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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.

2099   7:45a-10:50a MW   BUS 101   Stivener M

2100   7:45a-10:50a TTh   BUS 101   Hoover J

2101   12:45p-3:50p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

4189   5:45p-8:50p TTh   BUS 101   Stenos M S

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.

2102   7:45a-10:50a M   LA 243   Kim E

   7:45a-9:20a W   BUS 255   Kim E

   9:30a-10:50a W   LA 243   Kim E

2103   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

2104   12:45p-3:50p M   ESL 104   Spector A L

   12:45p-2:05p W   ESL 104   Spector A L

   2:15p-3:50p W   DRSCHR 203   Spector A L

4190   5:45p-8:50p M   LA 243   Kunimoto T A

   5:45p-7:00p W   DRSCHR 204   Kunimoto T A

   7:20p-8:50p W   LA 243   Kunimoto T A

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.

2105   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 104   Lodmer E L

2106   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Marasco J A

2107   7:45a-10:55a TThF   ESL 105   Nightingale M D

Above section 2107 meets for 10 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 25.

2108   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Jaffe S R

2109   11:00a-2:05p TTh   ESL 103   Kahn A B

Above section 2109 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2110   12:45p-3:50p MW   LA 243   Wolfe R A

2111   12:45p-3:50p TTh   BUS 101   Graziadei K N

2112   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 243   Hahn Ch S

2113   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 103   Horowitz R S

4191   6:45p-9:50p TTh   ESL 125   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.

2114   7:45a-11:05a TTh   ESL 105   Nightingale M D

Above section 2114 meets for 7 weeks, Apr 29 to Jun 12.

2115   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 123   Kahn A B

2116   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Marasco J A

2117   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 104   Koenig Golombek L K

2118   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 104   Levitt D J

Above section 2118 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2119   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 104   Koenig Golombek L K

2120   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 105   Hahn Ch S

NEW 3336   4:15p-6:20p MW   ESL 104   White S D

Above section 3336 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 04.

4192   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.

2136   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Ibaraki A T

Above section 2136 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

NEW 3326   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Levitt D J

Above section 3326 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

2137   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Levitt D J

Above section 2137 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2138   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 103   Bostwick L H

2139   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 125   Le Veque V F

2140   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 104   Kim E

2141   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Koenig Golombek L K

Above section 2141 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

2142   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 105   Yenser S J

2143   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 104   Wolfe R A

2144   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 123   Ashleigh S B

Above section 2144 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2145   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 125   Jo C J

Above section 2145 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2146   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 125   Graziadei K N

2147   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 105   Yenser S J

2148   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 105   Jo C J

Above section 2148 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10.

2149   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 220   Silver J L

Above section 2149 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12.

2150   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 125   Le Veque V F

2151   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 123   Yenser S J

2152   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 104   Caffee N B

2153   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 104   Caffee N B

2154   4:15p-5:35p MW   BUS 101   Walker D D

2155   4:15p-5:35p TTh   BUS 101   Stenos M S

4193   6:45p-9:50p T   ESL 103   Caffee N B

NEW 4498   7:00p-9:05p MW   ESL 123   Jordan S

Above section 4498 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 04.

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.

2156   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Ibaraki A T

Above section 2156 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2158   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

2159   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2160   9:30a-10:50a MW   LA 220   Hoover J

2161   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 123   Jaffe S R

2162   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Lodmer E L

2163   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Koenig Golombek L K

Above section 2163 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2164   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 125   Hoover J

2165   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 105   Hoover J

Above section 2165 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2166   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUS 101   Gill A M

Above section 2166 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2167   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 125   Gill A M

2168   12:45p-3:50p TTh   LA 220   Silver J L

Above section 2168 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10.

2169   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 105   Jo C J

Above section 2169 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12.

2170   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 105   Tracey M P

2171   4:15p-5:35p MW   ESL 125   Tracey M P

4194   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.

2174   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 101   Tudman K L

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.

2175   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 125   Ibaraki A T

2176   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2176 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

2121   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Marasco J A

Above section 2121 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

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.

2122   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Marasco J A

Above section 2122 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2123   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Spector A L

Above section 2123 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, 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.

2124   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 123   Tudman K L

2125   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 125   Ellis T L

Above section 2125 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 10.

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.

2126   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2126 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, 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.

2127   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 103   Tudman K L

Above section 2127 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2128   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2128 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, 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.

2129   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 103   Tudman K L

Above section 2129 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

2130   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nightingale M D

Above section 2130 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 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.

2132   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 125   Ellis T L

Above section 2132 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 22 to Jun 12.

2133   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 2133 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 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.

2134   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 123   Harclerode J E

2135   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Harclerode J E

Above section 2135 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 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.

2131   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 103   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.

2172   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 103   Horowitz R S

Above section 2172 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

2173   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Graziadei K N

Above section 2173 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 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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