English as a Second Language C.S.

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English as a Second Language C.S.

Department: English as a Second Language

Total Credit Hours: 18-21 credits

What Is English as a Second Language C.S.?

A Certificate of Specialization in English as a Second Language that targets non-native speakers who are working to build English language skills while preparing to take college courses in all disciplines. This certificate contains 18-22 credit hours, encouraging mastery of English Reading, Writing and Speaking skills, and would consist of at least, but not limited to six courses.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (9-12 credits)
Writing ESL 107 or Intensive Grammar Review for Non-Native Speakers  3-4
ESL 108 or Intermediate Composition for Non-Native Speakers 
ESL 109 Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers
Speaking & Listening ESL 103/COM 100 or Pronunciation & Communication & Listening for Non-Native Speakers  3-4
ESL 105 Advanced Conversation & Speaking Skills for Non-Native Speakers/Oral Communication
Reading Reading (must take at least 3 credit hours) * ESL 104/RDG 104 or College Reading for Non-Native Speakers Advanced  3-4
ESL 106/RDG 106 or College Reading for Non-Native Speakers 
ESL 112 or Academic Vocabulary Across the Disciplines 
ESL 113 or Advanced Vocabulary for Special Purposes (for Non-Native Speakers) 
ESL 116 ESL Conversation and Current Events
Advanced Communication & Culture Requirements (6 credits - Choose at least two courses from any combination of the reading, writing, speaking, listening or culture categories.)
Reading RDG 111 Reading Across the Disciplines 6
ESL 120 Success in Health Care Careers for Non-Native Speakers
Writing ENG 101 English Composition I
ENG 102 English Composition II
Speaking & Listening COM 101 Oral Communications (Equivalent to ESL 105)
Culture Any GLS or GLC Course
MUS 111 Music Appreciation
MUS 250 Music Audio Production I
Music Performance Class
ART 1001 Art Appreciation
ART 1105 Digital Art Studio
Art Studio Course
ESL 299 Academic English for Special Purposes
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Elective (3 credits)
Elective-Choose One
or More
Any INE 3
Any ESL
Any COM
Any BTC
Any ART
Any PSY
Any ENG
Any LIT
Any PHE
Any THE
Any CPT
Any RDG
Any MUS
Any AGS
Any BIO
Any PHY
Any HIS
Any POL
Any MAT
Any ACT
Foreign Language (must have completed ESL 108)
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services
Total Required Hours: 18-21 credits

* ESL 100 or ESL 109 may be subsituted for the Reading General Education Requirement if the student tests out of reading.

Contact Information

Shannon Beahan,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8254
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Dawn Huffman,
Program Chair
636-922-8574
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Office Location
HUM 203
Office Hours

8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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