Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ESLR 20    Novice Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement through the assessment process.
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12280 
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TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12455 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.McTighe            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  18701 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 ESL Listening and Speaking and Writing courses at the student's assessed level(s).
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 22-Dec 17
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Portable 610B   10706 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Portable 601    12005 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC L.Chaiko-Lepley      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  20312 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Portable 610B   19218 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N202  12018 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 vocabulary and readings at the Intermediate-Low level. It emphasizes developing reading skills, building vocabulary, and increasing fluency. Additional class activities include discussing and writing about readings.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Ruan               ARC MAIN Portable 601    12009 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12011 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           ARC MAIN Portable 601    10789 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  12019 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 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12204 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12823 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12205 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC K.Scheiber           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12665 Textbook


ESLR 310    Intermediate-High Reading    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLR 50, OR both ESL 55 and ESL 56, 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(s).
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 at the Intermediate-High level 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 22-Dec 17
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10698 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12014 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          12014 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
2.0 tba online hrs

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12822 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10699 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10703 
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Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12016 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          12016 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
2.0 tba online hrs per week

MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   10752 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 22-Dec 17
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10704 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10704 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
2.0 hours per week TBA

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015