English as a Second Language

CST Courses

CST 0970. Citizenship Skills (ABE). 0.5 hrs.

This course is designed to prepare qualified legal immigrants and refugees for the written and oral sections of the USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) citizenship exam administered in English. Prerequisite: A TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) reading score of below 9.0, the ability to read and write basic English, understand and communicate in English orally, and read and write common sight words and basic personal information.

CST 0980. Citizenship Skills (ASE). 0.5 hrs.

This course is designed to prepare qualified legal immigrants and refugees for the written and oral sections of the USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) citizenship exam administered in English. It is primarily geared towards English-speaking students. Prerequisite: A minimum TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) reading score of 9.0 or higher, the ability to read and write English, understand and communicate well orally and read and write common sight words and basic personal information.

CST 0990. Citizenship Skills (ESL). 0.5 hrs.

This course is designed to prepare qualified legal immigrants and refugees for the written and oral sections of the USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) citizenship exam administered in English. Prerequisite: Ability to read and write English at a student performance level (SPL) of 3 (High Beginning Level) or more as well as understand and communicate well orally in English and read and write common sight words and basic personal information. A minimum BEST (Basic English Skills Test) literacy score of 36, a CELSA (Combined English Language Skills Assessment) score of 20, a BEST Plus score of 418, or permission of the instructor.

EOR Courses

EOR 0900. English As a Second Language Orientation. 0.5 hrs.

This course provides skills assessment, needs assessment goal-setting and adult education program information for the beginning-level English As A Second Language (ESL) student. During this orientation course, the student is given a CASAS Test, the Basic English Skills Test (BEST), or an approved alternative. The instructor then discusses these test results with the student as well as assesses the student's unique interests and needs. The instructor also identifies the student's goals and the situations in which he/she needs to communicate in English. This pass/fail course also includes an overview of Adult Education policies and procedures as well as a description of the structure of a multi-level classroom. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 180 or higher; BEST score 0-46.

ESL Courses

ESL 0900. English As a Second Language (begin 1). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the GPA for graduation.

ESL 0910. English As a Second Language (begin 2). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the g.p.a. for graduation.

ESL 0920. English As a Second Language (begin 3). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the g.p.a. for graduation.

ESL 0930. English As a Second Language (inter 1). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the g.p.a. for graduation.

ESL 0950. English As a Second Language (inter 3). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the g.p.a. for graduation.

ESL 0960. English As a Second Language (adv 1). 0.5 hrs.

Offered in a classroom setting on campus and at extension sites, the ESL component of the Adult Education program focuses on improvement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for non-native English speakers. Progressive levels of instruction are provided through eight curriculum components. Grade is not included in the g.p.a. graduation.

ESL 0980. Functional English. 1 hr.

Functional English as a second language is designed to enable the participants to communicate effectively in their workplace and community. Priority will be given to the structures and vocabulary needed not only for communication within the work environment but also for basic survival and personal/social adjustment to the community.

ESL 0990. ESL Transition I. 1 hr.

Students will enter this transition class either having already completed an advanced-level English as a Second Language (ESL) class or having scored 66 or higher on a Basic Skills Test (BEST) or 42 or higher on an English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA). Individuals placing into ESL Transition I will also score below the ninth-grade reading level on the TABE Survey Form 9. Students in ESL Transition will work on the skills necessary to function in academic situations in non-ESL classes at the college level. Emphasis will be placed on producing clear, well-organized paragraphs. English grammar and usage will be reviewed as needed. Students will engage in activities from a variety of sources, including CD/tapes, videos, and guest speakers, and then respond to what they have heard through class discussions. Instructors will monitor student progress through pre- and post-testing in order to determine students' readiness to transition to either ESL Transition II or college-level classes. Prerequisite: Students will enter this transition class either having already completed an advanced-level English as a Second Language (ESL) class or having scored 66 or higher on a Basic Skills Test (BEST) or 42 or higher on an English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA). Individuals placing into ESL Transition I will also score below the ninth-grade reading level on the TABE Survey Form 9.

ESL 0992. Bridge To Healthcare. 3 hrs.

Students will explore different healthcare professions while learning and practicing basic skills in the healthcare field. Students will observe different healthcare workers and students in their learning and potential work environments as they visit healthcare facilities and college classes. The course will review the entrance requirements for healthcare programs of study. This class will assist students in vocabulary development and critical thinking skills by developing an academic and career path toward their short-and long-term goals in the healthcare field. The Transition Team will provide career counseling to transition students into a career or post-secondary education.

ESL 0993. Bridge To Manufacturing. 3 hrs.

Students will explore a variety of manufacturing professions for career development while learning and practicing basic skills in the manufacturing field. Students will observe workers and students in both their learning and potential work environments as they visit manufacturing college classes. The course will review the entrance requirements for the manufacturing programs of study. This course will also assist students in learning mathematical reasoning, reading and writing techniques, technology integration, workplace vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and soft skills for the workplace. Students will also develop an academic and career path toward their short- and long-term goals in a manufacturing field. The Adult Education Team will provide intensive supportive services in academic and career counseling to transition students into a career, post-secondary education, and/or employment.