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Noncredit ESL Courses

Noncredit ESL Courses

ESL 601 - ESL BEGINNING LEVEL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ENGLISH LITERACY

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This non-credit course is designed to introduce low-beginning English language learners to basic English letter-sound correspondence, vocabulary, and sentence patterns. Students will start using English to speak about themselves, their families, and their community. Students will learn to read and complete simple forms.


ESL 602 - ESL BEGINNING LEVEL 2 - ENGLISH AT HOME AND SCHOOL

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORY:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 601 or have eligibility as determined though the SBVC assessment process

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This non-credit course is designed to prepare low-beginning English language learners with vocabulary and sentence structure to communicate in social and academic settings. Students will learn to give and respond to directions, as well as to speak about home, classroom routines, and community life by using a variety of sentence patterns. In addition, students will learn basic note-taking skills.


ESL 603 - ESL BEGINNING LEVEL 3 - ENGLISH FOR WORK AND LEISURE

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORY:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 602 or have eligibility as determined though the SBVC assessment process

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This non-credit course is designed to prepare intermediate-beginning English language learners to use a variety of English structures and vocabulary for vocation and leisure. Students will learn appropriate linguistic behaviors with regards to the setting and time of the occasion being discussed.


ESL 604 - BEGINNING LEVEL 4 - ENGLISH FOR WORK AND EDUCATION

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORY:  Students should have successfully completed ESL 603 or have eligibility as determined though the SBVC assessment process

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This non-credit course is designed to prepare high-beginning English language learners to use Standard English for job interviews, and in conversations at work and at school. Students will begin learning aspects of composition. In addition, students will learn effective note-taking skills.