English As Second Language Courses

ESL 49, ESL Communication - Intermediate
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

Systematic practice in American English sounds and speech for improved pronunciation, speaking, and listening through the application of intermediate academic listening and speaking skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ESL 49 and ESL 182 are companion speaking/listening and composition courses

ESL 66, Advanced Listening and Reading
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: ESL 182 or placement in ESL 184

Intensive work on pre-college academic skills and strategies in the areas of listening in mainstream classroom lectures, reading of a variety of text types in different academic content areas, and note taking.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Intended for students who need or want additional practice in academic listening and reading.

ESL 67, Practical Writing for ESL Students
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188

Practice in interpreting documents, professional and academic applications and other written instructions, and composing a variety of writings, including those required to apply for admissions, scholarships, internships and employment opportunities, to take advantage of opportunities and funding, and to problem solve and engage effectively in civic life.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ESL 69, ESL Communication - High Intermediate
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 182 or placement in ESL 184

High-intermediate academic listening and speaking skills and strategies with an emphasis on accent reduction by improving overall clarity, voice quality, and physical presentation. Oral communication activities, oral presentations, and listening competency with vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriate to the high-intermediate level.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ESL 69 and ESL 184 are companion speaking/listening and composition courses

ESL 75, Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

Support for non-native speakers of English; intermediate grammar for texts which are lightly adapted for ESL and composition; editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of written pre-college work at the intermediate level.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 182 or ESL 184 who require additional instruction in intermediate grammar and writing skills.

ESL 75A, Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review A
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

The first short support course in a series of three for non-native speakers of English. Intermediate grammar with a focus on sentence parts and basic sentence structures. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an intermediate level.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 75 = ESL 75A + 75B + 75C. Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 182, ESL 184, or other courses, who require additional instruction in intermediate grammar and writing skills.

ESL 75B, Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review B
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

The second short support course in a series of three for non-native speakers of English. Intermediate grammar with a focus on complexity in basic sentence structures. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an intermediate level.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 75 = ESL 75A + 75B + 75C. Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 182, ESL 184, or other courses, who require additional instruction in intermediate grammar and writing skills.

ESL 75C, Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review C
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

The third short support course in a series of three for non-native speakers of English. Intermediate grammar with a focus on connecting ideas in complex sentence structures. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an intermediate level.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 75 = ESL 75A + 75B + 75C. Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 182, ESL 184, or other courses, who require additional instruction in intermediate grammar and writing skills.

ESL 79, Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: ESL 184 or placement in ESL 186 ADVISE: ESL 69

Practice in effective communication in academic situations through the use of individual and group presentations, oral reports and summaries, debates, and discussions, in conjunction with pronunciation practice.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not intended for students who have completed more than one level beyond ESL 188

ESL 85, Advanced Editing and Grammar Review
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 75 or ESL 75A or ESL 75B or ESL 75C or ESL 184 or (placement in ESL 186)

Support for non-native speakers of English; advanced grammar for high level texts and composition; editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of written pre-college work at the advanced level. Meets requirements for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Academic English as a Second Language.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires writing.

ESL 85A, Advanced Editing and Grammar Review A
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 75 or ESL 75A or ESL 75B or ESL 75C or ESL 184 or (placement in ESL 186)

The first short support course in a series of three for non-native speakers of English. Advanced English grammar with a focus on complexity and accuracy in verb structures. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an advanced level.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires writing. ESL 85A, ESL 85B, and ESL 85C may be taken in any order.

ESL 85B, Advanced Editing and Grammar Review B
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 75 or ESL 75A or ESL 75B or ESL 75C or ESL 184 or (placement in ESL 186)

The second short support course in a series three for non-native speakers of English. Advanced grammar with a focus on sentence complexity and connecting ideas. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an advanced level.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires writing. ESL 85A, ESL 85B, and ESL 85C may be taken in any order.

ESL 85C, Advanced Editing and Grammar Review C
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 75 or ESL 75A or ESL 75B or ESL 75C or ESL 184 or (placement in ESL 186)

The third short support courses for non-native speakers of English. Advanced grammar with a focus on sentence variety and complexity. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of pre-college written work at an advanced level.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires writing. ESL 85A, ESL 85B, and ESL 85C may be taken in any order.

ESL 95, High Advanced Editing and Grammar Review
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 85 or ESL 85A or ESL 85B or ESL 85C or ESL 186 or (placement in ESL 188)

Support for non-native speakers of English. High-advanced grammar for college and other authentic texts and composition. Editing/proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy of written college work at the advanced level.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires college-level writing.

ESL 95A, High Advanced Editing and Grammar Review A
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 85 or ESL 85A or ESL 85B or ESL 85C or ESL 186 or (placement in ESL 188)

The first of three short support courses for non-native speakers of English with a focus on the foundational elements of high advanced grammar, including noun and adjective phrases and clauses, working with the complex and often irregular grammar of authentic texts and composition. Editing and proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy in written college level work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires college-level writing. ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C may be taken in any order.

ESL 95B, High Advanced Editing and Grammar Review B
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 85 or ESL 85A or ESL 85B or ESL 85C or ESL 186 or (placement in ESL 188)

The second of three short support courses for non-native speakers of English with a focus on the complex and often irregular English verb system found in authentic college level texts and composition. Editing and proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy in written college level work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires college-level writing. ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C may be taken in any order.

ESL 95C, High Advanced Editing and Grammar Review C
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 85 or ESL 85A or ESL 85B or ESL 85C or ESL 186 or (placement in ESL 188)

The third of three short support courses for non-native speakers of English addressing grammar via the meaning and cultural conventions of the complex and often irregular English found in authentic college level texts and composition. Editing and proofreading skills to improve quality and accuracy in written college level work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course may benefit students concurrently enrolled in any CCSF course that requires college-level writing. ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C may be taken in any order.

ESL 182, Intermediate Academic ESL
Lec-105 Lab-15

PREREQ.: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

Training and practice in intermediate reading and writing, with emphasis on language structure and vocabulary development for non-native speakers of English. Practice in reading passages from informational and literary texts to support written work. Practice in a variety of writing tasks. Intermediate language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.

Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 182 and ESL 49 are companion composition and speaking/listening courses

ESL 184, High Intermediate Academic ESL
Lec-105 Lab-15

PREREQ.: ESL 182 or placement in ESL 184

Training and practice in high intermediate reading and writing, with emphasis on language structure and vocabulary development for non-native speakers of English. Practice in reading passages from a variety of academic genres used to support written work. Practice in a variety of writing tasks at the high intermediate level. High intermediate language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ESL 184 and ESL 69 are companion composition and speaking/listening courses

ESL 186, ESL Introduction to College Reading and Writing
Lec-105 Lab-15

PREREQ.: ESL 184 or placement in ESL 186

Training and practice in advanced academic reading and writing, with emphasis on language structure and vocabulary development for non-native speakers of English. Practice in reading multiple academic texts, synthesizing ideas, and developing and revising text-based assignments at the pre-collegiate level. Advanced language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ESL 186 and ESL 79 are companion composition and speaking/pronunciation courses

ESL 188, ESL College Reading and Writing
Lec-105 Lab-15

PREREQ.: ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188

Pre-collegiate training and practice in critical reading and analytical writing, with emphasis on language structure and vocabulary development for non-native speakers of English. Research, synthesis, and documentation skills. High-advanced language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ESL 188 and ESL 79 are companion composition and speaking/pronunciation courses; this course is designed for ESL students and is not appropriate for native English speakers