ESL Integrated Skills, Beginning Literacy

Certificate of Competency 

Program Code: 3P40939

This is an integrated language program. The program has two required courses: ESL Integrated Skills, Beginning Literacy and ESL Learning Center. The Integrated Skills 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. It also applies language skills within the context of everyday real life topics along with civics-related topics with the goals of helping students access the language needed to function in their day to day lives, learn about community resources, and identify the tools needed to become active community participants. The second course, ESL Learning Center, provides students with individualized skill building activities to reinforce the learning objectives covered in the required courses.

Core Courses
ESLA 229 ESL Integrated Skills, Beginning Literacy216
ESLA 001 ESL Learning Center18
Total Hours234
First Year
Semester 1HoursSemester 2Hours
ESLA 229216ESLA 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 229 216-252 Hours ESL Integrated Skills, 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. Students will start to build competency in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Course topics relate to everyday needs and include information related to community resources, the workplace and lifelong learning opportunities. English language and civics topics are chosen each semester based on student needs. (Apportionment)