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ESL 029: Writing Skills On Computer Levels 1-3
(1)

This non-graded hybrid (part online, part traditional instruction) course is designed to improve ESL students' writing and revising skills using computer-assisted methods.

ESL 035: Levels 1-2: Basic Conversation
(1)

Designed for beginning ESL students who wish to develop survival speaking and listening skills, including the use of appropriate pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis is on English for daily life.

ESL 040: Grammar Level 1
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisite: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the beginner with the foundation of English grammar and enables the student to function at least minimally (both orally and in writing) in common English language situations.

ESL 041: Writing Level 1
(4) F, S
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the beginner with the foundation of English writing and enable the student to function at least minimally in common English writing situations.

ESL 042: Reading Level 1
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the beginning student with basics of English pronunciation, vocabulary development and critical thinking skills, while reading at the beginning level.

ESL 043: Foundations 1: Listening, Speaking and Grammar
(6) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Integrated course designed to provide beginning students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking, listening and basic grammar. Includes vocabulary, reading and writing work as well.

ESL 044: Foundations 1: Reading, Writing and Grammar
(6) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam

Integrated course designed to provide the beginning level student with a foundation of English reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 050: Grammar Level 2
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: ESL 40, with a "C" or better or ESL 43 with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the intermediate-level student with a continuation of the foundation of English grammar and enables the student to function at an intermediate level (both orally and in writing) in common English language situations.

ESL 051: Writing Level 2
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: ESL 41, with a "P", or ESL 44 with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the intermediate-level student with the foundation of English writing and enable the student to function at least at an intermediate level in common English writing situations.

ESL 052: Reading Level 2
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: ESL 42 with a "C" or better or ESL 44 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the intermediate-level student with a basic foundation in phonetic word attack skills, vocabulary development, comprehension skills and basic study skills.

ESL 053: Foundations 2: Listening, Speaking and Grammar
(6) F, S
Prerequisites: ESL 43 with a "C" or better, or ESL 40 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides high beginning to low intermediate students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking and listening.

ESL 054: Foundations 2: Reading, Writing and Grammar
(6) F, S
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam, or ESL 41 with a "P" and ESL 42 with a "C" or better, or ESL 44 with a "C" or better.

Provides the high beginning to low intermediate level student with a foundation of English reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 060: Grammar Level 3
(4) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: ESL 50 or ESL 53, with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the intermediate student with grammatical structures presented in context. Emphasis is on self-expression and conveyance of meaning.

ESL 061: Writing Level 3
(4) F, S
Prerequisites: ESL 51 or ESL 54, with a "P", or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Non-graded, transferable offering that teaches the student how to write paragraphs, using the various rhetorical modes.

ESL 062: Reading Level 3
(4)
Prerequisites: ESL 52 or ESL 54, with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Provides the intermediate level student with further study in vocabulary development and increased reading comprehension through development of specific reading skills.

ESL 063: Foundations 3: Listening, Speaking and Grammar
(6) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: ESL 050 with a minimum grade of "C" or ESL 053 with a minimum grade of "C" or

qualifying score on the SBCC Placement Exam Provides intermediate students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking, listening and grammar.

ESL 064: Foundations 3: Reading, Writing and Grammar
(6) F, S, Summer
Prerequisites: ESL 051 with a minimum grade of "P" or ESL 052 with a minimum grade of "C" or ESL 054 with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on the SBCC Placement Exam

Intermediate students learn English reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 070: Beginning Workplace ESL
(2) F, S, Summer

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary of beginning English, as spoken in the workplace.

ESL 071: High Beginning ESL for the Workplace
(2) F, S, Summer

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary of high beginning English, as spoken in the workplace.

ESL 100: ESL Introduction To Early Childhood Education
(2) F, S

Designed for upper intermediate to advanced English as a Second Language students who are interested in a career in early childhood education. Emphasis is on linguistic development in the specific context of early childhood education to help students develop the language skills necessary for success in ECE 100.

ESL 107: Intermediate Grammar Review
(1) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 60 with a "C" or better

Designed for the intermediate to advanced student who has some knowledge of English verb tenses, but who requires additional review and practice. Provides a brief review of verb tenses with individualized extensive practice online.

ESL 113: Beginning Conversation Level 1
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to acquaint beginning-level students with the basics of survival English to enable them to function at least minimally in common English-speaking situations.

ESL 117: Intermediate Conversation Level 2
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 113 with a "P" or better, or ESL 43 with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the student with intermediate-level verbal and listening skills.

ESL 121: Level 3: Intermediate Conversation
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 117 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the students with intermediate-level verbal and listening skills.

ESL 122: Grammar Level 4
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 60 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the advanced student with natural language activities which utilize the target grammar. Multiple examples and the use of a variety of materials facilitate students' deductive learning processes.

ESL 123: Writing Level 4
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ESL 61, with a "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Transferable offering designed to take students from the paragraph writing stage to development of the essay. (UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

ESL 124: Reading Level 4
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 62 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

For the advanced student with demonstrated knowledge and experience in contextualized English grammar and writing. Designed to review and refine grammar for application in advanced writing projects to enable the student to successfully transition into non-ESL course work. Introduction to basic computer and word processing skills necessary for academic work.

