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ESL 100 English as a Second Language IV

ESL 100 is the fourth core course in the study of English grammar, reading, and writing designed for students whose first language is other than English. The course further develops and adds to the basic skills taught in ESL 096—grammar and sentence structure, paragraph organization and development, and reading skills. One hour a week will be spent in the ESL Lab on exercises designed to reinforce and develop the grammar, reading, and writing skills introduced in class.


Units: 5 units (5 hours lecture and 1 hour lab)
 Successful completion of ESL 096 or advisory placement in ESL 100 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Non-degree Credit Course

ESL 100R Reading and Vocabulary Development IV

An intermediate level course designed to extend the range of students’ 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 and ESL 100L.

Units: 3 units (3 hours lecture)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 096R or advisory placement in ESL 100 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Non-degree Applicable

ESL 100L Listening and Speaking IV

This is a high intermediate level course designed to improve students’ 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.

Units: 3 units (3 hours lecture)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 096L or advisory placement in ESL 100 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Non-degree Credit Course

Last Updated: 11/04/2016
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