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ESL Courses

ESL Courses

An overview of our core program:

ESL level of difficulty chart-med

 


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.

 


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 compositions.


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.


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