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, October 1, 2014 8:02 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, October 1, 2014 8:02 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, October 1, 2014 8:02 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, October 1, 2014 8:02 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, October 1, 2014 8:02 AM

Total Courses: 5 Total Sections: 5
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