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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.

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.

2156   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 105   Wolfe R A

2157   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 104   Nightingale M D

2158   12:45p-3:50p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

2159   12:45p-3:50p MW   ESL 125   Horowitz R S

2160   3:45p-6:50p TTh   BUS 101   Leveque V F

4170   5:45p-8:50p TTh   ESL 103   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). 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.

2161   7:45a-10:50a M   LA 243   Kahn A B

   7:45a-9:20a W   BUS 255   Kahn A B

   9:30a-10:50a W   LA 243   Kahn A B

2162   8:00a-11:05a T   LA 243   Koenig Golombek L K

   8:00a-9:20a Th   DRSCHR 203   Koenig Golombek L K

   9:30a-11:05a Th   LA 243   Koenig Golombek L K

2163   12:45p-3:50p T   LA 243   Stivener M

   12:45p-2:05p Th   LA 243   Stivener M

   2:15p-3:50p Th   DRSCHR 203   Stivener M

2164   2:15p-5:20p M   ESL 103   Allie S M

   2:15p-3:35p W   ESL 103   Allie S M

   3:45p-5:20p W   DRSCHR 204   Allie S M

4171   5:45p-7:00p M   DRSCHR 203   Staff

   7:20p-8:50p M   ESL 123   Staff

   5:45p-8:50p W   ESL 123   Staff

4172   5:45p-8:50p M   ESL 125   Kunimoto T A

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

   7:20p-8:50p W   ESL 125   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.

2165   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 123   Lodmer E L

2166   7:45a-10:50a MW   BUS 101   Levitt D J

2167   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 105   Marasco J A

2168   7:45a-10:55a TThF   BUS 101   Kim E
Above section 2168 meets for 10 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 21.

2169   11:00a-2:05p MW   ESL 123   Jaffe S R

2170   12:45p-3:50p MW   ESL 104   Spector A L

2171   12:45p-3:50p TTh   ESL 103   Graziadei K N

2172   2:15p-5:20p TTh   ESL 104   Jo C J

4173   6:45p-9:50p TTh   ESL 125   Combs J B

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.

2173   7:45a-11:05a TTh   BUS 101   Kim E
Above section 2173 meets for 7 weeks, Apr 25 to Jun 08.

2175   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 104   Marasco J A

2176   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 104   Kahn A B

2177   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 105   Levitt D J

2178   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 125   Ibaraki A T

2180   2:15p-3:35p MW   LA 243   Wolfe R A

4174   6:45p-9:50p W   ESL 103   Torrez P J

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.

2192   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Koenig Golombek L K
Above section 2192 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05.

2193   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Lodmer E L
Above section 2193 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

2194   8:00a-9:20a MW   ESL 103   Borgardt M L

2195   8:00a-9:20a TTh   ESL 103   Morgan J S

2196   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Hardacredecerqu B L
Above section 2196 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05.

2197   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

2198   11:15a-12:35p MW   LA 243   Hardacredecerqu B L

2200   11:15a-12:35p TTh   ESL 125   Yenser S J

2201   12:45p-2:05p MW   LA 243   Graziadei K N

2202   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 103   Ibaraki A T

2203   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 123   Yenser S J

2204   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 125   Leveque V F

2205   2:15p-3:35p TTh   ESL 123   Staff

2206   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 123   Tracey M P
Above section 2206 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 05.

2207   3:45p-5:05p MW   ESL 105   Graziadei K N

2208   3:45p-5:05p TTh   ESL 125   Yenser S J

2209   4:00p-5:20p TTh   ESL 105   Staff

4175   6:45p-9:50p T   ESL 123   Holmes W 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.

2210   7:45a-10:50a MW   ESL 125   Koenig Golombek L K
Above section 2210 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

2211   7:45a-10:50a TTh   ESL 125   Lodmer E L
Above section 2211 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

NEW   3407   8:00a-9:20a MW   LA 220   Ashleigh S B

2212   9:30a-10:50a MW   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2213   9:30a-10:50a TTh   ESL 103   Jaffe S R

2214   11:00a-2:05p MW   LA 220   Ashleigh S B
Above section 2214 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

2215   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 101   Christy A

2216   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 105   Staff

2217   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUS 101   Jo C J

2218   11:15a-12:35p TTh   LA 220   Christy A

2219   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 104   Christy A

2220   2:15p-3:35p MW   ESL 105   Kunimoto T A

2221   2:15p-5:20p MW   ESL 123   Tracey M P
Above section 2221 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

4176   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.

2181   12:45p-2:05p MW   ESL 105   Stivener M

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

2182   12:45p-2:05p TTh   ESL 105   Marasco J A

2183   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Spector A L
Above section 2183 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2184   8:00a-11:05a F   LA 220   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.

2185   11:15a-2:05p F   ESL 125   Koenig Golombek L K
Above section 2185 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

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.

2187   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 125   Mukai M
Above section 2187 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 17 to Apr 07.

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.

2188   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 125   Mukai M
Above section 2188 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 09.

ESL 20A, Advanced Grammar Workshop 1    3 units

Prerequisite: ESL 11A/B.   •   Skills 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.

2189   4:15p-5:35p MW   BUS 101   Ellis T L

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.

2190   11:15a-12:35p MW   ESL 125   Marasco J A

2191   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Harclerode J E
Above section 2191 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Reading

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.

2222   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Graziadei K N
Above section 2222 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, 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.

2223   8:00a-11:05a F   ESL 123   Allie S M

2224   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Ibaraki A T
Above section 2224 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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