Academic Catalog

Non-Credit: English as a Second Language-Beginning

Program Description

The Certificate of Competency in English as a Second Language - Beginning prepares students to advance to higher levels of ESL, both credit and noncredit, and provides the foundations for students to meet the requirements of an associate degree. Students will be exposed to integrated skills courses for learners of English as an additional language, and learn such practical skills as: demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning level, communicate using advanced-beginning level English, speak intelligibly, ask and answer questions intelligibly, talk about present, past and future experiences intelligibly, read sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning level, demonstrate recognition of basic corpus of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions, demonstrate ability to read critically, write sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning level, demonstrate knowledge of advanced-beginning level grammar.

Learn more about the program at the English for Second Language Learners website

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be prepared to do level 2 noncredit course work.
  • The student will be able to write affirmative and negative statements in simple present, present progressive, simple past, and future as well as formulate questions and answers to express advice, requests, desires, offers, and necessity.

Award Type(s)

  • CY = Certificate of Competency

Hours Required

  • Certificate(s): 360

Certificate Requirements

English as a Second Language - Beginning Certificate of Competency

  • Hours: 360 [Non-Transcriptable]
NCEL 411ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I120
NCEL 412ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II120
NCEL 413ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III120
Total Hours360