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CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Alicia Munoz

Phone: (619) 660-4230

Elective credits

Classes at the 100 level and above can be used as elective credit for the Associate Degree.

ESL 103 and 106 transfer as elective credit to CSU/UC.

English as a second language

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

English as a Second Language classes are designed to improve English reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking skills.

The ESL program is divided into four levels. Students should see a counselor to select additional courses in other areas for which their language skills will be acceptable.


Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions PDFs for additional details.


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Level 1 - Basic college ESL
UNITS

Basic College ESL focuses on reading short passages, writing sentences, connecting them into basic paragraphs, and having discussions using the present, past and future verb tenses.

Course Name Units
ESL 080 English As A Second Language I
ESL 081 Listening And Speaking I 6

Level 2 - Beginning college ESL
UNITS

Beginning College ESL focuses on reading short passages, writing sentences, connecting them into basic paragraphs, and having discussions using the present, past and future verb tenses.

Course Name Units
ESL 096 English As A Second Language I 5
ESL 097 Listening And Speaking I 3
ESL 098 ESL Reading & Vocabulary Development I 3
ESL 099A ESL For The Workplace I 3

 

Level 3 - Low Intermediate college ESL
UNITS

Low-intermediate College ESL focuses on reading short academic passages, writing complete paragraphs, discussing topics and giving short presentations using the simple, progressive, and present and past perfect verb tenses.

Course Name Units
ESL 099A (A) ESL For The Workplace I 3
OR ESL 099B (B) ESL For The Workplace II 3
ESL 100 English As A Second Language II 5
ESL 101 Listening And Speaking II 3
ESL 102 ESL Reading & Vocabulary Development II 3

 

Level 4 - High Intermediate college ESL
UNITS

High-intermediate College ESL focuses on reading more complex academic passages, connecting paragraphs into short essays, note-taking and study skills, and orally presenting academic work using all verb tenses.

Course Name Units
ESL 099B ESL For The Workplace II 3
ESL 103 English As A Second Language III 5
ESL 104 Listening And Speaking III 3
ESL 105 ESL Reading & Vocabulary Development III 3

 

Level 5 - Advanced college ESL
UNITS

Advanced College ESL focuses on reading college level texts, writing more complex essays, increasing note-taking and study skills, and presenting oral reports using all verb tenses.

Course Name Units
ENGLISH 098R Reading Fundamentals 3
ESL 106 English As A Second Language IV 5

Students will receive an "ESL Certificate of Completion" when they complete ESL 106 with a grade of "C" or better or “Pass.”

Additional Recommended Classes
UNITS
Course Name Units
ESL 107 Oral Communication Skills 2
ESL 199 Special Studies Or Projects In English 1-3
ESL 298 Selected Topics 1-5
ESL 299 Selected Topics 1-5
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General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  June 05, 2012
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