English as a Second Language

Certificates

ESL Listening and Speaking for Academic and Workforce Preparation Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Listening and Speaking from the novice to low intermediate level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLL 31 Listening and Speaking for College Readiness 3
ESLL 41 Listening, Speaking and Presentation Skills for College 3
ESLP 41 The Basics of English Pronunciation 3
Total Units: 9

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1: USE INTERACTIVE SPEAKING STRATEGIES EFFECTIVELY
  • PSLO #2: PREPARE AND DELIVER SHORT YET ENGAGING PRESENTATIONS ON ACADEMIC TOPICS
  • PSLO #3: USE NOTE-TAKING TECHNIQUES TO TAKE ORGANIZED, ACCURATE NOTES BASED ON SHORT LECTURES FROM A VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES
  • PSLO #4: DEMONSTRATE AN EMERGING ABILITY TO PRONOUNCE ALL THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH IN CONTROLLED SPEECH.
  • PSLO #5: USE BASIC WORD STRESS RULES TO IDENTIFY AND PRONOUNCE STRESSED SYLLABLES.
  • PSLO #6: USE BASIC RULES OF SUPRASEGMENTAL STRESS TO IDENTIFY AND PRONOUNCE SENTENCE STRESS AND INTONATION.

ESL Listening and Speaking for College Success Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Listening and Speaking from the intermediate-mid to advanced-low level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLP 51 Building English Fluency and Comprehensibility 3
ESLL 111 Academic Listening, Speaking, and Presentation Skills 3
ESLL 121 Academic Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion 3
Total Units: 9

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: USE PRE-LISTENING STRATEGIES TO PREPARE FOR LECTURES
  • PSLO 2: DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE TAKING ACCURATE NOTES BASED ON LECTURES
  • PSLO 3: ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN A VARIETY OF CLASS DISCUSSION ACTIVITIES
  • PSLO 4: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO PRONOUNCE ALL THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH IN CONTROLLED SPEECH WITH OCCASIONAL ERRORS.
  • PSLO 5: USE OF A VARIETY OF WORD STRESS RULES TO IDENTIFY AND PRONOUNCE STRESSED SYLLABLES.
  • PSLO 6: USE RULES OF SUPRASEGMENTAL STRESS TO IDENTIFY AND PRONOUNCE RHYTHM, SENTENCE STRESS, AND INTONATION

ESL Reading for Academic and Workforce Preparation Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Reading from the novice to low intermediate level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 37 Novice-High Integrated Reading and Writing 6
ESL 47 Intermediate-Low Integrated Reading and Writing 6
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: EMPLOY "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES
  • PSLO 2: EMPLOY LEVEL-APPROPRIATE VOCABULARY BUILDING STRATEGIES
  • PSLO 3: DEMONSTRATE COMPREHENSION OF MULTI-PARAGRAPH ACADEMIC TEXTS
  • PSLO 4: DEMONSTRATE AN EMERGING ABILITY TO SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION FROM TEXT AND USE THAT INFORMATION TO GENERATE IDEAS FOR WRITING.

ESL Reading for College Success Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Reading from the intermediate to advanced-low level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 110 ESL College English Preparation: Intermediate 6
ESL 130 ESL College English Preparation: Advanced-Low 6
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC READING SKILLS BOTH IN CLASS UNDER THE PRESSURE OF TIME AND OUT OF CLASS.
  • PSLO 2: RESPOND TO READINGS IN CLEAR WRITTEN AND ORAL RESPONSES THAT SHOW CRITICAL ANALYSIS.
  • PSLO 3: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO INFER, SUMMARIZE, PARAPHRASE, AND MAKE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS OR OUTLINES.

ESL Writing for Academic and Workforce Preparation Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Writing from the novice to low intermediate level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 37 Novice-High Integrated Reading and Writing 6
ESL 47 Intermediate-Low Integrated Reading and Writing 6
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE WRITING ASSIGNMENTS WHICH INCLUDE A CLEAR TOPIC, CONTROLLING IDEA, AND SUPPORTING DETAILS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF SPECIFICITY.
  • PSLO 2: DEMONSTRATE AN EMERGING ABILITY TO APPLY NEW INFORMATION TO WRITING
  • PSLO 3: USE COMMON ENGLISH SENTENCE PATTERNS CORRECTLY.

ESL Writing for College Success Certificate

This certificate of proficiency recognizes English language learners who have successfully completed coursework in ESL Writing from the intermediate-mid to advanced-low level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 110 ESL College English Preparation: Intermediate 6
ESL 130 ESL College English Preparation: Advanced-Low 6
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE SEVERAL MULTI-DRAFT ESSAYS THAT INCLUDE OUTSIDE SOURCES.
  • PSLO 2: CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATE COLLEGE-APPROPRIATE SKILLS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
  • PSLO 3: COMPLETE COLLEGE-LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING FOLLOWING MULTI-PART INSTRUCTIONS, USING INDEPENDENT THINKING OR BASIC RESEARCH, COMPLETING WORK ON TIME EVEN WHEN MULTIPLE STEPS ARE REQUIRED, AND UTILIZING CORRECT FORMATTING FOR ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS.
  • PSLO 4: RESPECT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY BY USING ONE'S OWN IDEAS AND WORDS IN WRITING AND CITING SOURCES WHEN NECESSARY.

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ESL Assessment

If you are learning English, you should take an ESL assessment test to place you in an ESL class that matches your skill level. Please see the ESL Placement page to sign up for an assessment test.

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