Courses

English As a Second Language

ESL 12, ESL Bridge
Lec-26.25 P/NP Only

ADVISE: High School Diploma

A short-term ESL multi-skills course offered to incoming and continuing students as preparation for full-term ESL courses and the placement process.

Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable
ESL 122, Low-Intermediate Listening/Speaking
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 122

Pre-academic listening and speaking skills and strategies. Oral communication activities and oral presentations with vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriate to the low-intermediate level.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended to be taken together with an academic reading/ writing course such as ESL 110 or 120, depending on the reading / writing placement

ESL 132, Intermediate Listening/Speaking
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ESL 122 or ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 132

Intermediate academic listening and speaking skills and strategies. Oral communication activities and oral presentations with vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriate to the intermediate level.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended to be taken with a reading/writing course such as ESL 120 or ESL 130 or ESL 140 (depending on Reading/Writing course placement)

ESL 142, High Intermediate Listening/Speaking
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ESL 132 or placement in ESL 142

High intermediate academic listening and speaking skills and strategies. Oral communication activities, oral presentations and listening competency with vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriate to the high-intermediate level.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended to be taken with a reading/writing course such as ESL 182 or ESL 184 or ESL 186 (depending on Reading/Writing course placement)

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: 0
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended to be taken together with a Listening/Speaking course such as ESL 122, ESL 132, or ESL 142

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: 0
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Intended to be taken together with a listening/speaking courses such as ESL 132 or ESL 142 (depending on listening/speaking course placement)

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: 0
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
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: 0
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ESL 49, Pronunciation
Lec-52.5 Lab-15 P/NP Available

PREREQ: ESLA 3180 or placement in ESL 182

Systematic practice in American English sounds and speech for improved reading and oral communication, especially listening and pronunciation. Recommended for ESL 182 and 184 students.

CSU
Units: 0
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Intended to be taken together with a reading/writing class, such as ESL 182 and a listening/speaking class, such as ESL 122 or 132

ESL 66, Advanced Listening and Reading
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: ESL 182 or placement in ESL 184

Intensive work on 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 and test-taking.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course is designed for students who already have time-management and native-language academic skills. Intended to be taken concurrently with ESL 140, 150, 160, 186, or 188 for students who need additional work 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, Accent Improvement
Lec-52.5 Lab-15 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ESL 182 or placement in ESL 184

Improvement in standard American English pronunciation with emphasis on accent
reduction, by improving overall clarity, voice quality, and physical presentation.
Recommended for ESL 140, 150, 160 students with pronunciation problems.

CSU
Units: 0
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ESL 75, Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: 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

PREREQ.: 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

PREREQ.: 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

PREREQ.: 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 142 or 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 160

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

PREREQ.: ESL 184 or ESL 75 or placement in ESL 186 ADVISE: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 186 or ENGL 88 or ENGL 88B

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.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 186, ESL 188, ENGL 88, or ENG 88B who require additional instruction in advanced grammar and writing skills

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

PREREQ.: ESL 75 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 85 = ESL 85A + 85B + 85C Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 186, ESL 188, or other courses, who require additional instruction in advanced grammar and writing skills.

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

PREREQ.: ESL 75 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 85 = ESL 85A + 85B + 85C Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 186, ESL 188, or other courses, who require additional instruction in advanced grammar and writing skills.

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

PREREQ.: ESL 75 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

ESL 85 = ESL 85A + 85B + 85C Intended for non-native speakers of English taking ESL 186, ESL 188, or other courses, who require additional instruction in advanced grammar and writing skills.

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

PREREQ.: ESL 85 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or ENGL 1A ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or ENGL 1A

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.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable
ESL 95A, High Advanced English Editing and Grammar Review A
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 85 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Open to students enrolled in any CCSF course who need instruction in avoiding errors related to English language learning.Students may take ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C in any order.

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

ADVISE: ESL 85 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Open to students enrolled in any CCSF course who need instruction in avoiding errors related to English language learning.Students may take ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C in any order.

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

ADVISE: ESL 85 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.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Open to students enrolled in any CCSF course who need instruction in avoiding errors related to English language learning. Students may take ESL 95A, ESL 95B, and ESL 95C in any order.

