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ESL

English as a
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Student CSID

Second Language Teacher Teacher

Beginning Room Room


Student Guide
Class level Class level

Time Time

This ESL Student Guide was developed by


the ESL Learner Persistence Committee.

Welcome to our program


Table of
Contents
ESL Online Resources..................................................................................................................2
General Program Information................................................................................................3-4
Other Free Classes.......................................................................................................................5
Classroom Reminders.................................................................................................................6
Alphabet.......................................................................................................................................7
Days and Months........................................................................................................................7
Cardinal Numbers........................................................................................................................8
Ordinal Numbers.........................................................................................................................9
Everyday English...................................................................................................................... 10
Classroom English.................................................................................................................... 11
Short-Term Goals................................................................................................................12-13
Goals for Learning English...................................................................................................... 14
Regular Verbs: Present............................................................................................................. 15
Regular Verbs: Present and Continuous................................................................................ 16
Regular Verbs: Present and Past............................................................................................ 17
Irregular Verbs: Present and Past........................................................................................... 18
CASAS Test Practice................................................................................................................. 19
Map of Continuing Education Campuses ............................................................... back cover
and Community Colleges

ESL online
resources
www.starfall.com
www.usalearns.org
www.eslwithjim.wordpress.com
www.learningchocolate.com
www.spellingcity.com
www.webforbeg.weebly.com
www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises

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GENERAL PROGRAM
INFORMATION
1. The name of our school is 6. At the end of each
. semester, you
We are part of San Diego Continuing may receive
Education. a Certificate of
Participation
and/or
Completion:
» Certificate of Participation—
2. Most classes are 18 weeks long you attend hours.
(1 semester). » Certificate of Completion—
you complete the
requirements for the level
(1, 2, or 3)

3. Please bring school supplies:


pencil, paper, notebook.

7. If you are absent a few days, tell


your teacher.

4. You need to buy


a book.

8. If you are absent for


a long time, go to
the Registration
5. There are 7 levels of ESL. office or talk to your
1,2,3= Beginning teacher.
4,5= Intermediate
6,7= Advanced

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GENERAL PROGRAM
INFORMATION
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9. You can change a 14. Our school wants to


class if you want. stop hate on campus.
Talk to a teacher or You can go online to
placement aide. complete a report if
someone discriminates
against you:
www.sdce.edu/
organization/birt/report-form
10. You can stay in the same ESL class
until you are ready to move.
15. When there is an emergency, the
school may be closed.
You can go to the
website: www.sdce.edu
11. Do not bring for information.
children
to class.
16. Do not smoke
at school.

12. If you need a parking permit, ask 17. Please respect everyone.
your teacher. You may need to pay
a fee. The parking permit is good for
one semester.

13. If you get a parking ticket, you


can pay by mail or online at
www.paysdccd.com

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OTHER FREE CLASSES
There are other free classes you can take at some campuses:

Conversation Basic Skills (math, reading)


ESL Computer lab Citizenship




Grammar English for Careers (VESL)

High School Diploma/
Pronunciation
Equivalency

ESL Transition to College



Reading/Writing

Certificate Programs:

Accounting/Business Electronic Technician



Information Worker

Fashion and Textiles


Automotive Technician

HVAC (Heating, Venting and
Autobody and Air
Conditioning)
Paint Technician

Healthcare Careers

Business

Plumbing

Child Development

Upholstery
Computers, Information

Technology and Digital Media
Welding/Metal Fabrication
Culinary and
Bakeshop Academy

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CLASSROOM
REMINDERS

1. Bring textbook, 2. When you enter, 3. Return to class 4. Do not use a cell
paper, pencils, find a seat. on time after phone in the
pens, and a Do not save the break. classroom. Turn
binder to school. chairs for the ringer off or
other students. put the phone
on vibrate.

Elevator

5. Do not use a 6. When you take 7. Let students 8. Push the top
cell phone near a test, do not exit before button to go
the classroom. look at your you enter an up. Push the
classmate’s elevator. bottom button
paper. to go down.

What is OK?

9. Stay on the 10. Do not run or 11. Do not use the 12. Wear clothes
right-hand side push other elevator during that are OK
of stairs. students in an an evacuation. for school.
evacuation. See cover.

