Beginning ESL (Noncredit) - Certificate

Beginning ESL (noncredit)

This program in Beginning ESL equips students with the Basic English language skills they need in order to improve employability or to enter into an ESL credit program at the high beginning level. This includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as test-taking skills and the computer skills needed to access course curricula.

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Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will respond adequately to spoken language appropriate for novice-mid to novice-high level learners and use common concrete vocabulary to speak about familiar topics.
  • Students will read articles and short stories suitable for the level and will write simple sentences using common vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate the reading, vocabulary, grammar, writing, listening, speaking and test taking skills necessary in order to successfully score an ESL 930 or higher placement on the college placement exam.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Core Curriculumn Courses (Required):
Code Class Units
NCE 910A Foundations in ESL I (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 910B Foundations in ESL II (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 910L Foundations in ESL Lab (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920A Beginning ESL I (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920B Beginning ESL II (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920L Beginning ESL Lab (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 925 Preparation for Academic ESL (NONCREDIT) 0.0

Units Required

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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

A familiarity with spoken and written English at the beginning level is required in order to improve employability or to enter into an ESL credit program at the high beginning level.