English as a Second Language (ESL)

Credit Courses

ESL 029 Writing Skills On Computer Levels 1-3 (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

This non-graded hybrid (part online, part traditional instruction) course is designed to improve ESL students' writing and revising skills using computer-assisted methods.

ESL 035 Levels 1-2: Basic Conversation (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Designed for beginning ESL students who wish to develop survival speaking and listening skills, including the use of appropriate pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis is on English for daily life.

ESL 040 Grammar Level 1 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Provides the beginner with the foundation of English grammar and enables the student to function at least minimally (both orally and in writing) in common English language situations.

ESL 041 Writing Level 1 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed for the beginning-level student, course provides a foundation of English writing and the ability to function at least minimally in common English writing situations for academic, work and personal purposes.

ESL 042 Reading Level 1 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Provides the beginning student with basics of English pronunciation, vocabulary development and critical thinking skills, while reading at the beginning level.

ESL 043 Foundations 1: Listening, Speaking and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Integrated course designed to provide beginning students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking, listening and basic grammar. Includes vocabulary, reading and writing work as well.

ESL 044 Foundations 1: Reading, Writing and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Integrated course designed to provide the beginning level student with a foundation of English reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 050 Grammar Level 2 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 40 or ESL 43 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Provides the intermediate-level student with a continuation of the foundation of English grammar and enables the student to function at an intermediate level (both orally and in writing) in common English language situations.

ESL 051 Writing Level 2 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 044 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam or ESL 041.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed for the high beginning-level student, course provides a foundation of English writing and the ability to function at a high-beginning level in common English writing situations for academic, work and personal purposes.

ESL 052 Reading Level 2 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 42 or better or ESL 44 or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Prerequisites: ESL 42 or better or ESL 44 or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Provides the intermediate-level student with a basic foundation in phonetic word attack skills, vocabulary development, comprehension skills and basic study skills.

ESL 053 Foundations 2: Listening, Speaking and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 43 or ESL 40 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Provides high beginning to low intermediate students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking and listening.

ESL 054 Foundations 2: Reading, Writing and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam, or ESL 41 and ESL 42 or ESL 44.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Provides the high beginning to low intermediate level student with a foundation of English reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 060 Grammar Level 3 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 50 or ESL 53 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Provides the intermediate student with grammatical structures presented in context. Emphasis is on self-expression and conveyance of meaning.

ESL 061 Writing Level 3 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 51 or ESL 54 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed for the intermediate-level student, course provides a foundation of English writing and the ability to function at an intermediate level in written communications for academic, work and personal purposes. Non-graded, transferable.

ESL 062 Reading Level 3 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 52 or ESL 54 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Provides the intermediate level student with further study in vocabulary development and increased reading comprehension through development of specific reading skills.

ESL 063 Foundations 3: Listening, Speaking and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 050 or ESL 053 or qualifying score on the SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Provides intermediate students with a foundation of English, especially in speaking, listening and grammar.

ESL 064 Foundations 3: Reading, Writing and Grammar (6 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 051 or ESL 052 or ESL 054 or qualifying score on the SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Provides the intermediate-level student with a foundation of English reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and study skills.

ESL 070 Beginning Workplace ESL (2 Units)

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary of beginning English, as spoken in the workplace.

ESL 071 High Beginning ESL for the Workplace (2 Units)

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary of high beginning English, as spoken in the workplace.

ESL 094 Intermediate ESL Preparation for Environmental Horticulture Studies (3 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 060 or qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

First in a series of two courses. Intended to prepare intermediate to high level ESL students with intermediate level reading, writing, speaking, listening and study skills for success in preparation for credit Environmental Horticulture courses.

ESL 095 Advanced ESL Preparation for Environmental Horticulture (3 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 094.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Second in a series of two courses. Intended to prepare intermediate to high level ESL students with advanced level reading, writing, speaking, listening and study skills in preparation for credit Environmental Horticulture courses.

ESL 096 Introduction to Early Childhood Education for High-Beginning/Low-Intermediate ESL (3 Units)

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Designed for high-beginning to low-intermediate English as a Second Language students who are interested in a career in early childhood education. Emphasis is on linguistic development in the specific context of early childhood education to help students develop the language skills necessary for success in ESL 97.

