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Compton College / Guided Pathway Divisions / Fine Arts, Communication, Humanities / ESL - Non-Credit

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Non-Credit Program

Coursework offered through the non-credit structure is designed to help students build critical English language and academic skills to establish self-sufficiency.  Non-credit courses are offered on a No-Fee (free) basis, allowing students to complete coursework in citizenship, basic skills, short-term career education, and prepares students for work by enhancing ESL skills. 

STEPS TO TAKE NON-CREDIT OR CREDIT ESL COURSES AT COMPTON COLLEGE

  1. Apply Online and complete the ESL - New Student Orientation.
  2. Make an appointment with a Counselor to develop an Educational Plan.
  3. Register in recommended class(es).
  4. Pay Fees.

Non-Credit ESL Program Level Outcomes

Upon completion of the Non-Credit ESL program, students will have the necessary skills for interacting successfully in an English-speaking environment, for improving their employability, and/or for entry into credit-level classes.

NON-CREDIT COURSES

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE

ESL 2A Level I
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 3A)

This class is designed for students with little knowledge of English. The course focuses on conversation and grammar.

ESL 2B Level II
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 3B)

This class develops the skills of speaking with phrases, basic structure, as well as oral presentations using idioms of the English language.

ESL 2C Level III
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 3C)

This class emphasizes understanding, speaking, and grammatical structure and listening including forms of irregular past, present perfect, and modes of comparative adjectives and adverbs.

ESL 2D Level IV
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 3D) 

The emphasis of this class is to build vocabulary and advanced grammar to analyze complex sentences, and future perfect passive forms.

ESL 3A Level I
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 2A)

This course emphasizes reading and writing to students with little knowledge of English.

ESL 3B Level II
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 2B)

This class helps develop the ability to write and read basic structure phrases.

ESL 3C Level III
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 2C)

The emphasis of this class is to develop the ability to read and write using idioms of the English language and oral presentation.

ESL 3D Level IV
(Recommended to be taken with ESL 2D)

This class emphasizes become better readers and writing including the composition and research.

 

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