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English as a Second Language High Beginning Skills, Certificate of Competency

Banner Code: 3_NCK_ESLHB

Control Number: 42665

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This is a high beginning level certificate program in English as a Second Language which includes basic English reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It prepares students for further academic study in intermediate-level ESL courses by improving English language skills through a step-by-step grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening curriculum. After completing this certificate, students may go on to intermediate ESL classes and pursue an English as Second Language Preparation for Careers Certificate of Completion, leading to higher-level ESL courses and eventually academic programs as well as career training programs.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Correctly identify the main idea and supporting details after reading a text paragraph.
  2. Given writing prompts, compose grammatically correct English sentences in the present, present progressive, past, and future tenses. 
  3. In a spontaneous conversation, ask and answer questions correctly and appropriately

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 Hours
Required Core
Complete the following:
ESL C022NReading, Writing, and Grammar 1B144
ESL C023NSpeaking and Listening 1B72
Total Hours216