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NC ESL 070 - Noncredit College Reading, Writing, and Grammar II - Heather Maclean

Course:Noncredit College Reading, Writing, and Grammar II
Professor:Heather Maclean
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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Hi and welcome to the first ever NCESL 070 fully online, allowing you summer freedom with continuing your English, specifically reading and writing, learning!

Online only can be a little scary and isolating, but I will offer an optional OnlineLive class once a week for questions, clarification, and instruction! We will set that date and weekly time together as a group. 

If you have never done fully online before, this is a great opportunity to see what it's like in a relaxed, but productive, environment.

Professor Heather

Course Description

This class continues development of reading, writing, and grammar skills in preparation for college-level work.

We will use a variety of interesting topics from movies to pandemics to charities. Each topic will involve reading, vocabulary, and writing. We will specifically do some work on the Academic Vocabulary Word List. 

What to Expect in this Course

We will meet on Zoom during our class hours. We will use Canvas as our Learning Management System in this course. All of your assignments and homework will live on Canvas. 

We may also use other tools: 

Kahoot (fun quizzes)

Remind (communication)

Nearpod (like Powerpoint)

Don't worry though, I will be there to help and guide you through the process and the assignments. 

Of course, you will be expected to log in to Canvas regularly to view any announcements, participate in activities, and submit assignments,

Types of Assessments

Reading comprehension
Grammar activity/quizzes
Vocabulary activities/quizzes

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Material will be provided by me!

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

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The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 1045