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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


ESOL 010  English for Speakers of Other Languages-Literacy  (1-15)
Beginning-level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. These students have limited literacy or are non-literate in their own language. Students begin to learn letters and numbers. Students learn some basic words and phrases. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 011  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 1  (1-15)
Low-beginning level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. These students are generally literate in their first language, but have no English or limited English. These students may have some verbal skills, but little or no reading or writing skills. Students study the alphabet, phonics, the calendar, numbers, family vocabulary and communicating basic personal information both orally and in writing. Students learn organizational skills and learn to function in a classroom setting. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 010, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 012  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 2  (1-15)
Beginning-level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students study time, money, family, be verbs, and other common present tense verbs. Students begin to understand and use more authentic speech in describing their daily activities. Students read short simplified paragraphs on everyday subjects and write simple sentences on familiar topics. Students learn organizational skills and learn to function in a classroom setting. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 011, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 013  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 3  (1-15)
High-beginning level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students begin to understand simple spoken or written learned phrases and new phrases containing familiar vocabulary. Students express essential survival needs including asking questions and communicating personal information. Students write short sentences on familiar subjects and fill out basic personal information on forms. Students learn organizational skills and learn to function in a classroom setting. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 012, placement test and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 014  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 4  (1-15)
Low-intermediate level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students listen to and talk about familiar topics relating to their community and work, and read multi-paragraph texts and simple stories. Students use vocabulary and grammar to write a narrative paragraph on familiar subjects, and express their needs including asking questions and communicating personal information. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 013, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 015  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 5  (1-15)
Intermediate level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students listen to English on a wide-range of topics relating to their community and work and participate in small-group conversations. Students read simplified materials, begin to read independently, and write simple multi-paragraph narratives. Students use vocabulary and grammar to speak and write effectively. Students use language-learning strategies to assume a productive role in their community, participate fully in family and work situations, and succeed in pursuit of vocational or academic goals. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 014, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 016  English for Speakers of Other Languages Level 6  (1-15)
Advanced level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students listen to native-speaker level of English for authentic purposes, participate in discussions, and give short presentations. Students read extended English passages and write basic essays on many topics. Students complete a variety of projects to increase their language skills in preparation for transitioning to work, community life, or further education. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 015, placement test and instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 017  Community-Based ESOL Level 1  (1-10)
Low-beginning level community-based English class for ESOL students who are permanent residents of Washington state. These students are generally literate in their first language, but have no English or limited English. These students may have some verbal skills, but little or no reading/writing skills. Students study phonics, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn organizational skills, how to function in a classroom, and work collaboratively with classmates, aides and teachers. PREREQUISITE: Placement test and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 018  Community-Based ESOL Level 2  (1-10)
Beginning-level community-based English class for ESOL students who are permanent residents of Washington state. These students are generally literate in their first language, but have no English or limited English. These students may have some verbal skills, but little or no reading/writing skills. Students study phonics, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn organizational skills, how to function in a classroom, and work collaboratively with classmates, aides and teachers. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 017, or placement test and instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 019  Community-Based ESOL Level 3  (1-10)
High-beginning level community-based English class for ESOL students who are permanent residents of Washington state. These students are generally literate in their first language, but have no English or limited English. These students may have some verbal skills, but little or no reading/writing skills. Students study phonics, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn organizational skills, how to function in a classroom, and work collaboratively with classmates, aides and teachers. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 018, or placement test and instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 020  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Multi-Level 4  (1-15)
Low-intermediate level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students work on developing fluency in all language skills. Students listen to and talk about familiar topics relating to their community, work, and school. Students read multi-paragraph texts and simple stories. Students expand their vocabulary on familiar subjects. For writing, students compose and begin to edit simple paragraphs on familiar topics. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 013, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 021  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Multi-Level 5  (1-15)
Intermediate level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students work on developing fluency and accuracy in all language skills. Students listen to English on a wide range of topics relating to their community, work and school and participate in small-group conversations. Students read extended texts and stories independently and begin to summarize main ideas. Students begin to use context to learn new vocabulary. For writing, students compose, revise and edit simple multi-paragraph narratives. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 014, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 022  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Multi-Level 6  (1-15)
