English as a Second Language Advanced Level, Noncredit Certificate of Completion

The Advanced Level Certificate of Completion, which is attained upon the successful completion of English as a Second Language courses in level 5, signifies an advanced level of mastery in reading, writing, and speaking skills in English as a Second Language.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Compose a persuasive essay with a clear thesis statement, introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Read and distinguish the characteristics of a range of professional, academic, and literary texts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal communication principles through a variety of interpersonal situations in written and oral assignments.
  • Give informative and persuasive speeches related to cross-cultural communication, incorporating secondary sources to support ideas.

Noncredit Certificate of Completion Requirements

Required Core
ENSL 446High-Intermediate Reading and Writing: American Culture (1-68 Hours)0
ENSL 448High-Intermediate Speaking and Listening (1-85 Hours)0
Total Hours2-153
Total Units0

Students may also qualify for the certificate by completing one of the following: ENSL 446 - High-Intermediate Reading and Writing: American Culture ( units) or ENSL 448 - High-Intermediate Speaking and Listening ( units), and fulfilling the remaining course requirements via an ESL guided self-placement.

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.