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English as a Second Language - ESL

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ESL/ABE 0005
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (0.5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 001
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 002
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 003
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 004
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 005
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 006
ESL Through Technology I (3)

Students work on level-appropriate language skills in 4 areas -- speaking, listening, reading, writing - and learn basic computer-media technology. This class may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into ESL levels one or two. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 007
ESL Through Technology II (3)

Students work on level-appropriate language skills in 4 areas -- speaking, listening, reading, writing - and learn basic computer-media technology. This class may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into level three, four, or five. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 009
ESL Language Lab (1)

A learning center for students enrolled in ESL Level 1 to 5. Students practice language skills under supervision of an ESL instructor. Students must attend 20 hours on a drop in basis. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 010
Integrated Skills in English 1 (10)

Students will improve reading, writing and grammar in life skills contexts such as providing personal information, describing daily events, and identifying jobs and work-related abilities. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 015
Listening & Speaking in English 1 (5)

Students improve listening and speaking to communicate in contexts such as personal information, schedules, jobs, and work-related abilities. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 020
Integrated Skills in English 2 (10)

Students will improve their reading, writing and grammar for home, school, work and community with an emphasis on well-formed sentences. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 025
Listening & Speaking in English 2 (5)

Students practice listening and speaking in the contexts of school, work, health, shopping, and places in the community. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 030
Integrated Skills in English 3 (10)

Students further develop their reading, writing, and grammar skills with an emphasis on writing basic paragraphs. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 035
Listening & Speaking in English 3 (5)

Students practice more complex listening and speaking tasks in job, school and daily-life situations. Students acquire basic conversational skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 040
Integrated Skills in English 4 (10)

Students read about personal, social and cultural issues and write well-organized, detailed paragraphs using more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Students continue to develop life skills. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 045
Listening & Speaking in English 4 (5)

Students continue to develop listening and speaking skills at an increasingly complex level. Students improve communication skills for everyday life and academic preparation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 047
ESL Healthcare Overview (5)

ESL Healthcare Overview introduces students to careers in healthcare, common cultural differences found in healthcare settings and an overview of basic human anatomy. Listening, speaking and study skills are integrated into course content. Previously ESLAB 048. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 3 or placement into ESL level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 050
Integrated Skills in English 5 (10)

Students read pre-college materials, build vocabulary, use more advanced grammar and write well-developed and connected paragraphs that combine personal with text-based information. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 054
Connecting to College and Careers (1)

This course transitions students into college courses and introduces distance learning. Using technology, students enhance their communication skills while learning vocabulary and basic concepts related to careers and educational options. Prerequisite: Placement into ESL level five or successful completion of ESL level four or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 055
Listening and Speaking 5 (5)

This course continues to emphasize listening and speaking at an increasingly complex level. Students improve skills relevant for everyday life and college preparation. They take notes on and discuss short lectures and passages of informal speech. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 045, ESL placement into level 5, or instructor's permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 057
ESL Medical Terminology (5)

ESL Medical Terminology prepares students for health occupation courses and programs. Students improve their English as they learn medical terms, and an overview of basic anatomy. Medical Terminology and ESL faculty co-teach this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 4 or ESL placement into level 5 or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 058
Focus on Writing (5)

Students practice writing skills to help them succeed in ESL and college classes. Students learn to find and correct errors, review grammar points and mechanics, and write in a variety of contexts. Some emphasis on organization. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 3 or placement into ESL level 4, 5, or 6. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 059
English for the Office (5)

This course helps prepare ESL students for a career in an office setting. Language and technology skills are integrated with basic computer, software, office terminology, telephone and note-taking skills, basic business document preparation, and job search strategies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 4, placement into level 5, or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 060
Integrated Skills in English 6 (10)

In this integrated reading, writing and grammar course, students gain skills necessary to advance to college courses and professional/technical training. Students progress from paragraph to basic essay writing. Reading topics vary depending on textbooks and instructor and/or student choice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL level 5 or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 067
Anatomy and Physiology for ESL Students (5)

ESL Anatomy and Physiology prepares students for biology and/or health occupation courses and programs. Students improve their English skills as they learn basic anatomy, physiology and selected diseases. ESL and Biology faculty co-teach this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL Level 4 or ESL placement into Level 5 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 001
Basic Skills Orientation and Assessment (1)

Students will learn about the ESL, ABE and GED programs and understand how to be successful in their classes. Students' basic skills will be assessed and students will be placed at their appropriate level. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 012
Reading and Writing 1 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating the topic, main idea, and key details of texts and use strategies to find the meaning of unknown words. Students will use a writing process to drft and edit connected paragraphs with guidance from the instructor. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 013
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 1 (10)

