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
88656 ESL 15 80 12:30PM-02:45PM TTH 5208 Lynch,David 18 0*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 16 BASIC SPEECH FOR THE ESL STUDENT 3 Units Pass/No Pass only. [Recommended Preparation: ESL 31 or equivalent.] Designed to develop oral communication skills for limited English speaking students. Emphasizes verbal and nonverbal behavior, impromptu, extemporaneous and prepared message delivery; helps prepare students for entry into vocational programs and college level-classes. [ND]
ESL 16 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90342 ESL 16 03 02:00PM-03:15PM MW 411A Teagle,Eleanor 18 3*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 17 COMPARATIVE GRAMMAR/GRAMATICA COMPARATI VA 3 Units Pass/No Pass only. Taught primarily in Spanish at the beginning moving towards more English by the end of the course. Compares and contrasts different aspects of English and Spanish grammar, such as syntax, parts of speech, cognates, false cognates, prepositions, infinitives, and gerunds. Can be taken concurrently with any other core English as a Second Language courses. [ND]
ESL 17 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88661 ESL 17 01 10:30AM-11:20AM MWF 444 Perez,Jorge 18 1*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 18 ESL FOR MATH 2 Units Develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills with a focus on language specific to mathematics. Focuses on skills to communicate effectively in English about mathematical concepts. Prepares students linguistically to succeed in mathematics courses. (Formerly ESL 295T.) [ND]
ESL 18 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90856 ESL 18 01 10:30AM-11:20AM TTH 411A Vera Alba,Diana 18 4*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 19A1 ESL ORAL COMMUNICATION I 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19A2.] Develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills with a focus on language specific to mathematics. Focuses on skills to communicate effectively in English about mathematical concepts. Prepares students linguistically to succeed in mathematics courses. (Formerly ESL 295T.) [ND]
ESL 19A1 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88664 ESL 19A1 01 11:30AM-01:45PM MW 542 Santana,Eliana 18 1*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88666 ESL 19A1 80 01:00PM-03:20PM MW 5207 Oberlander,Kenneth 18 22*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 19A2 ESL WRITTEN COMMUNICATION I 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19A1.] Emphasizes writing and reading skills for everyday purposes. Requires demonstration of a novice-low level (see California Pathways Standards) of writing language competency in the genres needed for successful written communication around the community. Requires reading 1, 2, and 3 level books. (Formerly ESL 295A2.) [ND]
ESL 19A2 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88667 ESL 19A2 01 08:00AM-10:15AM MW 228 Brian-Hemme,Nancy 18 5*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 19B1 ESL ORAL COMMUNICATION II 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19B2.] Emphasizes listening and speaking skills for everyday purposes. Focuses on grammar for speaking. Reviews simple and progressive tenses. Develops perfect tenses and several modals and semi-modals for politeness. Requires demonstration at a novice-high level (see California Pathways Standards) of listening and speaking language competency in conversations around the community. (Formerly ESL 295B1.) [ND]
ESL 19B1 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88669 ESL 19B1 01 11:30AM-01:45PM MW 510 Esser,Joanna 18 2*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 19B2 ESL WRITTEN COMMUNICATION II 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 19B1] Emphasizes writing and reading skills for everyday purposes. Requires demonstration of a novice-high level (see California Pathways Standards) of writing language competency in the genres needed for successful written communication around the community. Requires reading 4 and 5 level books. (Formerly ESL 295B2.) [ND]
ESL 19B2 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88672 ESL 19B2 01 08:00AM-10:15AM MW 411A Vera Alba,Diana 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ESL 29D LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 29E.] First semester of Academic ESL. Provides instruction in grammar that focuses on present, present progressive and future tenses, modals, nouns and verbs, and sentence structure. Focuses on reading non-fiction texts, writing summaries, using academic vocabulary development, and speaking around a single content-based theme at a novice-high level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 29D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88676 ESL 29D 01 08:00AM-10:15AM MW 551A Santana,Eliana 18 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88677 ESL 29D 03 11:30AM-01:45PM T 551A Santana,Eliana 18 10*
