English as a Second Language
ESL EDUCATIONAL INTERVIEWING LEVELS 4-6
ESL 003
1 - 2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
For new ESL students only; assessing new students in basic skills and learning styles; identifying barriers to their student success; helping students understand Clark College and Basic Education.
ESL SPECIAL TOPICS
ESL 005
1 - 10 Credits
88 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Variable topics in ESL and content to reflect the selected topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule.
ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING, LEVEL I
ESL 011
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 1 students will learn to comprehend the gist of short, face-to-face oral communications spoken at slower rates on familiar topics concerning family, community and work with a low level of ease through frequent use of repetition or rephrasing. Students completing this course will be able to speak well-rehearsed words and phrases in familiar, highly structured settings, with limited comprehensibility. Prerequisite: CASAS placement test score of 180 or below.
ESL READING AND WRITING, LEVEL I
ESL 012
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 1 students will learn to slowly and with some effort comprehend words in short, simple texts to accomplish simple, well-defined, structured reading activities. Students completing this course will be able to write individual words, simple phrases and very simple sentences slowly, but with some effort and errors, to accomplish highly structured writing activities in familiar, comfortable settings. Prerequisite: CASAS placement test score of 180 or below.
ESL KEYBOARDING/WORD PROCESSING
ESL 016
1 - 2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Introduction to computer skills and applications in the context of reading comprehension, writing strategies and writing techniques within the Washington State Adult Learning Standards.
ESL BEGINNING PRONUNCIATION LEVELS 1-2
ESL 017
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Strengthen pronunciation skills for ESL students in accordance with Washington ESL Adult Learning Standard. To speak so others can understand. ESL students should: Determine the purpose for communication. Organize and relay information to effectively serve the purpose, context, and listener. Pay attention to conventions of oral English communication, including grammar, word choice, register, pace, and gesture in order to minimize barriers to listener's comprehension. Use multiple strategies to monitor the effectiveness of the communication. Instruction is targeted according to ESL Levels 1-2.
ESL PRONUNCIATION LEVELS 5-6
ESL 019
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Strengthen pronunciation skills for ESL students in accordance with Washington ESL Adult Learning Standard: To speak so others can understand. ESL students should: Determine the purpose for communicating. Organize and relay information to effectively serve the purpose, context, and listener. Pay attention to conventions of oral English communication, including grammar, word choice, register, pace, and gesture in order to minimize barriers to listener's comprehension. Use multiple strategies to monitor the effectiveness of the communication. Instruction is targeted according to ESL Levels 5-6. Concurrent enrollment in ESL Levels 5-6.
READING, SPEAKING AND ADULT NUMERACY
ESL 020
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Development of appropriate reading and speaking strategies for participating in discussions regarding adult numeracy presented within the Washington State Adult Learning Standards: topics include arithmetic, word problems, simple geometry, and algebra. Concurrent enrollment in ESL levels 2 or above. Prerequisite: ESL 022.
ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING, LEVEL II
ESL 021
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 2 students will learn to comprehend the gist of simple, face-to-face oral communications completing highly structured tasks with pre-taught vocabulary, slow speech, and visual aids on familiar topics concerning family, community and work with some level of ease through frequent use of repetition or rephrasing. Students completing this course will be able to speak well-rehearsed phrases and simple sentences in familiar, highly structured settings, with occasional hesitation and inaccuracy. Prerequisite: ESL 011 and 012 or CASAS placement score of 181 to 190.
ESL READING AND WRITING, LEVEL II
ESL 022
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 2 students will learn to slowly comprehend words in small blocks of simple texts with some repetition and errors to independently accomplish simple, well-defined, structured reading activities. Students completing this course will be able to write simple sentences to independently accomplish highly structured writing activities in a few familiar, comfortable settings. Prerequisite: ESL 011 and 012 or CASAS placement score of 181 to 190.
READING, SPEAKING AND THE AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
ESL 030
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Development of appropriate reading and speaking strategies to actively participate in various aspects of Civics and the US citizenship process; topics include presenting information and effectively responding to questions using knowledge and application of the Washington State Adult Learning Standards.
ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING, LEVEL III
ESL 031
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 3 students will learn to listen for structured, well-defined purposes to maintain personal conversations, acquire information or complete basic transactions in-person or in short telephone conversations with simplified language through frequent use of clarification strategies, using short, sometimes inaccurate utterances and a high level of visual or verbal support. Students completing this course will be able to speak with relative ease with some inaccuracies or non-standard speech in familiar one-on-one settings. Prerequisite: ESL 021 and 022 or CASAS placement test score of 191 to 202.
ESL READING AND WRITING, LEVEL III
ESL 032
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 3 students will learn to comprehend small blocks of simple texts slowly but easily with few errors to independently accomplish simple, well-defined, structured reading activities. Students completing this course will be able to write several simple sentences on familiar topics, with some effort but with few errors, to independently accomplish simple, well-defined, structured writing activities in a few familiar, comfortable settings. Prerequisite: ESL 021 and 022 or CASAS placement test score of 191 to 202.
ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING, LEVEL IV
ESL 041
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 4 students will learn to comprehend and respond to most basic background information, everyday transaction and simple routine tasks, but have difficulty understanding full details on less familiar topics. Students completing this course will be able to speak fluently and relatively accurately in familiar contexts with a moderately high level of support. Their speaking will usually be understood by a skilled, supportive listener. Prerequisite: ESL 031 and 032 or CASAS placement test score of 203 to 213.
ESL READING AND WRITING, LEVEL IV
ESL 042
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 4 students will learn to quickly and accurately read and comprehend words and word groups in multiple pages of simple text in familiar contexts to independently accomplish simple well-defined, structured reading and writing activities in a few familiar settings. Students completing this course will be able to write short, structured paragraphs on familiar topics with some effort but with few errors. Prerequisite: ESL 031 and 032 or CASAS placement test score of 203 to 213.
ESL LISTENING AND SPEAKING, LEVEL V
ESL 051
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 5 students will learn to comprehend relatively unstructured, moderate-length conversations and presentations in somewhat complex, unfamiliar situations with non-adjusted language understanding some main ideas, and details. Students completing this course will be able to speak fluently and accurately in some unfamiliar contexts with some support. Their speaking will generally be understood by a skilled, supportive listener. Prerequisite: ESL 041 and 042 or CASAS placement test score of 214 to 220.
ESL READING AND WRITING, LEVEL V
ESL 052
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 5 students will learn to read and comprehend a variety of texts at an appropriate pace and with good comprehension to independently accomplish structured reading activities in a variety of familiar settings. Students completing this course will be able to write simple narrative, informative, or expressive texts of a few short paragraphs and steps with some effort, but with few errors to independently accomplish well-defined, structured writing activities for varied audiences in familiar settings. Prerequisite: ESL 041 and 042 or CASAS placement test score of 214 to 220.
ESL LEVEL 6A LISTENING AND SPEAKING
ESL 061
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 6A students will learn to function relatively independently in many social and work situations comprehending relatively unstructured conversations requiring integration of some data sources with limited need for guidance. Students completing this course will be able to speak fluently and accurately in most contexts with minimal support. Their speaking will sometimes be understood by an unskilled, unsupportive listener. Prerequisite: ESL 051 and 052 or CASAS placement test score of 221 to 227.
ESL LEVEL 6A READING AND WRITING
ESL 062
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 6A students will learn to read and comprehend multipart texts at an appropriate pace with enough comprehension to independently accomplish structured, fairly complex reading activities in a variety of familiar and a few novel settings. Students completing this course will be able to write a variety of texts including some complex sentence structures and multiple paragraphs with few errors for a variety of purposes independently accomplishing structured writing in familiar and a few novel settings. Prerequisite: ESL 051 and 052 or CASAS score of 221 to 227.
