Courses

ESL 76 F & ESL 78 F: Multiple Skills Preparation (5 units)

Multiple Skills Preparation for Non-Native Speakers

These courses are designed for low intermediate and intermediate non-native speakers of English.

ESL 76 F – Reading, Speaking, and Vocabulary
This course provides intensive instruction in reading, oral communication, and vocabulary development

ESL 78 F – Listening, Writing, and Grammar
This course provides intensive instruction in listening comprehension, sentence and paragraph writing, and basic grammar.

Students may enroll in ESL 076 F and ESL 078 F concurrently.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 25 F – Basic English Grammar
  • ESL 29 F – Idiomatic Expressions for Students of ESL
  • ESL 36 F – Basic Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 38 F – Fundamentals in American English Pronunciation
ESL 83 F: High-Intermediate Reading and Writing (5 units)

High Intermediate Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers

This course is for high intermediate students of English. It provides instruction in critical reading, expository paragraph writing, grammar and vocabulary. It offers continuing practice in listening and speaking.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 25 F – Basic English Grammar
  • ESL 29 F – Idiomatic Expressions for Students of ESL
  • ESL 35 F – Intermediate English Grammar
  • ESL 36 F – Basic Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 38 F – Fundamentals in American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 39 F – Vocabulary Expansion Techniques: Students of ESL
  • ESL 46 F – Intermediate Conversation
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation
ESL 184 F: Low Advanced Academic English (5 units)

Low Advanced Academic English for Non-Native Speakers

This course is for low-advanced students of English. It provides instruction in academic reading, short essay writing, critical thinking, and advanced grammatical concepts.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 35 F – Intermediate English Grammar
  • ESL 39 F – Vocabulary Expansion Techniques: Students of ESL
  • ESL 46 F – Intermediate Conversation
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation
ESL 185 F: Advanced Academic English (5 units)

Advanced Academic English for Non-Native Speakers

This course is for advanced students of English. It provides instruction in academic reading, critical thinking, and expository essay writing with some review of advanced grammar. This course fulfills the reading requirement for graduation.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 45 F – Advanced English Grammar
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 49 F – Advanced Academic Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers
  • ESL 56 F – Advanced Conversation: Academic Topics
  • ESL 58 F – Advanced American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 189 F – Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers
ESL 186 F: College Writing Preparation (5 units)

College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers

This course is for advanced students of English. It provides instruction in college-level reading and essay writing, critical thinking, basic research skills, with some review of advanced grammar. This course fulfills the prerequisite for ENGL 100 F.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 45 F – Advanced English Grammar
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 49 F – Advanced Academic Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers
  • ESL 56 F – Advanced Conversation: Academic Topics
  • ESL 58 F – Advanced American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 189 F – Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers
ESL 190 F: Advanced Accelerated English (5 units)

Advanced Accelerated English for Non-Native Speakers of English

This course is for advanced students of English who are non-native speakers. It provides instruction in college level reading, essay writing, basic research skills and review of English grammar and editing. This course fulfills the prerequisite for ENGL 100 F or ENGL 100HF.

Recommended Support Courses:

  • ESL 45 F – Advanced English Grammar
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 49 F – Advanced Academic Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers
  • ESL 56 F – Advanced Conversation: Academic Topics
  • ESL 58 F – Advanced American English Pronunciation
  • ESL 189 F – Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers

ESL Core Courses

ESL Core Courses provide instruction in academic reading, writing, and critical thinking. In addition, each course is supported by vocabulary and grammar concepts relevant to each level.

After applying to Fullerton College, you must take the ESL Assessment Test and meet with a college counselor to help identify the appropriate ESL core course level for your placement.

ESL Course Sequence

ESL Support Courses

ESL Support Courses are designed to provide focused instruction in specific aspects of English language learning such as conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and vocabulary.

  • ESL 36 F – Basic Listening and Speaking (4 units)
    This course will help beginning English speakers understand and participate in conversations in English. The focus will be on review and practice of common conversational and academic situations on a basic level. Recommended for students in ESL 76 F, ESL 78 F, and ESL 83 F.
  • ESL 46 F – Intermediate Conversation (2 units)
    Designed for students at an intermediate level, this course will improve conversational speaking and listening skills on a variety of everyday topics. Suitable for students with an intermediate skill level. Recommended for students in ESL 83 F and ESL 184 F.
  • ESL 56 F – Advanced Conversation: Academic Topics (2 units)
    This course is designed to practice and improve conversation, class discussion, and presentation skills for advanced ESL students. Topics will focus on current events and issues common to the academic setting. Recommended for students in ESL 185 F, ESL 186 F, and ESL 190 F.
  • ESL 25 F – Basic English Grammar (3 units)
    This course is designed for beginning ESL students who need a basic introduction to English grammar and is designed to increase students’ knowledge and usage of verb tenses, sentence structure, and other basic grammatical topics. It will develop grammatical accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Recommended for students in ESL 76 F, ESL 78 F, and ESL 83 F.
  • ESL 35 F – Intermediate English Grammar (3 units)
    This course is designed for intermediate ESL students who need to strengthen their grammatical skills in reading and writing. Recommended for students in ESL 83 F and ESL 184 F.
  • ESL 45 F – Advanced English Grammar (3 units)
    This course is designed for advanced ESL students who need to refine their grammar in written communication. Recommended for students in ESL 185 F, ESL 186 F, and ESL 190 F.
  • ESL 38 F – Fundamentals of American English Pronunciation (2 units)
    This course is for ESL students at a beginning level of oral expression and pronunciation. It provides instruction in developing basic pronunciation. Recommended for students in ESL 76 F, ESL 78 F, and ESL 83 F.
  • ESL 48 F – Intermediate American English Pronunciation (2 units)
    This course is for ESL students at an intermediate level of oral expression and pronunciation. It provides instruction in developing language fluency and style. Recommended for students in ESL 83 F and ESL 184 F.
  • ESL 58 F – Advanced American English Pronunciation (2 units)
    This course is for ESL students at an advanced level of oral expression and pronunciation. It provides instruction in refining pronunciation skills in order to reduce foreign accent. Recommended for students in ESL 185 F, ESL 186 F, and ESL 190 F.
  • ESL 189 F – Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers (3 units)
    This course prepares non-native speakers of English for college-level courses by focusing on academic reading in content areas, critical thinking and analysis, vocabulary development, and comprehension skills. Recommended for students in ESL 185 F, ESL 186 F, and ESL 190 F.
  • ESL 29 F – Idiomatic Expressions for Students of ESL (2 units)
    This course provides instruction in idiomatic expressions and slang for high beginning to intermediate ESL students. Recommended for students in ESL 76 F, ESL 78 F, and ESL 83 F.
  • ESL 39 F – Vocabulary Expansion Techniques: Students of ESL (3 units)
    This course will present principles and techniques of vocabulary expansion for high beginning to intermediate ESL students. Recommended for students in ESL 83 F and ESL 184 F.
  • ESL 49 F – Advanced Academic Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers (3 units)
    This course is designed for advanced ESL students who wish to expand their academic vocabulary in preparation for transfer to a university. Recommended for students in ESL 185 F, ESL 186 F, and ESL 190 F.

The Skills Center

The ESL Lab at the Fullerton College Skills Center (Room 801) provides materials to help ESL students develop English skills and strategies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

ESL Core Courses 76, 78, 83, 184, 185, and 190 require one hour of arranged lab attendance every week of the semester.

 

The Skills Center

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