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ESL Certificates

STARTING FALL 2024: The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Fullerton College offers certificates to recognize students’ completion of academic English skills at an advanced, post-secondary level.

ESL Certificate of Proficiency in Academic English

This certificate provides students and employers with evidence of academic accomplishment in English as a Second Language. This certificate recognizes proficiency of English language abilities in academic listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the college level.

This certificate is recommended for:

  • high-beginning and intermediate level students
  • students who are primarily seeking English language fluency for professional and personal development

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Required ESL Core Courses:
  • ESL 083 F – High Intermediate Reading and Writing (5 units)
  • ESL 184 F – Low Advanced Reading and Writing (5 units)
Complete one (1) ESL Language Support Course:
  • ESL 035 F – Intermediate Grammar (3 units)
  • ESL 039 F – Vocabulary Expansion Techniques (3 units)
  • ESL 045 F – Advanced Grammar (3 units)
  • ESL 046 F – Intermediate Conversation (2 units)
  • ESL 048 F – Intermediate Pronunciation (2 units)
  • ESL 049 F – Advanced Academic Vocabulary (3 units)
  • ESL 056 F – Advanced Conversation (2 units)
  • ESL 058 F – Advanced Pronunciation (2 units)
Complete one (1) College Literacy/Experience Course:
  • COUN 101 F – The College Experience (2 units)
  • COUN 141 F – Career Exploration (1 unit)
  • COUN 143 F – Creative Job Search (1 unit)
  • COUN 148 F – Human Potential (1 unit)
  • COUN 193 F – Financial Life Skills (2 units)
  • READ 127 F – College Literacy Skills (2 units)

Total Units: 13 – 15 units

 

ESL Milestone Certificate of Achievement: Pathway to Transfer – Written and Oral Communication

This certificate prepares students for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various majors.Β  Students will achieve a mastery of English reading, writing, critical thinking, and speaking skills to succeed in any professional or academic setting where English is the dominant language.

This certificate is recommended for:

  • advanced level students
  • students who are seeking a degree or transfer to a 4-year university
  • students who completed the ESL Certificate of Proficiency in Academic English\

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:

Required ESL Core Courses:
  • ESL 184 F – Low Advanced Reading and Writing (5 units)
  • ESL 190 F – Advanced Accelerated Reading and Writing (5 units)
Complete one (1) College Writing Course:
  • ENGL 100 F – College Writing* (4 units)
  • ENGL 100HF – Honors College Writing* (4 units)
  • ENGL 101 F – Enhanced College Writing* (5 units)
  • ENGL 110 F – Enhanced College Writing for Non-Native Speakers* (5 units)
Complete one (1) Oral Communication Course:
  • COMM 100 F – Public Speaking* (3 units)

* This course satisfies General Education requirements for an associate degree or transfer to a CSU or UC.

Total Units: 17 – 18 units

 

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How to Apply

More information on how to apply for ESL certificates will be available starting Fall 2024. You can also talk to your ESL professors or Fullerton College academic counselors for more information.

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ESL Certificate Ceremony and End-of-the-Year Celebration

ESL Certificates are awarded at the ESL End-of-the-Year Celebration every last Friday of the spring semester.