Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Komura             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   13442 
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TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13443 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC S.Valcu              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  20363 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 17-May 20
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Portable 610B   11531 
Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Portable 601    11589 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N202  19469 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 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Portable 601    11538 
Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13299 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  18928 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  12485 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 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Ruan               ARC MAIN Portable 610B   13300 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   18927 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13301 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  14128 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 17-May 20
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11524 
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T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12994 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          12994 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

MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11525 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 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13441 
Textbook
Th        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11588 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          11588 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

MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Portable 610B   12991 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 17-May 20
Th        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11528 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN Online          11528 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

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015