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
88655 ESL 15 50 09:00AM-12:05PM S 444   18 11*
    06:00PM-08:05PM F 411B Kovach,Charles    
MAIN CAMPUS - SATURDAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
90341 ESL 15 60 06:00PM-08:15PM TTH 551A Lannen,Victoria 18 7*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
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
90343 ESL 16 60 04:30PM-05:45PM TTH 411A Craig,Daniel 18 9*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
ESL 27D ESL FOR CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY 1 Unit [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. Supports students who wish to take CD 284 in order to receive a certificate of completion from the Child Development department. Focuses on oral and written English skills needed to interact with parents and community members. [ND] EFFECTIVE FALL 2011 - CHANGES TO COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITE [Prerequisite: ESL 27C 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. Supports students taking CD 284 in order to receive a certificate of proficiency from the Child Development Department. Focuses on oral and written English skills needed to interact with parents and community members.[ND]
ESL 27D Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90251 ESL 27D 86 05:00PM-05:50PM TH 5210 Bartels,Nancy 18 17*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Must be concurrently enrolled in CD-284-86. For Spanish to English Child Development Learning Community. To enroll, please contact Victoria Enriquez at 619-421-6700 ext. 5878.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
ESL 30 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: GRAMMAR II 5 Units [Recommended Preparation: ESL 20 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College ESL Assessment or equivalent. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ESL 31, 103, and appropriate reading course.] Covers the second in a series of three English as a Second Language grammar courses for students at the intermediate level. Continues to emphasize grammar while covering all the necessary skills needed to learn academic English. [ND]
ESL 30 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90347 ESL 30 60 06:00PM-08:20PM MW 551 MacArthur,Alison 18 20*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
88698 ESL 52 60 06:00PM-07:50PM TTH 427 Gibert,Marcia 18 25*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Total Courses: 5 Total Sections: 6
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