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

NESL 7000U Intro to English: Pre-A

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Non-credit Course
Level Pre-A functions as an introductory course in English. Students develop the ability to listen to, understand, and repeat phrases, short questions, and short answers in English. There is little emphasis on accuracy of oral language. Writing and reading are introduced through the use of conversational clips, short texts, and vocabulary.

NESL 7001 U Intro to English A1

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Intro to English A1 is a beginning level English course. Students develop basic speaking and listening skills in English. Reading and writing skills are gradually introduced.

NESL 7002 U Intro to English A2

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English A1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Students continue developing basic speaking and listening skills in English. Emphasis is placed on reading and writing.

NESL 7003U Intro to English B1

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed level A or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Students practice reading and writing tasks related to listening exercises and continue to gain fluency in communication.

NESL 7004U Intro to English B2

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is a continuation of Intro to English B1 and is designed for students who have completed B1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Emphasis is placed on oral and written language communication and on developing reading skills.

NESL 7005U Intro to English C1

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English B2 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Emphasis is placed on intermediate fluency and mastery of communication and reading and writing tasks to expand oral language skills.

NESL 7006U Intro to English C2

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English C1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Students continue to practice fluency and mastery of communication and reading and writing tasks to expand oral language skills.

NESL 7007U Intro to English D1

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English level C or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Reading and writing short texts and oral communication at the advanced level is emphasized.

NESL 7008U Intro to English D2

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English D1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test. Students practice advanced levels of reading, writing, listening, and speaking English skills.

NESL 7020B Spanish Literacy

units.
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 7060U ESL Instructional Lab

units.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
The ESL language lab provides self-paced, instructor-guided support to supplement classroom instruction. Students practice listening, reading, writing, and oral skills outside of the classroom environment. Language learning software available includes Side by Side, Rosetta Stone, and PLATO.

NESL 7020A Spanish Literacy

units.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
This is a low-beginning literacy course that develops Spanish reading and writing skills. English language skills are gradually introduced. This class emphasizes culturally appropriate curriculum.

NESL 550 Fundamentals of Grammar

units.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 7000 Introduction to English: Pre-A

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 7002 Introduction to English A2

90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
This is a low-beginning course in NESL. Students develop low-beginning listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English A1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7003 Introduction to English B

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 7004 Introduction to English B2

90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
This is a high-beginning course in NESL. Students develop high-beginning listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have completed level B1, or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7005 Introduction to English C

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 7006 Introduction to English C2

90.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
This is a low-intermediate course in NESL. Students develop low-intermediate listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English C1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7007 Introduction to English D

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 7008 Intro to English D2

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
This is a high-intermediate course in NESL. Students develop high-intermediate listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have completed Intro to English D1 or fulfilled entry requirements by taking a placement test.

NESL 7040 Conversation for Beginning ESL

32.0 - 48.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 Conversation for Intermediate ESL

32.0 - 48.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 99.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit no grade
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, Reading Plus, Burlington English, MyEnglishLab by Future, Side by Side, and AIM Center access.