English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL SPECIAL TOPICS
ESL  005 10 Credits/Units

88 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Variable topics in ESL and content to reflect the selected topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the term class schedule.

INTENSIVE FOUNDATIONS:PROBLEM-SOLVING/TECHNOLOGY
ESL  007 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 009 ESL Foundations: Spoken/Written Communication.

Prerequisite: Current CASAS scores in listening from below 162 to 199.

Learn to use basic problem-solving and technology to listen actively, read with understanding, and convey ideas in writing. Upon successful completion of both ESL 007 and ESL 009, students will have gained the skills to transition into Fast Track 1.

INTENSIVE FOUNDATIONS: COMMUNICATION
ESL  009 9 Credits/Units

99 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 007 ESL Foundations: Problem-solving and Technology.

Prerequisite: Current CASAS scores in reading from below 180 to 200 and CASAS scores in listening up to 199.

Learn to listen actively, speak so others can understand, read with understanding, and convey ideas in writing. Upon successful completion of ESL 007 and ESL 009, students will have gained the skills to transition into Fast Track 1.

ESL I-DEA
ESL  010 18 Credits/Units

99 hours of lecture / 99 hours of lab

Prerequisite: CASAS score below 200 in Listening or Reading.

This class will help you to improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will learn new skills to help you in your everyday life. You will learn about technology by using a computer to do some of your schoolwork. I-DEA is a blended course; half of your class time will be face-to-face (in the classroom with teacher and students), and half will be online (on the computer). Your teachers can help you with online work during lab time, after the face-to-face class time.

FOUNDATIONS: COMMUNICATION
ESL  013 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS scores below 200 in Listening and/or Reading.

Learn how and/or improve ability to listen, speak, read, and write basic English with the support of two teachers. Upon successful completion of Foundations (ESL 013): Communications and Foundations (ESL 015): Problem-solving and Technology, students will have gained the skills for higher level Transitional Studies courses.

FOUNDATIONS: PROBLEM-SOLVING AND TECHNOLOGY
ESL  015 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS score below 200 in Listening and/or Reading.

Learn to apply numeracy, and collaborative reading for basic problem-solving and use technology to improve listening, reading and numeracy. Upon successful completion of Mini-ESL Foundations Part 2: Problem-solving and Technology and Mini-ESL Foundations Part 1: Spoken/Written Communication, students will have gained the skills for higher level Transitional Studies courses.

INTENSIVE EXPLORATIONS: STUDY SKILLS
ESL  045 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 047 and ESL 049.

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Introduction and development of study skills plus reflection on various strategies of successful college students. Upon successful completion of Intensive Explorations, students will have gained the technology (especially computer) and study skills as well as the oral and written communication skills to transition into Fast Track one. CASAS Listening test score between 200 and 209. CASAS Reading test score between 201 and 210.

EXPLORATIONS: ORAL COMMUNICATION/TECH
ESL  046 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Introduction and development of technology (especially computer) skills to support oral communication. Development and practice of speaking and listening communication skills appropriate to ESL L4 (Intermediate ESL), and sufficient to prepare students for Fast Track 1. Upon successful completion of Explorations: Oral Communication/Tech., students will have gained the technology (especially compute) and study skills as well as the oral communication skills to transition into Fast Track 1. CASAS Listening test score between 200 and 209.

INTENSIVE EXPLORATIONS: ORAL COMMUNICATION/TECH
ESL  047 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 045 and ESL 049.

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Introduction and development of technology (especially computer) skills to support oral communication. Development and practice of speaking and listening communication skills appropriate to Intermediate ESL, and sufficient to prepare students for Fast Track 1 (both Intensive and Stand-alone courses). Upon successful completion of Intensive Explorations, students will gain the technology (especially computer) and study skills as well as the oral and written communication skills to transition into Fast Track 1 (both Intensive and Stand-alone courses). CASAS Listening test score between 200 and 209.

EXPLORATIONS: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION/TECH
ESL  048 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Introduction and development of technology (especially computer) skills to support written communication. Development and practice of reading and writing communication skills appropriate to Intermediate ESL and sufficient to prepare students for Fast Track One. Upon successful completion of Explorations, students will have gained the technology (especially computer) and the oral and written communication skills to transition into Fast Track One. CASAS Reading test score between 201 and 210. OR successful completion of Foundations or ESL I-DEA.

INTENSIVE EXPLORATIONS:WRITTENCOMMUNICATION/TECH
ESL  049 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ESL 045 and ESL 047.

Introduction and development of technology (especially computer) skills to support oral communication. Development and practice of reading and written communication skills appropriate to Intermediate ESL, and sufficient to prepare students for Fast Track One. Upon successful completion of Foundations Plus, students will gain the technology (especially computer) and study skills as well as the oral and written communication skills to transition into Fast Track One.

JUMPSTART READING/WRITING 1-4
ESL  076 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Covers basic strategies to learn to read and comprehend words and word groups in simple text. Also covers basic strategies to write short, structured sentences on familiar topics with some effort but with few errors. Both skills will help students to independently accomplish simple, well-defined, and structured reading and writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.

ESL SELECTED TOPICS
ESL  080 10 Credits/Units

110 hours of lecture

Course will focus on selected ESL topics. Course theme and content will change to reflect the new topic. Because of the variations, this course is repeatable for credit for different topics.

ESL LITERACY SUPPORT
ESL  090 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading test score under 210 and teacher recommendation.

Learn how and/or improve ability to read with understanding and convey ideas in writing. Upon successful completion of ESL Literacy Support, students will have gained skills to improve performance on ESL reading/writing assessments.

ESL MATH FOR TRANSITION
ESL  093 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Math such as fractions, decimals, operations, will be contextualized in real-life contexts, so students can transfer the skills outside of the classroom while they are preparing to transition to CAP Math. CASAS Listening score of 200 or higher. CASAS Reading score of 201 or higher. [PNP]

READING, SPEAKING AND US CITIZENSHIP
ESL  095 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS scores in all skills.

Learn reading, writing and oral communication strategies including critical thinking to actively participate in various aspects of Civics including basic knowledge of US history and government, and incorporation of on-line resources for effective US Citizenship interview preparation and engaged citizenship. CASAS Listening and Reading scores of 190 or higher.