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ESL 078-078R are linked courses and should be taken concurrently. Instructors in linked cohorts create learning communities by coordinating assignments on related topics and themes. Students in linked cohorts develop language skills by studying in learning communities on related topics and themes in each class.

ESL 078

Introduction to Listening in English

 

6 units/6 hours lecture

Credit or Non-credit

 

ESL 078 is an English language course that introduces spoken English to those who have had little or no exposure to the English language. This course utilizes the 700 most frequent words in the English language in input-based, meaningful tasks that make language comprehensible through non-linguistic means with a lot of repetition and recycling of language. Students interact with the language in meaningful and engaging ways, with communicatively embedded comprehensible input, acquiring the language at the Intermediate Low level according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines with no explicit grammar instruction. Students will engage with and respond to the language, but they are not required to produce spontaneous speech at this level.  Students are encouraged to take ESL 078R concurrently and before taking ESL 088. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (non-degree credit or non-credit course)

 

078R

Introduction to Reading in English

 

6 units/6 hours lecture

Credit or Non-credit

 

ESL 078R is an English language course that introduces English reading to those who have had little or no exposure to the English language. This course utilizes the 700 most frequent words in the English language in discussion as well as books that are specifically designed based on comprehensible input so that students with no prior knowledge of English can begin reading on the first day. This course aims to help students develop reading skills in English at the Intermediate Low level according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines while learning frequent vocabulary. Students will interact with the texts in meaningful and engaging ways, with communicatively embedded comprehensible input, but they are not required to produce spontaneous language at this level.  Students are encouraged to take ESL 078 concurrently or before taking ESL 088. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (non-degree credit or non-credit course)

ESL 088-088L-088R are linked courses and should be taken concurrently. Instructors in linked cohorts create learning communities by coordinating assignments on related topics and themes. Students in linked cohorts develop language skills by studying in learning communities on related topics and themes in each class.

ESL 088

Literacy and Communication

 

6 units, 6 hours lecture

Corequisite: A “Pass” grade or concurrent enrollment in ESL 088L and ESL 088R

 

 

This is an English language development course for non-native speakers of English at the beginning level. Students learn basic reading, writing, and grammar skills through the exploration of genre-based thematic units. Students will become aware of audience and purpose, and will develop an understanding of college culture necessary for academic success. Students will also grow in their cultural competence as they examine texts and media and interact with peers and instructors in a multicultural classroom setting. This course is offered on a Pass/ No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

ESL 088L

Understanding and Speaking American English in College and Everyday Life

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Corequisite: ESL 088

 

ESL 088L is a beginning-level course designed to improve the listening and speaking skills needed for crosscultural understanding and successful interaction in college and everyday life. Listening comprehension of American English is improved through guided practice in a variety of genres, including class lectures, video and live presentations, interviews, and conversations. Students increase accuracy and fluency in their spoken communication as they improve their pronunciation and intonation. Both listening and speaking skills are greatly enhanced through the learning of grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students grow in their cultural competence as they examine texts and media and interact with peers and the instructor in a multicultural class. This course is offered a on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

ESL 088R

Reading and Vocabulary for College and Everyday Life

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Corequisite: ESL 088

 

This reading course is designed to develop ESL students’ vocabulary and reading through the exploration of genre-based thematic units. This course aims to help students improve their reading skills and to expand their understanding and use of vocabulary. Additionally, students will grow in their cultural competence as they examine texts and media and interact with peers and instructors in a multicultural classroom setting. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

 

ESL 098-098G-098P are linked courses and should be taken concurrently. Instructors in linked cohorts create learning communities by coordinating assignments on related topics and themes. Students in linked cohorts develop language skills by studying in learning communities on related topics and themes in each class.

ESL 098

Introduction to Academic English

6 units, 6 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “Pass” grade in ESL 088 or advisory placement in ESL 098 or equivalent. Corequisite: A “Pass” grade or concurrent enrollment in ESL 098G and ESL 098P.

