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Advanced English Language Skills, Certificate of Competency

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_NCK_ELLA
Control Number: 38798

This certificate program is designed to help adult non-native speakers of English continue to develop their ability to use English to communicate more effectively in a variety of settings. The courses in this program provide direct instruction of English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the low advanced level. Special attention is given to helping students consider the possibility to transition to career development or academic program.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate increased ability to engage in extended discussion orally and in writing with minimal language disruptions.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate the development of various texts, oral and written. 

Certificate of Competency

A certificate in a recognized career field articulated with degree-applicable coursework, completion of an associate degree, or transfer to a baccalaureate institution.

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Course Title Units
Required Courses
ELL A056NEnglish Language Learning Advanced90
ELL A047NAdvanced Grammar Review 154
ELL A057NAdvanced Grammar Review 254
Restricted Electives
ELL A048NSpeaking about Non-Fiction--Intermediate36
or ELL A049N Speaking about Fiction-Intermediate
or ELL A055N Advanced Pronunciation
Total Hours234