English as a Second Language - ESL

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ESL/ABE 0005
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (0.5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 001
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 002
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 003
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 004
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 005
Special Topics in ESL/ABE (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ESLAB.

ESL/ABE 006
ESL Through Technology I (3)

Students work on level-appropriate language skills in 4 areas -- speaking, listening, reading, writing - and learn basic computer-media technology. This class may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into ESL levels one or two. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 007
ESL Through Technology II (3)

Students work on level-appropriate language skills in 4 areas -- speaking, listening, reading, writing - and learn basic computer-media technology. This class may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Placement into level three, four, or five. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 009
ESL Language Lab (1)

A learning center for students enrolled in ESL Level 1 to 5. Students practice language skills under supervision of an ESL instructor. Students must attend 20 hours on a drop in basis. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 010
Integrated Skills in English 1 (10)

Students will improve reading, writing and grammar in life skills contexts such as providing personal information, describing daily events,and identifying jobs and work-related abilities. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 015
Listening & Speaking in English 1 (5)

Students improve listening and speaking to communicate in contexts such as personal information, schedules, jobs, and work-related abilities. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 020
Integrated Skills in English 2 (10)

Students will improve their reading, writing and grammar for home, school, work and community with an emphasis on well-formed sentences. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 025
Listening & Speaking in English 2 (5)

Students practice listening and speaking in the contexts of school, work, health, shopping, and places in the community. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 026
Computer-Assisted ESL II (19)

This special ESL class will teach English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills around topics that are critical to all students' lives. Students will spend half of their learning time in class and the other half working on the internet on a laptop computer loaned to them without cost by Shoreline Community College. Prerequisite: Completion of ESLAB 010 (Level 1 ESL) or placement in ESLAB 020. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 030
Integrated Skills in English 3 (10)

Students further develop their reading, writing, and grammar skills with an emphasis on writing basic paragraphs. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 035
Listening & Speaking in English 3 (5)

Students practice more complex listening and speaking tasks in job, school and daily-life situations. Students acquire basic conversational skills. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 036
Computer-Assisted ESL III (19)

This special ESL class will teach English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills around topics that are critical to all students' lives. Students will spend half of their learning time in class and the other half working on the internet on a laptop computer loaned to them without cost by Shoreline Community College. Prerequisite: Completion of ESLAB 020 (Level 2 ESL) or placement in ESLAB 030.

ESL/ABE 040
Integrated Skills in English 4 (10)

Students read about personal, social and cultural issues and write well-organized, detailed paragraphs using more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Students continue to develop life skills. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 045
Listening & Speaking in English 4 (5)

Students continue to develop listening and speaking skills at an increasingly complex level. Students improve communication skills for everyday life and academic preparation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 047
ESL Healthcare Overview (5)

ESL Healthcare Overview introduces students to careers in healthcare, common cultural differences found in healthcare settings and an overview of basic human anatomy. Listening, speaking and study skills are integrated into course content. Previously ESLAB 048. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 3 or placement into ESL level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 050
Integrated Skills in English 5 (10)

Students read pre-college materials, build vocabulary, use more advanced grammar and write well-developed and connected paragraphs that combine personal with text-based information. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the previous level or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 054
Connecting to College and Careers (1)

This course transitions students into college courses and introduces distance learning. Using technology, students enhance their communication skills while learning vocabulary and basic concepts related to careers and educational options. Prerequisite: Placement into ESL level five or successful completion of ESL level four or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 055
Listening and Speaking 5 (5)

This course continues to emphasize listening and speaking at an increasingly complex level. Students improve skills relevant for everyday life and college preparation. They take notes on and discuss short lectures and passages of informal speech. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 045, ESL placement into level 5, or instructor's permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 057
ESL Medical Terminology (5)

ESL Medical Terminology prepares students for health occupation courses and programs. Students improve their English as they learn medical terms, and an overview of basic anatomy. Medical Terminology and ESL faculty co-teach this course. Previously ESLAB 055. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 4 or ESL placement into level 5 or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 058
Focus on Writing (5)

Students practice writing skills to help them succeed in ESL and college classes. Students learn to find and correct errors, review grammar points and mechanics, and write in a variety of contexts. Some emphasis on organization. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 3 or placement into ESL level 4,5, or 6. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ESL/ABE 059
English for the Office (5)

This course helps prepare ESL students for a career in an office setting. Language and technology skills are integrated with basic computer, software, office terminology, telephone and note-taking skills, basic business document preparation, and job search strategies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL level 4, placement into level 5, or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 060
Integrated Skills in English 6 (10)

