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Language Arts (650) 949-7250
These courses are designed for students whose native or first language is not English. Students who have never studied English or who do not already speak English with basic conversational ability should enroll in English as a Second Language (ESLL) courses offered by the adult education departments of local high school districts. If you plan to enroll for the first time in an ESLL course, you are required to take an ESLL placement test unless you enroll in the lowest course. Refer to the front of the schedule for testing information or call (650) 949-7230. For information about ESLL courses, call (650) 949-7250.

50 Courses/Sections found for Fall 2016     (Each listing represents a different section.)
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M=Monday  T=Tuesday  W=Wednesday  Th=Thursday  F=Friday  S=Saturday  U=Sunday

Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

ESLL 25COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
Development of critical reading skills using selected readings which present a range of cultural experiences and perspectives. Practice in writing expository essays based on personal experience, observations, and class readings with a review of acceptable English sentence structure. Does not fulfill the composition requirements for the Associate degree.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score or a grade of "C" or better in ESLL 236 and 237; intended for students whose native language is not English.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 249; if not taken concurrently, ESLL 249 should be taken prior to ESLL 25. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ESLL 235 strongly recommended. Not open to students with credit in ESL 25 or 257.
20289 ESLL-025.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMFWILEY, JOHN6302
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWWILEY, JOHN6302
21561 ESLL-025.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWSTAFF, M6201
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMFSTAFF, M6201
20290 ESLL-025.-03 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThSTAFF, M6303
  Lecture 11:00 AM-11:50 AMFSTAFF, M6303
20291 ESLL-025.-04 Lecture12:00 PM-01:25 PMTThFCOLLATO, LISA6201
20619 ESLL-025.-05 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMMWJAQUISH, MELISSA6303
20292 ESLL-025.-06 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMTThCARRELL, TANYA6409

ESLL 26ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
The techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on critical reading and thinking. Reading focused on essays and articles, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences and perspectives. Research paper synthesizing information from a range of current sources to form a persuasive argument. Fulfills the composition requirement for the A.A. degree.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or a grade of "C" or better in ESLL 25 and ESLL 249; designed for students whose native language is not English.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 246 and/or 247 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in ESL 26.
20293 ESLL-026.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-10:50 AMFWILEY, JOHN6501
  Lecture 10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWWILEY, JOHN6501
20294 ESLL-026.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThCOLLATO, LISA6501
  Lecture 11:00 AM-11:50 AMFCOLLATO, LISA6501

ESLL 226HIGH-INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR5 Units
A high-intermediate English course for non-native speakers focusing on comprehension, communication, and grammatical accuracy. Emphasis on understanding and communication of new information, conjectures, and logical relationships in spoken and written contexts. Computer or workbook activities to reinforce knowledge of structures.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 227; not open to students with credit in ESL 156.
20295 ESLL-226.-01 Lecture09:00 AM-09:50 AMFDRAGAN, ALICE6306
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThDRAGAN, ALICE6306
20296 ESLL-226.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWGOKSEL-DEMIR, EBRU6401
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMFGOKSEL-DEMIR, EBRU6401

ESLL 227HIGH-INTERMEDIATE READING SKILLS5 Units
An upper intermediate-level reading course focusing on higher level comprehension skills and strategies for dealing with pre-college-level reading. Computer and/or workbook activities to reinforce knowledge of material and skills.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Advisory: Appropriate placement test score and concurrent enrollment in ESLL 226 recommended; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 157.
20407 ESLL-227.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWMORASCI, RICHARD6506
  Lecture 08:00 AM-08:50 AMFMORASCI, RICHARD6506
20304 ESLL-227.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThDRAGAN, ALICE6409
  Lecture 11:00 AM-11:50 AMFDRAGAN, ALICE6409

ESLL 235LISTENING/SPEAKING FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES5 Units
A listening/speaking course focusing on preparing students for listening to authentic lectures and classroom discussions. Practice with classroom interactional, discussion and presentation skills. Pronunciation work to develop intelligible speech and ability to comprehend naturally spoken English in academic contexts. Level appropriate reading and writing tasks in connection with these activities.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or ESLL 225.
Advisory: Successful completion of ESLL 226 and ESLL 227 strongly recommended; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 165.
21749 ESLL-235.-01 Lecture12:00 PM-01:25 PMTThFHUNTER, CARRIE6307

