English as a
Second Language 102
ESL Vocabulary Development II
Catalog Description: An intermediate level
course designed to extend the range of studentsí vocabulary.
Emphasis on improving passive understanding through context analysis
and active use through a variety of activities and exercises. Focus
on word form and word choice. Students learn a variety of words and
how to use them. Students are encouraged to take this class
concurrently with ESL 100 or
Course Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to
this course. It is recommended, however, that students have either
completed ESL 098 (ESL Reading & Vocabulary
Development I) with a grade of "CR" or placed in
ESL 100 or ESL 103
on the ESL assessment.
Semester Units: 3
Credit: ESL 102 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. Students are required to keep
vocabulary notebooks and to get passing grades on the vocabulary
quizzes and tests.
Description of an ESL 102 Student: The following
statements generally describe an ESL 102 student:
- I am comfortable using the vocabulary studied in ESL 098.
- When learning new vocabulary, I look for other words in the
same domain or meaning group.
- I can usually tell the difference between a noun, verb,
adjective, and adverb.
- Sometimes I can figure out a new word by looking at the word
root and its prefix or suffix.
- Sometimes I can figure out a new word by understanding the
meaning of the whole sentence or phrases near the word.
Texts: The following textbooks may be used in
this class. These are examples only, so see your instructor before
you buy the books.
- Newbury House Dictionary of American English. New
York, NY: Longman, 1991.
Ackert, Patricia. Cause and Effect. 3rd
Edition. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1999.
Folse, Keith S. Intermediate Reading Practices. Ann
Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press,
Ediger, Anne and Cherry Pavlik. Reading Connections: Intermediate.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Other Courses: See ESL 100
or ESL 103, depending on your placement
level, for other courses you can take at this level.