Level 1 — Beginning Literacy
Learn to respond to basic questions and directions and communicate personal information in familiar situations; read numbers and letters; and ask basic familiar questions and directions and communicate basic personal information in writing.
Level 2 — Beginning ESL
Learn to respond to new questions using familiar vocabulary and engage in basic spontaneous dialogue in familiar situations; respond appropriately to simple written information containing familiar vocabulary and write basic personal information using familiar words in sentence structure to produce short notes, messages and lists.
LEVEL 3 - LOW INTERMEDIATE ESL
Upon completion, the student will be able to: respond to spoken questions, requests, and directions in a variety of relevant situations and engage in spontaneous dialogue in familiar situations with known people; identify the reading purpose, use context and structure of the text to determine meaning, and identify the purpose of writing, organize sentences into short paragraphs and edit and revise to make meaning clearer.
LEVEL 4 - HIGH INTERMEDIATE ESL
Upon completion, the student will be able to: respond to and express purpose and goals for speaking and produce English in face-to-face and telephone conversations in familiar and relevant situations and topics; identify the purpose for reading; compare contrast and evaluate the quality of information from more than one source when topic is familiar and can identify the purpose for writing, write letters, short essays, and edit and revise to improve clarity and correct mistakes in grammar and spelling.
LEVEL 5 - LOW ADVANCED ESL
Upon completion, the student will be able to: respond appropriately in conversations and to culturally specific non-verbal cues, express purpose and goals for speaking and produce speech to accomplish the purpose in a variety of familiar and new situations; identify the purpose for reading, employ a variety of resource and strategies for finding information; and accurately analyze. interpret and evaluate new information, identify the purpose for writing and use the writing process to convey complex ideas in essay, resume, or other given formats.
LEVEL 6 - HIGH ADVANCED ESL
Upon completion, the student will be able to: respond appropriately with little or no accommodations and speak effectively to accomplish any identified purpose or goal; comprehend, explain and analyze information from a variety of literacy works, use context cues and higher order processes to interpret meaning of written material, write cohesively with clearly expressed ideas supported by relevant detail, and use varied and complex sentence structures with few mechanical errors.
Level 5 and Level 6 Advanced ESL students may exit into the GED/HSC program or gain admittance to CCS credit programs. Students wishing to enter SCC or SFCC credit programs must pass the Secondary Level English Placement (SLEP) test with a minimum score of 50.