ESL Integrated Skills, Advanced

Certificate of Competency 

Program Code: 3P40944

This is an integrated language program. The program has two required courses: ESL Integrated Skills, Advanced; and ESL Learning Center. The Integrated Skills course is designed to give students the practice to strengthen their fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing based on topics relevant to their lives, experiences and goals. The course also applies language skills within the context of students’ day to day English language needs along with civics-related topics with the goals of helping students increase their fluency in English, have extensive knowledge of community resources, and master 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 234 ESL Integrated Skills, Advanced216
ESLA 001 ESL Learning Center18
Total Hours234
First Year
First SemesterHoursSemester 2Hours
ESLA 234216ESLA 00118
 216 18
Total Hours 234

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 234 216-252 Hours ESL Integrated Skills, Advanced

This is a four-skill language course using topics and information sources related to students' lives, experiences and goals. Students will expand English fluency in reading, writing, listening and speaking by acquiring new vocabulary and applying learned grammatical structures. In this course, students will apply learned language skills to accessing community resources and being an active community participant. Language acquisition and practice is focused on helping students feel competent and capable in their communities. Civics topics will be chosen each term based on the needs of the students. (Apportionment)