2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

English as a Second Language

ESOL 022 – 0 Credits, 6 Billable Hours
Basic ESOL Grammar and Communication

Designed to help students write and communicate using beginning-level English grammar. Students learn and practice grammar structures in listening, speaking, reading, and writing contexts. Beginning-level grammar provides a foundation for the development of oral fluency and academic language skills. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Students must be assessed according to the college's Assessment/Placement policy before entering the course.

ESOL 023 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Basic ESOL Writing

Develops basic writing skills. Students learn and practice simple English sentence patterns and the logical organization and sequencing of information in a paragraph. Students use basic-level grammar and vocabulary to write about topics related to their lives using basic paragraph organization. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Students must be assessed according to the college's Assessment/Placement policy before entering.

ESOL 024 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Basic ESOL Reading

Develops beginning-level reading comprehension skills. High-interest reading material acquaints students with U.S. culture and demonstrates how grammar, sentence structure, and word choice make meaning in English. Instruction in comprehension, vocabulary, and basic organization provides a foundation for developing reading skills for the college classroom. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Students must be assessed according to the college's Assessment/Placement policy before entering the course.

ESOL 032 – 0 Credits, 6 Billable Hours
Intermediate Grammar and Communication

Builds on basic grammar from ESOL 022 and helps students use intermediate grammar accurately and fluently in speech and writing. Students learn and practice grammar structures in listening, speaking, reading, and writing contexts. Intermediate-level grammar strengthens and expands the foundation needed for the development of oral fluency and academic language skills. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 022, ESOL 023 and ESOL 024 or placement into ESOL 032; or ACLT 052

ESOL 033 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Intermediate ESOL Writing

Develops intermediate writing skills. Students learn the stages of the writing process, the parts of the English paragraph, and basic paragraph organization. Complex sentence structure, intermediate grammar, and intermediate vocabulary are used to develop ideas according to the rules of English paragraph development. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 022 or ESOL 046 and ESOL 023 and ESOL 024 or placement into ESOL 032; or ACLT 052

ESOL 034 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Intermediate ESOL Reading

Develops intermediate vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Students analyze how grammar, syntax, word choice, and organization are used to express meaning in intermediate texts and learn strategies to improve reading comprehension and expand vocabulary. Analyzing and responding to reading develops overall language skills and helps prepare students for college-level work. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 022 or ESOL 046 and ESOL 023 and ESOL 024 or placement into ESOL 032; or ACLT 052

ESOL 042 – 0 Credits, 6 Billable Hours
Advanced Grammar and Communication

Designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar. Advanced grammar is presented in a context that builds on and integrates lower level grammar structures. Grammar-based practice in all the skills areas promotes fluency in written and oral communication and sharpens language skills for academic and professional settings. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 032, ESOL 033 and ESOL 034 or placement into ESOL 042; or ACLT 052

ESOL 043 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Advanced ESOL Writing

Develops advanced writing skills with an emphasis on English paragraph development. Students learn to organize and present information according to English rhetorical patterns, to use the writing process, and to write paragraphs with unity and coherence using advanced grammar and sentence structure. Work in this course provides a foundation for academic writing in ESOL 052. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 032 or ESOL 047 and ESOL 033 and ESOL 034 or placement into ESOL 042; or ACLT 052

ESOL 044 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Advanced ESOL Reading

Develops advanced vocabulary and reading comprehension skills for ESOL students. Students learn and practice strategies to improve comprehension and reading speed, expand vocabulary, and analyze written material in English using a variety of texts and activities. The language skills that students acquire through reading accelerate language development and help prepare ESOL students for college-level work. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 032 or ESOL 047 and ESOL 033 and ESOL 034 or placement into ESOL 042; or ACLT 052

ESOL 052 – 0 Credits, 6 Billable Hours
Academic ESOL Writing

Develops the written English language skills necessary for success in college courses; provides instruction and practice in advanced mechanics, effective writing strategies, and paragraph and essay organization. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 042, ESOL 043 and ESOL 044 or placement into ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

ESOL 054 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
Academic ESOL Reading

Develops the reading and vocabulary skills that ESOL students need to understand and analyze college reading materials. Students develop strategic reading and analytical skills, increased reading speed and fluency, and advanced level vocabulary using a variety of texts and activities. The skills that students acquire through reading enhance language development and complement and reinforce academic writing instruction in ESOL 052. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ESOL 042, ESOL 043 and ESOL 044 or placement into ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

ESOL 095 – 0 Credits, 3 Billable Hours
ESOL Individualized Lab:Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Academic

Provides a series of optional multimedia, individualized laboratories for students; examines the reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills covered in the respective ESOL class in an individualized learning environment. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

ESOL 096 – 0 Credits, 3 OR 6 Billable Hours
Pronunciation/Spoken Conversational ESOL

Develops communication skills ESOL students need to succeed in an academic and/or professional setting. The course presents learning strategies, which develop fluency in oral communication and accuracy in listening comprehension. A variety of interactive activities involve learners in practicing skills that can be applied in real-life situations. A highly structured approach to pronunciation focuses on the sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation of English. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ESOL 032 or above; or ACLT 052