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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.

1345   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   LA 243   Tudman K L

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.

1346   12:30p-4:50p MTW   BUS 101   Spector A L

   12:30p-4:50p Th   BUS 253   Spector A L

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.

1347   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   ESL 103   Nightingale M D

1348   12:30p-4:50p MTWTh   ESL 123   Stivener M

1349   12:30p-4:50p MTWTh   ESL 125   Graziadei K N

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.

1350   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 105   Cerqueira B L

1351   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 104   Kahn A B

1352   10:15a-12:20p 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.

1355   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   ESL 123   Kim E

1356   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   ESL 123   Kim E

1357   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUS 101   Jo C J

1358   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 254   Le Veque V F

1359   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   ESL 104   Stenos M S

1360   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   BUS 254   Le Veque V F

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.

1362   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   ESL 125   Hoover J

1363   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   ESL 105   McDonald Br J

1365   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

1366   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

Grammar

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.

1353   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Randall T R

Above section 1353 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.