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Classes Description List

Core Integrated Reading and Writing Classes

ADVANCED READING & WRITING

ESL 15/315 gives students the tools needed to complete English 1A. In this course, students learn critical reading and writing by evaluating authentic college-level texts. Students learn how to develop expository essays in academic writing that incorporates outside sources. MCC AS/AA degree-applicable, CSU Area C2 Humanities GE transferable; UC GE elective transferable.

HIGH-INTERMEDIATE READING & WRITING

ESL 14/314 is an integrated reading and writing course at an advanced level. Students taking this course will develop academic literacy skills by exploring themes and employing reading strategies. Students learn how to incorporate outside sources in their essay writing. MCC AS/AA degree-applicable, CSU Area C2 Humanities GE transferable; UC GE elective transferable.

INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING

ESL 213/313 is an intermediate reading and writing course. Students strengthen their knowledge of an academic paragraph and develop basic essay writing skills. Moreover, students learn how to apply academic reading and writing strategies.

LOW-INTERMEDIATE READING, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR

ESL 212/312 integrates reading, writing, and grammar at a low-intermediate level. This course helps students develop literacy skills by writing organized paragraphs on familiar topics.

HIGH-BEGINNING READING, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR

ESL 211/311 integrates reading, writing, and grammar at a high-beginning level. This course is a great option for those who want to increase their reading comprehension and vocabulary by reading and writing basic paragraphs.

LOW-BEGINNING READING, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR

ESL 210/310 integrates reading, writing, and grammar at a low-beginning level. This course focuses on teaching students basic grammatical structures. Students develop vocabulary through reading. This class is a great start!

Oral Skills Classes

ADVANCED LISTENING AND SPEAKING

ESL 215LS/315LS focuses on developing students’ listening and speaking skills at an advanced level. Students gain better comprehension by listening to authentic academic lectures and using effective, fluent, and spontaneous spoken English.

HIGH-INTERMEDIATE LISTENING SPEAKING

ESL 214LS/314LS is a listening and speaking course at a high-intermediate level. After completing the course, students will be able to comprehend authentic lectures, talks, and reports and effectively express ideas in spoken English.

INTERMEDIATE LISTENING AND SPEAKING

ESL 213LS/313LS is a listening and speaking course at an intermediate level. Students develop their language skills by learning to comprehend extended spoken conversations and lectures. Students learn to give their opinions on a variety of topics.

LOW INTERMEDIATE LISTENING AND SPEAKING

ESL 212LS/312LS is a listening and speaking course at a low-intermediate level. This course is the right place for those who want to develop oral language skills by exchanging information on everyday topics.

HIGH-BEGINNING LISTENING AND SPEAKING  

ESL 211LS/311LS is a listening and speaking course at a high-beginning level. This course helps students develop their listening and speaking skills through basic conversations. This course is a great option for those who want to increase their spoken English and increase their vocabulary.

LOW-BEGINNING LISTENING AND SPEAKING

ESL 210LS/310LS is a listening and speaking course at a low-beginning level. This course helps students start to develop their listening and speaking skills through simple conversations. Students will learn to communicate better by gaining new vocabulary. This class is a great start!

Grammar Classes

ADVANCED ACADEMIC GRAMMAR

ESL 115G/315G is an advanced grammar course. Students analyze and apply grammar structures in written and spoken academic English. This course is a great option for those who are preparing for or concurrently enrolled in college-level, degree-applicable courses. MCC AS/AA degree-applicable elective.

HIGH-INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR

ESL 214G/314G is a high-intermediate grammar course. This course focuses on the use of grammar structures in written and spoken academic English. Students taking this course strengthen their academic accuracy.

INTERMEDIATE ACADEMIC GRAMMAR

ESL 213G/313G is an intermediate grammar course. This course focuses on comprehending and using grammar structures in written and spoken academic English. This is a great course for students who want to learn formal academic grammar.

Level Groupings Reading & Writing Listening & Speaking Grammar
Beginning

READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR

Beginning
210/310

High-Beginning
211/311
Beginning
210LS/310LS
High-Beginning
211LS/311LS
Intermediate Low-Intermediate
212/312

READING & WRITING

Intermediate
213/313
Low-Intermediate
212LS/312LS
Intermediate
213LS/313LS
Intermediate
213G/313G
Advanced

READING & WRITING-MCC

AS/AA degree-applicable,
CSU Area C2 Humanities GE transferable; UC GE elective transferable

High-Intermediate
14/314
Advanced
15/315
High-Intermediate
214LS/314LS
Advanced
215LS/315LS
High-Intermediate
114G/314G

Advanced
115G/315G
MCC AS/AA degree-applicable elective
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