Academic Catalog

Non-Credit: English as a Second Language-Intermediate

Program Description

The Certificate of Competency in English as a Second Language - Intermediate prepares students to advance to credit levels of ESL, 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 intermediate level, communicate using intermediate level English, speak intelligibly, ask and answer questions intelligibly, talk about present, past and future experiences intelligibly, read sentences and paragraphs at the intermediate level, demonstrate recognition of basic corpus of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions, demonstrate ability to read critically, write sentences and paragraphs at the intermediate level, demonstrate knowledge of intermediate level grammar.

Learn more about the program on the English for Second Language Learners website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to place into a level 4 credit course.
  • The student will be able to identify topics, main ideas, and supporting details in readings of approximately 500 words.

Award Type(s)

  • CY = Certificate of Competency

Hours Required

  • Certificate(s): 360

Certificate Requirements

English as a Second Language - Intermediate Certificate of Competency

  • Hours: 360 [Non-Transcriptable]
NCEL 421INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I120
NCEL 422INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II120
NCEL 423INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III120
Total Hours360