

Above section 2192 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

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.

2193   2:15p-5:20p TTh   LA 220   Tudman K L

Above section 2193 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 27 to Oct 17.

2194   4:15p-5:35p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

Grammar

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.

2195   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2195 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 13, 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.

2196   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   Caffee N B

Above section 2196 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 25 to Dec 13.

2197   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2197 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 18, 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.

2198   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 105   Randall T R

Above section 2198 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 16.

2199   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 105   Randall T R

Above section 2199 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 11.

2200   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2200 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 21 to Dec 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

2202   2:15p-5:20p TTh   LA 220   Tudman K L

Above section 2202 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 22 to Dec 12.

2203   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2203 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, 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.

2204   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 105   Harclerode J E

2205   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Harclerode J E

Above section 2205 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

Reading

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.

2201   2:15p-3:35p MW   LA 220   Stivener M

ESL 23, Academic Reading and Study Skills   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 11B or placement in ESL 21A.

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.

2247   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 105   Horowitz R S

2248   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Graziadei K N

Above section 2248 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

Vocabulary

ESL 28, Academic Vocabulary Skills    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: ESL 11B or placement ESL 21A.

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.

2250   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 123   Ibaraki A T

2251   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2251 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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