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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.

1262   8:00a-12:15p MTWTh   LA 243   Stivener M

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.

1263   10:15a-2:30p MTTh   ESL 104   Wolfe R A

   10:15a-2:30p W   DRSCHR 203   Wolfe R A

ESL Writing

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.

1264   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 104   Kahn A B

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.

NEW 1297   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 123   Harclerode J E

1259   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 101   Jo C J

1272   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 101   Jo C 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.

1260   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 105   Hoover J

NEW 1261   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   ESL 103   Hoover J

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