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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

El Colegio Gavilán ofrece cursos de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma de todos niveles, desde los principiantes hasta los avanzados.
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ESL 501 Survival ESL I

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is a course in survival English for students with little or no oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as the family, food, health, and occupations. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 501A Survival ESL I First Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is the first half of a course in survival English for students with little or no oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as the family, food, health, and occupations. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 501B Survival ESL I Second Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 501A or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is a second half of a course in survival English for students with little or no oral or written English competency. It will give students basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as the family, food, health, and occupations. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 502 Survival ESL II

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 501 or ESL 501A and 501B or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is a second course in survival English for students with little oral or written English competency. It will give students expanded basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as the weather, transportation, employment, and American holidays and customs. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halved, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 502A Survival ESL II First Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 501 or ESL 501A and 501B or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is the first half of a second course in survival English for students with little oral or written English competency. It will give students expanded basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as the weather, transportation, employment, and American holidays and customs. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 502B Survival ESL II Second Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 501 or ESL 501A and 501B or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is the second half of the second course in survival English for students with little oral or written English competency. It will give students expanded basic vocabulary and familiarity in life skill areas such as weather, transportation, employment, and American holidays and customs. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 503 Survival ESL III

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 502 or ESL 502A and ESL 502B or ESL assessment recommendation.

Transferable: No

This is a third course in survival English for students with beginning oral or written English competency. It will reinforce basic skills learned and continue to develop vocabulary and ease of communication in life skill areas such as the family, the larger community, health, employment, and leisure activities. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 503A Survival ESL III First Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 502 or ESL 502A and 502B or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is the first half of a third course in survival English for students with beginning oral or written English competency. It will reinforce basic skills learned and continue to develop vocabulary and ease of communication in life skill areas such as the family, the larger community, health, employment, and leisure activities. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 503B Survival ESL III Second Half

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 502 or ESL 502A and 502B or ESL assessment recommendation

Transferable: No

This is the second half of a third course in survival English for students with beginning oral or written English competency. It will reinforce basic skills learned and continue to develop vocabulary and ease of communication in life skill areas such as the family, the larger community, health, employment, and leisure activities. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (ESL 501, 502, and 503 are sequential courses that may be taken in full form or in halves, preferably A before B.) This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 510A Basic ESL I

Units: 8     Hours: 6 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: Assessment Recommendation.

Transferable: No

This is an intensive, integrated-skill course for students with little English. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students learn to use the structures of English with increasing accuracy, while gaining basic life skills. This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 510B Basic ESL II

Units: 8     Hours: 6 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 510A or ESL assessment recommendation.

Transferable: No

This course is a continuation of ESL 510A. This is an intensive, integrated-skill program for students who function in a limited way in English. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students continue learning to use the structures of English with increasing accuracy, while gaining further basic life skills. This is a credit/no credit course.


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ESL 510C Basic ESL

Units: 8     Hours: 6 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 510B or ESL assessment recommendation.

Transferable: No

This course is a continuation of ESL 510B. This is an intensive integrated skill course for students who function in a limited way in English, but who lack the academic skills or study time necessary for success in the full-time, academic-based, high beginning courses (ESL 521, 522 and 523). This is a credit/no credit course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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ESL 521 Beginning ESL Listening/Speaking

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 510B or ESL Assessment Test Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 522 and 523.

Transferable: No

This course develops basic listening and speaking skills, moving from a functional survival context to academic readiness. Activities are directed at providing practice through listening exercises, role-play, pair work, small and large group discussion, interviews, and oral presentations.


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ESL 522 Beginning ESL Reading/Vocabulary

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 510B or 510C or Assessment recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 521 and 523.

Transferable: No

This course begins the development of reading skills and vocabulary through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections on topics of interest to academically-bound students.


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ESL 523 Beginning ESL Grammar/Writing

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 510B or ESL Assessment Test recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 521 and ESL 522.

Transferable: No

This is a beginning grammar/writing course for students with very basic grammar. The focus is on basic grammatical structures, punctuation and sentence skills.


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ESL 531 Intermediate ESL Listening/Speaking I

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 521 or ESL Assessment Test Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 532 and 533.

Transferable: No

In this course, listening and speaking skills are developed through extended listening exercises, open-ended dialogues, pair and group discussions, oral interviews, and oral reports. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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ESL 532 Intermediate ESL Reading/Vocabulary I

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 522 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 531 and 533.

Transferable: No

This course continues the development of reading skills and vocabulary through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections on topics of interest to academically-bound students.