In this integrated reading, writing and grammar course, students gain skills necessary to advance to college courses and professional/technical training. Students progress from paragraph to basic essay writing. Reading topics vary depending on textbooks and instructor and/or student choice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL level 5 or appropriate placement on the CASAS and/or SCC ESL placement test. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ESL/ABE 067
Anatomy and Physiology for ESL Students (5)

ESL Anatomy and Physiology prepares students for biology and/or health occupation courses and programs. Students improve their English skills as they learn basic anatomy, physiology and selected diseases. ESL and Biology faculty co-teach this course. Previously ESL 091. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL Level 4 or ESL placement into Level 5 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 001
Basic Skills Orientation and Assessment (1)

Students will learn about the ESL, ABE and GED programs and understand how to be successful in their classes. Students' basic skills will be assessed and students will be placed at their appropriate level. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 022
Reading and Writing for Life 2 (5)

Students will read with understanding by determining the reading purpose, selecting appropriate reading strategies, monitoring comprehension, analyzing information, and integrating information with prior knowledge. Students will write about family needs, job situations, and/or community roles. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 023
Math Skills for Life 2 (10)

Students learn to read, write and interpret basic mathematical information, solve whole number problems,and distinguish benchmark fractions, decimals and percents. Basic skills in data, statistics, shapes and measurements are included. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 201-210. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 032
Reading and Writing for Life 3 (5)

Students will read with understanding by determining reading purpose, selecting appropriate reading strategies, analyzing information, and integrating information with prior knowledge. Students will write several connected paragraphs with correct mechanics, usage, and varied sentence structure. GED preparation continues. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 211 - 220. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 033
Math Skills for Life 3 (10)

Students learn to read, write and interpret basic mathematical information; solve whole number, basic fractions, decimals and percent problems. Data, statistics, shapes, and measurements are included. Preparation for the GED and Compass tests begins. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 211 - 220. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 042
Reading and Writing for Life 4 (5)

Students read for understanding by determining purpose, selecting reading strategies, monitoring comprehension, analyzing information, and integrating information with previous knowledge in subject specific areas. Students write connected paragraphs in essay format while using academic English conventions. Course includes GED preparation. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 221 - 235. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 043
Math Skills for Life 4 (10)

Students read, write and interpret a variety of mathematical information including fractions, decimals, ratios and percents. Focus is GED/Compass preparation. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 221 - 235. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 046
ESL Math Overview (5)

ESL Math Overview introduces students to basic math terminology. Students also learn (or review) basic math skills within the context of improving life skills. Students improve their English skills as they work through basic number and word problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or placement into ESL Level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 081
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 082
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 083
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 084
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 085
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education L1 (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE-L1.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 097
Individual Projects in ABE (1)

Individual project in a specific area of ABE. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

 

GED PREPARATION 001
GED Preparation (5)

Students prepare for the GED test by reading for understanding, and writing five connected paragraphs in essay format using academic English conventions. GED orientation and test taking skills will be included. GED math skills are covered in ABE math classes. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 236 or higher. Mandatory P/NC grading.

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 005
Special Topics in English as a Second Language (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English as a Second Language.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 090
Bridge to College English B (10)

Students prepare for academic coursework, with emphasis on content-based reading and writing for academic purposes, including essays, reports, summaries, and short-answer responses. Students read pre-college level materials, with a focus on academic vocabulary. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESLAF 080 or ESLAB 060 or placement on the SCC advanced ESL placement test. Student option grading.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 091
Anatomy and Physiology for ESL Students (5)

This course prepares ESL students for biology and/or health occupation courses. Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are integrated with an overview of basic anatomy and physiology and selected diseases. ESL and biology faculty co-teach this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL Level 5 or ESL Placement into Level 6 or above. Student option grading.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 094
TOEFL Preparation (3)

Designed for high intermediate or advanced ESL students who need to take the internet-based TOEFL to enter undergraduate and graduate programs. Focus is on question types, test-taking strategies, and listening, reading, writing and speaking skills appropriate for the internet-based TOEFL. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ESL 098 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 095
Academic Listening and Speaking (5)

ESL students improve their academic listening and speaking skills to help them succeed in college classes. Students listen to and take notes on lectures and use course topics to practice speaking skills required in academic settings. Students also develop a larger academic vocabulary. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on the Advanced ESL Placement Test or concurrent enrollment in ESL level 5 or above. Student option grading.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 100
Bridge to College English C (5)

Students prepare for further academic coursework, refining the skills necessary for ENGL& 101 and college courses. Emphasis is on content-based reading and writing for academic purposes. Students study more complex grammar and vocabulary and read increasingly complex introductory college-level materials. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 090 or appropriate placement on the Advanced SCC ESL placement test. Student option grading.