ESL 097 Introduction to Early Childhood Education for Intermediate ESL (3 Units)

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Designed for intermediate English as a Second Language students who are interested in a career in early childhood education. Emphasis is on linguistic development in the specific context of early childhood education to help students develop the language skills necessary for success in ESL 98.

ESL 098 Introduction To Early Childhood Education for High-Intermediate to Advanced ESL (3 Units)

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Designed for high intermediate to advanced English as a Second Language students who are interested in a career in early childhood education. Emphasis is on linguistic development in the specific context of early childhood education to help students develop the language skills necessary for success in ECE 100.

ESL 107 Intermediate Grammar Review (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: ESL 60.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Designed for the intermediate to advanced student who has some knowledge of English verb tenses, but who requires additional review and practice. Provides a brief review of verb tenses with individualized extensive practice online.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 113 Beginning Listening and Speaking: Level 1 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed to acquaint beginning-level students with basic listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 113A Level 1A: Beginning Conversation (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

First of two two-unit segments of course. Beginning-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 113B Level 1B: Beginning Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Second of two two-unit segments of course. Beginning-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 117 Intermediate Listening and Speaking: Level 2 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 113 or ESL 43 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 117A Level 2A: Intermediate Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

First of two two-unit segments of course. Intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 117B Level 2B: Intermediate Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Second of two two-unit segments of course. Intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 121 Level 3: High-Intermediate Listening and Speaking (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

High intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

ESL 121A Level 3A: High-Intermediate Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

First of two two-unit segments of course. High intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 121B Level 3B: High-Intermediate Speaking and Listening (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Second of two two-unit segments of course. High intermediate-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 122 Grammar Level 4 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 60 or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed to provide the advanced student with natural language activities which utilize the target grammar. Multiple examples and the use of a variety of materials facilitate students' deductive learning processes.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 123 Writing Level 4 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 61 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam, or ESL 064.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Transferable offering designed to take students from paragraph writing to development of the essay as well as to more effective personal and work-related written communication.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units; ESL 123 and 132 combined: maximum credit, one course.

ESL 124 Reading Level 4 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 62 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

For the advanced student with demonstrated knowledge and experience in contextualized English grammar and writing. Designed to review and refine grammar for application in advanced writing projects to enable the student to successfully transition into non-ESL course work. Introduction to basic computer and word processing skills necessary for academic work.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 125 Level 4: Advanced Listening and Speaking (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Advanced-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 125A Level 4A: Advanced Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

First of two two-unit segments of course. Advanced-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 125B Level 4B: Advanced Listening and Speaking (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Second of two two-unit segments of course. Advanced-level students develop listening, speaking and conversation skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 126 Level 1-5: Reading And Writing Workshop (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Designed as a short two-unit course. The focus is to help students develop reading and writing skills appropriate to the various levels of the program. The class can be offered as a face to face course or hybrid online.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 128 Conversation Workshop Level 1-5 (2 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Designed to provide the ESL student with verbal and listening skills and development of oral language ability.

ESL 129 Bilingual Conversation Exchange (2 Units)

Same as: SPAN 129

Prerequisites: ESL 43 and ESL 44.

Course Advisories: SPAN 101 or ESL 40 and ESL 41 and ESL 42.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Interactive course for ESL and Spanish students to build conversation skills and foster cultural understanding.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 130 Reading Level 5 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 124 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed to provide the advanced ESL reader with reading comprehension skills, study skills and vocabulary development. Strongly emphasizes skill development for mainstreaming students into the general college curriculum.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 131 Grammar Level 5 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 122 or better or 132 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Advanced grammar designed to teach sentence-level grammar, as well as a review of tense system and parts of speech.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 132 Writing/Grammar in Context Level 4 (6 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 60 and ESL 61 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Transferable course to assist intermediate students in composing and refining writing skills through the analysis of individual writing. Emphasizes critical thinking, with focus on building a portfolio of essays. Includes review of sentence structure and parts of speech.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined; maximum credit, 8 units; ESL 123 and 132 combined: maximum credit, one course.

