2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Sep 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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

Students who complete AESL 701 Basic Literacy and AESL 702 Beginning Low with a passing noncredit grade of P in each course are eligible for the AESL Certificate of Competency- Beginning Level. There are no enrollment limitations or prerequisites for these courses. Students who earn the AESL Certificate of Competency - Beginning are eligible to take AESL Citizenship (AESL 708), and may be prepared to enter the workplace.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and use appropriate language to get information or solve a   problem
  • Follow procedures for applying for a job, including interpreting and completing job applications
  • Perform guided communication tasks and guided practical activities (write commands, write directions, write brief passages, etc.)
  • Use factual information: ask for information, describe, express necessity, ask permission, agree, and disagree
  • Use standard measurement for length, width, perimeter, area, volume, height or weight
  • Interpret diagrams, illustrations and scale drawings
  • Interpret medications, including prescriptions, overthe-counter and generic medications
  • Interpret information about  Orange County, such as cities, geographical features and points of interest in community
  • Identify the U.S. flag, other national symbols and important monuments
  • Recognize acceptable cultural norms in the United States and compare those of a different country
Course ID Title Hours
AESL 701NC   Basic Literacy-Adult Education English as a Second Language 149.40
AESL 702NC   Beginning Low-Adult Education English as a Second Language 149.40