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NC.ESL-1A/1B - NC.ESL Beginning Low A & B - Joseph Eddie Boylan

Course:NC.ESL Beginning Low A & B
Professor:Joseph Eddie Boylan
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


A Big Welcome to you from Professor Joseph Eddie Boylan !!! I will be looking forward to our first meeting and seeing you in our on going class times. I have enjoyed teaching English as a Second Language for a number of years in the US,  Asia, Africa, Europe and the Pacific Islands. I have been in your shoes often :-)

Cheers until then,

Joseph Eddie Boylan

College of the Canyons - ESL Instructor 

Course Description

This course develops English skills at the Beginning Low A and B Levels.

It involves learning to use vocabulary, grammar, speaking and listening in everyday life and work situations at the 1A/1B Level. 

What to Expect in this Course

We will do a lot of activities through pair and group work. We will ask and answer questions. We will work through the text book together- checking answers and having topical conversations. We will use the workbook and the app's audio and video. These come with the book bundle to help us learn. Through working with each other and with my helping you, we will learn more about the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Types of Assessments

We will have a quiz each unite that are based on the exercises. The Final Exam will on week 8 of both courses. To pass you need 70% or above. You may retake the course if needed.

Textbook Information

Future 1 English for Work, Life, and Academic Success, 2nd Ed. by
Marjorie Fuchs, Lisa Johnson, Sarah Lynn, Irene Schoenberg, Pearson
Education, Inc. 2019
Student Book and Workbook package: ISBN# 978-0-13-535822-1
(Available to order at the College of the Canyons Bookstore website)

Other Relevant Course Information

The quizzes  are to help you and show you what you know. They also show what needs to be practiced more before we take the Final Exam. It will have parts on Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking.  The Final Exam will be at the end of week 8 of 1A which will cover 6 Unites in the first 8 weeks. In 1B we will do the same and cover Unites 7-12. The course is assessed with grades being: Pass(70%)/No Pass(below 70%). You must pass 1A to go on to 1B and you must pass 1B to go on  to 2A.

We will be using both email and the Remind app. to communicate with each other.

Please feel free to contact me using either of these. I will try to get back in touch with you as soon as I can either immediately or at least in 12-24 hours.

Additional Resources


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Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 08/18/2021 Sub#: 542