ESL 400  - Comp for Non-Native Speakers


Minimum of 80 lecture hours plus 16 hours by arrangement per term. Prerequisite: ESL 828 or appropriate skill level indicated by the English placement tests. Recommended Preparation: READ 825 or appropriate skill level indicated by the English as a Second Language placement test. It is recommended that students enroll concurrently in READ 400 or 405 and COMM 130.

Description: Intensive practice in the writing of expository essays based on the analysis of complex pieces of writing, both fiction and non-fiction. The student is expected to conform to the conventions of standard English by demonstrating an ability to use proper punctuation, mechanics, structures, and grammar and to employ a variety of sentence patterns. (Meets the competency standards required for the AA/AS degree and for entrance into English 100 or 100/102 or 838 or 848.) (AA: Area E2a, CSU, UC)


College of San Mateo Department: English Second Language Number of Units: 5
This description is for the Fall 2014 term