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Student Learning Outcomes for NESL and ESL Courses

Spring 2020 Credit Courses | Spring 2020 Non-Credit Courses

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

 

ESL Flow Chart

ESL Flow Chart

 

 

Other Important ESL Special Topics Class 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.

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 Career Track ESL

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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