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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition

English as a Second Language


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Interim Dean: Brooke Choo, PhD
Academic Co-Chairs: Rebecca Beck; Jeff Wilson
Faculty: Rebecca Beck; 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 basic skills sequences for English and ESL

Chart showing the ESL course schematic for the 2015-2016 school year

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