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, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLL 20 Novice Listening and Speaking 4
ESLL 30 Novice-High Listening and Speaking 4
ESLL 40 Intermediate-Low Listening and Speaking 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into courses in the CRC ESL program through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: PRODUCE COMPREHENSIBLE AMERICAN ENGLISH WITH APPROPRIATE STRESS, RHYTHM AND INTONATION IN CONVERSATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH A SYMPATHETIC LISTENER.
  • Employ basic stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English in interviews, discussions and presentations.
  • Differentiate mood and meaning by applying stress, rhythm and intonation rehearsed in class.
  • SLO 2: PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS, ASKING AND RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS BASED ON CLASS LECTURES AND READINGS WHEN INTERACTING WITH SYMPATHETIC LISTENERS.
  • Perform conversations and impromptu role-playing scenarios on a variety of topics.
  • Employ communication techniques to respond appropriately in conversations and discussions.
  • Write questions and responses for interviewing others based on topics in lectures and listening activities.
  • SLO 3: EXTRACT VITAL INFORMATION FROM LISTENING PASSAGES AND LECTURES TO TAKE NOTES OF MAIN AND SUPPORTING IDEAS.
  • Write notes which include the main and supporting ideas presented in brief lectures, videos, or radio interviews.
  • Evaluate the message, audience and purpose of speakers in a variety of listening activities, including audio and video materials.
  • Complete cloze activities based on listening extracts of lectures, interviews or videos.
  • Summarize main ideas presented in lectures, videos, interviews, or stories.
  • SLO 4: PRESENT SHORT SPEECHES AND GROUP PROJECTS WITH BASIC FLUENCY AND ACCURACY.
  • Plan and produce an individual presentation on a topic discussed in class.
  • Analyze and assign speaking tasks to members of a team for a team project to be presented with visual props.
  • SLO 5: PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN A PLURALISTIC ACADEMIC SETTING
  • Interact respectfully with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Perform academic responsibilities in a timely and ethical fashion.
  • Participate in discussions that require expressing and responding to opinions from diverse perspectives.

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, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLL 50 Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking 4
ESLL 310 Intermediate-High Listening and Speaking 4
ESLL 320 Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into courses in the CRC ESL Listening and Speaking program at the intermediate-mid level through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE
  • analyze selected issues and prepare to support multiple viewpoints
  • take notes on challenging, lengthy academic lectures
  • participate in discussions and interviews with confidence
  • understand spoken questions, instructions, and announcements
  • demonstrate comprehension of main points of news videos or other excerpts of native speech
  • demonstrate comprehension and ability to converse fluently in everyday conversation
  • SLO 2: PRODUCE LENGTHY, UNREHEARSED EXAMPLES OF INTELLIGIBLE CONNECTED SPEECH
  • speak fluently at an appropriate speed with very little or no hesitation
  • use clear and comprehensible pronunciation
  • use correct grammar and vocabulary correctly so that meaning is not disrupted
  • SLO 3: IDENTIFY CENTRAL MEANING IN CONCEPTUALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY CHALLENGING SPOKEN DISCOURSE
  • take organized and accurate notes based on lectures using note-taking techniques
  • identify main ideas, subtopics, and important supporting facts
  • use notes to respond in speaking and writing and to recreate the lecture
  • SLO 4: USE A VARIETY OF INTERACTIVE SPEAKING/LISTENING AND PRESENTATION STRATEGIES EFFECTIVELY
  • give an intelligible presentation of 8-10 minutes that includes an appropriate introduction and conclusion, clear transitions, complete information to explain subtopics, and instructive visuals, including appropriate use of PowerPoint
  • interact with group members to delegate tasks and come to consensus
  • use a variety of discussion strategies effectively, including clarifying, expressing opinions, agreeing, disagreeing and eliciting others’ input
  • critically discuss, analyze, and summarize relevant content of lectures, videos, or other listening material
  • SLO 5: ENHANCE ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A DIVERSE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WITH A PLURALISTIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE WORLD
  • examine topics from more than one perspective and summarize the reasoning behind both sides
  • attend campus events related to cultural pluralism
  • participate in group activities appropriately and respectfully with people of different backgrounds
  • SLO 6: MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD BECOMING SELF-RELIANT AND INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
  • demonstrate ability to correct spoken errors that lead to misunderstanding
  • conduct basic research for presentations and paraphrase and organize relevant information
  • use the Internet and e-mail to research topics, watch videos, and/or complete web-based listening exercises
  • display academic integrity and honesty at all times

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, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLR 20 Novice Reading 4
ESLR 30 Novice-High Reading 4
ESLR 40 Intermediate-Low Reading 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into courses in the CRC ESL program through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO #1: EMPLOY "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES
  • use context clues and structural analysis as aids to understanding word meanings.
  • infer meaning through application of previous knowledge.
  • identify implied ideas in level appropriate texts.
  • SLO #2: DEMONSTRATE EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS
  • recognize main ideas in intermediate level reading passages.
  • locate topics and major supporting details of assigned readings.
  • discuss and write responses to ideas from both fiction and non-fiction readings.
  • answer literal comprehension and vocabulary-in-context questions after assigned readings.
  • SLO #3: DISTINGUISH THE MEANINGS CONVEYED BY FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR STRUCTURES
  • recognize parts of speech from word forms and sentence structure.
  • analyze sentences for their component parts and recognize the effect of word order on meaning.
  • SLO #4: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO READ LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS ALOUD
  • use phonetic skills to attack and pronounce unfamiliar words.
  • SLO #5: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND EXTENDED WORKS OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE FICTION
  • increase vocabulary through reading.
  • search for contextual clues to meaning.
  • employ basic strategies to increase reading speed.
  • employ rudimentary scanning techniques to locate specific textual information.
  • SLO #6: PROGRESS TOWARD BECOMING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
  • use an American English dictionary effectively in lieu of reliance on a translating dictionary.
  • SLO #7: DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE PARTICIPATION BEHAVIORS IN SMALL AND LARGE GROUP ACTIVITIES.
  • SLO #8: EMPLOY TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO COMPLETE OUT-OF-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS ACCORDING TO A GIVEN SCHEDULE.

