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Course Catalog - English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE


English As A Second Language 010
ESL Writing
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Introduces non-native English speakers to an overview of the writing process including activities to improve student composition skills.  This course is designed for students who test at the ESL Beginning 3 through Intermediate levels on the ESL Placement or the ESL pre- and post-tests. 

English As A Second Language 120
ESL Civics
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Provides development in listening, speaking, reading and writing English within the context of history and government in preparation for the United States citizenship examination.  Recommended for students in Beginning 3 and above. 

English As A Second Language 250
Seminar for Beginning ESL Students
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Provides English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) on topics of concern to English as a Second Language studnets. Students will use teamwork and communication skills to enhance learning.  

English As A Second Language 260
Seminar for Intermediate ESL Students
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Provides intermediate English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) on topics of concern to English as a Second Language students. Students will use teamwotk and communication skills to enhance learning.

English As A Second Language 399
ESL Literacy
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Develops the ability to recognize letters and numbers, read letters and numbers, and copy/produce alphabet, numerals, and simple personal information for second language learners.

English As A Second Language 400
Transition ESL
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Emphasizes listening comprehension and beginning oral production in basic communication. This is the first course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum. 

English as a Second Language 410
Beginning ESL 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Emphasizes listening comprehension and beginning oral production of simple conversation, reading of practiced words and phrases, and prewriting tasks. This is the second course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.

English As A Second Language 420
Beginning ESL 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Emphasizes comprehending simple conversations, communicating survival needs, reading phrases and simple sentences, and performing communicative written tasks. This is the third course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.

English As A Second Language 430
Beginning ESL 3
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Emphasizes comprehending, participating in, and sustaining simple conversations, reading short passages with understanding, and producing short written passages. This is the fourth course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.

English As A Second Language 460
Intermediate ESL 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Emphasizes creative oral language activities, initial critical thinking skills in reading comprehension, and written tasks which begin to focus on academic skills. This is the fifth course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum. Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the post-test for this class with 75% or better and 72 hours of attendance.

English As A Second Language 470
Intermediate ESL 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Emphasizes understanding higher level language activities, reading passages with increased understanding, and increasing focus on creative and academic writing tasks. This is the sixth course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum. Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the post-test for this class with 75% or better and 72 hours of attendance.

English As A Second Language 480
Intermediate ESL 3
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Emphasizes higher level language activities, conversations which convey complex thought patterns, authentic material which expands the use of critical thinking skills, and expanding realistic and creative/academic writing. This is the seventh course in the Continuing Education ESL continuum.  Five High School elective credits may be granted if the student passes the post-test for this class with 70% or better and 72 hours of attendance.

English As A Second Language 510
English for Work 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Prepares limited English speaking students for employment. Focuses on vocabulary skills and vocational readings with emphasis on oral communication through basic language skills instruction. Recommended for students in Beginning 2 of Beginning 3.

English As A Second Language 520
English for Work 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit  

Prepares limited English-speaking students for employment. Focuses on vocabulary skills and vocational readings with emphasis on oral communication through intermediate language skills instruction. Recommended for students in Intermediate ESL 1 of higher.

English As A Second Language 530
American English Pronunciation
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 216 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Develops English language fluency, productive, and receptive skills as they relate to sound discrimination, sound inventory, stress, intonation, linking, prominence, and rhythm. The course aims to help students to understand English and to be understood while functioning within employment, survival and academic contexts. This course is recommended for Beginning ESL 3 students and above. 

English As A Second Language 570
Conversation 1
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Introduces conversation strategies in listening, language use, and non-verbal communications. Presents oral skills necessary in initiating, maintaining and closing conversations. Emphasis on oral skills which assist in social encounters and expand listening and speaking skills. This course is recommended for Beginning ESL 3 and Intermediate ESL 1 students.

English As A Second Language 580
Conversation 2
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

For students interested in obtaining a practical degree of fluency in spoken English. Includes verbal and non-verbal communication within large and small groups or between two people. Emphasizes differences between formal and colloquial language, based on American attitudes and culture. This course is recommended for Intermediate ESL 2 and Intermediate ESL 3 students.

English As A Second Language 600
Personal Discovery for Employability
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 72 | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Introduces non-native English speakers to skills that will enhance self-discovery, life choices, and employability skills. This course is designed for students who test at intermediate 1 level or above on the ESL placement or pre/post tests.

English As A Second Language 606
Interactive Language Resource Center
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: Arranged | Open Entry/Open Exit 

Provides students with supervised one-on-one and small group instruction in ESL, listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, citizenship, employability skills and academic subjects.  Computer technology is used to enhance learning.  The class is open to ESL students of all levels.