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ESL 67 - ADVANCED WRITING AND GRAMMAR
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Formerly English 54D) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on the English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 265W with a grade of “C” or better. 

At an advanced level, develops the process of writing, revising and editing compositions, a process which includes logical development and organization of ideas; develops analytical and critical thinking skills by reading and responding to model essays; reinforces grammar skills; develops study skills for an academic environment; prepares speakers of other languages for English 1A. (A, CSU)

ESL 68 - ADVANCED READING AND VOCABULARY 
4 units, 4 lecture hours 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 265R with a grade of “C” or better.

Advances students’ skills for mainstream college classes in the areas of vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, critical reading, and cultural inferences. Trains students to use various reading strategies for different organizational patterns of text. Emphasizes reading as a problem-solving process. (A, CSU)

ESL 262 - BASIC ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly English 55A and ESL 62)
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as primary language. Designated score on ESL placement test.

Beginning grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, listening, speaking, and study skills. Designed to prepare speakers of other languages for ESL 263W and 263R.

ESL 263R - LOW INTERMEDIATE READING AND VOCABULARY
4 units, 4 lecture, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly ESL 63R) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 262 with a grade of “C” or better. 

Advances students’ skills in the areas of vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, critical reading, and cultural inferences as necessary for mainstream college classes. Improves students’ reading skills and trains students to use reading strategies that can be applied to various reading tasks. Emphasizes reading as a problem-solving process.

ESL 263W - LOW INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND WRITING
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly English 54A and ESL 63 and ESL 63W) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 262 with a grade of “C” or better. 

Develops the process of writing, revising and editing at high-beginning to low-intermediate level. Designed to prepare speakers of other languages for English as a Second Language 264W.

ESL 264R - INTERMEDIATE READING AND VOCABULARY
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly ESL 64R) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 263R with a grade of “C” or better.

Advances students’ skills in the areas of vocabulary usage, literal comprehension, critical reading, and cultural inferences as necessary for mainstream college classes. Improves students’ reading skills and trains students to use reading strategies that can be applied to various reading tasks. Emphasizes reading as a problem-solving process.

ESL 264W - INTERMEDIATE WRITING AND GRAMMAR
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly English 54B and ESL 64 and ESL 64W) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 263W with a grade of “C” or better. 

Develops the process of writing, revising, and editing at an intermediate level. Includes the preparation for and composition of paragraphs and appropriate grammar as taught through model essays and exercises. Designed to prepare speakers of other languages for English as a Second Language 265W.

ESL 265R - HIGH INTERMEDIATE READING AND VOCABULARY
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly ESL 65R) 
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on English as a Second Language placement test or completion of English as a Second Language 264R with a grade of “C” or better.

High-intermediate reading, vocabulary and study skills. Designed to prepare speakers of other languages for ESL 68.

ESL 265W - WRITING AND GRAMMAR
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Formerly English 54C and ESL 65 and ESL 65W)
PREREQUISITE: Use of language other than English as a primary language. Designated score on ESL placement test or completion of ESL 264W with a grade of “C” or better. 

Develops the process of writing, revising, and editing at a high-intermediate level. Includes the preparation for and composition of essays and use of appropriate grammar as taught through model essays and exercises. Designed to prepare speakers of other languages for English as a Second Language 67.

ESL 270 - PRONUNCIATION IMPROVEMENT AND ACCENT REDUCTION
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit), (Repeats = 1)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for ESL 265W, ESL 265R recommended.

For ESL students at the intermediate to advanced levels to improve oral communication(listening/speaking) skills including phonetic accuracy and fluency. Improving oral communication skills results in greater speaker confidence and intelligibility.

ESL 273 - ENGLISH ESSENTIALS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
2 units, 2 lecture hours, (Credit/No Credit)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The development of reading, critical thinking, and study strategies to successfully manage assignments in Allied Health classes. Emphasis will be on the acquisition, pronunciation, and effective use of language as it applies to the health professions. The class will include the examination of underlying language structures and the medical vocabulary needed to support reading comprehension and analysis of texts and professional journals related to health issues and health delivery systems.
Last updated: 11/9/2009 3:49:22 PM