English as a Second Language
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English as a Second Language (ESLL) consists of a course, a course of study or an organized sequence of courses to provide instruction in the English language to adult, non-native English speakers with varied academic, vocational and personal goals. English as a Second Language provides instruction primarily in, but not limited to, the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and may integrate other areas such as computer literacy, cultural competency, SCANS competency, study skills and life skills. Based upon student goals, non-credit English as a Second Language provides pathways to a variety of academic, career-technical, and personal growth opportunities. (California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office)


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NCEL 400 BRIDGE TO COLLEGE0 Unit
A bridge to college course for non-native speakers of English that focuses on the development of English language skills within the context of: the culture of the college classroom: selecting and registering for classes, reading and understanding the syllabus, completing assignments and meeting deadlines, taking quizzes and test, and classroom communication skills; the assessment of skills, exploration of life paths and the resources offered by the community college; the development of basic digital literacy skills to access information on the Internet.
Advisory: Completion of the adult education course sequence or test score above 247 on the CASAS Level C Reading test.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
60 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 401 ESL FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS0 Unit
Develops basic written and oral communications skills needed for success in credit Child Development courses. Emphasis on practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary in a typical credit-level child development course. Skills will be taught within the context of common child development topics such as age-appropriate development and behavioral issues. Intended for students in the child development program who need assistance gaining college level skills.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in a Child Development course.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
24 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 402 VOCATIONAL ESL FOR ALLIED HEALTH: GERIATRIC HOME AIDE0 Unit
Accompanies the geriatric home aid and nutrition courses as a support for English language learners and those needing additional time to cover the content in the Geriatric and Home Aid courses. Provides students with support for acquisition of vocabulary and skills covered in Geriatric and Home Aid courses, incorporating content-based language practice for non-native English speakers interested in Allied Health careers. Emphasis will be placed on practice of students' oral/aural skills as well as social and cultural skills necessary for successful interaction in health care settings.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
30 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 403A TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE ESL PART I0 Unit
Introduction for the adult English-learner to the community college campus and requirements for successful studies, and to prepare ESL students for successful transition to credit college-level coursework. Primary focus will be on Listening and Speaking activities in the classroom, including note taking and class participation.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
36 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 403B TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE ESL PART II0 Unit
Assists the adult English-learner to navigate the community college campus and requirements for successful studies and to prepare ESL students for successful transition to credit college-level coursework. Primary focus will be on Reading and Writing skills needed in and outside the classroom for academic success.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
36 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 411 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I0 Unit
Formerly: ESLL 200A
Introductory advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus is on developing a basic level of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing so that learners can communicate with other English speakers in and outside of the classroom.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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NCEL 412 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II0 Unit
Formerly: ESLL 200B
Continuation of the advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus on developing a basic level of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing so that learners can communicate with other English speakers in and outside of the classroom.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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NCEL 413 ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III0 Unit
Final advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus on developing a basic level of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing so that learners can communicate with other English speakers in and outside of the classroom.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 421 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I0 Unit
Formerly: ESLL 210A
Introductory intermediate level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language who already have a basic level of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus assists learners advance in their development of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 422 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II0 Unit
Formerly: ESLL 210B
This is a continuation of the intermediate level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language who already have a basic level of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus of this course is help learners advance in their development of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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NCEL 423 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III0 Unit
This is the final intermediate level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language who already have a basic level of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus of this course is help learners advance in their development of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
120 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 470 LOW TO INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL ESL FOR FOOD WORKERS0 Unit
Introductory low-to-intermediate level vocational English course for non-native speakers in the food service industry. Focus on improving comprehension and communication in a food service workplace.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
48 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 471 INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED ESL FOR FOOD WORKERS0 Unit
Intermediate-to-advanced level vocational English course for non-native speakers in the food service industry. Focus on improving comprehension and communication in a food service workplace.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
48 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
NCEL 480 ESL FOR JOB SEARCHING0 Unit
Designed to teach English for job searching to non-native speakers. Focus on developing reading/writing/speaking/listening skills needed for job searching and interviewing as well as improved understanding of American work culture.
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability.
48 hours total. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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