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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.

ESL – English for Second Language Speakers

For the following classes, assessment is required to determine class placement. See www.smc.edu/assessment. These classes are limited to students whose first language is not English. Most sections of ESL classes require access to a computer and the Internet.

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.

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.

2266 7:45a-10:50a TTh ESL 103 Samokhina N Y

2267 8:00a-11:05a MW ESL 104 Koenig Golombek L K

2268 11:00a-2:05p MW BUS 101 Ellis T L

2269 11:00a-2:05p TTh LA 220 Dellapasqua L C

2270 12:45p-3:50p TTh BUS 101 Horowitz R S

2271 3:45p-6:50p MW LA 220 Yenser S J

4191 5:45p-8:50p TTh BUS 101 Staff

4192 5:45p-8:50p TTh ESL 105 Borgardt M 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).

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.

2272 7:45a-10:50a T LA 243 Allie S M

7:45a-9:05a Th DRSCHR 203 Allie S M

9:15a-10:50a Th LA 243 Allie S M

2273 11:00a-2:05p M ESL 125 Kim E

11:00a-12:20p W DRSCHR 203 Kim E

12:30p-2:05p W ESL 125 Kim E

2274 12:45p-3:50p M ESL 103 Combs J B

12:45p-2:05p W DRSCHR 203 Combs J B

2:15p-3:50p W ESL 103 Combs J B

2275 12:45p-3:50p T ESL 104 Stivener M

12:45p-2:05p Th ESL 104 Stivener M

2:15p-3:50p Th DRSCHR 204 Stivener M

2276 3:45p-6:50p T LA 220 Leveque V F

3:45p-5:05p Th LA 220 Leveque V F

5:15p-6:50p Th DRSCHR 204 Leveque V F

4193 6:00p-9:05p M ESL 125 Kugel N

6:00p-7:20p W DRSCHR 204 Kugel N

7:30p-9:05p W ESL 125 Kugel N

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 10W 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.

2277 7:45a-10:50a MW LA 220 Levitt D J

2278 7:45a-10:50a TTh ESL 123 Lodmer E L

2279 7:45a-10:50a TTh ESL 125 Marasco J A

2280 7:45a-10:55a MWF BUS 101 Christy A
Above section 2280 meets for 10 weeks, Aug 28 to Nov 03.

2281 11:00a-2:05p MW ESL 105 Jaffe S R

2282 11:00a-2:05p TTh ESL 125 Kahn A B

2283 12:45p-3:50p TTh ESL 123 Graziadei K N

2284 2:15p-5:20p MW ESL 104 Spector A L

NEW 2285 4:00p-7:05p MW LA 243 Staff

4194 6:45p-9:50p TTh ESL 123 Lim E

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, 21A, 21B, and 25 combined: maximum credit 8 units.

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.

2286 7:45a-10:50a MW ESL 123 McGarry P F
Above section 2286 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2287 7:30a-10:50a MW BUS 101 Christy A
Above section 2287 meets for 7 weeks, Nov 06 to Dec 18.

2289 8:00a-9:20a TTh ESL 105 Kahn A B

2290 9:30a-10:50a MW ESL 103 Marasco J A

2291 11:15a-12:35p TTh ESL 104 Jo C J

2292 12:45p-2:05p MW LA 220 Allie S M

4195 6:45p-9:50p W ESL 105 Graziadei K N

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 11B, 21A, 21B and 25 combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

ESL 21A is an intermediate communicative writing course for non-native speakers. ESL 21A is the first part of the ESL 21A/B sequence.

2307 7:45a-10:50a MW ESL 125 Lodmer E L
Above section 2307 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2308 7:45a-10:50a MW ESL 123 Ibaraki A T
Above section 2308 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2309 7:45a-10:50a MW LA 243 Wolfe R A
Above section 2309 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2311 7:45a-10:50a TTh LA 220 Wolfe R A
Above section 2311 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 19.

2312 7:45a-10:50a TTh ESL 104 Ashleigh S B
Above section 2312 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 19.

2313 8:00a-9:20a MW ESL 103 Hardacredecerqu B L

2314 9:30a-10:50a MW ESL 105 Jaffe S R

2315 9:30a-10:50a TTh ESL 105 Jaffe S R

2316 11:15a-12:35p MW LA 243 Hardacredecerqu B L

2317 11:15a-12:35p TTh BUS 101 Kim E

2318 12:45p-2:05p MW ESL 104 Graziadei K N

2319 12:45p-3:35p MW LA 243 Kunimoto T A
Above section 2319 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2320 12:45p-3:50p TTh ESL 103 Jo C J
Above section 2320 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 19.

