GENERAL English

ESL Literacy G / Intensive Speak-out 1 (15 weeks: 270 hours) – Level 1

Course Requirement:
Placement Test

CaMLA EPT

CaMLA Speaking

CaMLA Writing

Total Range for Placement

0-26

0-3

0-5

0-34

Course Description

ESL Literacy G and Intensive Speak-out 1 courses are designed to build foundational skills for nonnative speakers in American English, focusing on aural/ oral development. This course helps to develop students’ ability to understand and produce the basic sounds, vocabulary, and sentence patterns of American English.

Course Hours

ESL Literacy G : 210 hours (14hrs/ week),  Intensive Speak-out 1: 60 hours (4hrs/ week)

Beginning ESL G / Intensive Speak-out 2 (15 weeks: 270 hours) – Level 2

Course Requirement:
Placement Test

CaMLA EPT

CaMLA Speaking

CaMLA Writing

Total Range for Placement

27-40

3-8

5-12

35-60

Course Description

Beginning ESL G and Intensive Speak-out 2 builds upon basic American English literacy through the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Additional grammatical forms and communicative modes are studied. This course helps students’ ability to understand and produce the basic sounds, vocabulary and sentence patterns of American English.

Course Hours

Beginning ESL G : 210 hours (14hrs/ week),  Intensive Speak-out 2 : 60 hours (4hrs/ week)

Intermediate ESL G / Intensive Speak-out 3 (15 weeks: 270 hours) – Level 3

Course Requirement:
Placement Test

CaMLA EPT

CaMLA Speaking

CaMLA Writing

Total Range for Placement

41-50

8-12

12-18

61-80

Course Description

Intermediate ESL G and Intensive Speak-out 3 offer nonnative speakers intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the study of grammatical structures and functions needed for increased fluency in writing and speaking. This course helps to develop students’ ability to comprehend American English and students’ use of spoken American English in a variety of settings.

Course Hours

Intermediate ESL G : 210 hours (14hrs/ week),  Intensive Speak-out 3 : 60 hours (4hrs/ week)

High Intermediate ESL G / Intensive Speak-out 4 (15 weeks: 270 hours) – Level 4

Course Requirement:
Placement Test

CaMLA EPT

CaMLA Speaking

CaMLA Writing

Total Range for Placement

51-61

12-16

18-25

81-102

Course Description

High Intermediate ESL G and Intensive Speak-out 4 offer continued intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Increased emphasis on grammatical correctness in writing and speaking for success in daily life. This course helps to develop students’ ability to comprehend American English and further students’ use of spoken American English in a variety of settings.

Course Hours

High Intermediate ESL G : 210 hours (14hrs/ week),  Intensive Speak-out 4 : 60 hours (4hrs/ week)

Advanced ESL G / Intensive Speak-out 5 (15 weeks: 270 hours) – Level 5

Course Requirement:
Placement Test

CaMLA EPT

CaMLA Speaking

CaMLA Writing

Total Range for Placement

62-68

16-20

25-30

103-118

Course Description

Advanced ESL G and Intensive Speak-out 5 further develop students’ ability to read and write fluently and coherently using standard American English and advanced grammatical forms and structures. Additionally, these courses further develops students’ ability to listen and speak fluently and coherently using standard American English and advanced grammatical forms and structures.

Course Hours

Advanced ESL G : 210 hours (14hrs/ week),  Intensive Speak-out 5 : 60 hours (4hrs/ week)