2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult Education English as a Second Language - Beginning Level Certificate of Competency


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The Adult Education in English as a Second Language (AESL) Certificate of Competency – Beginning Level is designed for students to demonstrate basic English language skills. The goal of this level is to build reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills so that students can communicate effectively in everyday situations. Emphasis on comprehending simple conversation, communicating survival needs, reading phrases and simple sentences, and performing communicative written tasks.

Students are placed within the following sequence of foundation courses according to their English abilities and progress through this sequence. Courses may be offered days, evenings and weekends during fall, spring and summer. There are no enrollment limitations or prerequisites for these courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


To earn the AESL Certificate of Competency – Beginning Level, students must demonstrate proficiency in their ability to:

  1. Identify or use appropriate language to get information or solve a problem.
  2. Identify or use various methods to make purchases, returns and exchanges.
  3. Identify driving regulations and emergency numbers/procedures.
  4. Communicate with medical staff regarding condition, diagnosis, and treatment.
  5. Identify procedures involved in finding, applying and interviewing for a job.
  6. Identify the basic structure of American government and the political system.
  7. Distinguish fact from opinion, and determine what is required and optional.

Total Hours for the Certificate 298.80-448.20


Students who earn the AESL Certificate of Competency – Beginning are eligible to take AESL Citizenship (708T) and may be prepared to enter the workplace.

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