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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.

7 Courses/Sections found for Summer 2015     (Each listing represents a different section.)
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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.
Corequisite: ESLL 249.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ESLL 235 strongly recommended; concurrent enrollment in ESLL 246 and/or 247 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in ESL 25 or 257.
10831 ESLL-025.-03 Lecture01:00 PM-03:15 PMMTWThTAGUCHI, KEITARO6306
Class runs from - . In 2012, this course is offered during Early Summer Session from June 11 to July 20.

ESLL 228DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS10 Units
A high intermediate/low-advanced course in grammar, writing, reading, and speaking for international students who are about to enter a college academic program. Focus to improve students language skills.
10 hours lecture. (120 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: TOEFL score of 475 to 499; restricted to international students whose native language is not English.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 158.
10101 ESLL-228.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-01:25 PMMTWThJAQUISH, MELISSA6305
Class runs from - . ESLL-228.-01: will meet 8 weeks, 06/27-8/19/11.

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.
10065 ESLL-236.-01 Lecture10:30 AM-12:45 PMMTWThFASS, DEBORAH6306
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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.
10066 ESLL-237.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-10:15 AMMTWThWILEY, JOHN6302
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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.
Corequisite: ESLL 25.
10833 ESLL-249.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-10:15 AMMTWThCOLLATO, LISA6502
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10834 ESLL-249.-02 Lecture10:30 AM-12:45 PMMTWThPRATT, KEITH6405
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10835 ESLL-249.-03 Lecture01:00 PM-03:15 PMMTWThPRATT, KEITH6307
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