2321 2:15p-3:35p MW BUS 101 McGarry P F

2322 2:15p-3:35p MW ESL 105 Borgardt M L

2323 2:15p-3:35p MW LA 220 Yenser S J

2324 2:15p-5:20p MW ESL 123 Tracey M P
Above section 2324 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

2325 3:45p-5:05p MW ESL 105 Graziadei K N

NEW 3621 4:30p-5:50p TTh ESL 123 Lim E

4196 6:45p-9:50p M ESL 103 Skelton L

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.

2326 7:45a-10:50a MW ESL 125 Lodmer E L
Above section 2326 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2328 7:45a-10:50a TTh LA 220 Wolfe R A
Above section 2328 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14.

2329 7:45a-10:50a TTh ESL 104 Ashleigh S B
Above section 2329 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14.

2330 11:15a-12:35p MW ESL 123 Levitt D J

2331 12:45p-2:05p TTh LA 243 Koenig Golombek L K

2332 12:45p-3:50p MW LA 243 Kunimoto T A
Above section 2332 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2333 12:45p-3:50p TTh ESL 103 Jo C J
Above section 2333 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14.

2334 2:15p-3:35p MW ESL 125 Leveque V F

2335 2:15p-3:35p TTh ESL 105 Holmes W J

NEW 2336 2:15p-3:35p TTh LA 220 Combs J B

2337 2:15p-5:20p MW ESL 123 Tracey M P
Above section 2337 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

2338 3:45p-5:05p TTh ESL 105 Staff

4197 5:45p-7:05p MW ESL 104 Kunimoto T A

4198 6:45p-9:50p W ESL 123 Tracey M P

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, auditory discrimination, and production 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.

2293 12:45p-2:05p MW ESL 123 Marasco J A

2294 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Spector A L
Above section 2294 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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

2295 12:45p-2:05p TTh ESL 105 Marasco J A

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.

2296 8:00a-11:05a F ESL 123 Bostwick L H

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), modifiers and quantifiers (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.

2297 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Douglass J
Above section 2297 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2298 8:00a-11:05a F ESL 125 Douglass J T
Above section 2298 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 27 to Dec 15.

2299 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Douglass J
Above section 2299 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2301 8:00a-11:05a F LA 243 Douglass J T
Above section 2301 meets for 8 weeks, Sep 01 to Oct 20.

3503 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Ibaraki A T
Above section 3503 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ESL 20A, Advanced Grammar Workshop 3 units

Skills Advisory: ESL 11A or ESL 11B or assessment placement in ESL or English Groups A or B.

This course is designed to increase a student’s grammar and sentence-writing skill. Students will recognize and employ the sophisticated language necessary for successful completion of ESL 21A and ESL 21B. Concurrent enrollment in this course is highly recommended for success in ESL 21A and ESL 21B.

2303 11:15a-12:35p MW ESL 103 Ibaraki A T

ESL 20B, Advanced Grammar and Editing 3 units

Skills Advisory: ESL 11A or ESL 11B or assessment placement in ESL or English Groups A or B.

This is an advanced grammar course designed to improve a student’s syntax and editing proficiency. Concurrent enrollment in this course is highly recommended for success in ESL 21A and ESL 21B.

2305 2:15p-5:05p TTh ESL 125 Samokhina N Y
Above section 2305 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 14.

2306 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Harclerode J E
Above section 2306 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Reading

ESL 17, Intermediate Reading Skills 3 units

Prerequisite: ESL 10G and ESL 10W or Group C on the ESL Placement Exam.

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 passages from fiction and non-fiction. Students are encouraged to take ESL 17 concurrently with ESL 11A or 11B.

2302 8:00a-11:05a F 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 enroll in ESL 23 concurrently with ESL 20A, 20B, 21A and/or 21B. *Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements.

2339 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Graziadei K N
Above section 2339 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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 vocabulary from the Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000). Students will learn to comprehend and use approximately 200 words from the AWL to improve their reading comprehension, speaking, listening, 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 ESL Placement Exam. Students are encouraged to enroll in ESL 28 concurrently with ESL 20A, 20B, 21A and/or 21B.

2340 11:15a-12:35p TTh ESL 103 Ashleigh S B

2341 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Ibaraki A T
Above section 2341 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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