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NC.ESL 1A - Beginning Low A - Andralena Panczenko

Course:Beginning Low A
Professor:Andralena Panczenko
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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Welcome to NC.ESL 1A! In this course, you will develop your English skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We will also practice with grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and everyday life situations. In class meetings, we will practice English with our textbook, discussions, exercises, activities, and games. Many class activities encourage students to work together in groups or pairs to build conversation skills. We have many different languages in class, so it's necessary to speak English for everyone to communicate. Please ask questions if you don't understand or need help. Get ready to have fun improving your English with me and your classmates!

Course Description

In this course, you will develop basic English skills at the beginning low level through listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and everyday life situations.

What to Expect in this Course

In this class, we will meet on Zoom. You will complete grammar, listening, and pronunciation exercises, reading comprehension activities, and writing exercises. You will also submit voice recordings for speaking practice and participate in online discussions with me and your classmates. Regular access to a reliable computer or tablet with a stable internet connection is highly recommended. It is difficult, but not impossible, to take an online class using only your cell phone.

Types of Assessments

Written assignments, quizzes, group activities, voice recordings. 

The midterm exam and final exam will be online.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Our textbook is FREE and is available for download through the college’s ZTC Textbooks. On the website, scroll down to English as a Second Language and select NC.ESL-1A - Beginning Low A. If you need a physical copy of your ZTC digital textbook, it can be printed for a small fee at the COC Bookstore (in the Student Center across from Canyons Hall).

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Other Relevant Course Information

We are all very busy people, and I will do everything I can to make our time together an active learning experience for you. I may drop any student who does not attend the first week of class or who has four consecutive absences. I will be flexible, but participation is important. Specifically, if you're not in class regularly and not doing well on assignments, I'll talk to you about dropping the class because this might not be the best semester for you to take it. If you have a serious issue and can’t participate in class for several days, please let me know right away.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

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)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

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

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 09/28/2022 Sub#: 1492