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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 as a Second Language

English for Second Language Speakers courses are designed specifically for students whose first language is not English. SMC offers three different ESL programs:

  1. Credit ESL courses focus on academic skills needed for success in college (reading textbooks, listening and notetaking, writing papers with citations, speaking in class in small groups, and making presentations). Faculty assist students in the development of grammar, vocabulary, paraphrasing, and summarizing skills within the context of themes or academic content. ESL 11B, 21A, and 21B are CSU and UC transferable (up to 8 units).

  2. Noncredit ESL courses focus on college and career readiness and developing the skills needed for life and work in the US. Noncredit ESL courses are free to students, except those studying on an F-1 visa. These courses do not carry any academic credit.

  3. Intensive ESL (offered through SMC’s Community Services Program in conjunction with International Education) offers multi-skills courses to prepare international students for entry to Santa Monica College. Student work is graded, but courses in the Intensive ESL Program do not receive academic credit. These courses are offered for a fee.

For the following classes, assessment is required to determine class placement. See smc.edu/assessment. 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.

Course Number:1368 Time:8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 104 Instructor:Koenig Golombek L K

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.

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. T Location:DRSCHR 203 Instructor:Stivener M

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.

Course Number:1370 Time:8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 103 Instructor:Wolfe R A

Course Number:1371 Time:12:30 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 125 Instructor: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, 21A, and 21B 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.

Course Number:1372 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 105 Instructor:Ibaraki A T

Course Number:1373 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 105 Instructor:Ibaraki A T

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

ESL 21A is an intermediate contextualized 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.

Course Number:1374 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 125 Instructor:Borgardt M L

Course Number:1375 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 123 Instructor:Kim E

Course Number:1376 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 123 Instructor:Kim E

Course Number:1377 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 103 Instructor:Leveque 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 11B, ESL 21A, and ESL 21B combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

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, combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

Course Number:1378 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LA 220 Instructor:Allie S M

Course Number:1379 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 125 Instructor:Leveque V F

Course Number:1380 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:ESL 123 Instructor:Jo C J

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