ESL 133 Listening and Speaking Skills for College (4 Units)

Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Course Advisories: ESL 62 or ESL 63 or Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Designed to develop the listening and speaking skills necessary for success in the college environment. Emphasis on listening comprehension strategies, effective note-taking from lectures and oral communication, and presentation skills at a high intermediate to advanced level.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

ESL 134 Writing Level 5 (4 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 123 or 132 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Transferable offering to assist students in further developing essay skills in preparation for transition to non-ESL classes and to improve work and personal written communication.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined; maximum credit, 8 units; ESL 134 and 135 combined: maximum credit, one course.

ESL 135 Writing and Reading Level 5 (6 Units)

Prerequisites: ESL 123 and ESL 124 and ESL 132 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lecture)

Non-graded, transferable offering designed to assist the advanced student in further developing writing skills through the analysis of academic texts. Emphasizes critical thinking skills, with focus on writing expository essays, including argumentation. Includes a review of English sentence structure.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: ESL courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units.

ESL 136A Academic English: Grammar and Editing A (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Designed for the advanced non-native speaker of English who requires additional review and practice to improve accuracy and fluency writing. To support students in college courses, instruction will focus on common student errors at the sentence level.

ESL 136B Academic English: Grammar and Editing B (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Grammar, editing and proofreading practice for advanced ESL writers: Review and clarification of troublesome grammar points, and practice in writing, editing, and proofreading.

ESL 137A Academic English: Editing Skills A (1 Unit)

Hours: 16 (16 lecture)

Grammar and editing practice for advanced non-native speakers of English. Further review and clarification of common sentence-level errors for accuracy and fluency in college writing. ESL 136A/136B/137A/137B are not sequential and can be taken in any order.

ESL 137B Academic English: Editing Skills B (1 Unit)

Hours: 16 (16 lecture)

Designed for advanced non-native speakers of English, this course focuses on identifying and correcting common writing errors. For students in ESL, English Skills, English and other college courses.

ESL 290 Work Experience In English As A Second Language (1-4 Units)

Hours: 300 (300 lab)

Individual student meetings with instructor to be scheduled; time and day T.B.A. Laboratory hours are work experience and are individual for each student. Consists of supervised employment for students who are employed on or off campus. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

Noncredit Courses

ESL NC000 Introduction to ESL (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to identify symbols in their lives including, but not limited to letters, numbers, time, direction, money, calendar, schedules and appointments. Students listen, speak, read and write in English at a pace determined by their own abilities and progress. Students increase confidence in classroom skills such as responding to teacher's questions, asking for help and working in pairs and groups. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC005 Pronunciation and Speaking Skills: Beginning ESL (0 Units)

Hours: 25 (25 lecture)

Students practice beginning level speaking skills related to daily life situations and tasks. Students learn pronunciation basics for English language proficiency and gain confidence in appropriate and clear verbal interaction for community and classroom. Topics include personal information, family, jobs, school, and daily life. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC006 Pronunciation and Conversation: Beyond ESL Basics (0 Units)

Hours: 25 (25 lecture)

Students practice clear pronunciation of American English at a beginning high or intermediate low level. Students gain confidence in communication skills to increase work opportunities and community involvement. Students increase comprehensibility to help with daily verbal interaction in the community and classroom. Language topics include intonation, rhythm, stress, and letter sounds in English. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC007 Pronunciation and Conversation: Intermediate ESL (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn to recognize and produce clear pronunciation of standard American English for intermediate students. Instruction focuses on sound mechanics, correct verb tense endings, intonation, rhythm, and stress. Students increase vocabulary and fluency to gain confidence in clear verbal interaction. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC008 ESL Intermediate Low Grammar (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Intermediate low ESL students will use an integrated skills approach that includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a variety of contexts to increase confidence when communicating in English. Students learn English grammar and usage and focus on grammatical concepts in spoken/written English. Topics include modals, irregular past tense verbs, tag questions, commands, count and non-count nouns, and parts of speech. Students identify and use grammatical elements to compose and communicate using a variety of sentence styles, patterns, and tenses. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC009 ESL Intermediate High Grammar (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Intermediate high ESL students will use an integrated skills approach that includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a variety of contexts to increase confidence when communicating in English. Students learn English grammar and usage and grammatical concepts in spoken and written English. Topics include verb tenses, question formation, connectors, noun clauses, formal vs. informal, omission, reductions, and phrasal verbs. Students identify and use grammatical elements to compose and communicate using a variety of sentence styles, patterns, and tenses. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC010 ESL Advanced Grammar (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Advanced ESL students will use an integrated skills approach that includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a variety of contexts to increase communicative skills and confidence in English. Students learn English grammar and usage and focus on grammatical concepts in spoken and written English. Topics include perfect tenses, active and passive voice, prepositions, conditional, and parts of a sentence. Students identify and use grammatical elements to compose and communicate using a variety of sentence styles, patterns, and tenses. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC011 Political and Cultural History of the United States: ESL (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

