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Due to the unhealthy air quality, classes will be canceled at 4 p.m. TODAY (Monday, Nov 19). There will be no classes on Tues, Nov 20 or Wed, Nov 21 along with the pre-scheduled holiday break on Thursday and Friday. Classes, office and business operations will resume as usual on Monday, November 26.

Courses Offered

ESOL 400 English Composition for Nonnative Speakers (5 units)

For advanced non-native speakers of English who have completed ESOL 840, or equivalent. Emphasis on composing coherent, logical, expository essays based on thorough analysis of complex pieces of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, and utilizing advanced English language structure and vocabulary. Successful completion qualifies students for entrance into ENGL 100/105.

ESOL 820 English for Speakers of Other Languages II (6 units)

For pre-intermediate English learners who have acquired conversational fluency and basic reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on critical reading, vocabulary acquisition, pre-intermediate grammar, sentence combining, and paragraph writing. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 830 English for Speakers of Other Languages III (6 units)

For intermediate students who have studied the grammatical structures in ESOL 820, or equivalent, and have acquired conversational fluency and basic reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on critical reading, intermediate grammar, and paragraph and essay writing.

ESOL 840 English for Speakers of Other Languages IV (6 units)

Offers practice in writing organized and well-developed paragraphs and essays to develop composition skills. Students will build reading skills with a focus on critical thinking. Emphasis on high-intermediate grammar structures and editing within the context of the student's own work. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 852 Pre-Intermediate ESL Listening & Speaking (4 units)

Development of listening comprehension and oral proficiency of standard spoken English at the pre-intermediate level. Listening focuses on comprehension of modified spoken English, vocabulary in context, and ideas in monologues and discussions. Speaking focuses on clear pronunciation of common words and phrases, continued development of fluency in conversation, and proficiency in initiating, sustaining, and ending oral communication in a variety of contexts.

ESOL 853 Intermediate ESL Listening & Speaking (4 units)

Development of listening comprehension and oral proficiency of standard spoken English at the intermediate level. Listening focuses on note-taking and aural comprehension of standard spoken English using information from media, discussion, and academic contexts. Speaking focuses on English fluency, proficiency, and strategies for academic discussion and personal interaction.

ESOL 854 High-Intermediate ESL Listening & Speaking (4 units)

Development of listening comprehension and oral proficiency of standard spoken English at the high-intermediate level. Listening focuses on note-taking and aural comprehension of standard spoken English in academic situations, media, and discussion. Speaking focuses on development of professional and academic discourse, conveying of complex ideas, and active participation in discussion.

ESOL 872 Pre-Intermediate ESL Grammar (3 units)

Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the pre-intermediate level.

ESOL 873 Intermediate ESL Grammar (3 units)

Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the intermediate level.

ESOL 874 High-Intermediate ESL Grammar (3 units)

Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the high-intermediate level.

ESOL 875 Advanced ESL Grammar and Editing (3 units)

Non-native English speaking students will review complex grammar and language structures applicable to academic writing as well as strategies for editing their own writing. This course assumes advanced study of English as a Second Language and the ability to read, write, and use English language structures appropriate to the level of ESOL 400.

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