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English as a Second Language

English as a second language (ESL) courses are designed to help foreign speakers from a variety of countries learn English by emphasizing four basic skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No proof of citizenship is required. It is recommended that students enroll in all courses offered in each level and be tested so they may be placed in the appropriate level

Los cursos de Inglés como segunda lengua están diseñados para ayudar a estudiantes de otros países para aprender y se enfatizan en cuatro areas básicas: Como escuchar, oral, lectura y escritura. Puede matricularse aunaue no tenga documentos. Se recomienda que las personas que desean inscribirse en estas clases tomen un exámen para que sean inscritas en un nivel apropiado. Los exámenes son de gramática, conversación y de escritura. Según el resultado del exámen, la persona será inscrita ya sea en el nivel elemental, intermedio o avanzado de las respectivas clases de gramática, conversación y de escritura.
 
 
 
Contact
Krista Valenzuela-Emanuel
480-857-5010
 
Virginia Edwards

 

 

​Businesses

Did you know...

The ESL Program offers customized, on-site classes for company employees and family members 15 years of age and older. 

For more information:
Krista Valenzuela-Emanuel.

 Beginning Level 1

​Course Number Course Name ​Credits
​ESL010 ​Basic Grammar ​3
ESL011 ​Basic Listening & Speaking ​3
RDG010 ​Reading English as a Second Language I* 3

 

Intermediate Level 2
Course Number ​Course Name Credits
ESL020 English as a Second Language II: Grammar* ​3
​ESL021 ​English as a Second Language II: Listening & Speaking ​3
RDG020 ​Reading English as a Second Language II*

​3

 

Intermediate Level 3

Course Number Course Name Credits
ESL030 English as a Second Language III: Grammar* ​3
​ESL031 ​English as a Second Language III: Listening & Speaking ​3
​ESL050 ​Review Grammar for ESL* ​3
​ESL051 ​Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers ​3
RDG030 ​Reading English as a Second Language III* ​3

 

Advanced Level 4

Course Number Course Name Credits
ESL040 English as a Second Language IV: Grammar* ​3
​ESL041 ​English as a Second Language IV: Listening & Speaking ​3
​ESL050 ​Review Grammar for ESL* ​3
​ESL051 ​Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers* ​3
​ESL071 ​Advanced Pronunciation & Oral Reading for ESL* ​3
RDG040 ​Reading English as a Second Language IV* ​3

 

Transition to College

Course Number Course Name Credits
COM095 Basic Oral Communication Skills ​3
​ESL087 Basic Writing Skills for English Language Learners* ​3
ENG071 ​Fundamentals of Writing* ​3
​RDG081 ​Reading Improvement* ​3
RDG091 ​College Reading Skills I* ​3

 College Courses

Course Number ​Course Name ​Credits
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL* ​3
​ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL* ​3
CPD150 Strategies for College Success* ​3

 

*Indicates course has prerequisites and/or co-requisites.  Look up the course description online.

Students enrolling in ESL courses should be tested so they can be placed in the appropriate skill levels.  Based on test scores, students are placed in the appropriate-level conversation, grammar, and writing courses.  Learn more about testing on the website, or call 480.732.7205 to schedule an appointment for ESL testing.

​ESL Program of Study
 
CGCC is committed to a partnership in learning with students who are non-native English speakers. The English as a Second Language courses are designed to help foreign speakers from a variety of countries learn academic English by emphasizing four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.