ESL/EMLS courses are offered by the English/ESL Dept. to help
bilingual, multilingual, and non-native speakers of English who
need additional work before enrolling in English 101, Freshman
Composition. These courses provide practice in such areas as
vocabulary, advanced sentence construction and especially,
practice in writing paragraphs and essays.
Students who took ELD classes in high school and studied
regular English only in their senior year should take the TELD
test (Test of English Language Development) to determine their
Students enrolled in ESL/EMLS courses should also enroll at the
same time in a Reading class and possibly a pronunciation class
to improve their English faster.
Many high school graduates taking the TELD place in EMLS
109, 3 steps below English 101, the same level as English N50.
However, EMLS 109, like the other EMLS courses, focuses on
writing problems faced by bilingual or non-native speakers of
English. EMLS 107 through EMLS 112, unlike English N50, N60
and 061, are transferable to some California State University
campuses as electives.