Fall 2012 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  19755 
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TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Komura             Off Campus Natomas N202  13064 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 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 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 25-Dec 20
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Davis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10840 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10840 Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN Portable 601    13034 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC A.Joye               Off Campus Natomas N203  13062 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N102  13066 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 204 19422 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 25-Dec 20
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 601    13042 
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F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13042 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13046 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10975 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN Portable 601    10849 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  13065 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 25-Dec 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19102 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10856 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Portable 601    10855 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Dilgard            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     19103 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC S.Pezone             Off Campus Natomas N203  13063 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 pass/no pass and may be taken four times.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11727 
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This class meets MW 4:00 PM - 5:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.


NOTE: The above classes meet in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. Late registration is allowed through November 19, 2012, 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 27-Dec 12
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11550 Textbook
This class meets TTh 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Joye               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11551 Textbook
This class meets MW 1:10 PM - 2:15 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Dec 13
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11549 Textbook
This class meets TTh 10:00 AM - 11:05 AM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Zadra              ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11552 Textbook
This class meets TTh 3:00 PM - 4:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.


ESLR 310    Intermediate-High Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 50 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 and Speaking and Writing courses 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 25-Dec 20
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10831 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13054 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          13054 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 E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10832 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13044 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 25-Dec 20
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10837 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10837 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 A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13056 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          13056 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        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10921 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 25-Dec 20
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10944 
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M         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10838 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10838 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
2.4 hours per week TBA

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012