Clackamas Community College

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

ESL-012  Beginning ESL  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners speak and listen to simple words, phrases, questions, statements and commands using common English vocabulary in simple, highly-structured tasks. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-015  Beginning Reading, Writing and Grammar  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners are introduced to the basic language necessary to function in day-to-day American society; language functions are taught in the contexts of work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-016  Integrated Beginning ESL  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners are introduced to the basic language necessary to function in day-to-day American society; language functions are taught in the contexts of work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-020  Upper Beginning Grammar  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners study and practice basic verb forms (simple present and present progressive), and adverbs of frequency in written and spoken English. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-024  Upper Beginning Reading & Writing  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners read short texts to improve reading skills, write simple, compound, and complex sentences, and write related sentences in paragraph form for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-025  Upper Beginning Writing  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners write simple, compound, and complex sentences, and write related sentences in paragraph form for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-030  Intermediate Grammar A  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a two-part series. English language learners study and practice simple present, present progressive, and future verb forms and modals of ability, permission, and advice. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-031  Intermediate Grammar B  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a two-part series. English language learners study and practice simple past and past progressive verb forms, present perfect verb forms with time expressions, and comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-032  Intermediate Conversation  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners study and practice speaking and listening skills and strategies in structured tasks to improve fluency in the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-034  Intermediate Reading & Writing  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners read a variety of texts to improve reading skills, and write paragraphs focused on a single topic developed with logically organized facts and details for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-035  Intermediate Writing  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners write paragraphs focused on a single topic developed with logically organized facts and details for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-042  Upper Intermediate Conversation  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners study and practice speaking and listening skills and strategies for independent communication to improve fluency in the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-044  Upper Intermediate Reading & Writing  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners read a variety of texts to improve reading skills, and produce basic multi-paragraph texts for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-046  Editing for Better Writing  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners improve their writing through editing. They also engage in extended reading to provide a context for writing. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-047  Editing Part 1  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

English language learners improve their writing through editing. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-048  Editing Part 2  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

English language learners improve their writing through editing. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-050  Advanced Grammar A  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a three-part series. English language learners study and practice modals, adverb clauses, and discourse connectors in written and spoken English. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-051  Advanced Grammar B  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a three-part series. English language learners study and practice count/non-count nouns, definite/indefinite articles, and noun clauses in written and spoken English. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-052  Advanced Communication Skills 1  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners practice speaking and listening strategies for effective communication in discussions, presentations, lectures, note-taking, and group projects. The course builds vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and an awareness of non-verbal communication. The focus of this course is to prepare students for college success. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-053  Advanced Communication Skills 2  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners practice speaking and listening strategies for effective communication for discussions, interviews, presentations, and note-taking to improve fluency in speaking and listening. Students will study the important effect intonation and body language have on meaning, build vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and develop confidence in speaking with purpose. The focus of this course is to prepare students for success in the workplace and community. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-054  Advanced Reading & Writing  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners develop writing skills including summarizing, response writing, and paraphrasing, and improve writing fluency. Develop reading skills and fluency through reading a range of texts on a variety of topics. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-055  Advanced Grammar C  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a three-part series. English language learners study and practice gerunds, infinitives, passive voice, and adjective clauses in written and spoken English. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-060  Vocabulary Building 1  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a two-part series. English language learners develop their passive and active vocabularies through numerous exposures to selected words from the General Service List and the Academic Word List, and develop their vocabulary acquisition skills. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-061  Vocabulary Building 2  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

One of a two-part series. English language learners develop their passive and active vocabularies through numerous exposures to selected words from the General Service List and the Academic Word List, and develop their vocabulary acquisition skills. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-062  ESL Reading 1  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners at all levels improve their reading fluency and expand and solidify their English vocabulary as needed for more advanced ESL and everyday life. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-063  ESL Reading 2  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners at all levels improve their reading fluency and expand and solidify their English vocabulary as needed for more advanced ESL and everyday life. The course can be repeated, as learners read texts of progressively greater challenge, up to the college reading level. Students who have completed ESL Reading 1 will develop their reading skills at a higher level in ESL Reading 2. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-067  Spelling  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners learn about and practice English spelling patterns and rules and individualize instruction to address spelling challenges. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-068  Bridge to Computers  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

English language learners beyond the beginning level are introduced to computer technology. The course includes an overview of computer components and terminology and an introduction to applications such as word processing, Internet, e-mail, presentation, and other software. English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are developed through a variety of computer projects and interactive classroom work. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-069  Pronunciation  
0 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

English language learners develop pronunciation skills and knowledge to improve speech clarity, listening effectiveness, and pronunciation of written words. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-071  ESL Career Goal Lab  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English Language Learners who have already identified a career they want to pursue engage in goal setting around academic programs or other training, financial planning and support planning. The course may be taken multiple terms until the student successfully transitions to an academic program, a training program, or a living wage job. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-077  ESL Transition Lab: Career Exploration  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English Language Learners explore career options by assessing their strengths, exploring resources that explain employment requirements and trends connected to their areas of interest, and exploring resources that explain academic programs connected to their areas of interest. The course may be taken multiple terms until the student identifies a specific career goal. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-080  ESL Tutoring  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Adult students meet one-on-one or in a small group with a tutor to focus on specific learning needs. The sessions are held in various public places throughout Clackamas County, such as libraries, schools, churches and the college campuses and outreach sites. Tutors help set student goals and a plan of learning. This class is a supplement to other ESL, ABE, or GED classes. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-082  Assess/Evaluate New Students  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

New students in the ESL program receive information about classes offered, departmental and college policies, college services available, campus facilities, student responsibilities, and community resources. Students are tested to determine their language levels and class placement. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-083  Educational Planning for Returning Students  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Designed for returning students in the ESL program at CCC. Students meet with their instructors to review their progress, revisit their goals, register for classes, and learn how to transition to other educational and training opportunities at the college and in other community programs. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-088  Beginning ESL Computer Skills Lab  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners acquire basic computer skills. Required: Student Petition.

ESL-091  ESL Skills Lab  
0 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

English language learners are provided the opportunity to intensify their learning at each level. Students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms. Required: Student Petition.