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Basic Noncredit ESL

Award Type: Certificate of Completion

Basic Noncredit English as a Second Language certificate is designed for non-native English speaking students who want to effectively read, write, listen to, and speak the English language. These skills will help students to bridge the gap from survival communication skills to adequate competency for functioning in an English-speaking work and school environment. They also help students to transition to the college credit ESL program to pursue credit classes as needed to obtain an associate degree and/or jobs that require higher-level English communication skills. An ESL Computer Language Lab complements the classroom instruction and provides an opportunity to practice English skills using computer software. An ESL placement test is required to determine the level at which to begin.

Program Requirements

Required core courses:

Course Number Course Title Hours
NESL 7020A Spanish Literacy
NESL 7000 Introduction to English: Pre-A 90.0 - 102.0 hours
NESL 7002 Introduction to English A2 90.0 hours
NESL 7004 Introduction to English B2 90.0 hours
NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab 8.0 hours