ESL for Community Involvement, Intermediate to Advanced

Certificate of Competency 

Program Code: 3P42315

This is an integrated English as a Second Language (ESL) program meaning that all language skills are addressed at the intermediate to advanced level of English language proficiency. The program has one required course: ESL for Community Involvement, Intermediate to Advanced. The program has at least one required elective course from a choice of seven, and students can choose the elective course that focuses most closely on their individual learning needs and goals.

Core Course (Required 280 Hours)
ESLA 261 ESL for Community Involvement, Intermediate to Advanced180
Elective Coures (Required 36 Hours)
Must choose 1 of 7 courses36
American Idioms, Intermediate-Advanced36
ESL and Computer Skills, Intermediate to Advanced36
ESL Grammar Review, Intermediate - Advanced36
ESL Reading Skills, Intermediate to Advanced36
ESL Speaking Skills, Intermediate to Advanced36
ESL Vocabulary Review, Intermediate - Advanced36
ESL Writing Skills, Intermediate to Advanced36
Total Hours216
First Year
Semester 1HoursSemester 2Hours
ESLA 261180ESLA 223, 226, 186, 181, 183, 251, or 815 (Elective Course - Must choose 1 of 7 courses)36
 180 36
Total Hours 216

ESLA 181 36-84 Hours ESL Reading Skills, Intermediate to Advanced

This ESL course emphasizes reading comprehension skills while building vocabulary and critical thinking skills for students who are at an intermediate level or higher. (Apportionment)

ESLA 183 36-72 Hours ESL Speaking Skills, Intermediate to Advanced

This course is designed to help English language learners at the intermediate to advanced level develop and build accuracy and fluency in speaking. The class will focus on different types of spoken language, conversation strategies, pronunciation skills and everyday speaking situations. (Apportionment)

ESLA 186 36-84 Hours ESL Writing Skills, Intermediate to Advanced

This ESL course will acquaint intermediate to advanced students with writing techniques by focusing on pre-writing, outlining, drafting, revising and editing. (Apportionment)

ESLA 223 36-84 Hours ESL Grammar Review, Intermediate - Advanced

This course will teach the meanings and usages of advanced English grammar structures that are frequently used in everyday situations. Students will learn how to apply grammar rules in oral and written communication. This class supplements core ESL courses and is designed for ESL students placed in the intermediate and advanced levels. (Apportionment)

ESLA 226 36 Hours ESL Vocabulary Review, Intermediate - Advanced

Students will review, expand, and retain vocabulary words and phrases organized by commonly used topics. Students will work on using approximately twenty-five practical target words per class in oral and written exercises. This course is designed for the ESL students placed in the Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, and Advanced levels. (Apportionment)

ESLA 251 36-72 Hours American Idioms, Intermediate-Advanced

This course aims at developing language skills through the use of common North American English idioms and expressions. Productive skills (i.e., speaking and writting) are emphasized by sharing daily life experiences. (Apportionment)

ESLA 261 180-252 Hours ESL for Community Involvement, Intermediate to Advanced

This course covers intermediate-advanced level English to adult learners. The focus is on instruction that addresses the students' personal, family and community-based goals appropriate to their developing language abilities. It develops intermediate-advanced level listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to prepare students to function fully in the community. (Apportionment)

ESLA 815 36 Hours ESL and Computer Skills, Intermediate to Advanced

Students will enhance their English language skills through challenging computer application tasks using MS Word, PowerPoint, Print Shop, Excel, the Internet, and MS Publisher. Emphasis is on building confidence in independent projects to improve English skills in grammar, vocabulary, writing, and reading. Students will be actively involved in computer projects linking the academic environment with their communities. (Apportionment)