ESL Communication

Certificate of Achievement
Transfer Preparation (Major Code: 01411)

The ESL Communication and Critical Thinking Certificate is designed to prepare English Language learners (ELLs) for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various Jaguar Pathways Fields of Study. Students completing this certificate have achieved academic English reading and writing skills at an advanced, post-secondary level; they have also achieved success in courses that fulfill IGETC requirements for UCs and CSUs in areas such as: English Composition/Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication and Social and Behavioral Sciences. These two elements combine to demonstrate significant achievement of a milestone along their pathways to degrees or transfer. Courses should be selected with the assistance of a counselor.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will develop a level of ability to speak English that allows them to pursue professional, academic, and personal goals with confidence.
  • Student will develop a level of ability to understand written English that allows them to pursue professional, academic, and personal goals with confidence.
Program Requirements 1
Section 1: Required ESL Courses
ESL 159A
ESL 159B
ACADEMIC ESL ADVANCED READING AND GRAMMAR IV
and ACADEMIC ESL ADVANCED WRITING AND GRAMMAR IV
9
Section 2: English Composition Course
Select one of the following:4
COLLEGE COMPOSITION FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
HONORS COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
Section 3: Communication Course
Select one of the following:3
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
Total Units16