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Adult Education English as a Second Language (AESL) for the Workplace Certificate of Competency


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The Adult Education English as a Second Language (AESL) for the Workplace Certificate of Competency is a sequence of two courses offered as a resource for students to improve their language skills before entering a CTE program or the workforce. These noncredit courses are designed for non-native English speakers to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to communicate effectively in a vocational/job-related context. Focus will be on job-specific terminology, field-related reading, practical writing tasks and oral communication strategies to clearly enunciate target vocabulary and sustain intelligible conversations with coworkers, supervisors, patients, students, clients, and peers.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to: 

  • Acquire and pronounce new vocation-related vocabulary, phrases, and idioms intelligibly using acceptable stress and intonation patterns
  • Present work-related summaries based on reading or listening material
  • Participate in face-to-face conversations in vocational contexts
  • Utilize clarification strategies in order to promote better understanding and accuracy on the job
  • Understand and interpret authentic and academic work-related reading material 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing written and spoken communicative tasks
  • Demonstrate positive work habits and culturally acceptable behaviors that lead to success on the job
  • Demonstrate efficiency in using common computer software applications
  • Use critical thinking to interpret Internet resources pertaining to job search, job training and workers’ rights
Course ID Title Hours
AESL 710NC   Adult Education ESL for the Workplace I 99.6
AESL 720NC  * Adult Education ESL for the Workplace II 99.6

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE CERTIFICATE:


199.2

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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