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ESL 907 - BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH

3 UNITS

NOTE:  This course is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to increase the skills of nonnative students in basic conversation, listening and pronunciation of the English language.  This course is taught through total immersion.


ESL 930 - COMPOSITION BASED ESL LEVEL 1: BEGINNING

4 UNITS

NOTE: This course is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORY:  Students should have completed the highest level of ESL course commonly taught at adult schools.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the first of a four-course sequence designed to give nonnative speakers of English a comprehensive understanding of English composition.  The focus of the course is on creating effective sentences and paragraphs, including a review of grammar, punctuation and usage.  The grammatical emphasis of this course will be on the simple present, past and future tenses.  It also has some emphasis on pronunciation, listening and speaking.  This course is taught through total immersion.


ESL 931 - COMPOSITION BASED ESL LEVEL 2: BEGINNING

4 UNITS

NOTE:  This course is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

PREREQUISITE:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 930 with a grade of C or better or have eligibility as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the second of a four-course sequence designed to give nonnative speakers of English a comprehensive understanding of English composition.  The focus of the course is on creating effective sentences and paragraphs, including a review of grammar, punctuation and usage.  The grammatical emphasis of this course will be on present, past and future continuous tenses and modal usage.  The lessons taught in this course will build on the skills developed in the prior series of ESL courses.  It also has some emphasis on pronunciation, listening and speaking.  This course is taught through total immersion.


ESL 940 - COMPOSITION BASED ESL LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE

4 UNITS

NOTE:  This course is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

PREREQUISITE:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 931 with a grade of C or better or have eligibility as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the third of a four-course sequence designed to give nonnative speakers of English a comprehensive understanding of English composition.  The focus of this course is on creating effective sentences and paragraphs, including a review of grammar, punctuation and usage.  The grammatical emphasis of this course will be on constructing complex sentences.  The lessons taught in this course will build on the skills developed in the prior series of ESL courses.  This course is taught through total immersion.


ESL 941 - COMPOSITION BASED ESL LEVEL 4: ADVANCED

4 UNITS

NOTE:  This course is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

PREREQUISITE:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 940 with a grade of C or better or have eligibility as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the last of a four-course sequence designed to give nonnative speakers of English a comprehensive understanding of English composition.  The focus of this course is on creating effective sentences and paragraphs, including a review of grammar, punctuation and usage.  The lessons taught in this course will build on the skills developed in the prior series of ESL courses.  This course is taught through total immersion.