American Language (AMLA)

AMLA 21S  Accent Reduction

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   

Pronunciation for non-native speakers with emphasis on analysis of individual strengths and weaknesses. Focus on improving articulation, stress, intonation patterns, and listening.

AMLA 22S  American Language Interpersonal Communication

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   

Enhances ability of non-native speakers to communicate in personal and academic situations. Emphasis on grammatical accuracy and sophistication as well as increasing confidence in communication.

AMLA 23S  American Language Formal Speaking

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36   
Advisory: Eligibility for AMLA 43W

Enhances the ability of non-native speakers to listen effectively and speak formally. Emphasis is on note taking, outlining, organizing speeches, and verbal articulation of ideas.

AMLA 24  Idiomatic English

2-2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 36-36   
Advisory: Eligibility for AMLA 42W

Intermediate course in the study of idiomatic language, including common American idioms and proverbs, as used in everyday language situations.

AMLA 31R  American Language Basic Reading

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: Eligibility for AMLA 41W

Basic reading and vocabulary for non-native speakers.

AMLA 32R  American Language Intermediate Reading

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: Eligibility for AMLA 42W

Intermediate reading and vocabulary for non-native speakers.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201731322AMLA:32RMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmE. Casian18-1

AMLA 33R  American Language Advanced Reading

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: Eligibility for AMLA 43W

Advanced reading and vocabulary for non-native speakers.

AMLA 41W  American Language Basic Writing

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Test or successful completion of noncredit ESL Level 4
Advisory: AMLA 31R taken previously or concurrently

Basic grammar and writing for non-native speakers.

AMLA 42W  American Language Intermediate Writing

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Test or successful completion of AMLA 41W or noncredit ESL Level 5 or 6 or VESL
Advisory: AMLA 32R taken prior or concurrently

Intermediate grammar and writing for non-native speakers.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730346AMLA:42WMTWR7:20am - 10:10amB. Mezaki66-222
Winter 201730347AMLA:42WMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmN. Stokes26A-2610
Winter 201730348AMLA:42WMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmN. Giles26B-1555

AMLA 43W  American Language Advanced Writing

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Test or successful completion of AMLA 42W
Advisory: AMLA 33R taken prior or concurrently

Advanced grammar and writing for non-native speakers.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730349AMLA:43WMTWR7:20am - 10:10amN. Stokes26A-2610
Winter 201730350AMLA:43WMTWR7:20am - 10:10amD. Heinicke66-246
Winter 201730351AMLA:43WMTWR10:20am - 1:10pmB. Mezaki66-222
Winter 201730562AMLA:43WMTWR7:20pm - 10:10pmO. Habayeb66-222

AMLA 90  Accelerated Developmental Writing for AMLA

5 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 90   
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AMLA 42W or eligibility for AMLA 43W

Develops English language reading, writing, and communicating proficiency while nurturing metacognitive and critical thinking skills in a thematic context to prepare English language learners for college-level course work.

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