English as a Second Language

90.0 Credit Units

  1. ESL-Advance 16.0 Credit Units
  2. ESL-Beginning Communication 24.0 Credit Units
  3. ESL-High Intermediate 16.0 Credit Units
  4. ESL-Intermediate 16.0 Credit Units
  5. ESL-Low Intermediate 18.0 Credit Units

This 90.0 credit units (900 clock hours) English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides students with the language skills necessary to become successful members of the American society. The program teaches skills for entering the job market and the graduates of advance, beginning, high intermediate, intermediate and low intermediate clusters of this program will acquire sufficient English and job-related information to successfully begin work.

The ESL program focuses on vocational preparation, socialization skills, and functional grammar in a cumulative program. At each level, new language skills are presented while the skills learned in prior levels are reinforced by increasingly sophisticated applications of interpersonal communication.

Listening, reading, and writing are incorporated into the syllabus at each level although the program focuses mainly on oral communication. Holidays are studied and issues of living and working in a multi-cultural society are covered in greater depth at each level.

Program Length

The ESL program is divided into three clusters of Basic, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced. Each cluster is divided in 4 to 6 courses. Students may enroll for a single ESL course or a comprehensive program of 24,16,16, and 18 semester credit hours comprised of 900 hours, respectively.

The English as a Second Language programs is designed to prepare the student(s) as follows:

The learning skills, and other competencies to be acquired by graduates of the program. Upon completion of the water programs the graduating student will competently perform in the following areas:

Upon Successful Completion, the graduates receive a Certificate of Completion (relating to level completed) in English as a Second Language.

Occupations/Job Titles:

25-3011.00 – ESL Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors: Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Sample of reported job titles: Adult Basic Education Instructor (ABE Instructor), Adult Basic Education Teacher (ABE Teacher), Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Teacher, English as a Second Language Instructor (ESL Instructor), ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language Teacher), GED Teacher (General Educational Development Teacher), General Educational Development Instructor (GED Instructor), Instructor, Teacher