Intermediate ESL students learn the political and cultural history of the United States and its government. Topics include the history of the native people and the settlers, the political history of the founders of the United States and how the government was formed, and a review of the current political process as it functions in the United States. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC013 ESL Parent Involvement in K-12 (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

This course will provide parents the knowledge and tools to navigate the public school system. Students will design a home environment that supports learning for their children. Students will learn to demonstrate the ability to express high expectations for their children's achievements and develop skills to become involved in their children's education at school and in the community. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC014 ESL through Music (0 Units)

Hours: 20 (20 lecture)

Students use English-language songs to learn new vocabulary and improve their speaking and listening skills in English. Course will explore idioms and customs expressed in the songs. Students will learn to identify different musical genres and express opinions related to the cultural subjects within the songs. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC015 ESL Job Success: English to Get a Job (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

This course helps high beginning ESL students look for and get a job. Students will practice job searching, submitting online applications, and interviewing skills. Students learn the English needed to explain what they can do, state what they want to do in the future and navigate a job evaluation. This course teaches English listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in the context of real-life work-related situations. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC016 ESL Job Success: English to Succeed at a Job (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

This course helps beginning high and intermediate low ESL students excel in their current employment situation. Topics include speaking with a manager to clarify tasks, asking for time off, explaining goals, and asking how to achieve employment goals within a current employment situation. Students learn cultural aspects and expectations of the workplace in the United States, including punctuality, dress code, customer service, and computer skills Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC017 American Culture for ESL Students (0 Units)

Hours: 26 (26 lecture)

Students learn about American culture and values through teacher-directed discussion and activities, conversations using idioms, readings and writings, and participation in an analysis of American culture. Students explore how famous American people, places and events influenced American values, beliefs, and attitudes and how they contributed to forming the American Dream. English used will be geared to beginning high and intermediate level ESL students. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC018 Intermediate ESL Vocabulary (0 Units)

Hours: 25 (25 lecture)

Students learn new vocabulary and usage for intermediate low and high English. Students will be able to express themselves more effectively with landlords, receptionists, doctors, teachers, and other community members. Some vocabulary topics include: family, school, professions, food, home, and clothing. Word decoding skills include: synonyms, antonyms, homophones, prefixes, and suffixes Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC019 Advanced ESL Vocabulary (0 Units)

Hours: 26 (26 lecture)

Students learn new vocabulary and usage for advanced ESL. Students will be able to express themselves more effectively in workplace, business, and academic settings. Vocabulary topics include office, legal issues, community service, gardening, hospitality, customer service, and life events. Word decoding skills include synonyms, antonyms, Latin roots of words, homographs, eponyms for people and places, and the study of often confused and misused words. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC01A ESL 1 - A: Beginning Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level, while increasing social/cultural interactions and developing ability to integrate into the community and the classroom. Other topics include greetings, phrases, filling out forms with personal information, soft transferrable skills for employment, learning strategies, and questions and commands for daily interactions in class, work and community. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC01B ESL 1 - B: Beginning Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase social/cultural interactions and develop ability to integrate into the community and the classroom. Topics included are natural disasters, emergency situations, U.S. culture and government and housing. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC01C ESL 1 - C: Beginning Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase social/cultural interactions and develop ability to integrate into the community and the classroom. Topics included are employment, money and shopping. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC01D ESL 1 - D: Beginning Low (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning low level. Students increase social/cultural interactions to talk about housing, purchasing food, giving directions, and phone skills. Other topics include: government and law, national holidays, US presidents, describing a house, food labels, shopping lists, soft transferable skills for employment, and learning strategies Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC020 ESL Writing For Business (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

