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 56  American Language Nouns and Articles

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Concentrates on count and non-count nouns, article usage and other determiners for non-native learners of English. Writing practice and exercises will emphasize correct usage of these structures in writing and speaking.

AMLA 57  American Language Verb Review I

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Concentrates on verb tense, form, and use for non-native learners of English. Practice in present, past, and future verb tense forms, meaning, and use in both spoken and written English, with special emphasis on writing for college courses.

AMLA 58  American Language Verb Review II

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Advanced work on modals, passive voice, passive modals, and conditionals for non-native English students. Exercises and writing practice will emphasize improved verb usage in writing.

AMLA 59  American Language Prepositions

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Spoken and written practice in prepositions for non-native English learners. Students will analyze prepositions and idiomatic expressions through reading and will apply their knowledge to written work.

AMLA 60  American Language Verb Review III

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Advanced work on gerunds, infinitives and participles for non-native English students. Exercises and writing practice will emphasize improved verb usage in writing.

AMLA 61  American Language Word Forms

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Spoken and written practice in noun, verb, adjective, and adverb word forms for non-native English students.

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