Academics

Noncredit ESL Courses

 

Noncredit ESL Courses

Beginning

  • ESL 902 Integrated Skills
  • ESL 911 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
  • ESL 961 Reading and Writing
  • ESL 971 Vocabulary

Intermediate

  • ESL 903 Integrated Skills
  • ESL 904 High Integrated Skills
  • ESL 913 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
  • ESL 963 Reading and Writing
  • ESL 973 Vocabulary

Advanced

  • ESL 905 Integrated Skills
  • ESL 906 High Integrated Skills
  • ESL 915 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation
  • ESL 965 Reading and Writing
  • ESL 975 Vocabulary

Citizenship Class

 

  • ESL 980 Preparation for Citizenship
  • Prepare for the New Citizenship exam, interview and receive help with the N-400 application.
  • Continuous open enrollment.
  • Multi-lingual teacher
  • MW 6:00-8:00pm

Noncredit ESL Course Descriptions

 

List of current course offerings

ESL 902: High Beginning Integrated Skills

This high-beginning, multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
The skills taught in this course prepare students to transition to post-secondary education and to function effectively as community members, parents, and participants in the workforce.

ESL 903: Low Intermediate Integrated Skills

This low-intermediate, multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The skills taught in this course prepare students to transition to post-secondary education and to function effectively as community members, parents, and participants in the workforce.

ESL 904: High Intermediate Integrated Skills

This high-intermediate, multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The skills taught in this course prepare students to transition to post-secondary education and to function effectively as community members, parents, and participants in the workforce.

ESL 905: Low Advanced Integrated Skills

This low-advanced, multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The skills taught in this course prepare students to transition to post-secondary education and to function effectively as community members, parents, and participants in the workforce.

ESL 906: High Advanced Integrated Skills

This high-advanced multi-skills course is designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. The course focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 
The skills taught in this course prepare students to transition to post-secondary education and to function effectively as community members, parents, and participants in the workforce.

ESL 911: Beginning Listening and Speaking 

In this course, beginning ESL students focus on developing listening and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in social, work, and academic contexts.

ESL 913: Intermediate Listening and Speaking 

In this intermediate ESL course, students focus on developing listening and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in social, work, and academic contexts. 

ESL 915: Advanced Listening and Speaking

In this advanced ESL course, students focus on developing listening and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in social, work, and academic contexts.

 

ESL 961: Beginning Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the beginning ESL student. Students at this level will focus on developing their reading, vocabulary, and writing skills for success at work, school, and in the community. Students in this class learn to read a variety of texts and to write short notes and emails.

ESL 963, Intermediate Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the intermediate ESL student. The course focuses on improving vocabulary, reading and writing skills for success at work, school, and in the community. Students learn to read a variety of informational texts and to write paragraphs for a range of purposes.

ESL 965, Advanced Reading and Writing

This course is designed for the advanced ESL student. The course focuses on improving vocabulary, reading and writing skills for success at work, school, and in the community. Students learn to read a variety of informational texts and to write multi-paragraph compositions.

ESL 971: Beginning ESL Vocabulary

In this beginning ESL course, students engage in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities that focus on developing vocabulary needed to function effectively in social, work, and academic contexts. Students in this course are introduced to basic word learning skills and study skills.

ESL 973: Intermediate ESL Vocabulary

In this intermediate ESL course, students engage in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities that focus on acquiring vocabulary needed for social, work, and academic contexts. Students in this course expand their English language vocabulary while developing word learning and study strategies.

ESL 975: Advanced ESL  Vocabulary

In this advanced ESL course, students engage in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities that focus on acquiring vocabulary needed to communicate effectively in social, work, and academic contexts. Students in this course expand their English language vocabulary while developing independent word learning and study strategies.

ESL 980: Preparation for Citizenship

This course prepares students to successfully apply for and be granted US Citizenship by the Office of Homeland Security. Students will learn about US History and Civics to prepare for their final interview and how to correctly fill out and submit the N-400 Application for Citizenship. Students will also learn interviewing techniques that will help them prepare for the final interview with the US Government.

ESL 994: ESL for College and Career Pathways-Introduction

​​This high intermediate/advanced ESL course introduces English language speaking, writing, listening, reading, vocabulary, and study skills as related to specific academic and career pathways. Students in this course are introduced to critical thinking, teamwork, cultural awareness and autonomous learning strategies that are transferable to college and career pathways.

ESL 995: ESL for College and Career Pathways-Effective Communication

This high intermediate/advanced ESL course focuses on English language speaking, writing, listening, reading, vocabulary and study skills as related to specific academic and career pathways. Students produce written work and oral presentations relevant to their field as they apply critical thinking, cultural awareness, and autonomous learning strategies that are transferable to college and career pathways. Students are recommended to complete ESL 994 prior to taking this course.