The Advanced ESL Program is designed for students whose native language is not English. Each of the courses in the program will prepare students in the English language skills necessary for success in academic studies or in careers. After successfully completing the courses in the program with a grade of “C” or higher, students will receive a Competency Certificate in English as a Second Language.
Note: All courses in this sequence are applicable to associate degree programs. Up to twelve credits from among ESL* E150, ESL* E155, ESL* E160, and ESL* E167 may be used as foreign language/humanities or open electives. ENG* E101 and ENG* E102 are required in all transfer programs. COM* E173 is required in various programs or may be used as an open elective in others.
Suggested Sequence of Courses:
Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.
Note: A departmental replacement for one of the first four courses listed above may be approved for certain advanced students whose initial placement test scores or course performance indicates a high degree of language competence. Possible English-medium courses include: ENG* E222 or above, SOC* E101, POL* E111, HIS* E201, or HIS* E202.
NOTE: Please read Expectations for Student Use of Computers in Courses here.