ESL Courses

We offer a comprehensive range of classes here at NCC. We offer academic, full-semester, credit classes that help get you ready for college-level classes as well as helping you to master English skills essential to academic work, jobs, and day-to-day conversation. We have a wonderful group of instructors who are here to help you meet your goals and succeed! Please click on the course name below to see the course outline.

ESLL001ESL ICredits: 6
For the student with little or no knowledge of English, this course integrates the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing English. Students will practice these skills through various activities and tests in a college classroom environment. Students complete 30 hours (2 additional hours per week) of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. They must check in with the lab assistant.

 

ESLL002Clear Speech ICredits: 3
This course begins the study of English pronunciation for non-native speakers with beginning level language proficiency. Students will learn to correctly articulate the simple vowel and consonant sounds of English using the basic phonetic alphabet. In this class, students will apply the building blocks of speech and use rhythm, stress, and intonation for more effective communication. In addition, students complete 15 hours of independent study using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course.

 

ESLL004ESL Technology for Academic SuccessCredits: 3
This course introduces students to computer technologies and related social and linguistic skills for learners who have not had access to technology for academics. Students complete 15 hours using software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course.

 

ESLL005ESL Writing IICredits: 3
Students with some knowledge of English will study intermediate grammar, create basic sentences, and compose short paragraphs applying the uses of specific times and verb tenses. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL007ESL Speaking IICredits: 3
Students with some knowledge of spoken English will learn and practice conversational skills in order to improve their listening and speaking abilities and learn about American culture in ways that will prepare them for academic contexts. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL009ESL Reading IICredits: 3
Students with some knowledge of English will read materials that are at an intermediate level and aim to prepare students for reading in an academic environment. Students will also learn new vocabulary by memorizing, using context cues, and learning basic dictionary skills. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL010Clear Speech IICredits: 3
This is the second course in the study of English pronunciation for non-native speakers with intermediate level language proficiency. The course continues the study of pronunciation skills through the study of the phonetic alphabet. Students will learn to accurately articulate English vowels, vowel blends, and linking and ending consonant sounds. Students will further explore how to effectively use rhythm, stress, and intonation in oral communication. In addition, students complete 15 hours of independent student using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

ESLL014Attention to AccentCredits: 3
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced English language learners who would like to improve their American English pronunciation. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL015ESL Writing IIIACredits: 3
English language learners will study high intermediate grammar, learn how to select and respond to writing topics, organize ideas, and develop paragraphs in ways that will prepare them for writing in college courses. Students of this course will develop these skills in a network-based computerized classroom. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

ESLL016ESL Writing IIIB 
English language learners will study advanced grammar, learn how to select and respond to writing topics, organize ideas, and develop paragraphs in ways that will prepare them for writing in college courses. Students of this course will develop these skills in a network-based computerized classroom. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

ESLL017ESL Speaking IIICredits: 3
English language learners will develop advanced college and work-related communication skills in individual, small group, and classroom situations. Focus will be on practicing academic listening and oral presentation skills. Activities will also help students develop intercultural understanding and appreciation. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL019ESL Reading IIICredits: 3
Students will increase vocabulary and prepare for college level reading by applying reading strategies such as finding main ideas, skimming, and scanning, and by reading a variety of materials such as textbooks, articles, and fiction. Students complete 15 hours of using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. PREREQUISITES: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work.

 

ESLL021ESL Writing IVCredits: 4
English language learners and international students preparing to enroll in regular college courses or enter the workforce with an advanced knowledge of English will study and analyze errors in complex sentence structure and learn test-taking strategies. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

ESLL023ESL Reading IVCredits: 4
English language learners and international students preparing to enroll in regular college courses or enter the workforce with an advanced knowledge of English will develop critical reading and thinking skills and learn test-taking strategies. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

ESLL025ESL College SuccessCredits: 4
This course focuses on helping English language learners integrate into the US Higher Education environment. This course examines goal setting, cultural adjustment, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, programs and services, student rights and responsibilities, student education planning and other topics as needs are identified. Designed for advanced English language learners, this course enhances the transition into American society and maximizes the successful matriculation through college. This course continues to build skills in grammar usage, reading, and writing in the US classroom. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. Prereq.- English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty.

 

Most classes are offered every Fall and Spring semester. Please click the link below to see an example of the current semester's schedule. Please note: course times can vary each semester.

Course Schedule

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