Spring 2014 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 18-May 21
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Komura             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   13232 
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TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC G.Moran              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13233 Textbook
TTh       12:15PM-02:20PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  11780 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 18-May 21
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   10691 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN Portable 601    10765 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC C.Dean               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     18721 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus McClellan 101 12439 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 18-May 21
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Portable 601    10698 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12852 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN Portable 601    10699 Textbook
MW        12:15PM-02:20PM LEC G.White              Off Campus Natomas N203  11782 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 18-May 21
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12853 
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MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Portable 601    18717 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     12854 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN Portable 610B   19926 Textbook
MW        12:15PM-02:20PM LEC S.Pezone             Off Campus Natomas N202  11783 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.
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 18-May 21
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     10682 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   19924 Textbook
T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12464 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          12464 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 P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10683 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10802 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 18-May 21
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  13231 
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Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10764 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10764 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        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  12461 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 18-May 21
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10688 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          10688 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

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014