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ESL: Basic Interpersonal Communications Certificate English as a Second Language Total Hours: 240.63
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Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Certificate of Completion in Basic Interpersonal Communication prepares high beginning and low- intermediate level ESL students with the English language and literacy skills needed to function independently in English in a variety of vocational and academic situations. The program focuses particularly on the acquisition of reading, writing and speaking skills needed to function independently at work, school and in the community.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills needed to communicate at work and in the community;
  2. read and interpret critical information in the workplace, at school and in various community settings;
  3. fill out applications and write short notes about school, work and/or community-related issues, in writing and/or on the computer; and
  4. demonstrate appropriate cultural behavior in school and work-related settings in the United States including the ability to work collegially in multi-cultural settings.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the ESL: Basic Interpersonal Communications Certificate program are:

  • Complete requirements from
    • Basic Interpersonal Communications

Basic Interpersonal Communications - complete 240.63 hours
ESL 714High Beginning Non-Credit English as a Second Language96.25
ESL 715Low Intermediate Non-Credit English as a Second Language96.25
Complete 1 course from below
ESL 714CPBeginning-High Non-Credit ESL Conversation/Pronunciation48.13
ESL 714RWBeginning-High Non-Credit ESL Reading/Writing52.50
ESL 722ESL Computer Literacy52.50
ESL 724Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages52.50

Term Effective: Fall 2019

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


3 courses needed for this certificate

Required Courses: ESL 714 and ESL 715

Complete one course: ESL 714CP, ESL 714RW, ESL 722 or ESL 724

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