English as a Second Language

Certificates of Achievement

Advanced Proficiency Certificate in English as a Second Language Certificate

The Advanced Proficiency Program recognizes attainment of English language abilities to an advanced-low level of English in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. It is suitable for use in academic classes at the community college level as well as in the workplace community.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLL 320 Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking 4
ESLG 320 Advanced-Low Grammar 4
ESLR 320 Advanced-Low Reading 4
ESLW 320 Advanced-Low Writing 4
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • write and edit clear, well-developed, and soundly structured essays on academic topics.
  • summarize, paraphrase, and quote readings to integrate outside sources into writing.
  • evaluate a variety of reading selections by critically analyzing, critiquing, and responding to readings both in class and out of class.
  • compile accurate notes while listening to lectures and presentations.
  • formulate and use a variety of interactive speaking strategies effectively such as clarification, polite interruption, and agreement/disagreement strategies using clear and comprehensible pronunciation.
  • employ appropriate reading strategies and adjust reading speed appropriately to address a full range of reading tasks including reading for inferences and bias.
  • demonstrate mastery of verb tenses and modal auxiliary uses.
  • combine sentences, with emphasis on the ability to recognize, contrast, and analyze subordination and coordination.

Advanced-High Proficiency Certificate in English as a Second Language Certificate

This certificate recognizes attainment of English language abilities to an advanced-high level of English in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. It is suitable for use in academic classes at the community college level as well as in the workplace.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 350 Advanced Composition and Literature 4
ESLR 340 Advanced Reading Skills Through Literature 4
ESLW 340 Advanced Composition 4
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
ESLG 320 Advanced-Low Grammar (4)
ESLL 320 Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking (4)
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate comprehension of written and spoken English at an advanced-high level.
  • produce written and spoken English at an advanced-high level.
  • appraise texts and use appropriate reading strategies and reading rate effectively across a full range of reading tasks.
  • comprehend a variety of complex fiction and nonfiction reading selections.
  • analyze fiction and nonfiction readings for structure, audience, author intent and bias, main ideas, and literary and rhetorical devices.
  • demonstrate advanced comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts by composing written responses.
  • evaluate arguments in nonfiction expository and argumentative texts.
  • synthesize ideas from several complex readings, demonstrating critical thinking skills.
  • draft, revise, edit, and proofread a wide variety of essay types effectively, showing mastery of English writing style, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics.
  • appraise and synthesize information on a variety of topics using library resources and credible Internet sources.
  • compose a fully documented research paper based on a variety of reference works.

Certificates

Intermediate-High Proficiency in English as a Second Language Certificate

This certificate recognizes attainment of English language abilities at an intermediate-high level in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLR 310 Intermediate-High Reading 4
ESLW 310 Intermediate-High Writing 4
A minimum of 7 units from the following: 7
ESL 54 Intermediate-Mid Skills Lab (0.5 - 1.5)
ESL 94 Intermediate-High Skills Lab (0.5 - 1.5)
ESLG 310 Intermediate-High Grammar (4)
ESLL 310 Intermediate-High Listening and Speaking (4)
Total Units: 15

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify the central message and key supporting details of intermediate-high listening passages.
  • apply oral skills to convey meaning clearly in brief oral presentations.
  • analyze a text closely and recognize patterns of organization.
  • outline, paraphrase, and summarize basic concepts from readings.
  • write soundly structured, unified essays in response to prompts.
  • demonstrate competency in using the 12 verb tenses.

Intermediate-Low Proficiency in English as a Second Language Certificate

This certificate recognizes attainment of English language abilities at an intermediate-low level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLR 40 Intermediate-Low Reading 4
ESLW 40 Intermediate-Low Writing 4
ESLL 40 Intermediate-Low Listening and Speaking 4
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • communicate orally in basic English in common social and work situations.
  • demonstrate comprehension of written and spoken English in familiar contexts.
  • write basic, comprehensible English on familiar topics.

Intermediate-Mid Proficiency in English as a Second Language Certificate

This certificate recognizes attainment of English language abilities to an intermediate-mid level in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESLR 50 Intermediate-Mid Reading 4
ESLW 50 Intermediate-Mid Writing 4
A minimum of 7 units from the following: 7
ESL 54 Intermediate-Mid Skills Lab (0.5 - 1.5)
ESL 94 Intermediate-High Skills Lab (0.5 - 1.5)
ESLG 50 Intermediate-Mid Grammar (4)
ESLL 50 Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking (4)
Total Units: 15

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • communicate orally in grammatical English in everyday social and work situations.
  • demonstrate comprehension of written and spoken English in work and social contexts.
  • write comprehensible, grammatical English on everyday topics.

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