Welcome to the Noncredit ESL Certificate Program at Napa Valley College
The Noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) program is free and open to non-English-speaking students with a desire to gain proficiency and competency in English to advance in their chosen career and/or enter college-level credit classes. In order to obtain a Certificate of Completion, students must successfully pass a minimum of two classes and test into a college-level credit ESL class.
We offer classes at a variety of levels that will fit your needs and cover content areas in listening / speaking, writing, grammar and reading.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
PLO 1: Students will express themselves clearly in written and spoken English.
PLO 2: Students will be able to progress in educational and employment areas.
PLO 3: Students will be able to obtain and understand information from various sources.
NONCREDIT ESL CLASSES
ABEN-750: English as a Second Language - This multi-level course is designed for students whose primary language is not English. The emphasis will be on understanding English both in conversation and in writing.
ABEN-751: ESL for Health Workers - A practical course of study for those with limited English language skills who are employed or seeking employment in the healthcare field.
ABEN-753: ESL for Hospitality Workers
(pending approval) - This course is designed for hospitality employees interested in improving basic English skills in the workforce environment. The course will help prepare workers for entry-level jobs and other related positions. The emphasis will be on conversational skills; however, grammar and vocabulary development will also be addressed.
ABEN-755: Preparation for College ESL - This course is designed for non-English-speaking students who are interesting in eventually pursuing studies at a college level. The emphasis is on basic grammar and vocabulary, which the student will need to begin to function in a college environment.
If you would like more information about the Noncredit ESL Certificate Program or wish to take classes, please contact
Alfredo Hernandez, Student Services Specialist & Outreach at the Upper Valley Campus, AHernandez@napavalley.edu or (707) 967-2903.
Cómo registrarse: Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse asistiendo a una reunión de clase siempre y cuando haya espacio disponible. Los estudiantes también pueden inscribirse poniéndose en contacto con Alfredo Hernández al (707) 967-2903 o por correo electronico