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English as a Second Language (CTESL1)

Certificate

Description

This certificate is for international students who would like to prepare for college degree study in the United States. Students experience rigorous English study in grammar, writing, listening/speaking, and reading in order to given them the best possible chances of success in future degree studies.

Admissions Requirements

This certificate is open only to international students who speak English as their second language. Students must place into Low-Intermediate to Advanced ESL courses at WCC using the ESL Compass test battery.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
English/Writing Dept
Advisors
Heather Zettelmaier

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
ESL 132 Intermediate ESL Grammar * 4
ESL 161 Advanced ESL Grammar * 4
ESL 128 Low Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing * 4
ESL 134 Intermediate ESL Reading * 4
Students with higher reading levels may substitute ACS 107 and/or ACS 108 for ESL 128 and/or ESL 134 0
ESL 138 or Intermediate ESL Writing *
Students with higher writing levels may substitute ENG 100 or ENG 111 4
ESL 135 or English Listening, Pronunciation and Conversation (ESL) *
Students with higher listening/speaking skills may substitute ESL 165; elective to reach 24 total credits may be required 4
Total 24
Total Credits Required
24

Footnotes

*Students will be placed at appropriate entry-level course based on ESL or regular Compass scores.

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