Program: English as a Second Language

Overview

English as Second Language

LBCC offers certificates of competency in the noncredit program for adults seeking to learn English as a Second Language (ESL).

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Noncredit Certificate of Competency, English for Everyday – Level 1

Students completing English for Everyday certificates will possess the English language skills necessary for most daily activities. They will have sufficient speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for a wide variety of occupations such as retail, hospitality, transportation, or manufacturing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Create written communication utilizing the grammatical structures introduced at this level.
  • Formulate questions and responses to questions on familiar and unfamiliar topics utilizing grammatical patterns introduced at this level.

Noncredit Certificate of Competency, English for Everyday – Level 2

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Create written communication utilizing the grammatical structures introduced at this level.
  • Formulate questions and responses to questions on familiar and unfamiliar topics utilizing grammatical patterns introduced at this level.

Noncredit Certificate of Competency, English for Everyday – Level 3

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Create written communication utilizing the grammatical structures introduced at this level.
  • Formulate questions and responses to questions on familiar and unfamiliar topics utilizing grammatical patterns introduced at this level. 

Noncredit Certificate of Competency, Reading Skills for ESL Students – Level 1

Students completing the Reading Skills for ESL Students certificates will possess an English language reading level adequate for most daily activities. They will be ready for employment positions requiring the completion of forms, following written directions and instructions, and understanding short narratives.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize grammatical structure of new words on the basis of form and sentence position.
  • Identify the main idea and supporting details in a reading selection. 

Noncredit Certificate of Competency, Reading Skills for ESL Students – Level 2

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze a passage for specific content. • Defend an opinion or viewpoint about a text. 

Noncredit Certificate of Competency, Reading Skills for ESL Students – Level 3

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Identify main ideas and supporting details in reading passages. • Respond accurately to questions based on events in reading passages.