2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language Advanced Level Certificate of Competency


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The Certificate of Competency for English as a Second Language – Advanced Level is designed for students to demonstrate advanced English language skills.

The required advanced-level courses leading to a certificate will prepare students for academic English language and mainstream academic or vocational courses. Courses for this certificate focus on all four primary language skills, including academic reading, composition writing, speaking, and listening. Students will expand communicative and academic vocabulary, conversational skills, composition, and comprehension. The completion of this certificate will prepare students for college-level certificates and degree-applicable coursework, greater civic involvement, and potential job advancement.

Advanced students are placed within the following sequence of foundation courses, according to their English abilities and may test out of up to 4 courses. Courses may be offered days, evenings, and weekends during fall, spring and summer. There is recommended preparation for advanced courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate improvement in their grammar.
  • Demonstrate improvement in their speaking and comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrate improvement in their reading and vocabulary skills.
  • Demonstrate improvement in their overall writing skills.

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Total Hours for the Certificate: 199.2 - 498.0


Restricted Electives: (Choose 2) 99.6 hours


Students much achieve a noncredit grading option of P (Pass) in each class in order to be eligible for the certificate.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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