Fall 2016 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12081 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN Portable 601    12924 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12226 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   10659 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13528 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Haarala            ARC MAIN Portable 610B   13122 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC J.Villalpando        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11834 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N202  11847 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 20-Dec 15
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Portable 601    11838 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11840 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN Portable 601    10732 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  11848 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 P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12464 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN Portable 601    12012 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC B.McTighe            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  20210 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC S.Valcu              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12013 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12409 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10651 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11843 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          11843 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

TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Glenn              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    20209 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10652 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12463 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
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  10656 
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Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11845 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          11845 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   10703 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. (Competency: Reading)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10657 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Online          10657 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

T         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  20128 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Online          20128 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

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2016