English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

(P0961)

This program of study is designed for students whose native language is not English but who already have some fundamental knowledge of the language as determined by a placement examination. The curriculum provides students with the academic English skills and cultural knowledge needed for college studies. Upon successful completion of the program, students go into the appropriate course in the English department to fulfill the Communication requirement of their major. Students are not permitted to enroll in other courses in their major until they successfully complete Level II.  For more details, consult the chart below, or visit the Languages and ESL Department website.

Level I
ESL-010ESL Reading IN4
ESL-017ESL Writing IN8
ESL-021Conversational EnglishN3
Level II
ESL-019ESL Reading IIN4
ESL-020ESL Writing IIN8
ESL-022Advanced Conversational EnglishN3
Level III
ESL-033Writing IIIN6
ESL-040ESL Writing Review 1N1
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Note: ESL-040 ESL Writing Review is a brief restricted course that is scheduled three times a year upon the conclusion of the current semester. Students are placed in this course according to the final score they receive in ESL-033 Writing III

James Hart
Chairperson, Languages and ESL
Assistant Professor, Spanish, Intercultural Communication, and ESL
M.A., Montclair State University
B.A., American University
EH 120A     973-328-2486     jhart@ccm.edu

Dr. Marcia Picallo
Assistant Chairperson, Languages and ESL
Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D., C.U.N.Y.-Graduate Center
M.A., Rutgers University-Graduate School, New Brunswick
M.Ph., C.U.N.Y.- Graduate Center
B.A., Rutgers College - Rutgers University
EH 116     973-328-5418     mpicallo@ccm.edu

Simin Rooholamini

Professor, ESL

Ed.D, Fairleigh Dickinson University

MAT, Fairleigh Dickinson University

B.A., Pars College, Iran

EH 117     973-328-5407     srooholamini@ccm.edu

Brian Schorr

Associate Professor, ESL

Program Specialist, College Student Success

M.Ed., The College of New Jersey

Graduate Diploma, La Trobe University

B.A., The Savannah College of Art and Design

EH 117     973-328-5408     bschorr@ccm.edu  

Dr. Stuart Siegelman

Professor, ESL and Spanish

Ph.D., New York University

M.A., Hunter College

B.A., City College of New York

EH 115     973-328-5419     ssiegelman@ccm.edu

Courses

Course usage information

ESL-010. ESL Reading I. 0 Credits.

LECT 4 hrs
This course introduces ESL students to the basic reading skills and academic vocabulary needed to manage college-level texts. The texts examine aspects of American culture with an emphasis on the college experience. Students are expected to respond to texts with discussions and writing.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-017. ESL Writing I. 0 Credits.

LECT 8 hrs
This course introduces students to basic grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and American English writing conventions with an emphasis on the paragraph. Listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing are reinforced and practiced.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-019. ESL Reading II. 0 Credits.

LECT 4 hrs
This course furthers the reading skills introduced in ESL Reading I. The course texts enhance cultural awareness and prepare ESL students to comprehend college-level texts in English. Students also continue to develop their academic vocabulary.
Prerequisites: ESL-010 or appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-020. ESL Writing II. 0 Credits.

LECT 8 hrs
This course expands the grammatical and writing skills introduced in Writing I. It presents narrative and descriptive short compositions and more complex sentence structure and grammar. Grammar topics include major tenses, gerunds, infinitives, passives, relative clauses, modals and noun clauses.
Prerequisites: ESL-017 or appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-021. Conversational English. 0 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides ESL students with the basis for effective verbal communication in the academic setting. Students learn American English pronunciation, basic presentation skills and idiomatic expressions to prepare for participation in the college classroom.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-022. Advanced Conversational English. 0 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course furthers the skills introduced in Conversational English. Students learn grammar, idioms which focus on classroom communication, and American English pronunciation to advance their presentation skills.
Prerequisites: ESL-021 or appropriate placement test scores.

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ESL-033. Writing III. 0 Credits.

LECT 6 hrs
This course advances students' academic writing skills in English by refining essay structure for narrative and descriptive essays and improving knowledge and use of standard English grammar rules, mechanics and punctuation. Topics include major tenses, gerunds, infinitives, passives, articles, sentence structure, parallelism, subject-verb agreement, commas and apostrophes. Students who pass ESL-033 exit the ESL program.
Prerequisites: ESL-020 or appropriate placement test score.

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ESL-040. ESL Writing Review. 0 Credits.

LECT 1 hr
This is an intensive review course for ESL-033 students who need to strengthen their academic English skills before exiting the ESL program. The course focuses on problematic areas of English language usage and helps students to remedy deficiencies in these areas. Students are placed in this course according to the final score they receive in ESL-033.
Prerequisites: ESL-033.