Courses in the Noncredit Program 

 
 
Beginning Level 1 (Off-site program only)
ESL402 This beginning ESL course is suitable for the true beginner with little or no knowledge of English grammar and writing conventions. Students focus on writing at the sentence level. The course is designed to provide an introduction to English grammar and writing skills enabling students to function minimally in basic English academic and vocational situations. Students are introduced to basic computer and word processing skills. 
 
ESL404 This beginning ESL course is suitable for the low beginning student, the true beginner, and is designed to introduce students to basic listening and speaking skills and to develop their ability to comprehend and respond to basic spoken English. 
 
Beginning Level 2 (Off-site program only)
ESL410 This beginning ESL course is suitable for the high-level beginner with minimal knowledge of English grammar and writing conventions. Students focus on writing accurate sentences and developing paragraph skills. The course is designed to reinforce and build upon basic grammar and writing skills, enabling the students to function in basic English academic and vocational situations. Students are introduced to basic computer and word processing skills necessary to academic work. 
 
ESL412 This beginning ESL course is designed for students to develop basic speaking skills and to comprehend and respond to basic spoken English. Students enrolled in ESL 412 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course.  
 
Intermediate Level 1 (Visalia campus) 
ESL 420Intermediate Writing and Grammar 3This ESL course is suitable for the lower intermediate student who has a basic foundation in English grammar and writing. Students focus on writing coherent paragraphs and begin writing essays using the process approach. The course reinforces and builds upon grammar and writing skills, enabling the student to function in intermediate English academic and vocational situations. Students are introduced to basic computer and word processing skills.
 
ESL 421 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary 3 - This ESL course is suitable for the low intermediate student with some foundation in English reading and vocabulary skills. This course is designed to develop reading techniques, vocabulary, and study skills so that the student can comprehend and respond to written and spoken English.
 
ESL 422Advanced Listening and Speaking 3 - This ESL course is suitable for the low advanced student who has a strong foundation in English listening and speaking skills. This advanced ESL course is designed for the student to improve listening and speaking skills and to comprehend and respond to spoken English in advanced academic and vocational situations.
 
Intermediate Level 2 (Visalia campus) 
ESL 430 Intermediate Writing and Grammar 4 - This ESL course is suitable for the low intermediate student with some foundation in English reading and vocabulary skills. This course is designed to develop reading techniques, vocabulary, and study skills so that the student can comprehend and respond to written and spoken English.
 
ESL 431Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary 4 - This ESL course is suitable for the high intermediate student with a foundation in English reading and vocabulary skills. This course is designed to expand reading techniques, vocabulary, and study skills so that the student can comprehend and respond to written and spoken English in intermediate to advanced academic and vocational situations.
 
ESL 432Intermediate Pronunciation and Speaking 4 -This ESL course is suitable for the high intermediate student who has a good foundation in English pronunciation and speaking skills. This course is designed to improve speaking skills so that the student can comprehend and respond to spoken English in academic and vocational situations.
 
Advanced Level 1 (Visalia campus) 
ESL 440 Advanced Writing and Grammar 5This ESL course is suitable for the advanced student with a strong foundation in English grammar and writing. Using the process writing approach, students write essays in response to a variety of prompts. This course is designed to review and build upon grammar and writing skills, enabling the student to function in advanced English academic and vocational courses. Students will use basic computer and word processing skills necessary for academic work.
 
ESL 441 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 5This ESL course is suitable for the low advanced student with a strong foundation in English reading and vocabulary skills. The course is designed to expand reading techniques, vocabulary, and study skills so that the student can comprehend and respond to written and spoken English in advanced academic and vocational situations. Supplemental learning assistance is available for students to strengthen skills and to reinforce mastery of concepts.
 
ESL 442 Advanced Listening and Speaking 5This ESL course is suitable for the low advanced student who has a strong foundation in English listening and speaking skills. This advanced ESL course is designed for the student to improve listening and speaking skills and to comprehend and respond to spoken English in advanced academic and vocational situations.
 
Advanced Level 2 (Visalia campus) 
ESL 450 Advanced Writing and Grammar 6 This ESL course is suitable for the advanced student with demonstrated knowledge and experience in English grammar and writing. The course is designed to review and refine grammar for application in pre-collegiate assignments, enabling the student to successfully transition into mainstream college course work. Students will use basic computer and word processing skills necessary for academic work.
 
ESL 451 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 6This ESL course is suitable for the high advanced student with demonstrated ability to comprehend written English at an advanced level. The course is intended to expand reading techniques, vocabulary, and study skills so that the student can successfully transition into mainstream course work.
 
ESL 452 Advanced Listening and Speaking 6 - This ESL course is suitable for the high advanced student who demonstrates the ability to comprehend and respond to spoken English in advanced academic and vocational situations.
 
Last Updated: 5/5/2014 11:22 AM