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English as a Second Language Low Intermediate Skills, Certificate of Competency

Banner Code: 3_NCK_ESLHI

Control Number: 42718

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This is a low intermediate level certificate program in English as a Second Language which includes English reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It prepares students for further academic study in mid-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 mid-intermediate ESL classes and pursue an ESL Intermediate Preparation for Careers Certificate of Competency, 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. Given a simplified text, identify the main idea and supporting details.
  2. Express original ideas in appropriate, grammatically-correct sentences in response to level-appropriate readings in academic and real-world settings.
  3. Participate in short spontaneous conversations and accurately report information given by others. 

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 C032NReading, Writing, and Grammar 2A144
ESL C033N Speaking and Listening 2A72
Total Hours216