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
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
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
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
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM
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
90250 ESL 27B 85 11:15AM-12:05PM S 5210 Bartels,Nancy 18 5*
SAN YSIDRO, SAN YSIDRO - SATURDAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Must be concurrently enrolled in CD-180-85. For Spanish to English Child Development Learning Community. To enroll, please contact Victoria Enriquez at 619-421-6700 ext. 5878.
*Open seats as of Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 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
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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 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
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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 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
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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:03 AM

Total Courses: 7 Total Sections: 7
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