2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language Advanced Level Completion Certificate of Completion


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The required advanced level multiskills courses leading to a certificate prepare students to mainstream academic or vocational courses by focusing on reading, writing, and grammar while acquiring a more academic vocabulary of an additional 300-500 words. Additionally, students have options within the two remaining required classes. One option is designed to further develop skills in conversation on a variety of topics, vocabulary including affixes, or nuances in pronunciation patterns of American English. The options within the second requirement expose students to American culture through film, literature, or simulated college lectures. These advanced courses transition into mainstream coursework.

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.

Core Courses


  • ESL 340 - Advanced Multiskills 99.6 Hours *
  • ESL 342 - Advanced Conversation 49.8 Hours *
  • ESL 343 - Advanced Pronunciation 49.8 Hours *

and

  • ESL 999 - ESL Laboratory 16.6 Hours *

Select one Vocabulary course:


  • ESL 344 - Idioms and Expressions in American English 33.2 Hours *

or

  • ESL 354 -Vocabulary Skills for College 49.8 Hours *

Select one Academic/Writing course:


  • ESL 350 - Essential Academic Skills 99.6 Hours *

or

  • ESL 346 - Advanced Writing for Work 49.8 Hours *

or

  • ESL 345 - Advanced Reading and Writing 49.8 Hours *

and

  • ESL 888 - ESL Skills Lab 16.6 Hours *

Select one Grammar course with a lab


  • ESL 347 - Advanced Grammar Review 49.8 Hours *

and

  • ESL 999 - ESL Laboratory 16.6 Hours *

or

  • ESL 357 - Grammar Review for College 49.8 Hours *

and

  • ESL 999 - ESL Laboratory 16.6 Hours *
     
  • Select one Restricted Elective from below 49.8 Hours

Restricted Electives:


  • ESL 355 - ESL Reading for College: American Literature 49.8 Hours *
  • ESL 358 - Listening and Notetaking Skills for College 49.8 Hours *
  • ESL 359 - American Language and Culture through Film 49.8 Hours *

Total Hours for the Certificate: 348


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

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