ESL 125: Level 4 Advanced Conversation
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 121 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Provides the student with advanced ESL verbal and listening skills, as well as skills development in individual speech delivery and criticism.

ESL 126: Level 1-5: Reading And Writing Workshop
(2) Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed as a short two-unit course. The focus is to help students develop reading and writing skills appropriate to the various levels of the program.

ESL 128: Level 1-5: Conversation Workshop
(2) Summer
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the ESL student with verbal and listening skills and development of oral language ability.

ESL 129: Bilingual Conversation Exchange
(2) - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 043 and ESL 044
Course Advisories: SPAN 101AB and SPAN CD or SPAN 101 or ESL 40 and ESL 41 and ESL 42

Interactive course for ESL and Spanish students to build conversation skills and foster cultural understanding.

ESL 130: Reading Level 5
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 124 with a "C" or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide the advanced ESL reader with reading comprehension skills, study skills and vocabulary development. Strongly emphasizes skill development for mainstreaming students into the general college curriculum.

ESL 131: Grammar Level 5
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: ESL 122 with a "C" or better or 132 with a "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Advanced grammar designed to teach sentence-level grammar, as well as a review of tense system and parts of speech.

ESL 132: Writing/Grammar in Context Level 4
(4) F, S - CSU/UC
Prerequisites: ESL 60, with a "C" or better, and ESL 61, with a "P", or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Transferable course to assist intermediate students in composing and refining writing skills through the analysis of individual writing. Emphasizes critical thinking, with focus on building a porfolio of essays. Includes review of sentence structure and parts of speech.

ESL 134: Writing Level 5
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ESL 123 or 132 with a "P", or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Transferable offering to assist the student in further developing essay skills in preparation for transition to non-ESL classes.

ESL 135: Writing and Reading Level 5
(6) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ESL 123, with "P", and ESL 124, with a "C" or better, or qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam

Non-graded, transferable offering designed to assist the advanced student in further developing writing skills through the analysis of academic texts. Emphasizes critical thinking skills, with focus on writing expository essays, including argumentation. Includes a review of English sentence structure. *(UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

ESL 160: Reading and Study Skills for Nursing
(3) F, S, Summer

Non-graded course to assist the advanced student in further developing reading, communication and study skills needed in the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program. A bridge between the CNA and LVN programs, it focuses on the academic skills needed by pre-nursing students. May also be taken by native speakers.

ESL 176: Orientation To College Success For ESL Students
(0.5) F, S, Summer

In-depth ESL student orientation to the college and what it means to be a college student in the United States. Time management as it relates to course load, as well as the disqualification and probation process, adding/dropping classes, CR/NC grades, student responsibilities and student services information (e.g., financial aid, EOPS, wellness services).

ESL 290: Work Experience In English As A Second Language
(1-4) F, S - CSU

May be taken for 1, 2, 3 or 4 units of credit. Maximum of four (4) units per semester for a maximum of sixteen (16) units. Individual student meetings with instructor to be scheduled; time and day T.B.A. Laboratory hours are work experience and are individual for each student. Consists of supervised employment for students who are employed on or off campus.

ESL NC000: Introduction to ESL

Students learn to identify symbols in their lives including, but not limited to: letters, numbers, time, direction, money, calendar, schedules and appointments. Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a pace determined by their own abilities and progress. Students increase confidence in classroom skills such as copying from the board, responding to teacher’s questions, asking for help, working from handouts, working in pairs and groups.

ESL NC005: Pronunciation and Speaking Skills: Beginning ESL

Students practice beginning level speaking skills related to daily life situations and tasks. Students learn pronunciation basics for English language proficiency and gain confidence in appropriate and clear verbal interaction for community and classroom. Topics include personal information, family, jobs, school, and daily life.

ESL NC006: Pronunciation and Conversation: Beyond ESL Basics

Students practice clear pronunciation of American English at a beginning high or intermediate low level. Students gain confidence in communication skills to increase work opportunities and community involvement. Students increase comprehensibility to help with daily verbal interaction in the community and classroom. Language topics include intonation, rhythm, stress, and letter sounds in English.

ESL NC007: Pronunciation and Conversation: Intermediate ESL

Students learn to recognize and produce clear pronunciation of standard American English for intermediate students. Instruction focuses on sound mechanics, correct verb tense endings, intonation, rhythm, and stress. Students increase vocabulary and fluency to gain confidence in clear verbal interaction.

ESL NC01A: ESL 1 - A: Beginning Low

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase social/cultural interactions and develop ability to integrate into the community and the classroom. Other topics include: greetings, phrases, filling out forms with personal information, soft transferrable skills for employment, learning strategies, and questions and commands for daily interactions, in class, work, and community. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC01B: ESL 1 - B: Beginning Low

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase employment skills to seek and apply for jobs, vocabulary to make medical appointments, describe ailments and fill out basic forms with medical history for self and others. Other topics include: following commands during an emergency, soft transferrable skills for employment, and learning strategies. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC01D: ESL 1 - D: Beginning Low

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase social/cultural interactions to talk about housing, purchasing food, giving directions, and phone skills. Other topics include: government and law, national holidays, US presidents, describing a house, food labels, shopping lists, soft transferable skills for employment, and learning strategies

ESL NC021: Creative Writing for ESL Learners: The Craft of Self-Expression

ESL intermediate high students learn to improve writing fluency through a variety of interactive writing exercises that address different elements of the craft.

