Beginning ESL (Noncredit) - Certificate

Beginning ESL (Noncredit) - Certificate

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.

Learn more about our ESL for Non-Credit Program

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 920A Beginning ESL I (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920B Beginning ESL II (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 924 Beginning ESL College Skills (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920PL Beginning Pronunciation and Listening (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 920GW Beginning Grammar and Writing (NONCREDIT) 0.0
Units Required
Total Required Units 0.0
Total Required Hours 214
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

The ability to write accurate sentences and paragraphs is required in order to place into the credit English program, to successfully complete college-level coursework, to improve employment skills, and/or to reach personal goals.