ESL intermediate/advanced students practice proper sentence and paragraph structure for business writing. Students create a binder of business writing for reference or as examples for future employers. Topics include target audience, organization and outline, revision, and practice with emails, business letters, resumes, summaries, and reports. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC021 Creative Writing for ESL Learners: The Craft of Self-Expression (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

ESL intermediate high students learn to improve writing fluency through a variety of interactive writing exercises that address different elements of the craft. Through carefully designed English exercises, students practice different elements of style such as rhythm, sound, sentence length and syntax, passive and active voice, and adjectives and adverbs. Topics include family, relationships, places, racism, values, life changes, parents and children, work, and language barriers for second language learners. Students develop interpretative skills by reading examples of American fiction. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC022 ESL through Literature (0 Units)

Hours: 40 (40 lecture)

ESL intermediate and advanced level students will read stories and poems to expand vocabulary, reinforce grammar, improve writing and knowledge of culture. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC023 ESL Idioms: Intermediate (0 Units)

Hours: 25 (25 lecture)

Speaking skills using American English idioms related to daily life. Students gain confidence in verbal interaction and cultural assimilation by understanding and utilizing idioms effectively. Topics include idioms related to food, sports, colors, animals, the human body and verbs. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC024 ESL Using Computer Programs (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn English in the computer lab by logging into pre-loaded English learner software of their choice. Students will progress step-by-step through level appropriate software programs. Students will learn to create passwords, navigate English learning programs, follow software prompts, while improving English fluency. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC026 ESL Student Success-Intensive (0 Units)

Hours: 30 (30 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning level to succeed in their academic and personal lives. Students increase awareness of resources and confidence to use English in the classroom and the community. Topics include goal setting, classroom communication, time management and organization, learning styles, test-taking skills, opportunities to practice English in the community, and technology. This course is designed for students who have limited experience with the US educational system. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC027 Pathway to College Success for ESL Students (0 Units)

Hours: 100 (100 lecture)

ESL advanced level students interested in transferring to credit campus will practice strategies for succeeding at college. Topics will include goal-setting, identifying obstacles to success, prioritizing assignments, creating, maintaining and utilizing a home study area and schedule, identifying and accessing on-campus assistance, developing a peer-support network, identifying and understanding the demands and rewards of college life, practicing test-taking strategies, and applying a cost/benefit analysis to attending college. Additionally, students will increase reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC028 Academic Skills for College Success for ESL Students (0 Units)

Hours: 100 (100 lecture)

ESL advanced level students interested in transferring to credit campus will practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English at the level required to succeed in college. Topics will include essay writing, identifying types of writing, scan for information, public speaking, academic vocabulary, accessing college resources. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC02A ESL 2 - A Beginning High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills for successful social/cultural interactions and increase their ability to integrate into the English-speaking community. Other topics include providing personal information, describing people, parts of body and reading basic maps. Also included are health and nutrition awareness. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC02B ESL 2 - B Beginning High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Other topics include understanding basic government and law responsibilities, demonstrating ability to interpret housing ads, common household problems and request repairs. Workplace skills, career and college readiness, and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Safety procedures for fires and earthquakes are also demonstrated. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC02C ESL 2 - C Beginning High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level and interact in social and cultural situations. Topics include demonstrating knowledge of consumer vocabulary and tasks, such as shopping and handling money purchases. Additional topics include requesting availability and location of items in a store, returning an item and comparative shopping. Also included are job seeking strategies and effective workplace skills. Career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC02D ESL 2 - D: Beginning High (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at a beginning high level. Students gain skills to secure housing, food, and meals. Other topics include describing an issue with a rental unit to a landlord, identifying common containers and amounts of food, using proper language to order at a restaurant, and identifying simple traffic signs and symbols. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC037 Bridge to College for ESL Students (0 Units)

Hours: 12 (12 lecture)

