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Advanced English Language Development

Award Type: Certificate of Accomplishment

The credit English Language Development (ELD) program provides nonnative speakers with the linguistic foundation necessary for further personal, vocational, and academic endeavors as well as helps them assimilate to life in the United States. The Advanced ELD Certificate of |Accomplishment includes reading, writing, grammar, and conversational skills. These courses will enable students to read advanced passages and respond in writing, write well-organized, cohesive paragraphs with minimal errors, use advanced grammatical structures appropriately in a variety of contexts, and participate in conversations in a variety of settings (social, academic, medical, etc.) in preparation for transfer-level college coursework.

The graduate of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced English Language Development will:

  • PLO 1: Demonstrate reading comprehension across genres.
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate writing proficiency for a variety of academic purposes.
  • PLO 3: Improve conversational and classroom presentation skills.
  • PLO 4: Demonstrate use of appropriate grammatical structures in a variety of contexts.

Program Requirements

A total of 12 units is required for the certificate.

Required core courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ELD 503 Advanced Grammar 3.0
ELD 523 Advanced Reading 3.0
ELD 533 Advanced Writing 3.0

Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ELD 512 Low Advanced Conversation 3.0
ELD 513 Pronunciation 3.0