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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 four courses. Courses may be offered days, evenings, and weekends during fall, spring and summer. There is recommended preparation for advanced courses, and some courses have prerequisites and/or corequisites.
 

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.

Students will take a minimum of four courses, and courses may be offered in fall, spring, and summer.

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Hours
ESL 340NC * Advanced Multiskills 99.6
ESL 342NC * Advanced Conversation 49.8
ESL 343NC * Advanced Pronunciation 49.8
Choose one Advanced Vocabulary Course from the following:
ESL 344NC * or Idioms and Expressions in American English 49.8
ESL 354NC   Vocabulary Skills for College 49.8
Choose one or two Academic/Writing Course from the following:
ESL 380NC * or Advanced Academic Writing I 99.6
ESL 346NC * or Advanced Writing for Work 49.8
ESL 345NC * and Advanced Writing I 49.8
ESL 802NC * Advanced Writing I Lab 24.9
Choose one Advanced Grammar Course from the following:
ESL 347NC * or Advanced Grammar Review 49.8
ESL 357NC * Grammar Review for College 49.8
  Select Two Restricted Electives from below 99.6

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE CERTIFICATE:


249.00-498.00

Restricted Electives:  (Choose two) 99.6 hours  
ESL 355NC * ESL Reading for College: American Literature 49.8
ESL 356NC * Academic Success Strategies for ESL Students 49.8
ESL 358NC * Listening and Note-Taking Skills for College 49.8
ESL 359NC * American Language and Culture Through Film 49.8

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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