Advanced low-level of ESOL for students who are permanent residents of Washington state. Students work on developing fluency and accuracy in all language skills. Students listen to English on a wide range of topics for authentic purposes and participate in discussions. Students read extended texts and stories and identify and summarize main ideas. Students use context to learn new vocabulary and learn related words and word families. For writing, students compose, revise and edit extended narratives on many topics. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 015, placement test, and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 031  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Conversation Levels 1  (1-5)
Provides low-beginning ESOL students with language practice opportunities to share ideas, opinions and experiences. Students become active participants in conversations and improve their ability to manage conversations. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 032  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Conversation Levels 2  (1-5)
Provides low-beginning ESOL students with language practice opportunities to share ideas, opinions and experiences. Students become active participants in conversations and improve their ability to manage conversations. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 033  English for Speakers of Other Languages–Conversation Levels 3  (1-5)
Provides low-beginning ESOL students with language practice opportunities to share ideas, opinions and experiences. Students become active participants in conversations and improve their ability to manage conversations. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 046  English Grammar for Level 2  (1-5)
Helps ESOL students to understand and use English grammar for discussion and writing. Students study grammatical forms and learn to communicate clearly and effectively for a variety of purposes in both academic and social contexts. For students who enjoy learning a language by studying and using the rules of language. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ESOL 012, or instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 047  ESOL Conversation Support Level 4  (1-5)
Provides additional support for current students in ESOL 014 who need to improve their conversational skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 048  ESOL Conversation Support Level 5  (1-5)
Provides additional support for current students in ESOL 015 who need to improve their conversational skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 049  ESOL Conversation Support Level 6  (1-5)
Provides additional support for current students in ESOL 016 who need to improve their conversational skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 050  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 1  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 051  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 2  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 052  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 3  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 053  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 4  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 054  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 5  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 055  Technology Assisted Language Learning Levels 6  (1-5)
Provides students at all levels of English with opportunities to learn and use English through technology, extensive reading, and conversation groups. As they use technology, ESOL students enhance the ESOL language instruction they receive in other classes, and discover new ways to improve their language learning skills. Students become familiar with the basic computing skills needed as a worker, community member, family member and student. Students study individually, with the instructor, in small groups, and together as a whole class. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 062  ESOL Writing Support Level 2  (1-5)
For current students in ESOL Level 2 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 063  ESOL Writing Support Level 3  (1-5)
For current students in ESOL Level 3 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 064  ESOL Writing Support Level 4  (1-4)
For current students in ESOL 014 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 065  ESOL Writing Support Level 5  (1-4)
For current students in ESOL 015 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 066  ESOL Writing Support Level 6  (1-4)
For current students in ESOL 016 who want to improve their writing skills, and especially for students who have stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 072  ESOL Intensive Writing Level 2  (1-15)
For ESOL Level 2 students who have much stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. It is for students who want to improve their writing skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 073  ESOL Intensive Writing Level 3  (1-15)
For ESOL Level 3 students who have much stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. It is for students who want to improve their writing skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 074  ESOL Intensive Writing Level 4  (1-15)
For ESOL Level 4 students who have much stronger speaking/listening skills than reading/writing skills for their level. It is for students who want to improve their writing skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 091  Special Topics 1  (1-15)
Prepares ESOL students to enter an I-BEST program. Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as Early Childhood Education, Welding, or Health Services. For ESOL students in Level 1. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 092  Special Topics Levels 2  (1-15)
Prepares ESOL students to enter an I-BEST program. Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as Early Childhood Education, Welding, or Health Services. For ESOL students in Levels 2-3. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate assessment score and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 093  Special Topics Levels 3  (1-15)
Prepares ESOL students to enter an I-BEST program. Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as Early Childhood Education, Welding, or Health Services. For ESOL students in Levels 2-3. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate assessment score and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 094  Special Topics Levels 4  (1-15)
Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as STARS certification for childcare workers, English language skills for Welding (integrated or in cooperation with the career/technical program), or English language skills for Health Services. For ESOL students in Levels 4-6. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate assessment score and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

ESOL 095  Special Topics Levels 5  (1-15)
Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as STARS certification for childcare workers, English language skills for Welding (integrated or in cooperation with the career/technical program), or English language skills for Health Services. For ESOL students in Levels 4-6. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate assessment score and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
ESOL 096  Special Topics Levels 6  (1-15)
Course content varies each time it is offered. It may include English language skills for specific content areas such as STARS certification for childcare workers, English language skills for Welding (integrated or in cooperation with the career/technical program), or English language skills for Health Services. For ESOL students in Levels 4-6. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate assessment score and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.