Program Description
Arts and Humanities Division

Advanced English Proficiency

Program Description

The English as a Second Language Certificate of Advanced English Proficiency provides non-native speakers of English with personal and professional development opportunities, encourages lifelong learning, and provides employers with measurable proof of proficiency in English. Each of the courses in the program addresses English language skills and abilities necessary for success in academic studies or in careers. Both full and part-time students whose native language is not English are eligible for this program.

Program Requirements

Course No. Title Credits
ESL*H152 ESL Reading/Writing V † 6
ESL*H162 ESL Reading/Writing VI † 6
ESL*H139 ESL Pronunciation III
or
ESL*H157 ESL Oral Communications V 3
ENG*H101 Composition 3
COM*H100 Introduction to Communication 3

Total Credit Hours

21

† Students who are placed into ESL*H162 when entering the College, or who take ESL*H152 but skip ESL*H162 must substitute any two of the following courses in order to complete the required twenty-one credit hours for the certificate: ENG*H102 Literature & Composition, ENG*H200 Advanced Composition, ENG*H202 Technical Writing, COM*H157 American Film, COM*H226 Journalism I, COM*H227 Journalism II, HIS*H201 U.S. History I, HIS*H202 U.S. History II.

Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in handling a variety of writing assignments.
  2. Comprehend diverse texts which are conceptually abstract and linguistically complex.
  3. Understand extended discourse on contextualized and abstract topics such as in lectures, speeches, and reports.
  4. Show fluency and comfort in the use of English to express their own ideas.
  5. Write with precision and detail.
  6. Use spoken English with sufficient accuracy to participate effectively in formal and informal conversations on practical, social and professional topics.

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