Students will learn place value of whole numbers to understand the composition of whole numbers. Students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit whole numbers. Students will distinguish between perimeter and area. Students will apply geometric and operational skills to solve real-world, multi-step problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 022
Reading and Writing 2 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating important information in texts, use strategies to find the meaning of unknown words, and identify author's purpose. Students will write connected paragraphs and five-paragraph essays with guidance from instructor. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 023
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 2 (10)

Students will learn place value of decimal numbers and rounding with decimal numbers. Students will also learn standard algorithms to perform four basic operations with decimal numbers. Students will apply understanding of decimals to solve real-world problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 032
Reading and Writing 3 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating the main idea and key details and identifying author's purpose. Students will write and edit persuasive and expository essays using a writing process. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 033
ABE Math for College and Career 3 (10)

Students will learn to identify and represent fractions. They will learn to perform all basic operations with fractions and whole numbers fluently. Students will also apply their knowledge of fractions to data, geometry, and real-world problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 042
Reading and Writing 4 (10)

Students develop reading comprehension skills by using a reading process and thinking strategies to understand and evaluate texts. Students will use a writing process to develop clear and coherent evidence-based essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 043
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 4 (10)

Students learn about ratios and proportional reasoning to describe, set up, and solve mathematical and real-world problems involving percents. Students also apply understanding of ratios and proportional reasoning to describe and solve problems involving scale drawings and similar figures. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 046
ESL Math Overview (5)

ESL Math Overview introduces students to basic math terminology. Students also learn (or review) basic math skills within the context of improving life skills. Students improve their English skills as they work through basic number and word problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or placement into ESL Level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 052
Reading and Writing 5 (10)

Students will prepare for GED tests, earn High School 21+ credit, and/or transition to college by demonstrating understanding of texts and analyzing and evaluating arguements. Students will follow a writing process and cite evidence to support arguements. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 053
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 5 (10)

Students will perform operations with rational numbers and extend their understanding of rational numbers to real-world problems. Students will identify and simplify algebraic expressions involving polynomials, absolute value, and multiple variables. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 063
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 6 (10)

Students will understand, solve, and write one-variable equations and inequalities in mathematical and real-world contexts. Stduents will learn and apply the properties of exponents to simplify exponential expressions. Students will reason quantitatively to solve multi-step geometric problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 073
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 7 (10)

Students will learn to interpret, write, and graph linear functions. Students will model quantitative relationships using functions and draw conclusions based on functions. Students will learn to solve and analyze systems of equations. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 081
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 082
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 083
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 084
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 085
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education L1 (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE-L1.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 097
Individual Projects in ABE (1)

Individual project in a specific area of ABE. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

 

GED PREPARATION 001
GED Preparation (5)

Students prepare for the GED test by reading for understanding, and writing five connected paragraphs in essay format using academic English conventions. GED orientation and test taking skills will be included. GED math skills are covered in ABE math classes. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 236 or higher. Mandatory P/NC grading.

 

ESL 005
Special Topics in English as a Second Language (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English as a Second Language.

ESL 090
Bridge to College English B (10)

Students prepare for academic coursework, with emphasis on content-based reading and writing for academic purposes, including essays, reports, summaries, and short-answer responses. Students read pre-college level materials, with a focus on academic vocabulary. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESLAF 080 or ESLAB 060 or placement on the SCC advanced ESL placement test. Student option grading.

ESL 091
Anatomy and Physiology for ESL Students (5)

This course prepares ESL students for biology and/or health occupation courses. Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are integrated with an overview of basic anatomy and physiology and selected diseases. ESL and biology faculty co-teach this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL Level 5 or ESL Placement into Level 6 or above. Student option grading.

ESL 094
TOEFL Preparation (3)

Designed for high intermediate or advanced ESL students who need to take the internet-based TOEFL to enter undergraduate and graduate programs. Focus is on question types, test-taking strategies, and listening, reading, writing and speaking skills appropriate for the internet-based TOEFL. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ESL 098 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL 095
Academic Listening and Speaking (5)

ESL students improve their academic listening and speaking skills to help them succeed in college classes. Students listen to and take notes on lectures and use course topics to practice speaking skills required in academic settings. Students also develop a larger academic vocabulary. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on the Advanced ESL placement test or concurrent enrollment in ESL level 5 or above. Student option grading.

ESL 099
Bridge to College English C (5)

Students prepare for further academic coursework, refining the skills necessary for ENGL& 101 and college courses. Emphasis is on content-based reading and writing for academic purposes. Students study more complex grammar and vocabulary and read increasingly complex introductory college-level materials. Previously ESL 100. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 090 or appropriate placement on the Advanced SCC ESL placement test. Student Option Grading.