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|ESL: Foundations of Literacy Skills Certificate
||English as a Second Language
Total Hours: 240.63
The Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Literacy Skills prepares students with little or no academic background in their first language with the preliminary English language and literacy skills needed to function at a basic level in everyday situations at work, school and in the community. Literacy foundation skills are emphasized through a variety of instructional methods and strategies that focus on the development of sound-symbol correspondence, vocabulary development and survival English. Lessons are delivered through direct instruction, exercises and interactive activities that provide opportunities for students to develop basic English reading, writing and speaking skills in meaningful contexts.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Read everyday signs and warnings;
- communicate basic personal information and follow simple directions; and
- write basic information and fill out simple forms.
The requirements for the ESL: Foundations of Literacy Skills Certificate program are:
Complete requirements from
- Foundations of Literacy Skills
|Foundations of Literacy Skills - complete 240.63 hours|
|ESL 712||Beginning Non-Credit ESL Literacy||96.25|
|ESL 713||Low Beginning Non-Credit English as a Second Language||96.25|
|And complete and pass one of the following:|
|ESL 701||Development of Literacy Skills||96.25|
|ESL 713CP||Beginning-Low Non-Credit ESL Conversation/Pronunciation||48.13|
|ESL 713RW||Beginning-Low Non-Credit ESL Reading/Writing||48.13|
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 712 and ESL 713
Complete one course: ESL 701, ESL 713CP or ESL 713RW