Certificate of Competency in ESL Beginning Level (Noncredit)

Division: Language Arts

Students completing this certificate will acquire basic reading comprehension skills and new vocabulary, and will be able to produce simple sentences and pronounce a variety of English words and phrases that will prepare them to enter college-level ESL classes as well as begin to function in an English-speaking community.

Program Outcomes

  • Read with basic comprehension and acquire new vocabulary from context.
  • Produce simple, accurate sentences that express a main idea.
  • Pronounce a variety of English words and phrases at a rudimentary level.

This certificate will allow completers to begin to function in everyday situations in their social, business, educational, medical and financial lives in the community. This program differs from that offered in adult schools in its rigor and focus.

Required Certificate Courses (350 Units)350
Beginning Writing/Grammar 1
Beginning Reading/Vocabulary 1
Beginning Writing/Grammar
Beginning Reading/Vocabulary 2
Beg. Listening/Speaking 1
Beg. Listening/Speaking 2
Total350