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English As A Second Language (ESL)

ESL classes provide English language instruction for students at all levels of English proficiency. This program includes core ESL classes from beginning levels through intermediate levels, and specialty class options are also available. ESL classes provide English language instruction for students at all levels of English proficiency. This program includes core ESL classes from beginning levels through intermediate levels, and specialty class options are also available.

Welcome to the Program
Enrollment and Orientation Procedures

· Individuals interested in taking classes in the ESL Program take a placement assessment before enrolling into a class.  The student's score on the assessment determines the appropriate level of English class.  The assessment and orientation take approximately two hours.

·  Call the Registration desk for an appointment to take the placement assessment at    (714) 628-5900.

·  All classes are free of charge and open entry/open exit.

·  Textbook purchase is available at the OEC Bookstore.


SUMMARY OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) AND ASSESSMENTS 
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ESL Courses

 Core ESL Classes

Specialty Class Options                               

ESL Literacy 

No prior learning experience in English, is required. Students learn to recognize and use common English words.

 

Beginning 1-3 

Learners develop the basics of spoken and written English.

·    Interactive Language
·    Resource Center
·    Computer Classes
·    Conversation
·  Pronunciation
·  ESL Civics

Intermediate 1-3 

Students increase communication skills, vocabulary development, and grammar accuracy.

·    Interactive Learning Resource Center
·    Computer Classes
·    Conversation
·    American English Pronunciation
·    ESL Writing
·    Adult Basic Education
·    High School Subjects
·    American College English
 

ESL Civics/Citizenship (ESL-120) - Introduces students to U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process, U.S. history, government, and prepares students for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS interview and exam. (Elective class) 
Preparación para pasar el examen oral y escrito de ciudadanía. Los estudiantes aprenderán historia, gobierno y el proceso de naturalización de los Estados Unidos. (Clase electiva)
 

SUMMARY OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) AND ASSESSMENTS 
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