Academic Catalogs

English as a Second Language Beginning-Level Skills, Certificate of Completion


This is a noncredit certificate program in English as a Second Language designed to prepare beginning-level students for entry-level employment, career training courses, and further academic study. The certificate program includes courses that focus on speaking and listening skills; grammar, reading and writing skills; pronunciation skills; and digital literacy skills.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate basic personal information in spoken English following conventions of grammar and pronunciation.
  2. Ask basic questions in English following conventions of pronunciation and grammar.
  3. Complete a basic paper and pencil or online application form in English following conventions of spelling, grammar, and mechanics.

This award confirms that a student has completed a noncredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.

Course Title Units
Required Courses:
ESL C020NIntegrated English Skills 1A48-144
or ESL C022N Reading, Writing, and Grammar 1B
ESL C023NSpeaking and Listening 1B72
Optional Course:
Complete this course for improved beginning-level pronunciation and communication skills
ESL C025NPronunciation Skills - Beginning0-36
Optional Course:
Complete this course to gain or improve digital literacy skills.
ESL C016NBasic Computer Terminology and Skills0-12
Total Hours120-264