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

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202030809AMLA:33RMTWR7:30am - 10:20amE. Casian66-246

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.

AMLA 70  Basic to Intermediate Writing and Reading

5 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 90   
Advisory: Placement recommendation into AMLA 70 or completion of ESL Level 4

Basic to intermediate level accelerated writing and reading for non-native speakers with an emphasis on preparation for academic writing, critical thinking, and vocabulary development.

AMLA 80  Intermediate to Advanced Writing and Reading

5 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 90   
Advisory: Completion of AMLA 70, placement recommendation into AMLA 80, or completion of ESL Levels 5, or ESL 6, or VESL

Intermediate to advanced accelerated writing and reading for non-native speakers with an emphasis on preparation for academic writing, critical thinking, and vocabulary development.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031080AMLA:80MTWR9:30am - 1:00pmB. Mezaki66-222
Winter 202031244AMLA:80MTWR11:10am - 2:40pmA. Pulido66-246

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202030893AMLA:90MTWR7:30am - 11:00amA. Bruins66-209
Winter 202030894AMLA:90MTWR11:10am - 2:40pmA. Bruins66-209
Winter 202030896AMLA:90MTWR6:30pm - 10:00pmM. Malley66-222
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