English as a Second Language

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ESL 15 PRONUNCIATION FOR ESL STUDENTS 2 Units Pass/No Pass only. [Recommended Preparation: ESL 21 or equivalent.] Designed for English as a Second Language students who wish to improve their intelligibility and aural comprehension in the English language. Emphasis will be given to the stress, rhythm, and intonation of English. Additional emphasis will be on the sounds of the vowels and consonants in English, and on how to use phonetic symbols to interpret those sounds. Strategies for self monitoring and individual study will also be presented. [ND]
ESL 15 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80528 ESL 15 50 09:00AM-12:05PM S 444   18 2*
    06:00PM-08:05PM F 411B Edwards,Allison    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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ESL 19A1 ESL ORAL COMMUNICATION I 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19A2.] Emphasizes listening comprehension and spoken expression and requires demonstration at a beginning-high level according to the California Pathways standards of listening and speaking language competency in social interactions and service encounters around the community where students work, live, and study. (Formerly ESL 295A1.) [ND]
ESL 19A1 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
82244 ESL 19A1 60 06:00PM-08:15PM MW 551A Brian-Hemme,Nancy 18 20*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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ESL 19B1 ESL ORAL COMMUNICATION II 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19B2.] Emphasizes listening comprehension and spoken expression and requires demonstration of an intermediate-low level (see California Pathways standards) of listening and speaking language competency in social interactions and service encounters around the community where students work, live, and study. (Formerly ESL 295B1.) [ND]
ESL 19B1 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
82245 ESL 19B1 60 06:00PM-08:15PM TTH 201A Pumpelly,Emma 18 21*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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82269 ESL 19B1 80 04:30PM-06:45PM MW 5205 Mallen,Marion 18 16*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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ESL 27B ESL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT: CHILD GUIDAN CE 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ESL 27A or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment is limited to students enrolled in the Spanish to English Associate Teacher certificate program.] Integrates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with supplemental coursework that supports students who take CD 180 to receive a certificate of proficiency from the Child Development department. Focuses on English skills required to explain children's behavior and effective guidance techniques to promote children's self-control, self-esteem and competence. [ND]
ESL 27B Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
82238 ESL 27B 80 05:00PM-05:50PM TH 5210 Lennon,Johne 18 14*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
Must be concurrently enrolled in CD-180-86. For Spanish to English Child Development Learning Community.
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ESL 39D LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 2D 5 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 29A , ESL 29B , and ESL 29C , or equivalent; or ESL 29D and ESL 29E , or equivalent. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 39E.] Offers second semester of ESL. Emphasizes accelerated language development of academic English for English language learners. Focuses on intensive practice in academic writing, critical thinking, and speaking around a single content-based theme as an intermediate-low level of English proficiency.[ND]
ESL 39D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80573 ESL 39D 60 06:00PM-08:15PM MW 551 Jarquin,Bronwyn 18 19*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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ESL 39E LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 2E 5 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 29A, ESL 29B, and ESL 29C, or equivalent; or ESL 29D and ESL 29E, or equivalent. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 39D.] Offers second semester of ESL. Provides for accelerated language development of academic English for English language learners. Focuses on intensive practice in academic reading, critical thinking, and speaking around a single content-based theme at an intermediate-low level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 39E Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80574 ESL 39E 60 06:00PM-08:15PM TTH 551 Mallen,Marion 18 17*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
ESL 49D LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 3D 5 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 39A, ESL 39B, and ESL 39C, or equivalent; or ESL 39D and ESL 39E, or equivalent. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 49E.] Offers third semester of ESL. Provides for accelerated language development of academic English for English language learners. Focuses on intensive practice in academic writing, critical thinking, and speaking around a single content-based theme at an intermediate-mid to high level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 49D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80585 ESL 49D 60 06:00PM-08:15PM MW 433 MacArthur,Alison 18 14*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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ESL 49E LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 3E 5 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 39A, ESL 39B, and ESL 39C, or equivalent; or ESL 39D, and ESL 39E, or equivalent. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 49D.] Offers third semester of ESL. Provides for accelerated language development of academic English for English language learners. Focuses on intensive practice in academic reading, critical thinking, and speaking around a single content-based theme at an intermediate-mid to high level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 49E Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80586 ESL 49E 60 06:00PM-08:15PM TTH 441 Yamamoto,Yuki 18 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
ESL 52 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE---BASIC READING 4 Units [Recommended Preparation: ESL 50 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Focuses on the specialized needs of the ESL and basic reading student. Provides effective strategies for reading: vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills at the basic level. (Same as RDG 52.) [ND]
ESL 52 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80590 ESL 52 60 06:00PM-07:50PM TTH 427 Gibert,Marcia 18 30*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM

Total Courses: 9 Total Sections: 10
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