    11:30AM-12:45PM TH 551A      
    12:55PM-01:45PM TH 205      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
90252 ESL 29D 80 08:00AM-10:15AM TTH 5207 Pumpelly,Emma 18 11*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ESL 29E LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 1E 5 Units [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 29D.] First semester of Academic ESL. Emphasizes academic English for English language learners. Focuses on reading fiction, writing summaries, using verbs, nouns, past tense, modals, correct sentence structure, academic vocabulary, and speaking around a single content-based theme at a novice-high level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 29E Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88678 ESL 29E 01 08:00AM-10:15AM T 551A Stuardo,Carol 18 19*
    08:00AM-09:15AM TH 551A      
    09:25AM-10:15AM TH 203      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88679 ESL 29E 03 11:30AM-01:45PM M 551A Brian-Hemme,Nancy 18 11*
    11:30AM-12:45PM W 551A      
    12:55PM-01:45PM W 204      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
90253 ESL 29E 80 10:30AM-12:45PM TTH 5207 Oberlander,Kenneth 18 12*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
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.] Second semester of Academic ESL. Provides instruction in grammar and academic language. Allows student to read non-fiction texts and produce paragraph-level writing that synthesizes information at an intermediate-low level of English proficiency. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme. Includes computer skills for typing documents and conducting basic online research. [ND]
ESL 39D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88681 ESL 39D 01 08:00AM-10:15AM MW 551 Galvin,Geraldine 18 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88682 ESL 39D 03 11:30AM-01:45PM T 551 Figueroa,Surian 18 7*
    11:30AM-12:45PM TH 551      
    12:55PM-01:45PM TH 203      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
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.] Second semester of Academic ESL. Provides instruction in grammar and academic language. Allows student to read narrative texts and produce oral presentations and summary writing at an intermediate-low level of English proficiency. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme at an intermediate-low level of English proficiency. Includes computer skills for creating academic PowerPoint presentations. [ND]
ESL 39E Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88684 ESL 39E 01 08:00AM-10:15AM TTH 551 Figueroa,Surian 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88685 ESL 39E 03 11:30AM-01:45PM M 551 Whitsett,Jessica 18 13*
    11:30AM-12:45PM W 551      
    12:55PM-01:45PM W 203      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 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.] Third level of academic ESL. Provides instruction in grammar and academic language. Allows student to complete an academic essay and do extensive reading at an intermediate-mid level of English proficiency. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme. Includes computer skills for formatting academic papers. [ND]
ESL 49D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88689 ESL 49D 01 08:00AM-10:15AM MW 444 Lennon,Johne 18 16*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88690 ESL 49D 03 11:30AM-01:45PM T 444 Yamamoto,Yuki 18 14*
    11:30AM-12:45PM TH 444      
    12:55PM-01:45PM TH 224      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
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.] Third level of academic ESL. Provides instruction in grammar and academic language. Allows student to produce an oral presentation and a summary-response paper, and do extensive listening at an intermediate-mid level of English proficiency. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme. Includes computer skills for evaluating online sources. [ND]
ESL 49E Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88692 ESL 49E 01 08:00AM-10:15AM T 444 Yamamoto,Yuki 18 12*
    08:00AM-09:15AM TH 444      
    09:25AM-10:15AM TH 542      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88693 ESL 49E 03 11:30AM-01:45PM M 444 Lennon,Johne 18 16*
    11:30AM-12:45PM W 444      
    12:55PM-01:45PM W 227      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 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
88695 ESL 52 01 09:00AM-10:50AM MW 427 Petkova,Maria 18 27*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88696 ESL 52 02 09:00AM-10:50AM TTH 427 Gibert,Marcia 18 31*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88697 ESL 52 04 01:00PM-02:50PM MW 427 Mahoney,Margaret 18 31*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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88699 ESL 52 80 08:30AM-10:20AM TTH 5206 Lynch,David 18 32*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ESL 55 GRAMMAR VERBS I--SIMPLE AND PROGRESSIVE 1 Unit [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 29A.] Provides development of fluency and accuracy in the form, meaning, and use of English verbs. First in a series of four courses. Emphasizes simple and progressive forms of present and past tenses. (Formerly ESL 295AA.) [ND]
