Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum 
    
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum

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; Alice Lin; Amanda Jerome; Brent Warner; Jeff Wilson

Courses

The English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum offers courses in reading, writing, conversation, and pronunciation for beginning, intermediate, and advanced second-language students. Beginning ESL courses will introduce students to English and lay a foundation upon which to build more sophisticated grammar structures and vocabulary. Upon completion of the advanced ESL sequence, students will be prepared to take college-level English composition courses and/or mainstream into the general college curricula. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
  • Read and comprehend authentic texts in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
  • Listen and comprehend spoken English in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
  • Speak with comprehensibility and a high degree of fluency in English.

Chart showing the ESL sequence to Writing 1.

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