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English As A Second Language - Credit 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers two levels: high intermediate and advanced. The purpose of these classes is to provide students with college preparation and academic language instruction. The focus is to prepare students for the GED, vocational certificate, and degree programs, and transfer to a University. Tuition fees apply for credit classes, and Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

 
Interested students may also consider coursework in ESLN. Further resources are available via the International Student Office and the TASC Language Lab.
 
 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CREDIT PROGRAM
The Credit ESL program is for non-native speakers of English and for those who speak English as a second language. The credit ESL program offers multi-level courses in writing, reading and speaking to prepare students for the demands of higher education or a vocational certificate.
 

Advisors:
Christen Smith
chsmith@collegeofthedesert.edu (760) 776-7256
Diane Taras
dtaras@collegeofthedesert.edu (760) 862-1321
 
 
 
   
ADVANCED ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 
CREDIT CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY
​The Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Academic ESL provides students, prospective employers, and others with documented evidence of persistence and academic accomplishment in English as a Second Language. The certificate demonstrates satisfactory completion in a sequence of six credit courses in the ESL program designed to enable non-native English language students to develop college-level oral, aural, reading, and written fluency. This certificate is locally approved and is NOT notated on the student's academic transcript in accordance with State regulations.​
Required Courses
​ESL 70​ ​ESL/Academic English I 3​
​ESL ​70A ​Grammar & Editing ​3
​ESL ​71 ​ESL/Academic English II ​3
​ESL ​71A ​Advanced Grammar & Editing ​3
​ESL ​52 ​Pronunciation ​3
​ESL ​53 ​Speech Pronunciation & Listening ​3
CERTIFICATE  TOTAL 18
 
 
 
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ESL 352      Pronunciation 0
ESL 353      Speech Pronunciation and Listening 0
​ESL ​370 ​     ESL/Academic English I 0​
​ESL ​370A      Grammar and Editing​ ​0
​ESL ​371 ​     ESL/Academic English II ​0
​ESL ​371A ​     Advanced Grammar and Editing ​0

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