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English as a Second Language Certificates

Certificates of Accomplishment

Low-Intermediate ESL | High-Intermediate ESL | Advanced ESL

Certificate of Accomplishment Low-Intermediate ESL 17 Units

Students who complete this certificate will demonstrate the ability to communicate in writing about daily life and introductory academic topics and demonstrate the ability to understand and express themselves orally on basic academic and/or occupational topics.

A certificate of accomplishment may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in a minimum of 4 units in the ESL Department at the time of application.

4 units ESL-126 Listening/Speaking II

4 units ESL-146 English Fluency & Vocabulary II

4 units ESL-166 Grammar II

5 units ESL-186 Writing II

Certificate of Accomplishment High-Intermediate ESL 17 Units

Students who complete this certificate will demonstrate the ability to read simple authentic texts and to write unified, coherent, adequately-supported multi-paragraph compositions, will demonstrate the ability to understand introductory lectures and presentations, and will demonstrate the ability to express themselves through extended conversations or short presentations.

A certificate of accomplishment may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in a minimum of 4 units in the ESL Department at the time of application.

4 units ESL-129 Listening/Speaking III

4 units ESL-149 Academic & Professional ESL III

4 units ESL-169 Grammar III

5 units ESL-189 Writing III

Certificate of Accomplishment Advanced ESL 17 Units

Students who complete this certificate will demonstrate the ability to understand entry-level college texts and to write unified, coherent essays clearly and effectively, will demonstrate the ability to understand academic lectures, and will demonstrate the ability to express themselves orally on a complex topic, incorporating research and/or secondary sources.

A certificate of accomplishment may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in a minimum of 4 units in the ESL Department at the time of application.

4 units ESL-132 Oral Communication for Advanced ESL Students

4 units ESL-152 Academic & Professional ESL IV

4 units ESL-172 Grammar IV

5 units ESL-192 Introduction to Essay Writing