Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Adult English as a Second Language

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Dean: Brooke Bui, PhD
Academic Co-Chairs: Rebecca Beck; Jeff Wilson
Faculty: Susan Akhavan; Rebecca Beck; Kelicia Galvin; Melanie Haeri; Amanda Jerome; Alice Lin; Brent Warner; Jeff Wilson
Program Coordinator: Julie Scholl 

Adult English as a Second Language (AESL) Non-Credit Program

The Adult English as a Second Language (AESL) program is an intensive, non-credit English language program that provides non-native English speakers with English language instruction to meet their vocational, community, personal, and academic goals. The curriculum consists of integrated listening, speaking, reading, and writing language skills as well as a focus on US culture, civics, and media literacy. The program is comprised of an organized sequence of five courses, starting with the low-beginning level and progressing to the low-advanced level. AESL also offers skill courses that include beginning/intermediate/advanced pronunciation and conversation as well as American idioms and United States citizenship test preparation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Adult English as a Second Language program, students will be able to

  • Effectively communicate orally in English during conversations, presentations, and other types of oral performance.

  • Interpret and understand a wide span of authentic written texts, including web-based.

  • Compose paragraphs, memos, summaries of readings, and emails using appropriate vocabulary, structure, and grammar.


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