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English as a Second Language
ESL 23 College Grammar 3.00 Units
This is a one-semester advanced grammar course for academic purposes designed to enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in both oral and written expression. The course focuses on sentences, clauses, and phrases, verb tenses and forms, auxiliary verbs and modal expressions, verbs with grammar restrictions, and grammar analysis to enhance reading comprehension and written expression. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English as a Second Language 120B and 121B or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. 3 hours lecture. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in 23 and 24 or 25.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 24 Adv. Reading and Composition I 6.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year advanced reading and writing course for academic purposes. Emphasis is on critical reading techniques and writing expository essays as well as on grammar and vocabulary development. Prerequisite: ESL 121B with a minimum grade of Pass or Placement through the ESL assessment process
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 25 Adv. Reading and Comp. II 6.00 Units
This is the second semester of a one-year advanced reading and writing course for academic purposes. Emphasis is on critical reading and techniques of exposition, analysis, and argumentation. Prerequisite: ESL 24 with a minimum grade of C or Placement through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 26 Advanced Editing 3.00 Units
This course is designed to increase students awareness of their own use of written language, strengthen their linguistic monitors and give them practice in editing strategies which will enable them to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in written expression. Prerequisite: ESL 120B and 121B or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in 26 and 24 or 25.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 108 Basic Spelling for ESL 1.00 Unit
Basic sound/spelling patterns of English. Develops an understanding of the sounds and symbols of English, including open/closed syllables, short and long vowel sounds, consonant cluster sounds, spelling of homophones and other problem words in everyday English. Includes basic dictionary use.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 109 Vocabulary Skills 1.00 Unit
Build language proficiency by learning new vocabulary and developing vocabulary-building skills.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 110A High Beginning Reading&Writing 6.00 Units
A comprehensive review of basic sentence types; short writing assignments; reading fiction and nonfiction; reinforces fluency in reading, writing, and grammar.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 110B Interm Reading Writing Grammar 6.00 Units
Logical paragraph development, reading both fiction and nonfiction; emphasis on the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 110A (or eligibility for ESL 110B demonstrated through ESL Placement Process).
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 110C High Intermediate Read/Writing 6.00 Units
Expository paragraphs and short essays, fiction and non-fiction reading; emphasis on the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 110B (or eligibility for ESL 110C demonstrated through the ESL Placement Process).
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 110D Advanced Reading & Writing 6.00 Units
Expository essays, critical reading; emphasis on advanced development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 110C (or eligibility for ESL 110D demonstrated through the ESL Placement Process).
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 111A Pronunciation 2.00 Units
Oral English with emphasis on strategies for clear pronunciation.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 111B Academic Listening & Speaking 2.00 Units
Group and individual practice producing and responding to oral English in the academic environment.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 112 English Grammar-Review for ESL 3.00 Units
Intermediate-level review of the structures of English grammar. Important grammatical forms including verb tenses, the passive voice, conditional sentences, modal auxiliaries, and reported speech; adjective clauses, articles, and gerunds and infinitives may also be included as time allows. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110C.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 114 Editing for the Adv ESL Writer 2.00 Units
Use of standard written English to develop personal strategies for self-editing. Designed to ease the transition between explicit ESL instruction and the fluency demands of mainstream English curriculum. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110D or eligibility for English 101A demonstrated through the English Placement Process.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 116A Intro to Review of Basic Engli 3.00 Units
A comprehensive review of basic sentence types; short writing assignments; reading fiction and nonfiction; reinforces fluency in reading, writing, and grammar.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 120 Writing Wksp for NonNative Spk .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on pre-writing and paragraph organization. Student develops and reinforces academic writing skills through conferencing with instructor, group workshops, completing online exercises, completing and revising writing assignments, and working with instructor and tutors on individual writing needs. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110B
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 120A Interm Grammar/Read, Write I 3.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year course in intermediate grammar for academic writing and reading designed to enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in written expression. This course focuses on compound and complex sentences, verb tense and form, and modals. This course also emphasizes grammar analysis, detecting and correcting grammatical errors, and self-editing skills. Prerequisite: ESL 130B or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 120A and 121A and 123 or 126. 3 hours lecture
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 120B Interm Grammar/Read, Write II 3.00 Units
This is the second semester of a one-year course in intermediate grammar for academic writing and reading designed to enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in written expression. The course focuses on compound and complex sentences and short paragraphs, overview of the verb tense system in English, verb forms with gerunds and infinitives, verb forms in modifying phrases, and modals. This course also emphasizes analyzing grammar and meaning, detecting and correcting grammatical errors, and self-editing skills. Prerequisite: ESL 120A or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 120B, 121B, and 123 or 126.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 121 Wrtng Wrkshp Non-Ntve Spkrs 2 .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on thesis development and essay organization. Student develops and reinforces academic writing skills through conferencing with instructor, group workshops, completing online exercises, completing and revising writing assignments, and working with instructor and tutors on individual writing needs. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110B
