English as a Second Language (ESL)

Certificate of Achievement

Advanced Proficiency in English as a Second Language Certificate

The Advanced Proficiency Program recognizes attainment of English language abilities to an advanced-low level of English in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills. It demonstrates achievement of skills used in academic courses at the community college level as well as in the workplace community.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ESL 114 Career Communication Skills: Intermediate 3
ESL 325 Advanced-Low Integrated Reading and Writing 6
ESLG 320 Advanced-Low Grammar 3
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • recognize cultural practices common to workplace situations in the United States.
  • demonstrate communication skills necessary in the workplace.
  • employ a variety of active reading strategies and adjust reading speed appropriately to address a full range of reading tasks including reading for inferences and bias.
  • analyze and evaluate a variety of texts.
  • cite outside sources correctly by using quotations, paraphrases, and summaries in writing assignments.
  • compose and edit clear, well-developed, and organized essays on academic topics.
  • revise and edit to achieve clarity of ideas and correctness of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  • use a variety of sentence types with sophisticated logical connectors.