English as Second Language 101
Catalog Description: This is a high intermediate
level course designed to improve studentsí fluency and accuracy in
spoken English and listening comprehension in social, academic, and
professional situations. Students will be required to do a variety
of speaking and listening tasks and exercises in small groups and
individually. Content will focus on a variety of professional and
academic themes as well as current events.
Course Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite
to this course. It is recommended, however, that students have
either completed ESL 097 (Listening and Speaking I) with a grade of
"CR" or placed in ESL 100 or ESL 103 on the ESL assessment.
Semester Units: 3
Credit: ESL 101 counts toward a Grossmont
College A.A./A.S. degree as elective credit.
Requirements: 3 hours each week in class and at
least 6 hours each week of homework or other assignments outside of
class. Because this is an oral communication class, students are
graded a lot for class participation and presentations. Attending
class every time is, therefore, very important.
Description of an ESL 101 Student: The following
statements generally describe an ESL 101 Student:
- I can communicate effectively in most social situations.
- My pronunciation is clear enough that people can understand
me most of the time.
- I can use basic grammar correctly when speaking, but I make
mistakes with some of the verbs and nouns and get the words
mixed up in long sentences.
- I can use correct vocabulary in most social conversations.
- I can understand the main points and details of short
stories and presentations on familiar topics.
Text: The following textbook may be used in this
class. This is an example only, so see your instructor before you
buy the book.
Tanka, Judith and Linda R. Baker. Interactions II: A
Listening and Speaking Skills Book. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill,
Other Courses: See ESL 100
for other courses you can take at this level.