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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 Listening placement test score of 162 to 180.
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 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 Listening placement score of 181 to 189.
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.
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 Listening placement test score of 190 to 199.
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 200.
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 Listening placement test score of 200 to 209.
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 201 to 210.
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 Listening placement score of 210 to 218.
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 211 to 220.
ESL LEVEL 6A LISTENING AND SPEAKING
ESL 061
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL 6 listening/speaking students will learn to function independently in most social and work situations and comprehend relatively complex and unstructured oral input integrating and summarizing several data sources with limited need for guidance and few errors. Students will be able to speak fluently and accurately in most contexts with minimal support. Their speaking will generally be understood by an unsupportive, unskilled listener. Prerequisite: ESL 051 and 052 or CASAS Listening placement test score of 219 to 227.
ESL LEVEL 6A READING AND WRITING
ESL 062
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
ESL level 6 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 Reading placement score of 221 to 235.
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.
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.