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English for Second-Language Learners

Language Arts (650) 949-7250
These courses are designed for students whose native or first language is not English. Students who have never studied English or who do not already speak English with basic conversational ability should enroll in English as a Second Language (ESLL) courses offered by the adult education departments of local high school districts. If you plan to enroll for the first time in an ESLL course, you are required to take an ESLL placement test unless you enroll in the lowest course. Refer to the front of the schedule for testing information or call (650) 949-7230. For information about ESLL courses, call (650) 949-7250.

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CRN # Section ID Class Type Time Days Instructor Location

ESLL 125 :: COMPOSITION & READING 5 Units
Development of critical reading skills using selected readings which present a range of cultural experiences and perspectives. Practice in writing expository essays based on personal experience, observations, and class readings with a review of acceptable English sentence structure. Does not fulfill the associate degree requirement for English composition.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or a grade of "C" or better in ESLL 236 and 237.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 249; if not taken concurrently, ESLL 249 should be taken prior to ESLL 125. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ESLL 235 strongly recommended. Not open to students with credit in ESL 25, 257, or ESLL 25. Designed for students whose native language is not English.
Formerly: ESLL 25
11240
TEXTS
ESLL-125.-03 Lecture08:00 AM-10:20 AMMTWThLANCASTER, RACHEL6401
Class runs from 07/03/2017 - 08/11/2017.

ESLL 228 :: DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 10 Units
A high intermediate/low-advanced course in grammar, writing, reading, and speaking for international students who are about to enter a college academic program. Focus to improve students' language skills.
10 hours lecture. (120 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: TOEFL score of 475 to 499; restricted to international students whose native language is not English.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 158.
10075
TEXTS
ESLL-228.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-01:35 PMMTWThJAQUISH, MELISSA6305
Class runs from 07/03/2017 - 08/25/2017. ESLL228.01- This class runs for 8 weeks.

ESLL 236 :: ADVANCED GRAMMAR 5 Units
Continuation of ESLL 226. An advanced English grammar course focusing on clause and phrase structures.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or ESLL 226 and 227.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 237 recommended; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 166.
10046
TEXTS
ESLL-236.-01 Lecture10:30 AM-12:50 PMMTWThWILEY, JOHN6303
Class runs from 07/03/2017 - 08/11/2017.

ESLL 237 :: BASIC COMPOSITION SKILLS 5 Units
A basic course for non-native speakers focusing on college-level reading and writing skills. Development of readings skills through analysis of assigned readings. Production of short multi-paragraph compositions that develop focused main ideas using a variety of standard English sentences. Lecture, discussion, and individualized instruction. Does not meet the graduation requirement in composition.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or a grade of "C" or better in ESLL 226 and 227.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 236; designed for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 167.
10047
TEXTS
ESLL-237.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-10:20 AMMTWThCOPP, BARRIE6503
Class runs from 07/03/2017 - 08/11/2017.

ESLL 249 :: ADVANCED READING 5 Units
An advanced-level reading course to instruct ESLL students in techniques of critical analysis for reading college-level prose, focusing primarily on authentic expository/argumentative essays and textbook materials written for a native speaker audience. Students will learn to comprehend text holistically, identifying and expressing critical rhetorical elements. Practice and testing to be done on authentic, multi-page texts with written responses. Lecture, discussion, and group work.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: ESLL 236 and 237 or appropriate placement test score.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 125; if not taken concurrently, ESLL 249 should be taken prior to ESLL 125; designed for students whose native language is not English.
10291
TEXTS
ESLL-249.-02 Lecture10:30 AM-12:50 PMMTWThPRATT, KEITH6405
Class runs from 07/03/2017 - 08/11/2017.

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