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Student Learning Outcomes for NESL and ESL Courses

Spring 2020 Credit Courses | Spring 2020 Non-Credit Courses

ESL Flow Chart

ESL Flow Chart

Credit ESL Courses in the Palomar College CatalogNon-Credit ESL Courses in the Palomar College Catalog

General ESL Level Descriptions for 901-904
N ESL 901
Non-credit A beginning ESL class for people who know no English.  Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
N ESL 902
Non-credit A beginning ESL class for people who know a little English.  Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
N ESL 903
Non-credit A high-beginning ESL class for people who know some English.  Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
N ESL 904
Non-credit A low-intermediate ESL class for people who can speak, read and write basic English.  Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 

Academic ESL Level Descriptions for 45-103*

*Students with English 100 or English 49+100 placement can visit our ESL office to receive placement eligibility for one of our UC/CSU transferable ESL courses.

ESL 45 / NESL 945

Reading and Writing Essentials I

5 units A beginning course in reading and writing academic English for students whose first language is not English. Offers instruction in reading skills, basic grammar usage, paragraph organization and development, and appropriate basic vocabulary for academic reading and writing.
ESL 55 / NESL 955

Reading and Writing Essentials II

5 units An intermediate course in reading and writing academic English for students whose language is not English. Introduces analytical skills and critical thinking through reading, word level, and sentence level grammar as it applies to academic writing, paragraph organization and development, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing.
ESL 101 5 units Written Communication I


Prerequisite: Eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process

Transfer acceptability: CSUThis course focuses on a review of word-level and sentence-level grammar, paragraph organization, paragraph development, development of the five-paragraph essay, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing. It emphasizes writing as a process; it develops analytical skills and critical thinking. CSU

ESL 102 5 units Written Communication II


Prerequisite:
A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 101 or eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process


Transfer acceptability: 
CSU; UC – ESL 102 and 103 combined: maximum credit, 8 units

This course includes a review of sentence-level grammar, paragraph organization, development of the five-paragraph essay, and appropriate vocabulary for academic writing. It introduces writing as a response to published materials which cultivate the affective and intellectual abilities of the students. It emphasizes writing as a process and develops analytical skills and critical thinking. CSU; UC-Credit Limitations

ESL 103 5 units Written Communication III


Prerequisite:
A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 102 or eligibility determined the English as a Second Language placement process

Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – ESL 102 and 103 combined: maximum credit, 8 units

This course expands the basic five-paragraph essay through the development of detailed, specific and appropriate support. It further develops the students’ abilities to read, analyze, interpret and respond, both objectively and subjectively, to published materials that are linguistically, conceptually, and culturally challenging. It emphasizes writing as process. CSU; UC-Credit Limitations

ESL 105 6 units

An accelerated course in reading and writing combining ESL 55 and 101. Designed for students whose first language is not English. Emphasizes analytical and critical thinking skills through reading and writing as a process. Reviews sentence-level grammar and its application to academic writing of summaries and development of paragraph organization and multiple-paragraph essays.

ESL 106 6 units  An accelerated course in reading and writing combining ESL 102 and 103 designed for students whose first language is not English. Review of the five-paragraph essay with an emphasis on detailed, specific and appropriate support. Develops students’ abilities to critically analyze and respond both objectively and subjectively to published materials. Introduces the principles of basic research.

Other Important ESL Course Descriptions

ESL 9/NESL 909 3 units English Pronunciation I
Development of students’ ability to identify and replicate English intonation, stress patterns, and certain common word combinations as they are pronounced in informal speech.
ESL 10/NESL 910 3 units English Pronunciation II
Identifies standard spoken American English intonation, stress and rhythm sounds. Provides practice to retrain the speech organs to produce those sounds. Emphasis on self-correction of speech problems.
ESL 12/NESL 912 3 units Grammar Skills for ESL Writers I
Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.
ESL 13/NESL 913 3 units ESL Grammar Skills II
Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.
ESL 14/NESL 914 3 units ESL Grammar Skills III

Instruction in editing of written material by applying conventions of standard written English.

ESL 20/NESL 920 3 units Academic Speaking for ESL Recommended preparation: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ESL 3 or eligibility determined through the English as a Second Language placement process.

Develops speaking skills necessary for non-native speakers of English to have successful oral communication in the college environment. This class emphasizes linguistic and interpersonal skills in order for participation in discussions and performance of tasks in personal, academic, and formal or informal situations. Vocabulary, conversation strategies, and presentation techniques introduced within interesting and meaningful contexts.

ESL 40 2 units Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing

A multilevel reading and writing course designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills. This course will provide a review of grammar, paragraph organization and development, and the conventions of academic writing. It will also address reading strategies such as using textual clues to aid comprehension, finding a balance between speed and  accuracy, and vocabulary building. Offered in the summer session only.

ESL 98.1 1-4 units Career Track  ESL I

Beginning level English as a Second Language instruction in preparation for a vocational program. Self-paced modules provide an introduction to complementary language and academic skills necessary to succeed in a vocational program. Includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and basic computer literacy skills. Students may choose to focus their ESL studies in the fields of Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Electronics, Graphic Communications, Heating, Air Conditioning, and refrigeration, and Office Systems.

ESL 98.2 1-4 units Career Track ESL II


Prerequisite:
ESL 98.1

Intermediate English as a Second Language instruction in preparation for a vocational program. Continued self-paced intermediate instruction in complementary language and academic skills necessary to succeed in a vocational program. Includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and intermediate computer literacy skills.

NESL 922 non-credit Beginning Conversation
Conversation skills for non-native speakers of English at the mid and high beginning level.
NESL 972  non-credit Basic ESL Skills
Basic literacy and conversation development for non-native speakers of English.
NESL 983  non-credit Computer Literacy for ESL
Basic computer literacy and skills development for non-native speakers of English.
NESL 994  non-credit English as a Second Language instruction in preparation for a vocational program. Self-paced modules provide an introduction to complementary language and academic skills necessary to succeed in a vocational program. Includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and basic computer literacy skills. Students may choose to focus their ESL studies in the fields of Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Electronics, Graphic Communications, Heating, Air Conditioning, and refrigeration, and Office Systems.

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