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

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

The Adult Education English as a Second Language (AESL) Certificate of Competency Advanced Level is designed for students to demonstrate low-advanced English skills. The goal of this level is to build reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and study skills, so that students can continue to communicate effectively in everyday situations and develop the language necessary to work toward career, personal and education goals (including preparation for credit courses). 

Students who complete AESL705 Intermediate High and AESL 706 Advanced Low with a passing noncredit grade of P in each course are eligible for the AESL Certificate of Competency- Advanced Level. There are no enrollment limitations or prerequisites for these courses. Students who earn the AESL Certificate of Competency - Advanced are eligible to take AESL Citizenship (708), and may be prepared to enter the Saddleback College ESL Program or CTE job-preparation program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Understand face-to-face and telephone conversations in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • Engage in social and interpersonal relations: approve or disapprove, express indifference and intentions, persuade, predict consequences
  • Summarize and discuss multi-paragraph reading passages or audio-visual materials
  • Write a short biography, personal letters, business letters and letters of complaint
  • Interpret and critically assess information from online sources
  • Interpret wages, wage deductions, benefits and timekeeping forms
  • Identify factors that influence job retention and advancement
  • Demonstrate an organized approach to achieving goals, including identifying and prioritizing tasks and setting and following an effective schedule
  • Interpret information about educational support services, such as counseling, accommodations, and financial aid; identify ways to obtain access
  • Recognize acceptable cultural norms in the United States and compare those of a different country
Course ID Title Hours
AESL 705NC   Intermediate High 149.40
AESL 706NC   Advanced Low 149.40