ESL 55 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88700 ESL 55 01 10:30AM-11:20AM M 551A Pumpelly,Emma 18 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 56 GRAMMAR VERBS II--PERFECT AND FUTURE 1 Unit [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 39B.] Provides development of fluency and accuracy in the form, meaning, and use of English verbs. Second in a series of four courses. Emphasizes perfect and future verb forms. (Formerly ESL 295AB.)[ND]
ESL 56 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90349 ESL 56 01 10:30AM-11:20AM T 551A Lannen,Victoria 18 9*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 57 GRAMMAR VERBS III--MODALS AND CONDITION ALS 1 Unit [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 49A.] Provides development of fluency and accuracy in the form, meaning, and use of English verbs. Third in a series of four courses. Emphasizes modal and conditional forms. (Formerly ESL 295AC.) [ND]
ESL 57 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90352 ESL 57 01 10:30AM-11:20AM W 551 Galvin,Geraldine 18 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 58 GRAMMAR VERBS IV--GERUNDS, INFINITIVES AND PASSIVE 1 Unit [Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 49B] Provides development of fluency and accuracy in the form, meaning, and use of English verbs. Fourth in a series of four courses. Emphasizes use of gerunds/infinitives and passive voice. (Formerly ESL 295AD.) [ND]
ESL 58 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88701 ESL 58 01 10:30AM-11:20AM TH 551A Lannen,Victoria 18 9*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 59A LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 4A 2 Units Pass/No Pass only. [Prerequisite: ESL 49A, ESL 49B, and ESL 49C, or ESL 49D and ESL 49E, or equivalent. Corequisite: ESL 59B, ESL 159A, and ESL 159B.] Helps students develop specific skills and knowledge to manage their personal and academic lives, sample lectures in content areas, familiarize themselves with services and resources available to students, and create a plan for transitioning from ESL to traditional college course offerings at an advanced-low level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 59A Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88702 ESL 59A 01 11:00AM-12:50PM T 542 Craig,Daniel 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM
ESL 59B LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 4B 2 Units Pass/No Pass only. [Prerequisite: ESL 49A, ESL 49B, and ESL 49C, or ESL 49D and ESL 49E, or equivalent. Corequisite: ESL 59A, ESL 159A, and ESL 159B.] Develops concepts and skills learned for ESL 159A and ESL 159B by providing practice in preparing and refining class writing assignments and oral presentations. Continues the instruction of the use of technology for participating in and completing class assignments at an advanced-low level of English proficiency. [ND]
ESL 59B Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88703 ESL 59B 01 11:00AM-12:50PM TH 224 Whitsett,Jessica 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 159A LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 4C 4 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 49A, ESL 49B, and ESL 49C, or ESL 49D and ESL 49E, or equivalent. Corequisite: ESL 59A, ESL 59B, and ESL 159B.] Fourth level of Academic ESL. Prepares students to attend college classes in English. Provides instruction in grammar, academic listening, and further develops essay-level writing. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme at an advanced level of English proficiency. [D; CSU]
ESL 159A Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88657 ESL 159A 01 08:30AM-10:20AM MW 544 Whitsett,Jessica 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
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ESL 159B LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 4D 4 Units [Prerequisite: ESL 49A, ESL 49B, and ESL 49C, or ESL 49D and ESL 49E, or equivalent. Corequisite: ESL 59A, ESL 59B, and ESL 159A.] Fourth level of Academic ESL. Prepares students to attend college classes in English. Provides instruction in grammar, academic listening, and further develops essay-level writing. Focuses on academic tasks, vocabulary development, and critical thinking around a single content-based theme at an advanced level of English proficiency. [D; CSU]
ESL 159B Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
88658 ESL 159B 01 08:30AM-10:20AM TTH 224 Whitsett,Jessica 18 0*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:56 AM

Total Courses: 23 Total Sections: 35
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