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    Irvine Valley College
    Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition

Adult English as a Second Language

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Dean: Brooke Bui, PhD
Academic Co-Chairs: Brent Warner; Jeff Wilson
Faculty: Susan Akhavan; Rebecca Beck; Winnie Dinh; Kelicia Galvin; Melanie Haeri; Amanda Jerome; Alice Lin; Savyonne Steindler; 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, digital literacy, professional communication, 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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