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ALPHABET

A a B b C c D d

E e F f G g H h

I i J j K k L l

M m N n O o P p

Q q R r S s T t

U u V v W w X x

Y y Z z
More practice: www.starfall.com

DAYS MONTHS
Sunday (Sun.) January (Jan.) August (Aug.)
Monday (Mon.) February (Feb.) September (Sept.)
Tuesday (Tues.) March (Mar.) October (Oct.)
Wednesday (Wed.) April (Apr.) November (Nov.)
Thursday (Thurs.) May (May) December (Dec.)
Friday (Fri.) June (Jun.)
Saturday (Sat.) July (Jul.)

Today is September 26, 20 .


Month Day, Year

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Cardinal NUMBERS
1 one
Examples:
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
3 books
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine 5 pencils

10 ten
11 eleven
12 twelve Examples:
13 thirteen
14 fourteen
It is ten o’clock.
15 fifteen
16 sixteen I have two children.

17 seventeen My son is sixteen


18 eighteen years old.

19 nineteen
20 twenty
30 thirty
40 forty
50 fifty
60 sixty
70 seventy
80 eighty
90 ninety
100 one hundred

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Ordinal NUMBERS
1st first
Example:
2nd second
3rd third
4th fourth
5th fifth
6th sixth
7th seventh
8th eighth
9th ninth
10th tenth
11th eleventh
12th twelfth Examples:
13th thirteenth
14th fourteenth
Today is October 3rd.
15th fifteenth
16th sixteenth The bank is on
15th Street.
17th seventeenth
18th eighteenth His fiftieth birthday is
on March 9th.
19th nineteenth
20th twentieth
30th thirtieth
40th fortieth
50th fiftieth
60th sixtieth
70th seventieth
80th eightieth
90th ninetieth
100th one hundredth

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EVERYDAY ENGLISH

1. Hello/Hi. 2. Goodbye. 3. A. How are you?


B. I’m fine.

4. Good morning. 5. Good afternoon. 6. Good evening.

7. Please. 8. A. Thank you. 9. Where are you from?


B. You’re welcome.

10. Nice to meet you. 11. Nice to see you. 12. I don’t know.

13. A. Excuse me. 14. A. I’m sorry. 15. I don’t understand.


B. That’s OK. B. That’s OK. No problem.

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CLASSROOM ENGLISH

1. Listen. 2. Talk. 3. Read.

4. Write. 5. Sit down. 6. Stand up.

7. Circle 8. Point 9. Open the door.

10. Close the door. 11. Raise your hand. 12. Take a break.

13. Find a partner. 14. Look at your paper. 15. Please repeat.

16. Please spell school. 17. I need a paper. 18. Can you help me?
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My Short-Term Goals
Complete at the beginning of the semester.
Put a check √ next to your goals for the semester.

Work Personal/Family
get a job visit my children’s school
stay at my current job volunteer in my child’s
enter job training classroom or school
get a promotion on my job read to my children
improve work skills help my children with homework
enter the military take my children to the library
other work goals: go to school meetings
other personal goals:

Community Education
enter a Citizenship class learn computer skills
get my U.S. Citizenship enroll in the next ESL level
register to vote enroll in Basic Skills
vote in an election enroll in GED or
participate in community activities High School Diploma class
other community goals: enroll in college
enroll in certificate program
other educational goals:

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My Short-Term Goals
Complete at the end of the semester.
Put a check √ next to the goals you finished this semester.

Work Personal/Family
got a job visited my children’s school
stayed at my current job volunteered in my child’s
entered job training classroom or school
got a promotion on my job read to my children
improved work skills helped my children with homework
entered the military took my children to the library
other work goals: went to school meetings
other personal goals:

Community Education
entered a Citizenship class learned computer skills
got my U.S. Citizenship enrolled in the next ESL level
registered to vote enrolled in Basic Skills
voted in an election enrolled in GED or
participated in community activities High School Diploma class

other community goals: enrolled in college


enrolled in certificate program
other educational goals:

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My goals for learning english
Examples:
This semester I will come to school three days every week.
This semester I will come to school five days every week.

I will speak English at work.


