Certificate of Competency in ESL Beginning Level (Noncredit)

Division: Language & Communication Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire fundamental 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 more advanced ESL classes as well as begin to function in an English-speaking community.

Program Outcomes

  • Read with fundamental 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 multilingual students to begin functioning in English 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.

Program Requirements

Beginning Writing/Grammar 1
Beginning Reading/Vocabulary 1
Beginning Writing/Grammar 2
Beginning Reading/Vocabulary 2
Beginning Listening/Speaking 1
Beginning Listening/Speaking 2
TOTAL350 Hours