ESL Beginning Literacy

Program Code: 3P39504 

This is an integrated language program. The program has three required courses: ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Literacy; ESL and Civics Education, Beginning Literacy; and ESL Learning Center. The Fundamentals course is designed to give students the practice to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing based on topics relevant to their lives, experiences and goals. The Civics Education applies language skills within the context of civics-related topics with the goals of helping students learn about community resources and identify the tools needed to become active community participants. The elective course, ESL Learning Center, provides students with individualized skill building activities to reinforce the learning objectives covered in the required courses.

Core Courses
ESLA 159 ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Literacy168
ESLA 169 ESL and Civics Preparation, Beginning Literacy84
ESLA 001 ESL Learning Center12
Total Hours264
First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ESLA 159168ESLA 16984
ESLA 0016ESLA 0016
 174 90
Total Hours 264

ESLA 001 1-200 Hours ESL Learning Center

The ESL Learning Center offers an opportunity to practice English through various instructional media. Students learn through ESL software and/or receive individual and group tutoring to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Special interest areas such as Vocational ESL and EL Civics are also part of the instruction. (Apportionment)

ESLA 159 168 Hours ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Literacy

This course is designed for adult language learners who possess limited to no proficiency in English. Students also may not possess literacy skills in their first language. The class will focus on basic vocabulary in English along with basic writing conventions and pronunciation. (Apportionment)

ESLA 169 84 Hours ESL and Civics Preparation, Beginning Literacy

This competency-based course focuses on both basic language development and an introduction to life skills. Integrated language skills will acquaint students with community resources, the workplace and lifelong learning opportunities (Apportionment)