ESLA 1000, Supplemental Academic English Instruction

COREQ.: Enrollment in at least one other CCSF course ADVISE: Non-native speaker of English

This course takes place in the Center for Language and Academic Development (CLAD), trains and supports students in identifying and choosing appropriate skill building activities, and offers direct instruction on the oral production, aural comprehension, pronunciation, reading, and writing of academic English.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLA 3180, Introduction to Academic ESL

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

Preparation for credit ESL courses. Training and practice in beginning academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with emphasis on language structure and vocabulary development for non-native speakers of English. Practice in reading informational and literary texts, and writing paragraphs and summaries. Language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLB 3821, Introduction to Computers for ESL-Intermediate

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESL 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Introduction to computers for intermediate level ESL students. Overview of English terminology used in computer and digital applications: word processing software, the Internet, email, spreadsheets, presentations, and digital platforms. ESL reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are developed through a variety of projects and interactive work.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLB 3822, Keyboarding for ESL Students (175 hrs)

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200 (Beginning Low 2)

Reinforcement of beginning low English language skills through introduction to computer keyboarding with materials and lessons adapted for ESL students. Development of keyboarding skills for speed and accuracy.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLB 4821, Intermediate Introduction to Computers for ESL

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

A brief introduction to computers for intermediate level ESL students. Overview of English terminology used in common computer software and applications. Word processing software and digital platforms to explore the Internet, email, spreadsheets, and presentations. ESL reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are developed through projects and interactive work.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLB 4822, ESL Keyboarding

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200 (Beginning Low 2)

Reinforcement of English language skills through introduction to computer keyboarding with materials and lessons especially adapted for ESL students. Development of keyboarding skills for speed and accuracy.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLC 3031, Beginning Low Citizenship

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200

Preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test for low beginning English students. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are taught to prepare for the test questions on U.S. history, government, and the Constitution given by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLC 3032, ESL/Citizenship for Multi-Level 1-4

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200, 3300, or 3400

Preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test given by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). Beginning speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for Beginning English 1-4 level students to prepare for citizenship test questions on U.S. history, U.S. government, and the Constitution.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLC 3033, ESL Citizenship Intermediate 5-8

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 or higher

Preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test given by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for ESL Levels 5-8 students. Intermediate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are applied to answer test questions about U.S. history, government structure and organization, and the Constitution. Preparation for extended conversations about personal history.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLC 4032, ESL Citizenship Multi-level 1-4

ADVISE: Literate in Native Language

Preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test given by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or ESL Levels 1-4 students. Accurate responses to test questions, both oral and simple written responses are emphasized for Beginning ESL level students.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3002, ESL Current Events (85 hrs)

ADVISE: ESLN 3500 or placement in ESLN 3600 (Intermediate Low 6)

Readings from a variety of sources on current events and issues followed by discussions to increase awareness of local, state, national and international issues. Development of reading, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills. Emphasis on evaluation and interpretation of materials.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3006, Computer Assisted ESL - Intermediate

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Intermediate level ESL listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are expanded and developed through communicative activities and individual or group computer projects. Instruction includes computer terminology and development and application of computer skills to a variety of projects.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3020, Computer Assisted ESL - Multilevel

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200 (Beginning Low 2)

Development of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and basic computer skills through the use of language learning software and online ESL resources. Designed to meet the needs of ESL students at various levels.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3128, Reading - Beginning Low

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Low beginning reading skills development. Comprehension of simple print materials on familiar topics. Beginning vocabulary development.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3129, Writing - Beginning Low

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Low beginning writing skills development. Basic sentence construction and form completion. Basic written communication for use in everyday life.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3144, Pronunciation - Beginning

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Basic pronunciation skills through understanding of English sounds. Rhythm, stress, and intonation are introduced.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3348, Reading - Beginning High

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning reading skills development. Comprehension of adapted written materials on familiar topics. Beginning vocabulary and word analysis skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3349, Writing - High Beginning

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning writing skill development. Paragraphs on familiar topics and basic personal and practical correspondence. Basic editing skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3568, Reading - Intermediate Low

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Low intermediate reading skill development. Comprehension and analysis of a variety of adapted and authentic written English materials. Expansion of word analysis skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3569, Writing - Low Intermediate

