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ESL Courses

ESL Courses

An overview of our core program:

ESL level of difficulty chart-med

 


Selected Topics in English as
a Second Language
Class: ESL 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Selected Topics. 4930.81

 


Advanced Listening and Speaking
Course Number: ESL 50A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 200B or ESL 233B or appropriate placement by Peralta multiple measures assessment
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Advanced level of listening and speaking in American English: Listening comprehension, public speaking strategies, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and pronunciation.

 


Oral Communication for Advanced ESL Students
Course Number: ESL 50B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 50A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continuation of advanced level of listening and speaking in American English: Listening comprehension, public speaking strategies, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and pronunciation.

 


Advanced Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 52A
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ESL 223B or placement by Peralta Multiple Measures Assessment
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Advanced level of reading and writing:  Critical thinking skills, critical and analytical reading of college level texts, and writing of research and other academic papers.

 


Advanced Reading and Writing
COURSE NUMBER: ESL 52B
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 52A or appropriate placement by Peralta multiple-measures assessment
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of advanced level of reading and writing:  Critical thinking skills, critical and analytical reading of college level texts, and writing of research and other academic papers.

 


Reading for College Success in
the Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Number: ESL 211
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Corequisite ESL 223A
Description: Advanced level of reading for students planning to take English 1A and content courses in the humanities and social sciences: critical reading of college level materials. 4930.85

 


Intermediate Grammar
Course Number: ESL 215A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ES 284B or placement by Peralta Colleges Multiple Measures Assessment
Description: Intermediate level of English grammar: Introduction to complex grammar structures and sentence patterns. 4930.87

 


Intermediate Grammar
Course Number: ESL 215B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ESL 215A or placement by Peralta Colleges Multiple easures Assessment
Description: Continuation of intermediate level of English grammar: Introduction to complex grammar structures and
sentence patterns.
4930.87

 


High Intermediate Grammar
Class Number ESL 216A  
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
High intermediate level of Grammar: Further study of complex grammar structures and sentence patterns.

 


High Intermediate Grammar
ESL 216B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ESL 216A or placement by Peralta Colleges ultiple easures Assessment
Continuation of high intermediate level of Grammar: Further study of complex grammar structures and sentence patterns.

 


Advanced Grammar
Course Number: ESL 217A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ES 216B or placement by Peralta Colleges ultiple easures Assessment
Advanced level of English Grammar:  Expanding, refining, and applying the complex grammar skills used in academic writing, reading, listening, and speaking.

 


Advanced Grammar
Course Number: ESL 217B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s) ES 217A or placement by Peralta Colleges ultiple easures Assessment
Continuation of advanced level of English Grammar:  Expanding, refining, and applying the complex grammar skills used in academic writing, reading, listening, and speaking.

 


ESL Writing Workshop
Course Number: ESL 218A
Units: 1.5
Class: 1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on pre-writing, thesis control, and essay organization.

 


ESL Writing Workshop
Course Number: ESL 218B
Units: 1.5
Class: 1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ESL 218A
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on pre-writing, thesis control, and essay organization.

 


ESL Writing Workshop
Course Number: ESL 218C
Units: 1.5
Class: 1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ESL 218B
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on sentence structure and mechanics.

 


ESL Writing Workshop
Course Number: ESL 218D
Units: 1.5
Class: 1.25 hours lecture, 1.25 hour laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Emphasis on editing and proofreading strategies.

 


Applied Grammar and Editing
Course Number: ESL 219A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 217B or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment process
Grammar, Editing, and proofreading skills for advanced ESL writers: Review and clarification of troublesome grammar points, and practice writing, editing, and proofreading.

 


Applied Grammar and Editing
Course Number: ESL 219B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 219A or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Continuation of grammar, Editing, and proofreading skills for advanced ESL writers: Review and clarification of troublesome grammar points, and practice writing, editing, and proofreading.

 


Intermediate Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 222A
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 285B or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment process
Intermediate level of reading and writing:  Academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills using intermediate –level ESL reading materials; expanding paragraphs into simple narratives and essays.

 


Intermediate Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 222B
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 222A or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment
Continuation of intermediate level of reading and writing:  Academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills using intermediate –level ESL reading materials; expanding paragraphs into simple narratives and essays.

 


High Intermediate Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 223A
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 222B or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment
High intermediate level of reading and writing: Critical readings of essays, short academic texts, short stories, and/or a novel; writing well-developed essays and compostitions.

 


High Intermediate Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 223B
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: ESL 223A or placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment process
Continuation of high intermediate level of reading and writing: Critical readings of essays, short academic texts, short stories, and/or a novel; writing well-developed essays and compositions.

 


Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Course Number: ESL 232A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 283B or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Intermediate level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.

 


Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Course Number: ESL 232B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 232A or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment
Continuation of intermediate level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.  4930.85

 


High Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Course Number: ESL 233A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 232B or appropriate placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment process
High intermediate level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.

 


High Intermediate Listening and Speaking
Course Number: ESL 233B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 233A or appropriate placement by Laney College multiple-measures assessment process
Continuation of high intermediate level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.

 

Selected Topics in English as a
Second Language
Course Number: ESL 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
See section on Selected Topics.

 


Spelling 1: Spelling and Phonics
Course Number: ESL 256A 
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Placement by Peralta Colleges Multiple Measures Assessment
Students having successfully completed ES 256 (no deactivated) are not eligible for this class.
Non-degree applicable
Description: Study of the spelling of American English: Focus upon sounds and patterns.

 


ESL for Customer Service
Course Number: ESL 266
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Development and strengthening of English language skills: Dealing with customers in service areas.

 


ESL for Workplace Communication
Course Number: ESL 267
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: Development and strengthening of English language skills: Dealing with customers and work-related issues and relationships.

 


High Beginning Listening and Speaking 
Course Number: ESL 283A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Placement by Peralta College Multiple Measures Assessment.
Description: High beginning level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.  4930.85

 


High Beginning Listening and Speaking
Course Number:ESL 283B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 283A or placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment
Description: Continuation of high beginning level listening and speaking:  Improving fluency and accuracy in American English through listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and presentation skills.

 


High Beginning Grammar
Course Number: ESL 284A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Placement by Peralta Colleges Multiple Measures Assessment
Description: High beginning level of English Grammar:  Basic grammar structures, sentence patterns and parts of speech.

 


High Beginning Grammar
Course Number: ESL 284B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 284A or placement by Peralta College multiple-measures assessment process
Continuation of high beginning level of English Grammar:  Basic grammar structures, sentence patterns and parts of speech.  4930.87

 


High Beginning Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 285A
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
High beginning level of English Reading and Writing:  Fiction and non-fiction readings adapted for ESL; writing short narrative and descriptive paragraphs.  4930.86

 


High Beginning Reading and Writing
Course Number: ESL 285B
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture  (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite:  ESL 285A
Continuation of high beginning level of English Reading and Writing:  Fiction and non-fiction readings adapted for ESL; writing short narrative and descriptive paragraphs.  4930.86