The Certificate of Competency for English as a Second Language – Intermediate Level is designed for students to demonstrate intermediate English language skills. Emphasis is on participating in intermediate-level conversations, expanding vocabulary, reading authentic and simplified texts, and writing grammatically correct sentences within single and multi-paragraph compositions.
The intermediate level courses leading to a certificate will prepare students for advanced levels of English language study by working on all four primary language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will expand communicative and academic vocabulary, conversational skills, composition, and comprehension. While completion of this certificate will allow for greater civic involvement and potential job advancement, completion of this certificate alone is insufficient preparation for college-level certificates and degree-applicable coursework.
Intermediate students are placed within the following sequence of foundation courses, according to their English abilities and may test out of up to two courses. Courses may be offered days, evenings, and weekends during fall, spring and summer. There is recommended preparation for intermediate courses.