Certificate of Competency in English as a Second Language (Beginning)

The English as a Second Language (Beginning) Certificate of Competency introduces the essential language and life skills needed to function in American society. This program teaches the performance of basic life skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English.

Required courses:
NC 305ESL Multiskills - Beginning 10
NC 306ESL Multiskills - Beginning 20

Certificate of Competency Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the English as a Second Language (Beginning) Certificate of Competency will:

  1. Perform basic or “survival” life skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in American English.
  2. Transfer into credit ESL instruction at the Level 3 stage of coursework or continue in noncredit instruction in NC 307 ESL Multiskills - Intermediate 1.