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Low intermediate writing skill development. Strategies for writing clear, structured multi-paragraph texts and correspondence addressing a variety of purposes.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3584, Pronunciation - Intermediate

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Pronunciation skills for improved oral communication. Review of formation and production of English sounds. Rhythm, stress, and intonation in intermediate level conversations.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3788, Reading - Intermediate High (85 hrs)

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

High intermediate reading skill development. Comprehension and response to authentic written informational and narrative texts. Vocabulary skills development.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 3789, Writing - Intermediate High

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

High intermediate writing focus course. Strategies for writing clear, complex multi-paragraph texts and correspondence addressing a variety of purposes.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 4002, Computer Assisted ESL - Beginning Low

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Low beginning level English as a Second Language (ESL) listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are developed through computer-assisted ESL language learning activities in a computer lab. Introduction to basic computer vocabulary and technologies for ESL learning.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

Formerly ESLF 3007

ESLF 4004, Computer Assisted ESL - Beginning High

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning Low 3)

High beginning level English as a Second Language (ESL) listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed in an interactive computer lab. Introduction to basic computer terminology and visual and digital media tools and technologies for ESL learning. Includes short in-class project.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

Formerly ESLF 3008

ESLF 4006, Intermediate CALL

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed in an interactive computer lab. Introduction to basic computer terminology and visual and digital media tools and technologies for ESL learning. Short in-class group projects.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 4127, Beginning Low Conversation

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Low beginning speaking and listening skills. Participation in short conversations in routine social situations to communicate basic needs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 4347, Beginning High Conversation

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning speaking and listening skills. Participation in simple conversations about common topics in routine social situations.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 4567, Intermediate Low Conversation

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Low intermediate speaking and listening skills. Participation in conversations and discussions on familiar and some unfamiliar topics.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 4787, Intermediate High Conversation

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

High intermediate speaking and listening skills. Participation in discussions and extended conversations on a variety of current topics.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 5006, Computer-Assisted ESL Projects

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are expanded through group interactive computer lab projects in an abridged course. Exposure to computer vocabulary and skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 5125, Speaking and Listening: Beginning Low

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Short conversations about familiar topics in familiar contexts focusing on low beginning speaking and listening.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 5345, Speaking and Listening - Beginning High

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning speaking and listening focus course. Comprehension of important points and details in spoken English. Basic conversations on a variety of topics.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 5565, Speaking and Listening - Intermediate Low

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Low intermediate speaking and listening focus course. Comprehension of main ideas and details of spoken English in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts. Participation in conversations and discussions. Introduction to oral presentations.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLF 5785, Speaking and Listening - Intermediate High

High intermediate speaking and listening focus course. Comprehension of essential points and details of spoken English. Extended conversations and discussions on a variety of topics. Oral presentation skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3010, ESL Literacy A

ADVISE: Developing literacy in native language

Orientation to the classroom and development of ESL literacy skills. Emphasis on oral English for survival and development of pre-reading and pre-writing skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3015, ESL Literacy A

ADVISE: Developing literacy in native language

Orientation to classroom procedures, and development of ESL literacy listening and speaking skills and pre-reading and pre-writing skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3020, ESL Literacy B

ADVISE: Developing literacy in native language

Development of ESL literacy skills. Emphasis on English sound/symbol correspondence, and reading and writing simple English words and phrases.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3100, Beginning Low 1

ADVISE: Literate in native language

Beginning Low 1 language skills. Language for daily life and limited participation in basic social exchanges. Aural, oral, and reading readiness are stressed. Basic writing skills are introduced.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3105, Beginning Low 1 Abridged

ADVISE: Native language literacy

Low beginning 1 language skills. A short course of speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in limited familiar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3120, ESL Beginning Low 1-2 Multilevel

ADVISE: Literacy in native language

Beginning low language skills. Language for daily needs and participation in basic social conversations. Aural, oral, and reading skills development are emphasized. Simple writing is introduced.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3140, Beginning 1-4 Multilevel

ADVISE: Placement in ESLN 3100 (Beginning Low 1)