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 121A Interm. Reading and Writing I 6.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year course in intermediate academic writing and reading. Classes will focus on writing sentences, paragraphs and compositions, developing strategies for reading comprehension and flexibility, on interactive reading, and on academic vocabulary development. Students will develop cultural understanding, vocabulary, and fluency through a variety of academic writing and reading tasks. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 120A, 121A and 123 or 126. Prerequisite: ESL 131B with a minimum grade of Pass or placement through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 121B Interm. Reading and Writing II 6.00 Units
This is the second semester of a one-year course in intermediate academic writing and reading. Classes will focus on writing sentences, paragraphs and compositions, developing strategies for reading comprehension and flexibility, on interactive reading, and academic vocabulary development. Students will develop cultural understanding and fluency through a variety of academic writing and reading tasks. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 120B, 121B and 123 or 126. Prerequisite: ESL 121A with a minimum grade of C or placement through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 123 Intermediate Oral Communica 2.00 Units
This is an intermediate level oral communication course. This course will enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately, emphasizing academic listening and speaking skills: listening and speaking in small groups, listening to short lectures on academic topics, learning academic vocabulary and expressions, making presentations on new topics. Prerequisite: ESL 130B, ESL 131B, ESL 133 or an appropiate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Prerequisite: ESL 133 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 126 Pronunciation of English 2.00 Units
Intensive practice in recognizing and pronouncing the sounds of American English with emphasis on words and phrases: stress, intonation, phrasing, reduction. Attention to individual as well as group priorities. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ESL 120A as demonstrated through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 127 ESL Pronunciation Lab .50 Units
Individual practice producing and responding to oral English with emphasis on clear pronunciation through computer assisted instruction with tutorial support.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 130A Beg Grammar/Write, Read I 3.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year course in beginning grammar for academic purposes designed to enable students to identify and use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in written expression. The course focuses on simple and compound sentences, questions, modifiers, phrases, and verb tenses, especially simple present, simple past, and present progressive. Strongly recommended: appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 130A, 131A, and 133 or 136.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 130B Beg Grammar/Read/Write II 3.00 Units
This is the second semester of a one-year course in beginning grammar for academic purposes designed to enable students to identify and use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in written expression. The course focuses on simple and compound sentences, questions, modals, modifiers, phrases, and verb tenses, especially simple present, past, and future as well as present and past progressive. Prerequisite: ESL 130A or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 130B, 131B, and 133 or 136.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 131A Beg. Reading and Writing I 6.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year course in beginning academic writing and reading. Classes will focus on writing simple and compound sentences in short paragraphs, on developing strategies for increasing reading comprehension and flexibility, on interactive reading, and on developing academic vocabulary. Students will develop cultural understanding and fluency through a variety of writing and reading tasks. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 131A, 130A, and 133 or 136.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 131B Beg. Reading and Writing II 6.00 Units
This is the second semester of a one-year course in beginning academic writing and reading. Classes will focus on writing simple, compound, and complex sentences in structured paragraphs, on developing strategies for increasing reading comprehension and flexibility, on interactive reading, and on developing academic vocabulary. Students will develop cultural understanding and fluency through a variety of writing and reading tasks. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 131B, 130B, and 133 or 136. Prerequisite: ESL 131A completed with a grade of Pass or higher or placement through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 133 Beginning Oral Communication 2.00 Units
This is a beginning oral communication course. This course will enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately, emphasizing conversational skills: listening and speaking in small groups, using new grammar structures, learning new words and expressions, comprehending and using idiomatic expressions. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 136 Pronunciation and Fluency 2.00 Units
Focused practice on recognizing and producing individual speech sound, stress patterns, rhythm and intonation patterns, and grammatical signals through activities such as oral presentations, role play, authentic dialogue, and reading presentations. Students will focus on pronunciation as communication to develop listener friendly pronunciation. Attention to individual as well as group priorities. Strongly recommended: appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 130A, 131A, and 133 or 136.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 150 Guided ESL Skills Lab 1.00 Unit
The guided ESL skills lab supplements classroom instruction for any ESL student. In a supportive, guided lab setting, students use educational software, online and audio-visual materials, one-on-one coaching, and other valuable resources to expand and enrich the learning experience beyond the classroom.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 

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