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ESL 533 Intermediate ESL Grammar/Writing I

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: ESL 523 with a grade of C or better or ESL Assessment Test recommendation.

Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 531 and ESL 532.

Transferable: No

This course involves the practice and refinement of sentence and paragraph skills, structure and punctuation. Students will learn basic use of the computer as a writing tool. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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ESL 541 Intermediate ESL Listening/Speaking II

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 531 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 542 and 543.

Transferable: No

This course expands listening and speaking skills through extended listening exercises, open-ended dialogues, pair and group discussions, oral interviews, and oral reports. Students broaden vocabulary while listening to and speaking in both formal and informal, conversational and academic situations.


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ESL 542 Intermediate ESL Reading/Vocabulary II

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: ESL 532 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 541 and 543.

Transferable: No

This course begins the expansion of reading skills and vocabulary development through the application of different reading strategies to a variety of selections on topics of interest to academically-bound students including selections from literature.


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ESL 543 Intermediate ESL Grammar/Writing II

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: ESL 533 with a grade of C or better or ESL assessment recommendation.

Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 541 and ESL 542.

Transferable: No

This course is a continuation of ESL 533. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.


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ESL 546 Introduction to Computers for ESL Students

Units: 1     Hours: .5 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory

Advisory: CSIS 122. Eligible for Gavilan College ESL Program Intermediate.

Transferable: No

Introduction to basic computer hardware functions and terminology; overview of Windows operating environment and word processing for ESL students.


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ESL 552 Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary I

Units: 4     Hours: 4 Lecture

Advisory: ESL 542 or ESL Assessment Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 553 and/or ESL 555.

Transferable: No

This course focuses on academic and critical thinking skills needed to increase reading comprehension and efficiency. Emphasis is on analyzing, making inferences, taking notes, supporting opinions, summarizing and expanding vocabulary. Readings are from academic texts and literature.


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ESL 553 Advanced ESL Composition I

Units: 4     Hours: 4 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Prerequisite: ESL 543 with a grade of C or better or ESL Assessment Test recommendation.

Corequisite: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 552 and ESL 555.

Transferable: No

This course is a composition course for ESL students that develops college composition skills through a review of the parts and elements of the English paragraph and an introduction to the essay form. The course focuses on the development of a paragraph and expands to the writing of multiple paragraphs in an essay. Basic rhetorical patterns and methods of organization are covered using the multiple-draft approach to writing.


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ESL 555 Advanced ESL Grammar

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: ESL 543 with a grade of C or better or ESL Assessment Test Recommendation.

Advisory: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 553 and ESL 552.

Transferable: No

This course is designed to help students improve their grammar usage so that they will be able to succeed in English composition courses. Students will enhance their writing skills by practicing with previously encountered basic structures as well as newly acquired more sophisticated ones.


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ESL 556 Information Competency for ESL Students

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Advisory: ESL 546

Transferable: No

This class will provide an introduction to basic information competency skills designed especially for the ESL student. Students will get an overview of basic terminology, various formats of information, how information is stored and organized, plus hands-on experience with online catalogs and databases. They will also learn and practice basic search strategies and evaluation skills. This is a credit/no credit course. This course is also listed as LIB 556.


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ESL 561 Advanced ESL Communication Skills

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: ESL 552 and ESL 553 or ESL Assessment Test recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 562 and 563.

Transferable: No

This course is designed to help non-native students mainstream into regular college courses. Its purpose is to prepare for full class participation with emphasis on exposure to and awareness of a variety of instructional formats, note-taking techniques, discussions, and oral presentations.


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ESL 562 Advanced ESL Reading/Vocabulary II

Units: 4     Hours: 4 Lecture

Advisory: ESL 552 or ESL Assessment recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 563.

Transferable: No

This course prepares ESL students for mainstream college classes by reviewing a variety of reading skills, strategies, and topics from different academic disciplines. Students expand their academic vocabulary and read short stories or a novel for literary appreciation.


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ESL 563 Advanced ESL Composition II

Units: 4     Hours: 4 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Prerequisite: ESL 553 with a grade of "C" or better or ESL Assessment Test recommendation.

Advisory: Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 561.

Transferable: No

This course is designed for ESL students that refines and further expands college composition skills through the writing of essays using the multiple-draft approach to writing. The course focuses on the structuring and development of an essay with the use of personal examples and/or outside sources. Students write in response to a variety of prompts and viewpoints on issues using different rhetorical patterns, and they are introduced to writing tasks used in academic disciplines other than English.