Beginning level English skills for students with varying English language proficiencies for school, work and basic needs. Development of listening, speaking and reading skills. Production of sentences and brief paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3150, Beginning Low 1-2 Intensive

ADVISE: Literacy in native language

Low beginning accelerated course. Basic language skills, including frequently used vocabulary and low beginning grammar. Introductory listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3200, Beginning Low 2

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200 (Beginning Low 2)

Beginning Low 2 language skills. Language for daily needs and participation in basic common social conversations. Aural, oral, and reading development are emphasized. Simple writing is introduced.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3205, Beginning Low 2 Abridged

ADVISE: ESLN 3100 or placement in ESLN 3200 (Beginning Low 2)

Low beginning 2 language skills. A short course of speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in familiar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3300, Beginning High 3

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

Beginning High 3 language skills. Comprehension of spoken English in familiar contexts. Communication about basic needs and routine activities in basic conversations in common social situations. Comprehension of simplified reading texts. Sentence writing and introduction to short, simple paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3305, Beginning High 3 Abridged

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning 3 language skills. A short course of speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in familiar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3340, Beginning High 3-4 Multilevel

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning level English skills for school, work and basic needs. Development of listening, speaking and reading skills. Production of sentences and brief paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3350, Beginning High 3-4 Intensive

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

High beginning accelerated course. High beginning language skills, including vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing skills in familiar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3400, Beginning High 4

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Beginning High 4 language skills. Spoken English in familiar contexts, communication about basic needs and common activities, and conversations in routine social situations. Comprehension of simplified reading texts. Sentence development to write loosely organized paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3405, Beginning High 4 Abridged

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

High beginning 4 English language skills. A short course of speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a variety of familiar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3500, Intermediate Low 5

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Intermediate low 5 language skills. Participation in extended conversations on familiar topics. Comprehension of authentic or adapted narratives and descriptive passages. Development of short, clearly organized paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3550, Intermediate Low 5-6 Intensive

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Low intermediate accelerated course. Intermediate language skills, including vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing skills in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3560, Intermediate Low 5-6

ADVISE: ESLN 3400

Low intermediate language skills. Extended conversations on familiar and new topics. Development of reading and word analysis skills. Production of organized paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3580, Intermediate 5-8 Multilevel

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Intermediate level English skills for students with varying English language proficiencies for education, employment and social settings. Expansion of listening, speaking, and reading skills. Production of organized paragraphs and multi-paragraph texts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3600, Intermediate Low 6

ADVISE: ESLN 3500 or placement in ESLN 3600 (Intermediate Low 6)

Intermediate Low 6 language skills. Participation in extended conversations on some unfamiliar topics. Comprehension of short reading passages and vocabulary development. Development of clearly organized paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3700, Intermediate High 7

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700

High Intermediate 7 language skills. Extended conversations, and discussions and/or lectures. Comprehension of authentic reading material including main ideas, simple inferences and vocabulary from context. Development of organized and connected written paragraphs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3780, Intermediate High 7/8 Multi-Level

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

Intermediate-high language skills. Conversations, discussions, lectures and readings of increasing length and complexity. Increased fluency and grammatical accuracy in both speaking and writing. Analysis of main ideas, inference, and vocabulary in authentic written and spoken texts. Practice to increase fluency and grammatical accuracy in speaking and writing paragraphs and short compositions.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3800, lntermediate High 8

ADVISE: ESLN 3700 or placement in ESLN 3800 (Intermediate High 8)

High Intermediate 8 language skills. Extended conversations, discussions, and lectures in special fields of interest. Comprehension of authentic reading material on a variety of topics including main ideas, inferences, vocabulary from context, and conclusions. Development of unified and cohesive written compositions.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 3900, Advanced Low 9 (175 hrs)

ADVISE: ESLN 3800 or placement in ESLN 3900 (Advanced Low 9)

Advanced low 9 language skills. Extended conversations and discussions on a variety of topics based on authentic listening and reading material. Development of sentence-combining skills and unified, cohesive written texts.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLN 4015, ESL Literacy A Abridged

ADVISE: Developing literacy in native language

Short literacy course. Development of ESL literacy listening and speaking skills for basic needs and introduction to pre-reading and pre-writing skills.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3801, Intermediate ESL Workplace Communication