ESLL 236ADVANCED GRAMMAR5 Units
An advanced English course for non-native speakers focusing on comprehension, communication and grammatical accuracy. Emphasis on understanding and communication of abstract ideas as well as concrete new information in spoken and written contexts. Computer or workbook activities to reinforce knowledge of structures.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or ESLL 226 and 227.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 237 recommended; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 166.
20297 ESLL-236.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMFLAWSON, ERIKA6305
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWLAWSON, ERIKA6305
20298 ESLL-236.-02 Lecture09:00 AM-09:50 AMFMORASCI, RICHARD6507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThMORASCI, RICHARD6507
20620 ESLL-236.-03 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWMORASCI, RICHARD6507
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMFMORASCI, RICHARD6507
20299 ESLL-236.-04 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMMWSARVER, AMY6305
20676 ESLL-236.-05 Lecture06:00 PM-08:15 PMTThSTAFF, M6301

ESLL 237BASIC COMPOSITION SKILLS5 Units
A basic course for non-native speakers focusing on techniques of college writing, emphasizing clear prose. Lecture, discussion, and individualized instruction. Emphasis on the production of short compositions containing well-developed paragraphs and a variety of standard English sentences. Does not meet the graduation requirement in composition.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or a grade of "C" or better in ESLL 226 and 227.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 236; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 167.
20302 ESLL-237.-01 Lecture09:00 AM-09:50 AMFLANCASTER, RACHEL6502
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThLANCASTER, RACHEL6502
20305 ESLL-237.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWCOPP, BARRIE6503
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMFCOPP, BARRIE6503
20301 ESLL-237.-03 Lecture11:00 AM-11:50 AMFCOPP, BARRIE1405
  Lecture 10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThCOPP, BARRIE1405
20300 ESLL-237.-04 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMTThSTAFF, M6301
20675 ESLL-237.-05 Lecture06:00 PM-08:15 PMMWFASS, DEBORAH6201

ESLL 248ADVANCED GRAMMAR REVIEW3 Units
A review of essential grammar and greater in-depth examination of grammatical and lexical structures used in academic and professional writing designed for nonnative speakers of English. This course is delivered entirely online.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: ESLL 236 or an appropriate score on the ESL Placement Test.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 186.
20303• ESLL-248.-01W LectureTBATBAWONG, RITAONLINE
ESLL248.01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

ESLL 249ADVANCED READING5 Units
An advanced-level reading course to instruct ESLL students in techniques of critical analysis for reading college-level prose, focusing primarily on authentic expository/argumentative essays and textbook materials written for a native speaker audience. Students are provided the skills to comprehend text holistically, identifying and expressing critical elements of comprehension. Practice and testing to be done on authentic, multi-page texts with written responses.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: ESLL 236 and 237 or appropriate placement test score.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 25; if not taken concurrently, ESLL 249 should be taken prior to ESLL 25.
20959 ESLL-249.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMFLANCASTER, RACHEL6501
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWLANCASTER, RACHEL6501
ESLL 249 and ESLL 25 are no longer co-requisites. They can be taken separately.
20960 ESLL-249.-02 Lecture09:00 AM-09:50 AMFSTAFF, M6503
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThSTAFF, M6503
20961 ESLL-249.-03 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMMWPRATT, KEITH6502
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMFPRATT, KEITH6502
20962 ESLL-249.-04 Lecture11:00 AM-11:50 AMFPRATT, KEITH6307
  Lecture 10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThPRATT, KEITH6307
21748 ESLL-249.-05 Lecture12:00 PM-01:25 PMTThFPRATT, KEITH6501
20963 ESLL-249.-06 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMMWPRATT, KEITH6503
20966 ESLL-249.-07 Lecture01:30 PM-03:45 PMTThFASS, DEBORAH6302

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