 

ESL 098 is an English language development course for non-native speakers of English at the intermediate level. The course further develops the skills taught in ESL 088. The class focuses on the improvement of writing in several genres in conjunction with the development of reading, listening, speaking, and grammar skills. Reading and listening are presented in thematic units and serve as sources for students to compose informative writing with increased knowledge and effective use of new vocabulary. Readings also serve as model genres to help students learn to write using common features to convey specific kinds of information. In addition, students will become more aware of audience and purpose in writing, and they will grow in their cultural competence as they analyze text and media and interact with others in a multicultural class setting. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course) 

ESL 098G

Essential Grammar for Written and Spoken Communication

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “Pass” grade in ESL 088 or advisory placement in ESL 098 or equivalent. Corequisite: ESL 098

 

ESL 098G is a course on the essentials of English grammar needed to increase accuracy and fluency in communication. The course is designed specifically for non-native speakers of English at the intermediate level to increase their appreciation for the importance of accurate grammar in their language use. Students will learn the systems of grammar that shape language and apply those rules in their written and spoken communication in various genres. Course assignments will serve to build and reinforce students’ ability to use English grammar to convey intended meaning correctly and effectively in interpersonal, intercultural, and academic discourse. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

ESL 098P

Sounds and Rhythms of American English

3 units, 3 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “Pass” grade in ESL 088 or advisory placement in ESL 098 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ESL 098

 

This is an intermediate-level course designed to assist non-native English speakers in developing both oral and aural language skills through their understanding of spoken North American English as well as the articulation of this particular dialect in varied genres and with different communicative purposes. All in-class and extra-class lessons are designed to assist non-native English speakers who have acquired level-appropriate vocabulary and a functional level of grammatical accuracy. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

 

ESL 105

Rhetoric for Academic Success

6 units, 6 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “Pass” grade in ESL 098 or advisory placement in ESL 105 or equivalent.

 

ESL 105 is an English language development course for non-native speakers of English at the advanced level. This course further develops the skills taught in ESL 098 including academic and non-academic reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills through the exploration of genre-based thematic units. Students will examine the features of a variety of texts in authentic and adapted form in order to develop genre awareness and apply this knowledge to new reading and writing opportunities. Students will read and analyze authentic and adapted texts as models for their own writing and speaking practice. Students will expand their cultural competence as they analyze texts and engage in crosscultural communication with instructor and peers. (Nondegree credit only)

 

ESL 115

Academic Discourse through U.S. Cultures

6 units, 6 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in ESL 105 or advisory placement in ESL 115 or equivalent.

 

ESL 115 is an English language course for non-native speakers of English that explores themes in U.S. cultures through authentic texts to further develop advanced critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking while exploring various styles of academic inquiry across the disciplines. Utilizing thematic modules, students become increasingly aware of their dynamic role as reader and writer as they learn to identify the connection between audience, genre, and purpose in order to compose texts within particular discourse communities, including various academic disciplines. Students learn about U.S. cultures, the cultures of the classmates, and reflect upon their own cultures, while working in groups in order to apply their perspectives to solve problems. Students compose texts in several genres in conjunction with the development of reading, listening, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Satisfies General Education for Grossmont College Area C; CSU C2 Transfers to CSU, UC

ESL 122

College Rhetoric

6 units, 6 hours lecture

Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in ESL 115 or advisory placement in ESL 122.

 

ESL 122 is the transfer-level English course for non-native speakers designed to enhance critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking through academic inquiry across the disciplines. Based on thematic modules, students analyze and evaluate a variety of texts in response to particular audiences and purposes. Students compose expository and argumentative academic papers and oral presentations, including an extended argument, which synthesized, integrates, and acknowledges multiple sources. Students expand their cultural competence as they analyze text and media on contemporary issues and engage in meaningful dialogue with the instructor, peers, and target audience. They employ effective strategies for producing writing that reflects accuracy and fluency. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College A1; CSU A2; IGETC 1A Transfers to CSU, U