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ESOL Certificates

ESOL Certificates

ESOL Certificates of Proficiency

There are several reasons it is good to have an ESOL Certificate of Proficiency.

  • The certificate shows that you have proficiency in all the skill areas of the level: reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar.
  • The certificate prepares you for academic work, vocational training and job advancement.
  • The certificate can be presented to (prospective) employers and schools to show you’ve completed this level of English.

In order to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency, there are two steps involved:
Step 1: Make a “certificate petition appointment” to see a counselor. You can’t ask for a petition at a drop-in session. During your appointment, ask for two forms: 1) Petition for a Certificate and 2) Major Worksheet for the Certificate of Proficiency you’re applying for. Your counselor must review the courses you have taken to make sure you meet the requirements for the certificate, and then you and your counselor must sign the yellow form.
Step 2: Turn in both of these forms to Admissions & Records.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for the certificate, you must pass the required courses with a grade of “C” or better. The Admissions & Records Office will notify you when your Certificate of Proficiency is ready to be picked up.

ESOL Credit Certificates (14 units)

Advanced Certificate of Proficiency

Course Number Course Title
ESOL 52 Advanced Reading and Writing (6 units)
ESOL 50 Advanced Listening and Speaking (4 units)
ESOL 274A Grammar 4 (4 units)
Program Learning Outcomes for Advanced Certificate of Proficiency
– Satisfy advanced ESOL standards for clear, effective, well-organized, well-developed, well-edited and logically sound sentences, paragraphs and essays, and appropriate citation of sources.
– Apply active reading strategies in order to comprehend, critically analyze and explain ideas in advanced ESOL and college-level texts.
– Participate in campus and classroom culture at a level required for success as an advanced ESOL student.
– Communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in spoken American English at a level required in advanced ESOL courses.

 

High Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency

Course Number Course Title
ESOL 253 Reading and Writing 3 (6 units)
ESOL 263A Listening and Speaking 3 (4 units)
ESOL 273A Grammar 3 (4 units)
Program Learning Outcomes for High Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency
– Satisfy high intermediate ESOL standards for clear, effective, well-organized, well-developed, well-edited and logically-sound sentences, paragraphs and essays, and appropriate citation of sources.
– Apply active reading strategies in order to comprehend, critically analyze and explain ideas in high intermediate level ESOL texts.
– Participate in campus and classroom culture at a level required for success in high intermediate ESOL courses
– Communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in spoken American English at a level required in high intermediate ESOL courses.

 

Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency

Course Number Course Title
ESOL 252A Reading and Writing 2 (6 units)
ESOL 262A Listening and Speaking 2 (4 units)
ESOL 272A Grammar 2 (4 units)
Program Learning Outcomes for Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency
– Satisfy intermediate ESOL standards for clear, effective, well-organized, well-developed, well-edited and logically-sound sentences, paragraphs and essays, and appropriate citation of sources.
– Apply active reading strategies in order to comprehend, critically analyze and explain ideas in intermediate level ESOL texts.
– Participate in campus and classroom culture at a level required for success in intermediate
ESOL courses.
– Communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in spoken American English at a level required in intermediate ESOL courses.

 

ESOL Non-Credit Certificates

Bridge to Credit – Certificate of Competency (Students must complete a minimum of 134 hours)

Course Number Course Title
ESOL 541A Bridge to Credit ESOL – Level I
ESOL 541B Bridge to Credit ESOL – Level II
ESOL 541C Bridge to Credit ESOL – Level III
ESOL 541D Bridge to Credit ESOL – Level IV
Program Learning Outcomes for Bridge to Credit
– Certificate of Competency
– Synthesize written information and technological skills to register for credit-level courses at an educational institution.
– Comprehend and respond appropriately to spoken American English at the level of entry-level credit ESOL courses.
– Apply written information, technological skills, and college success strategies to college level courses.

 

ESOL College-Ready Skills – Certificate of Competency (Students must complete a minimum of 47 hours)

Course Number Course Title
ESOL 595A College Ready Skills: Culture and Classroom Etiquette
ESOL 595B College Ready Skills: Academic Success Strategies
ESOL 595C College Ready Skills: Best Study Practices
ESOL 595D College Ready Skills: Education Technology Skills
Program Learning Outcomes for College-Ready Skills
– Certificate of Competency
– Comprehend and respond appropriately to spoken American English at the level of entry-level credit ESOL courses.
– Apply written information, technological skills, American classroom etiquette, and college success strategies to college-level courses.