ESL Beginning Low

Program #37594

This is an integrated language program. The program has three required courses: ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Low; ESL and Civics Education, Beginning Low; 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 ESL Learning Center provides students with individualized skill-building activities to reinforce the learning objectives covered in the required courses.

Core Courses
ESLA 001 ESL Learning Center12
ESLA 160 ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Low168
ESLA 170 ESL and Civics Education, Beginning Low84
Total Hours264
First Year
Fall TermHoursWinter TermHours
ESLA 160168ESLA 17084
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 160 168 Hours ESL Fundamentals, Beginning Low

This integrated-skills course focuses on developing beginning-level receptive and productive language skills; the course also emphasizes life skills. (Apportionment)

ESLA 170 84 Hours ESL and Civics Education, Beginning Low

This competency-based course focuses on both basic language development and life skills. Integrated language skills will help students access community resources, prepare them for the workplace and introduce them to life learning opportunities. (Apportionment)