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English as a Second Language (noncredit) (NESL Courses)

NESL 550 Fundamentals of Grammar

units.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students use beginning grammatical forms in reading, writing, and oral/aural contexts. This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 551 Intermediate Grammar

units.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students understand and use intermediate grammatical forms in reading, writing, and oral/aural contexts. This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 552 Advanced Grammar

units.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students understand and use advanced grammatical forms in reading, writing, and oral/aural contexts. This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7000 Introduction to English: Pre-A

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a high-beginning literacy course in Noncredit ESL (NESL). In this course, high-beginning literacy skills are developed and reinforced for students with limited-to-no educational background. Students begin to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills.

NESL 7001 Introduction to English A

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a low-beginning course in Noncredit ESL (NESL). Students develop low-beginning listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills.

NESL 7003 Introduction to English B

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a high-beginning course in Noncredit ESL (NESL). Students develop high-beginning listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English A or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7005 Introduction to English C

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a low-intermediate course in Noncredit ESL (NESL). Students develop low-intermediate listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English B or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7007 Introduction to English D

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a high-intermediate course in Noncredit ESL (NESL). Students develop high-intermediate listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English C or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7009 Bridge from Noncredit to Credit Course

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed for students with high-intermediate to low-advanced English language skills who want to transition over to credit classes. Emphasis is placed on English fluency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will practice being credit students by completing homework assignments, taking a midterm and final, communicating with the instructor about their goals, progress, and grades, and participating in on-campus events and services.

NESL 7020 Spanish Literacy

84.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This is a low-beginning literacy course that develops Spanish literacy skills. Students learn to recognize and produce letter sounds, and read and write common vocabulary words and basic sentences. English literacy skills are gradually introduced. This class emphasizes culturally appropriate curriculum.

NESL 7020B Spanish Literacy

48.0 - 54.0 hours.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Develop Spanish listening, speaking, and writing skills. English language skills will be introduced. This class emphasizes culturally appropriate curriculum.

NESL 7030 ESL for the Written Driving Test

12.0 - 18.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
Students learn to take the California written driving test in English while acquiring the essential vocabulary needed to understand the questions and answers. Students will follow the procedures for taking the test at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as well as learn the rules they must obey when driving in California.

NESL 7040 Conversations for Beginning ESL

28.0 - 48.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
Build your confidence in speaking English! Practice the conversational skills needed in real-life situations and daily tasks. This beginning-level class focuses on communication with an emphasis on vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. This course is appropriate for level A and B students.

NESL 7041 Conversations for Intermediate ESL

28.0 - 48.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
Build your confidence in speaking English! Practice the conversational skills needed in real-life situations and daily tasks. This intermediate-level class focuses on communication with an emphasis on vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. This course is appropriate for level C and D students.

NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab

8.0 - 240.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
The ESL language lab provides self-paced, instructor-guided support to supplement classroom instruction. Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Software available includes: Rosetta Stone, Burlington English, MyEnglishLab by Future, and AIM Center access.

NESL 7310 Reading Skills and Strategies

64.0 - 72.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
NESL 7310 uses fiction and nonfiction texts to develop reading skills and strategies. The emphasis is on improving reading comprehension and efficiency and helping students become critical readers. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ESL 310, ENGL 312 or READ 310. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7537 Intermediate Reading for ESL

80.0 - 90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help intermediate ESL students develop academic reading skills. Emphasis is on developing reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Students will read a variety of text types (e.g., short stories, newspaper articles, novels, and nonfiction pieces). This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Lecture: 4 hours per week. Lab: 1 hour per week. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7538 Intermediate Writing for ESL

80.0 - 90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help intermediate ESL students develop academic writing skills in response to a variety of readings. Instruction is provided in the following areas: reading and analyzing texts; forming and supporting opinions based on readings; and drafting and revising writing. Organization, grammar, vocabulary development, and mechanics at the paragraph and short essay level will also be addressed. This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Lecture: 4 hours per week. Lab: 1 hour per week. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7540 Advanced Reading for ESL

80.0 - 90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help advanced ESL students develop academic reading skills. Emphasis is on developing reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Students will read a variety of text types (e.g., short stories, newspaper articles, novels, and nonfiction pieces). This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Lecture: 4 hours per week. Lab: 1 hour per week.  This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course.  Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework.  No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7541 Advanced Writing for ESL

80.0 - 90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help advanced ESL students develop academic writing skills in response to a variety of readings. Instruction is provided in the following areas: reading and analyzing texts; forming and supporting opinions based on readings; and drafting and revising writing. Organization, grammar, vocabulary development, and mechanics at the paragraph and essay level will also be addressed. This course requires one lab hour per week. Student lab work includes, but is not limited to, the following: completion of computer-assisted activities as well as assigned grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Lecture: 4 hours per week. Lab: 1 hour per week.  This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as a credit course.  Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework.  No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7543 Intermediate Conversation for ESL

48.0 - 54.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course prepares students to understand and speak English at the intermediate level. In this course, students develop communicative competence by engaging in a variety of listening and speaking activities. Students will participate in interviews, small group discussions, and presentations. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7544 Advanced Conversation for ESL

48.0 - 54.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course prepares students to understand and speak English at the advanced level.  In this course, students continue to develop communicative competence by engaging in a variety of listening and speaking activities.  Students will participate in interviews, small group discussions, and presentations. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.

NESL 7555 Pronunciation for ESL

48.0 - 54.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
A pronunciation skills course for all levels of ESL students. This course introduces students to Standard American English consonant and vowel sounds, stress, and intonation. Students will practice listening discrimination and production skills at the segmental and suprasegmental levels. This is a mirrored course; it is offered at the same time and place as the credit course. Noncredit and credit students take the class together with one instructor and complete the same coursework. No credit is given for this course.