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NC ESL 4B - Intermediate High B - Ying Fisher

Course:Intermediate High B
Professor:Ying Fisher
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Ms. Ying Fisher

I was born and raised in Northeast China.  I went to Kyoto, Japan in September, 2000 to study. I lived in Kyoto for three years where I attended the graduate school and worked part time at a Japanese company to support myself. I moved to LA in August, 2003, and I’ve made LA my home ever since. I have two children. My daughter is fifteen, and my son is eleven. I enjoy traveling all over the world with my kids. I love exercising, reading, as well as hanging out with my friends and families whenever I can. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Jilin University in China.  I learned Japanese and earned my Master’s Degree from Ryukoku University in Japan.  I first came to LA as an exchange student from Ryukoku University to California State University at Northridge (CSUN) in 2003. I studied in Communications. Later, I returned to CSUN and finished my Single Subject Teaching Credential for English, Mathematics, and Chinese.  I also have a TESL certificate for teaching English as a Second Language at college level. I have taught various classes in English, Mathematics, and Chinese at William S. Hart UHSD for twelve years. At evenings, I’ve taught ESL at Golden Oaks Adult School for four years and at College of the Canyons since 2015. 

Teaching ESL is my love and passion because there's nothing more exciting and heartwarming than teaching students from all over the world and helping them reach their American Dreams like me!

Course Description

This course continues and expands the development of English skills at the beginning high level through listening, speaking, reading and writing, including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and everyday life situations.

What to Expect in this Course

In this course, we do most of the instructions and meetings through Zoom during the course designated hours. In addition, we use Remind to stay connected.  Homework is assigned three to four times a week while class meets three time a week.  However, homework is recommended. It's not mandatory.

Types of Assessments

Final exam is mandatory and proctored during class time through Zoom.

Textbook Information

Course materials are Side by Side which can be purchased from COC bookstore, online from Pearson, Amazon, and etc.  Students have their options on where to get their book.

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:

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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

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.

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: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 983