Spring 2019 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECA.JoyeARC MAIN Portable 610B11601Textbook
TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECS.ValcuARC MAIN Portable 60112290Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECC.DeanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11011602Textbook

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, Jan 19-May 22

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECE.HaaralaARC MAIN Tech Ed 30412557Textbook
TTh02:45PM-04:50PMLECE.SpeckerARC MAIN Portable 610B12422Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECE.HaaralaARC MAIN Portable 610B10468Textbook
MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECG.WhiteOff Campus Natomas N20212130Textbook

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, Jan 19-May 22

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECM.RauARC MAIN Portable 60110472Textbook
TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECG.FreemanARC MAIN DaviesHall 21611522Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECD.GlennARC MAIN DaviesHall 20620664Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECK.RuanARC MAIN Portable 60112049Textbook
TTh07:15PM-09:20PMLECD.HumphersARC MAIN Portable 610B12770Textbook
MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECT.MontgomeryOff Campus Natomas N20311087Textbook

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

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECD.SaurARC MAIN DaviesHall 10220734Textbook
MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECS.PezoneARC MAIN Portable 60111523Textbook
TTh02:45PM-04:50PMLECS.PezoneARC MAIN DaviesHall 22811524Textbook
MW05:00PM-07:05PMLECC.FalliARC MAIN Tech Ed 30411911Textbook
TTh07:15PM-09:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 11012048Textbook

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, Jan 19-May 22

Th10:15AM-12:20PMLECM.TravisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20613287Textbook
TBATBALECM.TravisARC MAIN Online 13287Textbook
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

T12:30PM-02:35PMLECK.FertelARC MAIN DaviesHall 11011368Textbook
TBATBALECK.FertelARC MAIN Online 11368Textbook
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 ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECE.SpeckerARC MAIN DaviesHall 11010463Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECL.CurtisARC MAIN Portable 610B12672Textbook

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

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECT.MontgomeryARC MAIN Tech Ed 30411600Textbook
Th12:30PM-02:35PMLECE.SpeckerARC MAIN DaviesHall 11010501Textbook
TBATBALECE.SpeckerARC MAIN Online 10501Textbook
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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, Jan 19-May 22

Th08:00AM-10:05AMLECK.FertelARC MAIN DaviesHall 11010466Textbook
TBATBALECK.FertelARC MAIN Online 10466Textbook
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
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN Tech Ed 30413288Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2018