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500

Intermediate English to develop communication strategies and cultural knowledge for successful interaction in the workplace.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3804, VESL for Clerical Workers

ADVISE: ESLN 3500 or placement in ESLN 3600 (Intermediate Low 6 level)

Communicative language required for general clerical work. Terminology related to office procedures, forms, filing, and telephone training is emphasized. Language for job search and job retention is included.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3814, ESL for Cooking

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Development of high beginning ESL written and oral communication skills for employment in the restaurant industry. English terminology for cooking utensils, supplies, common tasks, and safety in restaurants.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3819, Social Communication

ADVISE: ESLN 3400 or placement in ESLN 3500 (Intermediate Low 5)

Development of intermediate ESL conversational strategies for appropriate interactions at work and in a variety of social situations in the United States. Discussions about U.S. workplace culture.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3823, ESL for Job Searching

ADVISE: ESLN 3500 or placement in ESLN 3600 (Intermediate Low 6)

Development of written and oral English skills that support a successful job search for non-native English speaking students. Emphasis is on the language required to use online job search tools, create resumes and cover letters, and interview.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3825, Career Exploration

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Development of high beginning ESL oral communication skills and vocabulary for seeking employment in the U.S. workplace.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3826, Beginning Job Search

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Development of high beginning ESL written and oral communication skills for seeking employment in the U.S. workplace.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3827, ESL for Hospitality Workers

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

High beginning ESL to develop communication strategies for successful interaction in the hospitality industry.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3829, Computer VESL - High Intermediate

ADVISE: ESLN 3500 or placement in ESLN 3600 (Intermediate Low 6)

Communicative language skills, computer vocabulary and terminology used in the automated office environment. Computer applications for documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Additional focus will be on language development necessary for following procedures, problem-solving, and responding to computer messages.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3830, High Intermediate VESL for Healthcare Careers

ADVISE: ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700

Development of high intermediate English language skills necessary for healthcare workers. Study of and pronunciation of basic medical terms. Social and cultural skills necessary for successful interaction in healthcare surroundings.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3832, ESL for Construction Workers

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Development of high beginning ESL oral communication skills for employment in the construction industry. English terminology for job duties and responsibilities, tools, equipment, materials, measurement, and safety.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3836, Beginning VESL for Customer Service

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

Development of beginning level ESL communication skills for employment in the customer service industry.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3842, Healthcare Communication I

ADVISE: Health care background; ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

Designed for health care professionals with high intermediate English language proficiency. Integrated language skills for career options and requirements in health care, patient-centered communication techniques, interaction patterns among health co-workers, assertive communication, and health care systems and traditions. Prepares students for CCSF health care programs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3843, Healthcare Communication II

ADVISE: Health care background; ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

Designed for health care professionals with high intermediate English language proficiency. Integrated language skills for job search documents and interviews, interaction patterns on health care teams, discussion of treatment options with patients and alternative health perspectives, and communication strategies among culturally diverse patients and health workers. Prepares students for CCSF health care programs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 3844, Healthcare Communication III

ADVISE: Health care background; ESLN 3600 or placement in ESLN 3700 (Intermediate High 7)

Designed for health care professionals with high intermediate English language proficiency. Develop integrated language skills for professional communication including reporting safety issues, communicating with special-needs patients, resolving conflict with co-workers, understanding legal and ethical issues, and researching racial and cultural health disparities in health care settings. Prepares students for CCSF health care programs.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 4816, ESL for Custodians

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

Development of high beginning ESL oral communication skills for employment in the custodial industry. English terminology for job duties and responsibilities, tools, equipment, measurement, chemicals, and safety. Job search skills are included.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 4822, ESL Workplace Communication Strategies

ADVISE: ESLN 3300 or placement in ESLN 3400 (Beginning High 4)

High beginning English to develop communication strategies for successful interaction in the workplace.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
ESLV 4842, ESL for Work - Beginning

ADVISE: ESLN 3200 or placement in ESLN 3300 (Beginning High 3)

Beginning level English to develop basic workplace skills and become a successful employee, including U.S. culture, health and safety, basic rights, and effective communication.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit