Credit ESL Program

The Credit ESL Program is designed for students with academic goals who wish to complete a two-yeardegree or vocational certificate at City College or transfer to a four-year college or university.The program includes six levels of instruction from Beginning (ESL 110 - 6 hours per week)to Advanced (ESL 160 - 4 hours per week). Grades are given and students earn credit toward an AA/ASdegree or transfer to a university. Classes are offered at the Ocean, Downtown and Mission campuses,and other locations in San Francisco. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available.Call the Admissions and Records Office for information on fees. 239-3285

 

How to Enroll in Credit Classes

1. Application - File an application for admission with the Office ofAdmissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, Ocean Campus or contact the counseling officeat other campuses. Foreign students must have a score of 475 or higher on the TOEFL.(Note: All students must also take a math or an algebra test)

2. Placement Test - Take the ESL Placement Test. The test is offeredat various times at the Ocean campus. You should receive information on the testing schedulewhen you submit your application or you can call the Testing Office at 239-3129. You mustbring a picture I.D. (driver's license, passport, or California I.D.) to the placement test.

3. Orientation - Find out what level of ESL you placed into and receiveinformation about registration, programs and services for students.

4. Counseling - Meet with a counselor before registering for classes.The counselor will help you select your ESL classes and other classes.

5. Registration -  Buy a Schedule of Classes at the bookstore at theOcean campus to find out when the classes you need and want are offered. Schedules are alsoavailable at other campuses. Enroll on the date and time on your registration ticket and payyour fees. ESL Faculty Advisors are usually available at registration to answer your questionsabout the ESL program. Telephone registration is also available. See the Schedule of Classesfor further information.

 

Certificate of Accomplishment

Advanced Academic English as a Second Language

Requirements for the Certificate of Accomplishment. The Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Academic ESL provides students, prospective employers, and others with documented evidence of persistence and academic accomplishment in ESL. Each course must be completed with a final grade of C or higher. Where available, grades of Pass may be used.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

·    Demonstrate comprehension of and ability to read critically a variety of genres of authentic texts

·    Demonstrate ability to write expository essays and academic summaries

·    Demonstrate ability to use various grammatical structures to establish sequence and coherence

·    Speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and control in formal and informal oral communication

·    Recognize and correct pronunciation and speech problems that impede successful communication

Core Courses                                                                               Units

ESL 160 High-Advanced Academic ESL ...................................... 4

ESL 79 Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation ............................ 3

 

Electives (Choose one):

ESL 66 Advanced Listening and Reading .................................... 3

ESL 69 Accent Improvement ........................................................ 2

ESL 85 Advanced Editing and Grammar Review ........................ 2

Total Units ................................................................................... 9-10

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For more information about the credit program, call the Ocean Campus ESL Coordinator, Erin Lofthouse, at 239-3427or the ESL Department Office at 239-3003.