With the help of a counselor, you will enter a sequence of reading classes based on your abilities as indicated by multiple measures. If you are interested in enrolling in one of the following courses, you should see a counselor.


ESL 460 - Basic Reading Skills (ESL Reading - Level 1)
Introduction to vocabulary building, word attack skills, and basic reading techniques. Recommended enrollment in ESL 420 and 456. No credit if taken after ESL 432, English 415, 130 or 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 432, English 415, 130 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.


ESL 432 - Basic Reading (ESL Reading - Level 2)
Prerequisite: ESL 460 or satisfactory reading placement assessment.
Development of word attack skills, vocabulary, study skills, and basic reading techniques. Recommendedenrollment in ESL 422 or 122. No credit if taken after English 415, 130, or 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, English 415, 130 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.


ESL 132 - Reading (ESL Reading - Level 3)
Prerequisite:
ESL 432 or placement based on the ESL reading assessment process.
Development of word attack skills, vocabulary, study skills, and intermediate reading techniques.Recommended enrollment in ESL 122. No credit if taken after English 415, 130, 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, ESL 432, English 415, 130, 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.


ENGLISH 415 - Reading for Academic Success
Introduction to word attack skills, vocabulary, study skills and basic reading techniques. Recommendedenrollment in ESL 033A or English 400. No credit if taken after English 130 or 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, 432, English 130 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory.

What does it mean to you: English 415 is a basic reading class that helps students read with proficiency and speed with short reading passages. This class covers a variety of skills such as locating the main idea and supporting details in paragraphs, basic level vocabulary development, annotating, and making inferences in reading paragraphs. This is a basic skills class that requires reading and analyzing a novel.


ENGLISH 130 - Advanced Reading for Academic Success
Prerequisite:
One of the following: (1) English 415; (2) eligibility for English 100 or ESL 033B; or (3) satisfactory reading placement assessment.
Development of reading skills, vocabulary and study techniques. Recommended enrollment in ESL 033B or English 100. No credit if taken after English 014. Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, 432, English 415 or 014. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours of laboratory.

What does it mean to you: English 130 is an advanced reading class that helps students read with proficiency and speed with long reading passages.. The class covers a variety of skills such as locating the main idea and supporting details in long passages, academic level vocabulary development, annotating texts, and critical reading skills such as making inferences, fact and opinion, figurative language, and bias. This is an advanced reading class that requires reading a novel and writing an essay based on the novel.


ENGLISH 14 - Critical Reading
Prerequisite: One of the following: (1) Eligibility for English 001A or 001AH or 001AS; (2) English 130; or (3) satisfactory reading placement assessment.
Development of comprehension and critical thinking skills to increase ability to analyze critically and evaluate different types of writing. Analysis of writing with attention to the accuracy and adequacy of evidence, the logical structure of argument and definitions, persuasive and expressive language and common fallacies.Cannot be taken concurrently with ESL 460, 432, English 415 or 130. Total of 54 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU

Note: English 14 is also offered as a Online Course.

What does it mean to you: English 14 is a transfer level critical reading class that covers reading long passages and texts as well as using analytical thinking skills to bridge the gap between literal reading and critical reading using a variety of techniques such as making inferences, fact and opinion, figurative language, bias, and logical fallacies. This is a research based course that requires students to go beyond the texts assigned in class and use outside sources to back their ideas. This is a transfer level class that prepares students with writing a well analyzed research paper based on reading many texts.