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English as a Second Language
ESL 9 Colloquium-English Second Lang 1.00 Unit
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
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 27 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 includes 1) verb tense in discourse, 2) relative clauses, 3) modal perfect verbs, 4) hypothetical statements, 5) perfect infinitives, 6) subjunctive verbs in clauses, 7) grammar in discourse. Prerequisite: eligilibity for ESL 24 or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process. Students are advised to enroll concurrently in ESL 27 and 24.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 29 Independent Study, ESL .50 to 2.00 Units
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
ESL 4951 ESL for ECD 2.00 Units
This is a one-semester course in beginning academic English with a focus on a specific content area, Early Childhood Development (ECD). The course is designed to support the academic language development for English Language Learners (ELL) students enrolled in ECD courses. Students will concentrate on reading and vocabulary-building strategies, communication and study skills. Students will learn how to use textbooks and other resources, complete ECD-specific assignments, and prepare for tests. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the ESL assessment process.
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 Intermediate Reading & Writing 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 113 Intro to CAI Language Learning 1.00 Unit
Basic computer vocabulary and operating skills to enhance acquisition of English vocabulary, reading and writing.
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 115A Writing Wkshop for Non-Native .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on pre-writing, organization, and correctness. 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 115B Writ Wksh NonNative Speaker II .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on essay organization and idea development. 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 Prerequisite: ESL 115A (completed with a grade of "P" or higher)
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 116B Review of Basic English 3.00 Units
A continuation of a comprehensive review of basic sentence types; short writing assignments; reading fiction and nonfiction; reinforces fluency in reading, writing, and grammar. Prerequisite: ESL 116A (completed with a grade of "P" or higher)
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 117A Intr Intermed Reading & Writin 3.00 Units
Introduction to logical paragraph development; reading both fiction and nonfiction; emphasis on the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110B Prerequisite: ESL 116B (completed with a grade of "P" or higher)
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 117B Intermed Reading and Writing 3.00 Units
A continuation of the study of logical paragraph development; reading fiction and nonfiction; emphasis on the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Prerequisite: ESL 117A (completed with a grade of "P" or higher)
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 122 Wrtng Wrkshp Non-Ntve Spkrs 3 .50 Units
This course is for non-native speakers of English who are taking English courses or other courses that require academic writing. It is also open to students enrolled in ESL courses. Editing and the writing process are emphasized, but all aspects of the writing process are addressed as needed on an individual basis.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
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.
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 129 Idiom Usage for ESL 1.00 Unit
Designed to provide ESL students practice with idiomatic expressions. Strategies for identifying and defining a variety of idiomatic expressions. Strongly recommended: eligibility for ESL 110B and/or completion of ESL 109.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 130 Wrtng Wrkshp: Non-Ntve Spkrs .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on appropriate use and citation of source materials. 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.
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.
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.
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 1495 Grammar 4.00 Units
This is the first semester of a one-year beginning grammar course designed to enable students to use linguistic forms accurately, meaningfully and appropriately in both oral and written expression. The course introduces 1) simple sentences, 2) modifiers, 3) phrases, and 4) verb tense, especially simple and progressive.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 1498 Reading 3.00 Units
This is the first semester in a one-year beginning reading course which focuses on developing strategies for reading comprehension and flexibility, interactive reading, and vocabulary development.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149A Editing for the Adv ESL Writer 2.00 Units
Development of personal strategies for self-editing in standard written English. Designed to ease the transition between explicit ESL instruction and the fluency demands of the mainstream English curriculum. Prerequisite: ESL 110D or equivalent.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149B Intro to CAI Language Learning 2.00 Units
ESL students will learn computer terminology and basic operations in a sheltered English environment to prepare them to succeed in courses requiring computer use. A variety of computer applications which students can use to learn English will be introduced.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149C 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 and consonant cluster sounds, spelling of homophones and other problem words in everyday English. Includes basic dictionary use.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149D English Grammar: Review/ESL 3.00 Units
In this intermediate-level overview of the structures of English grammar, ESL students will review the use of important grammatical forms. They will, in addition, develop editing skills and acquire a vocabulary to discuss the correctness of their own work and that of others. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for ESL 110C.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149E Vocabulary Skills 1.00 Unit
Build language proficiency by learning new vocabulary and developing vocabulary-building skills.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149F Idiom Usage for ESL 1.00 Unit
Provide ESL students practice with idiomatic expressions. Strategies for identifying and defining a variety of idiomatic expressions. Strongly recommended: eligibility for ESL 110B.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149G 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. Corequsite: ESL 111A.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
Co-Requisites: ESL 111A
 
ESL 149H Faculty-Student Tutorial .50 to 2.00 Units
Self-paced, individualized instruction in English language skills for students enrolled in or eligible for ESL courses.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149I Intro Review of Basic English 3.00 Units
A comprehensive review of the structure of the simple English sentence; short writing assignments; reading fiction and non-fiction; reinforce fluency in reading and writing.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149J Review of Basic English-ESL 3.00 Units
A continuation of a comprehensive review of the structure of the simple English sentence; short writing assignments; reading fiction and nonfiction; reinforces fluency in reading and writing. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 149I.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149K Intro-Intermed. Read & Write 3.00 Units
Introduction to 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 149J or a grade of pass in ESL 110A (or eligibility for ESL 110B demonstrated through the ESL Placement Process).
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149L Intermediate Reading & Writing 3.00 Units
A continuation of the study of logical paragraph development; reading fiction and nonfiction; emphasis on the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of written English. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 149K.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149M Basic ESL Supp-Career Tech Ed .50 Units
Development of vocational and academic oral and written communication skills for students who speak English as a second language. Emphasis on the development of technical vocabulary, reading, listening, and writing skills. 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 149N Intermed ESL Support-Tech Ed .50 Units
Continued development and refinement of vocational and academic oral and written communication skills for students who speak English as a second language. Emphasis on the development of technical vocabulary, reading, listening, and writing skills. Prerequisite: A grade of pass in ESL 149M.
College: Chabot College
Division: Language Arts
 
ESL 149O Writing Wkshop Non-Native Spkr .50 Units
Individualized and group instruction in writing with emphasis on pre-writing, organization, and correctness. Student develops and reinforces academic writing skills through conferencing with instructor, group workshops, completing online excercises, 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 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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