ESL LEVEL 6B LISTENING AND SPEAKING
ESL 063
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 6B students will learn to function independently in most social and work situations and comprehend relatively complex and unstructured oral input at normal speed integrating and summarizing several data sources with limited need for guidance and few errors. Students completing this course will be able to speak fluently and accurately with most familiar and unfamiliar audiences with minimal support. Student speech can generally be understood by an unsupportive, unskilled listener despite student lack of full comfort and ease. Prerequisite: ESL 061 and 062 or CASAS placement test score of 228 to 235.
ESL LEVEL 6B READING AND WRITING
ESL 064
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 6B students will learn to read and comprehend dense or multipart texts at an appropriate pace and with good comprehension to independently accomplish structured, complex reading activities in a variety of familiar and some novel settings. Students completing this course will be able to write a variety of texts including more complex sentence structures and multiple paragraphs easily with few errors for a wide variety of purposes independently accomplishing structured, fairly complex writing in a variety of familiar and some novel settings. Prerequisite: ESL 061 and 062 or CASAS placement test score 228 to 235.
LANGUAGE STANDARDS FOR COLLEGE TRANSITIONS
ESL 065
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Development of academic skills and appropriate language strategies to successfully transition into degree and certification programs, using knowledge and application of the Washington State Adult Learning Standards; focus on academics and cultural values/issues (i.e., active listening and participation, assertiveness, etc.) integral to a successful academic experience.
I-BEST SUPPORT
ESL 071
1 - 10 Credits
110 hours of lecture
Provides Basic Skills students extra instruction and support for success in their I-BEST designated classes. Reviews important concepts and vocabulary introduced during I-BEST classes. Provide opportunities to develop culturally unfamiliar customer service and interaction skills needed to be successful in I-BEST occupations. Prerequisite: Admission into an I-BEST program.
MEDICAL LANGUAGE FOR ESL
ESL 072
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to basic medical terminology for non-native speakers of English to support transition into HEOC 125, a basic required course for Clark College Health Occupation Programs. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 073 and 074. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 214 or more or instructor permission.
INTRO TO HEALTH OCCUPATIONS FOR ESL
ESL 073
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to health careers for non-native speakers of English to support a transition into Clark College Health Occupation Programs. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 072 and 074. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 214 or more or instructor permission.
MEDICAL LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR ESL
ESL 074
7 Credits
77 hours of lecture
Introduction to health occupations and some basic medical terminology for non-native speakers of English to support transition into Clark College Health Occupation Programs. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 072 and 073. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 214 or more or instructor permission.
ESL SELECTED TOPICS
ESL 080
1 - 10 Credits
110 hours of lecture
Course will focus on selected ESL topics. Course theme and content will change to reflect the new topic. Because of the variations, this course is repeatable for credit for different topics.
INTERMEDIATE WRITING AND APPLIED GRAMMAR
ESL 081
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Skill building through exercises in grammar, writing responses to assigned readings, and planning, organizing, drafting, and revising sentences and paragraphs. Particular emphasis on correction and practice of sentence-level grammar. Intended for non-native English writers. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 082 is strongly recommended for any student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL Level 4; CASAS scores of 214-220; or permission of ESL Department.
INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION
ESL 082
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Focus on appropriate oral communication skills both inside and outside the classroom. Pronunciation and grammar accuracy as well as fluency will be developed. Intended for non-native English speakers. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 081 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL Level 4; CASAS scores of 214-220; or permission of ESL Department.
ADVANCED WRITING AND APPLIED GRAMMAR
ESL 091
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Skills developed through exercises in grammar, writing responses to assigned readings, and planning, organizing, drafting, and revising paragraphs and basic essays. Particular emphasis on correction and practice of sentence-level grammar. Intended for non-native English writers. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 092 strongly recommended. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ESL 081, successful completion of ESL Level 5, CASAS scores of 221-235, or permission of ESL Department.
ADVANCED ORAL COMMUNICATION
ESL 092
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Focus on appropriate oral communication skills for college-level classes. Pronunciation and grammar accuracy as well as fluency will be developed. Intended for non-native English speakers. Concurrent enrollment in ESL 091 strongly recommended.