Adult English as a Second Language (Adult ESL)

Adult English as a Second Language non-credit courses focus on helping students obtain a level of English language proficiency that will allow them to meet personal and professional goals. Instruction is provided by professionals trained to teach students from diverse cultural, geographical and linguistic backgrounds. Coursework is tailored to reflect the goals of the students and helps prepare students for further academic study, employment and/or citizenship. Higher level students will begin to develop the cognitive academic language proficiencies needed to make these transitions. Courses are free of charge to students. For more information, call 704.330.6172.

CDL 6000. Crossroads Cafe Civics D L Multilevel. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides English language instruction at a distance delivered in video format. Emphasis is placed on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in context of Civics Education. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate more effectively in all modalities of English and demonstrate increased understanding of Civics topics.

ECC 6000. College & Career Multilevel. 0.0 Hours. Class-68.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to build and expand upon students' proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on building a wide range of communicative skills, increasing work-readiness, and improving computer skills. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate basic information in English and demonstrate a higher degree of work readiness. Students will also have command of some basic computer skills.

ECC 6007. College & Career Literacy. 0.0 Hours. Class-80.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces students to basic literacy concepts, the English alphabet, and key vocabulary skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of oral and written communication skills. Upon completion, students should be able to share personal information, complete basic work-related functions, and use a computer for basic tasks.

ECC 6009. College & Career Beginning High. 0.0 Hours. Class-80.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to expand students proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics include basic grammar and mechanics, reading, sentence/paragraph writing, listening, and speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate in social situations and basic workplace enviroment as well as demonstrate simple computer skills.

ECC 6010. College & Career Intermediate Low. 0.0 Hours. Class-80.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides further development for students comprehension of spoken and written English. Emphasis is placed on routine social conversations, more complex reading and writing exercises, and more detailed workplace instructions. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate more complex topics in English and demonstrate improved computer skills.

ECC 6011. College & Career Intermediate High. 0.0 Hours. Class-90.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides career-infused content that expands students exposure to instruction aimed at enhancing preparation for workplace skills. Emphasis is placed on academic rigor needed for transition to post-secondary education and/or career opportunities. Upon completion, students should be able to transition to the advanced level of ESL with career-contextualized language. Contact hours may vary from 70 - 90 for maximum instructional exposure.

ECC 6102. College & Career Advanced. 0.0 Hours. Class-90.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides career-infused content that prepares students as they transition out of ESL and into post-secondary academic and career options. Emphasis is placed on complex language skills, academic rigor, and critical thinking skills required in college level coursework and the workplace. Upon completion, students should be able to transition to further education and/or job training opportunities.

ECO 6000. Ventures Multilevel Life & Work. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides English language instruction customized to various student levels of proficiency. The course is offered at a variety of community sites in Mecklenburg County. Emphasis is placed on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as work readiness and basic computer literacy. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate more effectively in all modalities of English and demonstrate increased readiness for work or continuation of studies.

ECV 6000. El Civics. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course includes technology-enhanced civic engagement content embedded with reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills instruction. Integrated topics include careers, U.S. history, community resources, civic participation, and citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to better acclimate to American culture and its political system and transition to other areas of the College and Career Readiness program.

EDL 6000. E S L English Distance Learning Multilvl. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides English language instruction at a distance delivered though internet-based instruction. Emphasis is placed on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the context of Civics Education and work readiness. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate more effectively in all modalities of English and demonstrate increased understanding of Civics topics.

ELR 6000. Learning Resource Ctr Multilevel. 0.0 Hours. Class-400.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides students with targeted, level-specific lessons to assist them in acquiring English language proficiency and preparation for their future in the United States. Emphasis is placed in all modalities, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction. Small group lessons and technology integration allow for differentiated learning. Upon completion, students are prepared to handle routine entry level positions which involve some written or oral English communication. Students may be dual enrolled in the ESL LRC and in seated ESL courses for additional support and practice.

ELR 6007. Learning Resource Ctr Literacy. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This foundational English LRC provides students with English skills to understand frequently used words in contexts and very simple phrases with some repetition. Students will be able to recognize, read, and write numbers and letters in addition to a limited number of basic sight words and simple sentences or phrases. Students will be able to write basic personal information when requested. This course teaches students to recognize common forms of print found in the home, workplace, and community. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

ELR 6008. Learning Resource Ctr Beginning Low. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This second level foundational English LRC provides students with English skills to understand frequently used words in context and simple phrases and to respond to questions using these phrases. Students will be able to read and understand sight words, phrases, and simple sentences. Students will be able to complete simple personal information or workplace forms. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

ELR 6009. Learning Resource Ctr Beginning High. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This third level foundational English LRC provides students with English skills to understand simple acquired phrases and to ask and respond to questions using such phrases. The students will be able to read and comprehend simple materials on familiar subjects with familiar vocabulary and to write simple notes and messages on familiar situations. Students will be able to interpret simple directions and schedules in English. This course prepares students to handle routine entry-level positions which involve some written or oral English communication in which the job tasks can be demonstrated. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

ELR 6010. Learning Resource Ctr Intermediate Low. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This low intermediate English LRC provides students with English skills in conjunction with content skills based on students long-term goals. Students at this level are beginning to focus on vocabulary and academic skills that they will need to transition to further educational work or career preparation programs. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

ELR 6011. Learning Resource Ctr Inter High. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This high intermediate English LRC provides students with English skills meant to prepare them for eventual exit from the ESL program. Students are challenged with increased academic rigor as they continue to cultivate their English language skills in all modalities including, reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary. At this level, students are encouraged to begin focusing on the transition to high school equivalency, career training, or college levels programs. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

ELR 6102. Learning Resource Ctr Advanced. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This low advanced English LRC prepares students academically and linguistically to transition to other pre-college or college level programs at the conclusion of instruction. Students are challenged by material that is academically rigorous as they continue to cultivate their English language skills in all modalities including, reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary. Technology provides instructional scaffolding and opportunities for independent study.

EST 6000. English As a Second Language Transitions. 0.0 Hours. Class-70.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to build students' language and math skills that are needed to successfully participate in introductory STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) coursework. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. Upon completion, students should be able to apply their language and communication skills to academic and work-related assignments. Contact hours may vary from approimately 70-90 for maximum instructional exposure.

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