Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ESLR 20    Novice Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: One year of adult school and concurrent enrollment in ESL Writing and Listening/Speaking courses at the student's assessed levels are highly recommended.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for non-native speakers of English, focuses on literal understanding of basic vocabulary and readings at the Novice level. There is a focus on expanding basic vocabulary through readings, word parts, and word form activities. The concepts of using context and giving personal reactions to readings are introduced.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC S.Kor                Off Campus Natomas N202  29437 
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TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Crawford           Off Campus Natomas N202  29437 Textbook


ESLR 30    Novice-High Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 20 with a grade of "C" or better or, for those not previously enrolled in ESLR 20, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Writing course at the student's level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on literal comprehension of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs in short texts at the Novice-High level. Topics include core vocabulary, spelling rules, and grammar necessary to understand short readings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  11948 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  29399 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     29563 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 102A 29430 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  29435 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC G.Moran              Off Campus Natomas N102  29439 Textbook


ESLR 40    Intermediate-Low Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 30 (Novice-High Reading) with a grade of "C" or better; or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL reading course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Writing course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for non-native speakers of English, focuses on understanding of vocabulary and readings at the Intermediate-Low level. There is an emphasis on developing reading skills, building vocabulary, and increasing fluency. Additional class activities include discussing and writing about readings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  11970 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN Portable 601    29408 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  29408 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12316 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11972 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC K.Scheiber           ARC MAIN Portable 601    29413 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  29438 Textbook


ESLR 50    Intermediate-Mid Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL reading course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening/Speaking and an ESL Writing course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for non-native speakers of English, focuses on the introduction of academic reading skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, and literal comprehension. Course activities include reading, analyzing, discussing and writing responses to ideas expressed in texts at the Intermediate-Mid level, as well as further practice with dictionary skills.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 601    11994 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Portable 601    11990 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  29400 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29404 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC S.Pezone             Off Campus Natomas N203  29436 Textbook


ESLR 97    ESL Center: Reading Skills in ESL    .25-1 Units

Prerequisite: ESLL 20, ESLR 20, and ESLW 20 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course enables English as a Second Language students placed at the novice-high through intermediate-high levels to develop, expand and reinforce a variety of reading and vocabulary skills while working independently and/or in small groups. Coursework includes topics relative to the development of word parts and form, vocabulary expansion, dictionary skills, as well as comprehension, fluency, and summarization skills. Students may register until the twelfth week of the semester as space permits and may earn .25 unit of credit for every 13.5 hours of work. ESLR 97 is graded crpass/no pass and may be taken four times.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Dec 08
TTh       10:05AM-11:10AM LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13722 
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TTh       10:00AM-11:05AM LAB K.Hess               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13724 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:05PM LAB J.Ryther             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13726 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:05PM LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13728 Textbook
TTh       06:05PM-07:10PM LAB J.Zadra              ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14216 Textbook
NOTE: Meets in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. Late registration is allowed through November 10, 2011, as long as space is available and with permission of the Center coordinator. Hours of attendance are flexible and will be arranged around each student's individual schedule. The ESL Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:10 .p.m, and on Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:05 p.m.

W         10:45AM-12:50PM LAB K.Komura             Natomas Off Campus ESL LAB 14018 Textbook
NOTE: Natomas Lab Hours: Monday -Thursday 10:45AM - 12:50PM . Students may enroll and attend any open section between the hours of 10:45am-12:50pm


ESLR 310    Intermediate-High Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 50 or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL reading course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in courses addressing other ESL skills at the student's assessed level.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for non-native speakers of English, focuses on the introduction of academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary expansion, and comprehension of ideas. Practice is provided in understanding, paraphrasing, summarizing, and responding, either orally or in writing, to ideas expressed in reading.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11912 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29427 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          29427 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11914 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  29410 Textbook


ESLR 320    Advanced-Low Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL reading course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL listening/speaking and an ESL writing course at the student's assessed level.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for non-native speakers of English, focuses on refining academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary development, and analytical comprehension. It also includes practice in research and synthesizing skills and extensive writing based on critical analysis of readings at the Advanced-Low level.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11924 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          11924 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2 hours per week TBA

Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29429 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Online          29429 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12178 Textbook


ESLR 340    Advanced Reading Skills Through Literature    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL reading course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Listening/Speaking and Writing courses at the student's assessed levels.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course, intended for advanced non-native speakers of English, is designed to improve vocabulary and reading skills. Readings include various forms of literature from a variety of cultures, including essays, poetry, drama, short stories, and novels. This course focuses on further development of critical thinking and reading skills needed for academic performance: (1) analysis and comprehension skills, (2) research and synthesizing skills, (3) vocabulary development, and (4) flexibility of reading rate. It also emphasizes the comparison and contrast of universal and metaphorical themes, as applied in various cultures, and includes extensive writing based on critical analysis of readings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  29953 
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TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12230 Textbook
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11930 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          11930 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2.2 hours per week TBA

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011