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ESL 103: English as a Second Language V

ESL 103 is the fifth core course in the study of English grammar, reading, and writing designed for students whose first language is not English. The course develops and takes students to the next level of the academic literacy skills taught in ESL 100 and includes the study of grammar and sentence structure, paragraph organization and development, essay introduction, 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)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 100 or advisory placement in ESL 103 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Associate degree credit, transfers to CSU and UC as elective credit

ESL 103R: Reading and Vocabulary Development V

This high-intermediate level course is designed to develop the students’ academic vocabulary and ability to read college-level texts. The focus is on improving reading skills and strategies as well as the understanding and use of academic vocabulary.

Units: 3 units (3 hours lecture)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 100R or advisory placement in ESL 103 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Associate degree credit

ESL 103L: Listening and Speaking V

This is an advanced level course designed to improve students’ fluency and accuracy in spoken English and listening comprehension. Emphasis is on developing the learning strategies and language functions needed in academic and professional settings, such as summarizing and paraphrasing, problem solving, agreeing and disagreeing, analyzing, and classifying. 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 100L or advisory placement in ESL 103 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Associate degree credit

Last Updated: 11/04/2016
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