I will speak English at the store.
I will speak English at my children’s school.
I will speak English on the telephone.

I will read for 10 minutes in English everyday.


I will read for 20 minutes in English everyday.

I will learn five new words every week.


I will learn eight new words every week.

Write your goals.


This semester I will come to school

I will speak English

I will read

I will learn

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REGULAR VERBS: PresenT
Example:
I call my friend everyday. My mother calls me on the weekend.

Present Practice

1. call, calls

2. like, likes

3. listen, listens

4. live, lives

5. look, looks

6. need, needs

7. play, plays

8. study, studies

9. talk, talks

10. walk, walks


11. watch, watches


12. work, works


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REGULAR VERBS: Present and Continuous
Example:
I always listen to my teacher. I am listening to music right now.

Present Continuous Practice

1. listen listening

2. talk talking

3. read reading

4. write writing

5. go going

6. do doing

7. study studying

8. work working

9. look looking

10. watch watching

11. eat eating

12. walk walking

13. play playing

14. shop shopping

15. wear wearing

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Regular VERBS: Present and Past
Example:
I call my family on Saturdays. I called my family last week.

Present Past Practice

1. call called

2. like liked

3. listen listened

4. live lived

5. look looked

6. need needed

7. play played

8. study studied

9. talk talked

10. walk walked


11. watch watched


12. work worked


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IRREGULAR VERBS: Present and Past
Example:
I am in school today. I was in school yesterday.
She is in school today. We were in school yesterday.
We are in school today.

Present Past Practice

1. am, is, are was, were



2. come, comes came

3. do, does did

4. eat, eats ate

5. get, gets got

6. give, gives gave

7. go, goes went

8. have, has had

9. make, makes made

10. put, puts put

11. take, takes took

12. write, writes wrote

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CASAS test practice
Example test questions:

1. 2.
Practice
Questions

What is this? What is he doing?


A. Calendar A. He’s washing the dishes.
B. Money B. He’s watching the children.
C. Map C. He’s watering the plants.
D. Clock D. He’s cleaning the table

3. 4.

Shuttle Bus Arrivals John works in Lakeview.


Route A1 10:00 He rides the bus to work
Route A2 10:30 every day. It usually takes
Route B1 12:00 him about 20 minutes to
Route B2 12:30 get to work.

How does John


What time does the get to work?
Route B1 bus arrive? A. He drives.
A. 10:00 C. 12:00 B. He works in Lakeview.
B. 10:30 D. 12:30 C. It takes 20 minutes.
D. He rides the bus.

CASAS Scores and READING LEVELS

0 - 180 = Reading 1 211 - 220 = Reading 5


181 - 190 = Reading 2 221 - 235 = Reading 6
191 - 200 = Reading 3 236 - 245 = Reading 7
201 - 210 = Reading 4

©2009 Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS). All rights reserved.
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San Diego Continuing Education
campus locations
Continuing Education Campuses
College Campuses
North City
Miramar College location
10440 Black Mtn. Road
San Diego CA 92127
619-388-7825

Miramar College
Miramar College North City
location 15 8355 Aero Drive
5
San Diego CA 92123
Continuing Education at: 619-388-1800
Mesa College 52
7350 Armstrong Place
San Diego CA 92111
163
619-388-1950

Mesa College

94 Mid-City
City College 3792 Fairmount Avenue
West City San Diego CA 92105
3249 Fordham Street 619-388-4500
San Diego CA 92110
619-388-1873

805

Educational
César E. Chávez Cultural Complex
1901 Main Street 4343 Ocean View Boulevard
San Diego CA 92113 San Diego CA 92113
619-388-1910 619-388-4956

www.sdce.edu/programs/esl
ESL program information: eslinfo@sdccd.edu

San Diego Community College District President, Continuing Education


Administrative Offices Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D.
3375 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108-3883 Board Of Trustees
Mary Graham
Rich Grosch
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) includes San Diego
Bernie Rhinerson
City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College, and Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D.
San Diego Continuing Education. The SDCCD is governed by its Board of Peter Zschiesche
Trustees. No oral or written representation is binding on the San Diego
Community College District without the express approval of the Board of Chancellor, SDCCD
Trustees. SDCE Public Information Office (07/2016) Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D.