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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.

2022   7:45a-10:50a MW   BUS 101   Ashleigh S B

2023   7:45a-10:50a TTh   BUS 101   Lodmer E L

2024   12:45p-3:50p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

4178   5:45p-8:50p TTh   BUS 101   Dellapasqua L C

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.

2025   7:45a-10:50a M   LA 243   Levitt D J

   7:45a-9:20a W   BUS 255   Levitt D J

   9:30a-10:50a W   LA 243   Levitt D J

2026   7:45a-10:50a T   LA 243   Harclerode J E

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

   9:40a-10:50a Th   LA 243   Harclerode J E

2027   12:45p-3:50p M   LA 243   Yenser S J

   12:45p-2:05p W   LA 243   Yenser S J

   2:15p-3:50p W   DRSCHR 203   Yenser S J

4179   5:45p-8:50p M   LA 243   Kim E

   5:45p-7:00p W   DRSCHR 204   Kim E

   7:20p-8:50p W   LA 243   Kim E

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.

2028   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 104   McDonald Br J

2029   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 104   Marasco J A

2030   7:45a-10:55a TThF   ESL 105   Nightingale M D

Above section 2030 meets for 10 weeks, Feb 12 to Apr 19.

2031   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2032   11:00a-2:05p TTh   ESL 103   Tudman K L

2033   12:45p-3:50p MW   ESL 105   Spector A L

2034   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 123   Graziadei K N

2035   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 103   Horowitz R S

2036   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 103   Stivener M

4180   6:45p-9:50p TTh   ESL 103   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.

2037   7:45a-11:05a TTh   ESL 105   Nightingale M D

Above section 2037 meets for 7 weeks, Apr 23 to Jun 06.

2038   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 105   Kann T A

2039   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LA 220   Kahn A B

2040   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LA 220   Kahn A B

2041   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 220   Gill A M

2042   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LA 220   Kahn A B

Above section 2042 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

4181   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 103   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.

2058   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Lodmer E L

Above section 2058 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 03.

2059   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Hoover J

Above section 2059 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 12 to Apr 04.

2060   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 123   Bostwick L H

2061   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 103   Levitt D J

2062   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 123   Yenser S J

2063   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 123   Courter S R

2064   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 104   Ashleigh S B

2065   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

2066   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 123   Tudman K L

2067   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 125   Marasco J A

Above section 2067 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 03.

2068   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 123   Koenig Golombek L K

2069   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 125   Jo C J

Above section 2069 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2070   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Graziadei K N

2071   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 125   Jo C J

2072   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 104   Ibaraki A T

2073   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 104   Jo C J

2074   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 125   Ibaraki A T

2075   3:45p-5:05p MW   LS 152   Graziadei K N

2076   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 125   Wolfe R A

4182   6:45p-9:50p T   ESL 125   Kim E

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.

2077   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Lodmer E L

Above section 2077 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 05.

2078   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Hoover J

Above section 2078 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 16 to Jun 06.

2079   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 103   Hoover J

2080   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 101   Camargo D R

2081   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2082   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Diaz J M

2083   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2084   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 125   Marasco J A

Above section 2084 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 05.

2085   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 105   Hoover J

2086   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 101   Diaz J M

2087   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LA 243   Koenig Golombek L K

Above section 2087 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2088   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 104   Gill A M

2089   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LA 243   Koenig Golombek L K

2090   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 104   Tracey M P

4183   5:15p-6:35p TTh   ESL 125   Tracey M P

4184   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 125   Tracey M P

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.

2093   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 105   Silver J 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.

2043   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 220   Bronstein M G

Above section 2043 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 03.

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.

2044   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 220   Bronstein M G

Above section 2044 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 05.

2045   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Spector A L

Above section 2045 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 04 to May 31, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

2046   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LA 121   Bronstein M G

2047   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.

2048   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2048 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 11 to Apr 05, 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.

2049   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   Leveque J S

Above section 2049 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 15 to Apr 05.

2050   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2050 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, 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.

2051   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   Leveque J S

Above section 2051 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 19 to Jun 07.

2052   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2052 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 15 to Jun 07, 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.

2054   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 105   Jordan S

Above section 2054 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 12 to Apr 04.

2055   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2055 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 04 to May 31, 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.

2056   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 105   Jordan S

Above section 2056 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 16 to Jun 06.

2057   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Carr K J

Above section 2057 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 04 to May 31, 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.

2053   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 123   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.

2091   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 125   Horowitz R S

2092   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Graziadei K N

Above section 2092 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 04 to May 31, 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.

2094   3:45p-5:05p TTh   LA 136   Ibaraki A T

2095   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2095 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 04 to May 31, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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