ESL students interested in transferring to the credit campus learn how to apply to the college and select and register for classes. Students will participate in a campus tour to learn about student support services on the credit campus, as well as strategies for time management and understanding credit class requirements. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC038 English for Written Driving Test (0 Units)

Hours: 15 (15 lecture)

Students learn to take the written driving test in English while acquiring the essential vocabulary needed to understand the questions and answers. Student will follow the procedures for taking the test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as well as learn the rules they must obey when driving in California. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC03A ESL 3 - A Intermediate Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate low level, and expand social/cultural interactions including problem solving and ability to integrate into the English-speaking community and classroom. Topics include how to participate in the community's social and recreational activities, modes of transportation and navigation, providing personal information to fill out authentic forms, medical and dental problems and nutritional information. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC03B ESL 3 - B Intermediate Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read, and write in English at an intermediate low level. Students set employment goals, prepare for a job interview, and discuss medical and dental problems, procedures and remedies. Other topics include making career goals, writing a cover letter, communicating with co-workers, identifying needed immunizations and tests, and interpreting insurance policy documents. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC03C ESL 3 - C Intermediate Low (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate low level. Students expand social/cultural interactions to include problem solving, monetary and banking transactions, and ability to purchase and return items. Other topics include setting employment goals, preparing for a job interview and creating a basic resume and engaging in appropriate workplace communication. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC03D ESL 3 - D: Intermediate Low (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate low level. Students expand ability to interact in the community, obtain food and housing, and understand local and federal laws. Other topics include interpreting diagrams, coupons, offers, maps, schedules, creating maps, giving directions, and creating a schedule, an ad, or a sign. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC040 Preparation for U.S. Naturalization-ESL (0 Units)

Hours: 140 (140 lecture)

This class prepares immigrants to take the written and oral portions of the USCIS citizenship test in English. Topics include United States government, history, and vocabulary for the questions included in the test. Students learn to read, write, and comprehend the questions to answer verbally and appropriately to the interviewing officer. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC041 ESL Student Success (0 Units)

Hours: 10 (10 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read, and write in English. Students acquire effective strategies and knowledge of resources to foster success and identify solutions when facing barriers to learning. Topics include class rules, materials for class, goal setting, motivational strategies, time management, problems and solutions, a campus tour, organization, learner persistence, and identification of community services that assist students. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated through interviews, pair work, and question/answer interactions in class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC045 ESL/Pre-GED English (0 Units)

Hours: 32 (32 lecture)

ESL students interested in transferring to the AHS/GED program will practice academic and language skills necessary to succeed in the high school/GED programs. Topics will include reading, academic writing, vocabulary building and learning strategies. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC046 ESL Writing for Academic Success (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Intermediate/advanced students practice effective writing of English with appropriate structure and mechanics to convey their ideas. Students employ varying writing formats such as personal and business letters, outlines and essays. Topics covered include sentence-level correctness, good paragraph structure, audience recognition, and good punctuation. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC04A ESL 4 - A Intermediate High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to complete medical and insurance forms and navigate the healthcare system with ease. Other topics include understanding local transportation, maps, and recreational opportunities. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC04B ESL 4 - B Intermediate High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Topics include safety and emergency procedures, government, law, basic citizenship, and housing. Workplace skills, career and college readiness and technology are integrated as related to above topics. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC04C ESL 4 - C Intermediate High (0 Units)

Hours: 80 (80 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to interact with native English speakers in social situations and for recreational purposes. Topics include engaging in personal and family financial planning and expressing consumer complaints. Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC04D ESL 4-D: Intermediate High (0 Units)

Hours: 50 (50 lecture)

Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in English at an intermediate high level. Students expand ability to interact in social/cultural situations, including skills in decision making, team work, and the ability to integrate fully into the community. Topics include planning for additional educational opportunities (vocational certificates, two-year degrees, or additional computer training.) Grammar and vocabulary are incorporated in dialogues, stories, paragraphs and question/answer interactions throughout class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

ESL NC050 ESL/Pre-GED Mathematics (0 Units)

Hours: 32 (32 lecture)

ESL students interested in transferring to the AHS/GED program will gain knowledge of Pre-GED mathematical concepts necessary to succeed in the Adult High School/GED programs. Course restricted to 98 repetitions