Spring 2013 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 19-May 22
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  19760 
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TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  19761 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Komura             Off Campus Natomas N202  11913 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  10736 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN Portable 601    10815 Textbook
TTh       10:45AM-12:50PM LEC A.Joye               Off Campus Natomas N203  11914 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 218 12772 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 19-May 22
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Portable 601    10743 
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F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Portable 601    10743 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10857 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     18870 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN Portable 601    10744 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  11916 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 19-May 22
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  18871 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 613B   10753 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Portable 601    10752 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN Portable 601    10752 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     18872 Textbook
MW        10:45AM-12:50PM LEC S.Pezone             Off Campus Natomas N203  11917 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, Jan 22-May 14
TTh       10:05AM-11:10AM LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11302 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Zadra              ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11417 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 23-May 15
MW        11:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11303 Textbook
MW        01:10PM-02:15PM LAB A.Joye               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11304 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:05PM LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         12920 Textbook
NOTE:Students please note! For SPRING 2013, the maximum number of units that can be earned in each section of lab is .75 unit. Students who wish to earn more than .75 units must register in another section. 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 March 25, 2013, 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. ESL LEVEL 20 students may not enroll in ESL 97. The ESL Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:10 PM, and on Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:05 PM.



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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10723 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12806 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          12806 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 online hrs TBA/week

MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10724 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10855 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     19759 
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Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10814 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10814 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 online hrs/week

MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12801 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, Jan 19-May 22
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10732 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10732 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 online hrs TBA/week

MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10832 Textbook


Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013