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Basic English Language Development

Award Type: Certificate of Competency

The Basic English Language Development Certificate of Competency is designed for non-native English-speaking students who want to read, write, listen, and speak in English at the high-beginning level. These skills provide academic, vocational, career, and life-skills pathways towards college credit classes to obtain a credit certificate or degree, and/or jobs that require higher-level English communication skills. Classes and lab are tuition-free.

The graduate of the Certificate of Competency in Basic English Language Development will:

  • Demonstrate language proficiency skills in reading, writing, listening to, and speaking English at the Basic English Language Development Certificate of Competency level.
  • Demonstrate language proficiency skills in grammatical contexts at the Basic English Language Development Certificate of Competency level.
  • Demonstrate conversational and pronunciation proficiency skills at the Basic English Language Development Certificate of Competency level.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
ELDN 7440 High Beginning 84.0 - 102.0 hours
and
ELDN 7450 Beginning Conversation 28.0 - 48.0 hours

In addition to the courses above, one additional course is required. Select from one of the following courses:

Course Number Course Title Units
ELDN 7400 Spanish Literacy 1 84.0 - 102.0 hours
or
ELDN 7410 Spanish Literacy 2 84.0 - 102.0 hours
or
ELDN 7420 Newcomer 84.0 - 102.0 hours
or
ELDN 7425 ELD Lab 8.0 - 240.0 hours
or
ELDN 7430 Low Beginning 84.0 - 102.0 hours
or
ELDN 7501 Intermediate Grammar 64.0 - 72.0 hours
ELDN 7502 Low Advanced Grammar 64.0 - 72.0 hours
or
ELDN 7513 Pronunciation 48.0 - 54.0 hours