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Below are descriptions of courses offered at Skyline College's ESOL department.


ESOL 400 ENGLISH COMPOSITION FOR NONNATIVE SPEAKERS (5)

Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ESOL 840, or ESOL 864 and 874, or equivalent; or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary.
For advanced nonnative speakers of English who have completed ESOL 840, or 841 and 842, or 864 and 874, or equivalent, but need more intensive work in critical reading and composition before attempting ENGL 100. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.


ESOL 655 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in an ESOL course.
Provides assistance for ESL students in communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. The lab allows students to drop in and follow self-paced curriculum, or to choose the instructional methods they prefer: one-on-one tutoring, software, English practice groups, faculty-taught workshops, or phone-in/online tutoring when available. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 801 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL placement test.
A practical course in the English language approached by way of conversation. Intensive drill in the patterns and idioms of daily speech in standard spoken English with sufficient grammar to give flexibility to the spoken language. Introduction to American culture. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 802 PRE-INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 851 or equivalent.
A practical course in the English language approached by way of conversation. Intensive drill in the patterns and idioms of daily speech in standard spoken English with sufficient grammar to give flexibility to the spoken language. Continued analysis and exposure to American culture. Appropriate for pre-intermediate speakers of English eligible for ESOL 852, or equivalent. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 803 WORKPLACE ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 32 hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: ESOL 851 or equivalent.
Professional greetings, dress and customs, conversation, customer service, and other skills to work successfully in an office environment. Practice in staffing a professional office. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 804 ENGLISH FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ESOL 830, or ESOL 863 and ESOL 873, or eligibility for ESOL 840, or equivalent.
Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in standard English within the context of child care. Intended for parents, grandparents, child care providers, and preschool teachers who are learning English as a second language. Also listed as ECE. 804. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 805 ENGLISH FOR HEALTH CARE I: PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 840, or eligibility for ESOL 400, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.
Designed for health care professionals in all health fields with high-intermediate English language proficiency. Integrated language skills on themes such as career options and requirements in health care, patient-centered communication, interaction patterns on health care teams, assertive communication, health care systems and traditions, and cultural diversity in health care. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 806 ENGLIGH FOR HEALTH CARE II: HEALTH CARE PRACTICES (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 840, or eligibility for ESOL 400, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.
Designed for health care professionals in all health fields with intermediate English language proficiency. Integrated language skills on themes such as interviews in health care, interaction patterns on health care teams, discussion of treatment options with patients, alternative health perspectives, and communication strategies among culturally diverse patients and health workers. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 807 ENGLISH FOR HEALTH CARE III: CHALLENGES IN HEALTH CARE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 840, or eligibility for ESOL 400, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.
Designed for health care professionals in all health fields with high-intermediate English language proficiency. Integrated language skills on themes such as professional behavior and development, supervisory and collegial challenges, safety issues, special needs patients, telephone and electronic communication, underserved communities, and legal and ethical issues in health care. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 830 ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES III (6)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 144 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Satisfactory completion of ESOL 862 and ESOL 872, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary.
For intermediate students who have studied the grammatical structures in ESOL 820, or 821 and 822, or 862 and 872, or equivalent, and have acquired conversational fluency and basic reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on critical reading, sentence combining, oral exchange, and paragraph writing. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 840 ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES IV (6)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Nine lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Recommended: Satisfactory completion of ESOL 830, or 831 and 832, or 863 and 873, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary.

For high-intermediate students who have studied the grammatical structures, reading skills, and elements of paragraph writing in ESOL 830, or 831 and 832, or 863 and 873, or equivalent. Emphasis is on thematic reading, discussion, and writing from paragraphs to essays, supplemented by exercises in proofreading. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 851 HIGH-BEGINNNG ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL placement test.
Development of listening comprehension and oral proficiency of standard spoken English at the high-beginning level. Listening focuses on comprehension of verbal instructions, vocabulary in context, and ideas in sentences, speeches, and dialogues. Speaking focuses on clear pronunciation of common words and phrases and development of fluency in conversation. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 852 PRE-INTERMEDIATE ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 851 or equivalent.
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 speeches 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 852, when taken with ESOL 862 and ESOL 872, is equivalent to ESOL 820. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 853 INTERMEDIATE ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 852 or equivalent.
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 discussion and personal interaction. ESOL 853, when taken with ESOL 863 and ESOL 873, is equivalent to ESOL 830. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 854 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 853, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary.
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 fluency of English speech, proficiency in clarifying and restating, and strategies for facilitating discussion. ESOL 854, when taken with ESOL 864 and ESOL 874, is equivalent to ESOL 840. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 861 HIGH-BEGINNING ESL READING AND WRITING (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL placement test.
Development of reading and writing skills at the high-beginning level of English acquisition. Reading strategies, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and sentence and short paragraph writing. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 862 PRE-INTERMEDIATE ESL READING AND WRITING (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 861 and ESOL 871, or equivalent.
Development of reading and writing skills at the pre-intermediate level of English acquisition. Reading strategies, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and short paragraph writing. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 863 INTERMEDIATE ESL READING AND WRITING (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 862 and ESOL 872, or equivalent.
@9/11.5:Development of reading and writing skills at the intermediate level of English acquisition. Reading strategies, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and paragraph writing. ESOL 863, when taken with ESOL 853 and ESOL 873, is equivalent to ESOL 830. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 864 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL READING AND WRITING (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 863 or equivalent.
Development of reading and writing skills at the high-intermediate level of English acquisition. Reading strategies, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, paragraph and essay writing. ESOL 864, when taken with ESOL 854 and ESOL 874, is equivalent to ESOL 840. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 871 HIGH-BEGINNING ESL GRAMMAR (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary.
Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the high-beginning level. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 872 PRE-INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 871, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.
Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the pre-intermediate level. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 873 INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 872 or equivalent.
Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the intermediate level. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 874 HIGH-INTERMEDIATE ESL GRAMMAR (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 830 or ESOL 873, or equivalent.
Development of sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy of standard spoken and written English at the high-intermediate level. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 875 ADVANCED ESL GRAMMAR AND EDITING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: ESOL 840 or ESOL 874, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.
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. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESOL 890 READING AND COMPOSITION PRACTICE FOR ESL (3)

(Credit/No Credit or letter graded.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ESOL 400, or appropriate skill level as indicated by ESL placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent.

For advanced non-native speakers of English who are eligible for ESOL 400 or its equivalent and who need more focused work in grammar, writing and editing before attempting ESOL 400, ENGL 100 or ENGL 105. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree).

 

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