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Welcome to English as a Second Language

Mary-Erin Crook, Credit ESL Coordinator
Room: C247
Telephone: 626-585-3187
Email: languages@pasadena.edu

 

 

 

FALL 2015 - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PAIRED/BLOCK CLASSES

BLOCKS

LEVEL 1:

ESL 420 * 71526 * McGaharn * MW * 8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. * C151
ESL 456 * 73342 * McGaharn * TR * 8:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. * C151
ESL 460 * 72515 * McGaharn * F * 8:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. * C151
ESL Learning Community Level 1: Students must enroll in all three CRNs: ESL 420 (71526), ESL 456 (73342) and ESL 460 (72515). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

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LEVEL 2:

ESL 422 * 70232 * Curtis * MW * 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. * R123
ESL 432 * 70572 * Curtis * TR * 1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. * R123
ESL 446 * 71455 * Curtis * TR * 2:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. * R123

ESL Learning Community Level 2: Students must enroll in all three CRNs: ESL 422 (70232), ESL 432 (70572) and ESL 446 (71455). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

More recommended classes:
ESL 410A * 70898 * McGaharn * F * 12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. * C151 OR
ESL 410A * 70716 * Bojarczak * F * 9:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. * C162 * 10/26-12/20                        

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ESL 422 * 70620 * Pell * MW * 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. * C158
ESL 432 * 71801 * Pell * TR * 2:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. * C158
ESL 446 * 70634 * Pell * TR * 1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. * C158
COUN 010 * 72240 * Wang * F * 11:30 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. * CC233 * 10/26-12/20

ESL Transition Program, Level 2: Students must enroll in all four CRNs: ESL 422 (70620), ESL 432 (71801) and ESL 446 (70634) and COUN 010 (72240). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

More recommended class:
ESL 410A * 70716 * Bojarczak * F * 9:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. * C162 * 10/26-12/20                        

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LEVEL 3:

ESL 122 * 73348 * Salazar-Romo * MTWR * 9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. * R123
ESL 132 * 70786 * Salazar-Romo * MW * 10:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. * R123
ESL 176 * 73349 * Salazar-Romo * TR * 10:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. * R123

ESL Learning Community Level 3: Students must enroll in all three CRNs: ESL 122 (73348), ESL 132 (70786) and ESL 176 (73349). For more information, call Clemencia Ludwig at (626) 408-2043.

More recommended classes:
COUN 010 * 72242 * Staff * F * 11:30 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. * C365 * 8/31-10/25
ESL 403 * 70901 * Michelson * R * 2:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. * D306 * 9/14-12/20 OR
ESL 403 * 70291 * Michelson * W * 3:45 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.  * D306 * 9/14-12/20
ESL 410B * 72178 * DeCarvalho * Online OR
ESL 410B * 72179 * DeCarvalho * Online

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ESL 122 * 70814 * McGaharn * MTWR * 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. * C151
ESL 132 * 73350 * Easterly * MW * 2:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. * C323
ESL 176 * 70233 * Easterly * MW * 4:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. * E202
COUN 010 * 72243 * Gotschall * F * 9:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.  * CC 233 * 8/31-10/25

ESL Transition Program, Level 3: Students must enroll in all four CRNs: ESL 122 (70814), ESL 132 (73350), ESL 176 (70233) and COUN 010 (72243). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

More recommended classes:
ESL 403 * 70901 * Michelson * T * 9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. * D306 *  9/14-12/20 OR
ESL 403 * 70901 * Michelson * R * 2:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.  * D306 * 9/14-12/20

ESL 410B * 72178 * DeCarvalho * Online OR
ESL 410B * 72179 * DeCarvalho * Online           

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ESL 122 * 71361 * Staff * MW * 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. * R117
ESL 132 * 70325 * Staff * TR * 4:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. * C158
ESL 176 * 70336 * Martin * TR * 2:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. * R224

ESL Learning Community Level 3: Students must enroll in all three CRNs: ESL 122 (71361), ESL 132 (70325) and ESL 176 (70336). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

More recommended classes:
COUN 010 * 72242 * Staff * F * 11:30 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. * C365 * 8/31-10/25
ESL 403 * 70901 * Michelson * T * 9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. * D306 * 9/14-12/20 OR
ESL 403 * 70901 * Michelson * W * 2:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.  * D306 * 9/14-12/20   
ESL 410B * 72178 * DeCarvalho * Online OR
ESL 410B * 72179 * DeCarvalho * Online           

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LEVEL 4:
ESL 033A * 71557 * Heringer * T * 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. * GM 103
                                                         R * 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. * C365
COLL 001 * 73386 * Pilgreen * TR * 1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. * V210
Global Perspectives Learning Community 1: Students must enroll in both CRNs: ESL 033A (71557) and COLL 001 (73386). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.
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ESL 033A * 70629 * Staff * MW * 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. * R122
COLL 001 * 73379 * Staff * MW * 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. * V210
Global Perspectives Learning Community 2: Students must enroll in both CRNs: ESL 033A (70629) and COLL 001 (73379). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

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LEVEL 5:
ESL 033B * 72511 * Pehlivanova * MWF * 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. * C153
COLL 001 * 72176 * Curtis * F * 2:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.* C265
Global Perspectives Learning Community 1: Students must enroll in both CRNs: ESL 033B (72511) and COLL 001 (72176). For more information, call the Languages Department at (626) 585-3187.

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ESL Program Mission Statement:

The program in English as a Second Language builds the communicative foundation for all students who need to master the language in order to successfully perform at the College.  It encompasses both a transfer curriculum and learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area

Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) Sequence

Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) Sequence Chart

* Transfer Credit: UC, CSU
** Non-Credit ESL classes corresponding to Credit ESL Level 1 - 2 are available at the Community Education Center (CEC).

Click here for the chart (pdf.)

Pasadena City College ESL Program Comparsion

Program
Credit ESL
Non-Credit ESL

Core Program

5 levels  of grammar & writing classes

  • High beginning to advanced
  • Top 2 levels receive university transfer credit

5 levels  

  • low beginning to mid-intermediate

Recommended classes

  • Reading - 4 levels
  • Listening/speaking - 5 Levels
  • Pronunciation - 2 levels
  • Grammar review - 3 levels
  • Workplace ESL

Electives in

  • American Culture
  • Conversation
  • Grammar Review
  •  Vocabulary Development

Placement

LOEP - Make an appointment on the PCC website: click here

CELSA - Contact the Non-credit ESL program at the CEC to schedule a placement examination

Support services

ESL Center, tutoring, workshops, conversation groups, pronunciation groups, language exchange program

Volunteer peer advisors; LAC

Residence

Residents (in-district, out-of-district; documented, undocumented residents)
International F-1 visa holders (note that PCC does not currently offer F-1 visa for English-only study.)

Residents (in-district, out-of-district; documented, undocumented residents)

Students study

ESL and other academic classes

ESL only

Cost

California residents: $46/unit (most classes are 3-4 units)
Non-residents: $193/unit
Plus $13 Health Fee, $1 ASB Fee and $10 Student Activity Fee per semester
Additional cost of $100-150 for textbooks.

Free

Contact

Languages Department:
1570 E. Colorado Blvd. C247
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-3187
http://www.pasadena.edu/divisions/language/

Non-Credit ESL:
3035 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 585-3026
http://www.pasadena.edu/cec/programs/esl.cfm