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.
Recommended Preparation: Successful
completion ESL 097 or advisory placement into ESL 100 based on the
ESL Assessment Test.
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.
Other Courses: See ESL 100
for other courses you can take at this level.