ESL NC022: ESL through Literature

ESL intermediate and advanced level students will read stories and poems to expand vocabulary, reinforce grammar, improve writing and knowledge of culture.

ESL NC023: ESL Idioms: Intermediate

Speaking skills using American English idioms related to daily life. Students gain confidence in verbal interaction and cultural assimilation by understanding and utilizing idioms effectively. Topics include idioms related to food, sports, colors, animals, the human body and verbs.

ESL NC024: ESL Using Computer Programs

Students learn English in the computer lab by logging into pre-loaded English learner software of their choice. Students will progress step-by-step through level appropriate software programs. Students will learn to create passwords, navigate English learning programs, follow software prompts, while improving English fluency.

ESL NC026: ESL Student Success-Intensive

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning level to succeed in their academic and personal lives. Students increase awareness of resources and confidence to use English in the classroom and the community. Topics include goal setting, classroom communication, time management and organization, learning styles, test-taking skills, opportunities to practice English in the community, and technology. This course is designed for students who have limited experience with the US educational system.

ESL NC027: Pathway to College Success for ESL Students

ESL advanced level students interested in transferring to credit campus will practice strategies for succeeding at college. Topics will include goal-setting, identifying obstacles to success, prioritizing assignments, creating, maintaining and utilizing a home study area and schedule, identifying and accessing on-campus assistance, developing a peer-support network, identifying and understanding the demands and rewards of college life, practicing test-taking strategies, and applying a cost/benefit analysis to attending college. Additionally, students will increase reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English.

ESL NC028: Academic Skills for College Success for ESL Students

ESL advanced level students interested in transferring to credit campus will practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English at the level required to succeed in college. Topics will include essay writing, identifying types of writing, scan for information, public speaking, academic vocabulary, accessing college resources.

ESL NC02A: ESL 2 – A Beginning High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills for successful social/cultural interactions and increase their ability to integrate into the English-speaking community and classroom. Other topics include: providing personal information, describing people, identifying school personnel, creating a schedule, taking a simple phone message, and talking about transportation. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs, and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC02B: ESL 2 - B: Beginning High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills to seek and apply for jobs and describe common symptoms, diseases and conditions to a doctor. Other topics include reading directions, dosages, and warnings on medicine labels; talking about ways to stay healthy, and responding appropriately to job interview questions. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC02C: ESL 2 - C: Beginning High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills to interact in social and cultural situations and increase ability to handle currency and change. Topics include initiating and answering invitations and offers, polite requests, apologies, compliments, and sympathy. Additional topics include filling out a money order properly, requesting availability and location of items in a store, and returning an item. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC02D: ESL 2 - D: Beginning High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills to secure housing, food, and meals. Other topics include describing an issue with a rental unit to a landlord, identifying common containers and amounts of food, using proper language to order at a restaurant, and identifying simple traffic signs and symbols. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC037: Bridge to College for ESL Students

ESL students interested in transferring to the credit campus learn how to apply to the college and select and register for classes. Students will participate in a campus tour to learn about student support services on the credit campus, as well as strategies for time management and understanding credit class requirements.

ESL NC038: English for Written Driving Test

Students learn to take the written driving test in English while acquiring the essential vocabulary needed to understand the questions and answers. Student will follow the procedures for taking the test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as well as learn the rules they must obey when driving in California.

ESL NC03A: ESL 3 - A: Intermediate Low

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate low level. Students expand social/cultural interactions including problem solving, and ability to integrate into the English-speaking community and classroom. Other topics include providing personal information to fill out authentic forms, resolving school and transportation issues, engaging in telephone conversations, and talking about learning styles. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC03B: ESL 3 - B: Intermediate Low

Students learn to listen, speak, read, and write in English at an intermediate low level. Students set employment goals, prepare for a job interview, and discuss medical and dental problems, procedures, and remedies. Other topics include: making career goals, writing a cover letter, communicating with co-workers, identifying needed immunizations and tests, and interpreting insurance policy documents. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC04B: ESL 4-B: Intermediate High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to complete medical and insurance forms and navigate the healthcare system with ease. Topics include working as part of a team in the workplace, completing a job evaluation process, and supervising and leading others. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC04C: ESL 4-C: Intermediate High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to interact with native English speakers in social situations and for recreational purposes. Topics include engaging in personal and family financial planning and expressing consumer complaints. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

ESL NC04D: ESL 4-D: Intermediate High

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to interact in social/cultural situations, including skills in decision making, team work, and the ability to integrate fully into the community. Topics include planning for additional educational opportunities (vocational certificates, two-year degrees, or additional computer training.) Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class.

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