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-mid to advanced-low level.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLR 50 Intermediate-Mid Reading 4
ESLR 310 Intermediate-High Reading 4
ESLR 320 Advanced-Low Reading 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into courses in the CRC ESL reading program at the intermediate-mid level through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE
  • employ appropriate reading strategies and adjust reading speed appropriately to address a full range of reading tasks
  • demonstrate reading-proficiency skills including predicting, skimming, scanning, surveying, questioning and reviewing
  • demonstrate ability to read for specific information
  • SLO #2: EMPLOY VOCABULARY BUILDING STRATEGIES
  • employ vocabulary building skills such as analysis of roots, affixes, and contextual clues
  • SLO #3: ANALYZE READINGS TO RECOGNIZE RHETORICAL PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE
  • analyze readings to determine rhetorical mode and organizational pattern
  • deduce author's intended audience, bias, and thesis
  • SLO #4: MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD BECOMING SELF-RELIANT AND INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
  • locate and use library reference materials
  • SLO #5: BECOME MORE PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A DIVERSE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WITH A PLURALISTIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE WORLD
  • synthesize ideas from different texts on a common theme in a written response
  • demonstrate emerging ability to mine information through electronic media

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, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLW 20 Novice Writing 4
ESLW 30 Novice-High Writing 4
ESLW 40 Intermediate-Low Writing 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into writing courses in the CRC ESL program through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: ANALYZE PARAGRAPHS TO IDENTIFY COMPONENT STRUCTURES
  • identify topic, controlling idea and supporting details at various levels of specificity
  • SLO 2: PLAN, WRITE, AND REVISE BASIC PARAGRAPHS
  • SLO 3: WRITE ADEQUATELY UNDER THE PRESSURE OF TIME
  • choose the correct verb tense/aspect according to the situation
  • use time order and listing order words and expressions to organize ideas
  • use correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, formatting of paragraphs, and legible handwriting
  • SLO 4: EXHIBIT AN EMERGING UNDERSTANDING OF THE REVISION AND EDITING PROCESSES AS TOOLS FOR WRITING IMPROVEMENT
  • SLO 5: WRITE SIMPLE, COMPOUND AND COMPLEX SENTENCES WITH CORRECT PUNCTUATION
  • SLO 6: CONSTRUCT SENTENCES WITH APPROPRIATE VERB STRUCTURES
  • SLO 7: IDENTIFY AND USE OTHER GRAMMAR STRUCTURES AND WORD FORMS
  • identify and use singular, plural and noncount forms and appropriate quantifiers and articles with very few errors in form
  • identify parts of speech and use correct word forms in writing
  • identify and use comparative and superlative forms of adjectives with emerging competence
  • identify and use adjective clauses with emerging competence
  • identify and use most modals with few errors in form
  • identify and begin to use present perfect

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, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLW 50 Intermediate-Mid Writing 4
ESLW 310 Intermediate-High Writing 4
ESLW 320 Advanced-Low Writing 4
Total Units: 12

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Placement into courses in the CRC ESL writing program at the intermediate-mid level through the ESL assessment process.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN WRITING SITUATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE PURPOSES WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE
  • demonstrate competence in the writing process including prewriting, outlining, drafting, revising and editing
  • respond appropriately and competently to a written prompt under the pressure of time
  • produce a unified essay with a clearly developed thesis
  • SLO 2: SUPPORT OPINIONS WITH FACTS AND COGENT REASONING
  • demonstrate ability to distinguish fact and opinion on essays
  • utilize cogent reasoning to support opinions and arguments
  • SLO 3: APPLY ERROR CORRECTION STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS REPETITIVE WEAKNESSES IN WRITING
  • utilize error rubrics to identify and correct errors
  • SLO 4: DEMONSTRATE CONTROL OF GRAMMAR WITH RARE ERRORS IN FORM
  • SLO 5: PARTICIPATE IN THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS TO STRENGTHEN THE INTENT OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
  • demonstrate ability to incorporate peer feedback in the revision process
  • provide appropriate feedback to peer writers
  • SLO 6: MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD BECOMING SELF-RELIANT AND INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
  • respect academic integrity by using one's own ideas and words in writing, and demonstrate an understanding of how to avoid plagiarism, including basic use of citation
  • use error rubrics and peer feedback to independently revise and edit essays
  • develop ideas through writing multiple drafts
  • SLO 7: BECOME MORE PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A DIVERSE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WITH A PLURALISTIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE WORLD
  • contrast American cultural values and practices with those of students' native countries
  • respond to various bicultural and multicultural readings