ESL Intermediate / Advanced

Program #24179

ESL Intermediate/Advanced is an articulated sequence of courses designed to equip students with the high-level language and cultural proficiencies for fulfillment of personal, vocational, and academic goals. The courses integrate language acquisition (linguistic competence), relevant life experiences (sociolinguistic competence), critical thinking, and, learning strategies, i.e. time management and basics of research (strategic competence).

The sequence is articulated in terms of progressing levels of language skills and informational content. Upon exit, students will have the ability to use English to meet social, academic, and vocational demands of the society. They will function effectively in situations that require interaction with the public and following written instructions in technical work manuals, and will have sufficient language skills to enter higher educational institutions: community colleges and technical schools.

Core Courses
ESLA 001 ESL Learning Center40
ESLA 400 ESL Intermediate Low120
ESLA 500 ESL Intermediate High120
ESLA 600 ESL Advanced120
Elective Courses
ABE 105 SCE Learning Center36
Total Hours436

ABE 105 36 Hours SCE Learning Center

Designed for students from beginning levels of reading to those working toward a high school diploma. Through the use of small-group instruction, computer- aided instruction, audio books and workbooks, students will learn to become better readers, writers and thinkers. The skills attained can be used for personal growth, job advancement or for entry into other educational programs. A specific learning plan is developed for each student based on student goals, needs and learning style. (Apportionment)

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 400 120 Hours ESL Intermediate Low

The course content is relevant to the lives of the student. It integrates language functions and language forms wit informational sources, skills and topics. Topics are chosen in accordance with student goals: general or vocational. Samples of informational sources are: Telephone Directory and indexes. Among the skills: alphabetizing. General topics should include: Housing, Transportation, Emergencies, General health. Vocational topics include: Job skills, Classified Ads, Job Safety. (Apportionment)

ESLA 500 120 Hours ESL Intermediate High

The course content is relevant to the lives of the students. It integrates language functions and language forms with informational sources, skills and topics. Topics are chosen in accordance with student' goals: general vocational, or academic. The vocational topics should include: Social Security, preparedness for job interviews, wages and deductions, benefits. Academic topics could include: Major historical events, current events, stories/fables. Familiarization with U.S. culture should include topics such as taboos and politics. (Apportionment)

ESLA 600 120 Hours ESL Advanced

Course content is relevant to the lives of the students. It integrates language function and language forms with informational, sources, skills and topics. Topics are chosen in accordance with students¿ goals: general, vocational, or academic. Samples of informational sources include but are not limited to: Almanacs, newspapers, paragraph organization, consumer protection procedures, Health facilities, work manual, customer relation, work ethics, education system, and immigration patters. (Apportionment)