Christian Unified Schools
Christian Unified Schools

Teaching students to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview

ESL Course Descriptions 

250 High School English (ESL II) 
This two-semester course is designed for beginner ESL students usually in grades 9 and 10.  It covers listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary development.  The course with one year of ESL Lab and one year of English American History is designed to fulfill one year college-prep English requirement.  Students completing this course usually proceed to the intermediate level (ESL III)
CREDITS: One each semester.

248 High School English (ESL III) 
This two-semester course is designed for intermediate students in grades 9-11. It covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the content area of English. The course with one year of English Lab is designed to fulfill one year, college-prep English requirement. Students completing this course should be able to succeed (in varying degrees) in regular English 9 and Advanced English.  
CREDITS: One each semester.  This course may be used to meet a UC "B" or "F" requirement and a CSU English requirement.
GRADE LEVELS: B = 9, F = 9, 10, 11, 12

256 English Reading Writing and Advanced Grammar (ESL IV) 
This two-semester course is designed for advanced students in grades 9-12. It covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the content area of English. This course is designed to fulfill one year, college-prep, English requirement. It is also designed to be used as an elective for students in mainstreamed English classes who need additional English as identified by the SLEP test. Students who complete this course should be able to succeed in most mainstreamed classes in grades 9-11. 
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES: ESL III 
CREDITS: One each semester.  This course may be used to meet a UC "B" or "F" requirement and a CSU English requirement.
GRADE LEVELS: B =10; F = 9, 10, 11, 12

249 English American History for Content and 254 Sheltered US History/Geography The lessons in these two levels of US History form the foundation for understanding US History and Government.  The lessons include spiritual heritage interwoven throughout the text and activities. Students are challenged to compare world events, moral and ethical issues and historical decisions with Scripture.
CREDITS: English American History - one each semester as an elective. Sheltered US History one each semester as US History Credit (UC approved for college-prep credit). 
GRADE LEVELS: A = 9-12; F = 9-12

247 Sheltered Bible I and 253 Sheltered Bible II 
The Bible is the text, and these two classes lay the foundation for understanding the Way, the Truth and the Life. Old Testament survey is presented in Bible I.  Students are taught God’s promises and the fulfillment of prophecy in Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection, including with creation, Jewish history, the prophets, the Exile and the Promised Land.  Bible II challenges the thinking through topical studies, memory verses, and DICE exercises (Define, Inquire, Content and Emphasis) to analyze and make personal application of scripture.  The teaching of the gospels with special emphasis in the book of Mark as well as discussion of issues is the focus of this class.
CREDITS: One each semester as a Bible Credit.

252 ESL Lab 
The Lab is an individualized, computer-enhanced approaches designed to improve basic skills and for SAT, ACT and TOEFL preparation.
CREDITS: One each semester as an elective.

 

 

Dr. Karen Andrews, Ed.D, PDSO
Director of Special Programs
Karen.Andrews@christianunified.org
619-440-1531

Fax:  619-590-1717

Mrs. Judy Ford,
International Program Assistant
Judy.Ford@christianunified.org
619-440-1531

Fax:  619-590-1717

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