English as a Second Language

School of Language and Literature

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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
84509 ESL 15 50 06:00PM-07:50PM F 444 Edwards,Allison 19 6*
    09:00AM-11:50AM S 444      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING, SATURDAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
86077 ESL 16 60 04:30PM-05:45PM MW 551A Oberlander,Kenneth 19 17*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
86078 ESL 19A1 60 06:00PM-08:20PM MW 551A Oberlander,Kenneth 19 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
ESL 27C ESL FOR CURRICULUM 1 Unit [Prerequisite: ESL 27B 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 181 in order to receive a certificate of proficiency from the Child Development department. Focuses on English skills needed to express reasons and requirements for preschool curriculum and a preschool classroom environment.[ND]
ESL 27C Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85728 ESL 27C 86 05:00PM-05:50PM TH 5210 Lennon,Johne 19 16*
SAN YSIDRO ED. CTR, SAN YSIDRO - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 Must be concurrently enrolled in CD-181-87. For Spanish to English Child Development Learning Community. To enroll, please contact Victoria Enriquez at 619-421-6700 ex. 5878. *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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.] 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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
84539 ESL 39D 60 06:00PM-08:20PM M 551 Mallen,Marion 19 19*
    06:00PM-07:20PM W 551      
    07:30PM-08:20PM W 202      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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.] 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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
84540 ESL 39E 60 06:00PM-08:15PM T 551 Mallen,Marion 19 21*
    06:00PM-07:15PM TH 551      
    07:25PM-08:15PM TH 203      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
84548 ESL 49D 60 06:00PM-08:20PM M 444 Yamamoto,Yuki 19 22*
    06:00PM-07:20PM W 444      
    07:30PM-08:20PM W 203      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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.] 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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
84549 ESL 49E 60 06:00PM-08:15PM T 444 MacArthur,Alison 19 19*
    06:00PM-07:15PM TH 444      
    07:25PM-08:15PM TH 204      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
84552 ESL 52 60 06:00PM-07:50PM TTH 427 Gibert,Marcia 19 28*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
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
86157 ESL 56 60 04:45PM-05:50PM T 551 Lannen,Victoria 16 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 2/3/2014 Ends: 5/21/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
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
86088 ESL 57 60 04:45PM-05:50PM TH 551 Lannen,Victoria 16 20*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING Begins: 2/3/2014 Ends: 5/21/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM

Total Courses: 11 Total Sections: 11