Spring 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC K.Komura             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12244 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12244 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC G.Moran              Off Campus Natomas N203  15416 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N203  15418 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, Jan 15-May 18
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN Portable 601    11848 
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F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11848 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  11852 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN Portable 601    12116 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC S.Kor                Off Campus Natomas N202  15420 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  15422 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC L.Fan                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 214  31512 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Parrish            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 214  31512 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11846 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  11872 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12250 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11874 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N102  15424 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11876 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, Jan 15-May 18
M         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11894 
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F         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11894 Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN Portable 601    11896 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN Portable 601    11892 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas N102  15426 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11898 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Portable 601    12168 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, Jan 18-May 11
MW        10:05AM-11:10AM LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13494 
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NOTE: Students may enroll in any open section. Hours of attendance are flexible and will be arranged around each student's individual schedule. The ESL Center is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

F         11:50AM-01:00PM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13496 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:05PM LAB K.Hess               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13498 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:05PM LAB J.Ryther             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13500 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:10PM LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13894 Textbook
NOTE: Meets in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. 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 7:15 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

W         10:45AM-12:50PM LAB B.Verhage            Off Campus NatEdCntr LRC 13708 Textbook
NOTE: Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:45AM - 12:50PM.
Students may enroll and attend any open section. Attendance requirements can be met during any open lab hours.


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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11816 
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MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11818 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12240 Textbook
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12108 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          12108 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 online hrs TBA/week


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12112 
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MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN Portable 601    11830 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN Portable 601    11830 Textbook
T         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11828 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN Online          11828 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 online hrs TBA/week


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12160 
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Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11834 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          11834 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 online hrs TBA/week

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011