American College English

http://www.miracosta.edu/ESL

The American College English (ACE) area of study provides English skill instruction to bilingual or multilingual students who want or need to develop stronger academic writing, reading, vocabulary, and oral communication skills for success in college courses. ACE courses emphasize critical thinking and clear communication to prepare students for all college-level work. The ACE 149 and ACE 150 composition courses are UC/CSU transferable and lead students directly to ENGL 100

Contact Information

Chair: Mary Gross

Dean: Dana Smith

www.miracosta.edu/ESL

Department: English as a Second Language

Office: Administration Building, San Elijo Campus, 760.634.7879

Full-Time Faculty

Mary Gross
Melissa Lloyd-Jones

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available at http://www.miracosta.edu/governance/coursesandprograms/courseoutlines.html.

Courses

ACE 149: Introduction to Academic Writing for Students from Multilingual Backgrounds

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ACE 49, ENGL 49, ESL 49, or ESL 149.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course is designed for students from diverse language backgrounds who are making a transition to the use of academic English and who require the development of writing skills. The course emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. It provides practice in gathering, organizing, and communicating information and in applying the principles and conventions of standard edited American English. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ACE 149 or ESL 149.

ACE 150: Introduction to College Composition for Students from Multilingual Backgrounds

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ACE 149, ENGL 49, ESL 149, or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ESL 50 or ESL 150.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course, designed for students from diverse language backgrounds, offers intensive practice in the writing process, critical reading, and critical thinking. It also provides practice in acquiring, synthesizing, and communicating information and in applying the principles and conventions of standard edited American English. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ACE 150 or ESL 150.

ACE 296: Topics in American College English

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in American College English that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.