Basic English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language/Basic

To register for any non-credit Basic English as a Second Language course, students must first take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118.

Basic Speak/Listen 
BLL-001  $229

This course is for beginners who wish to improve their conversation and pronunciation skills. Students will practice their conversation skills by speaking about interesting topics and improve their pronunciation skills with pronunciation drills. This course should be taken with Basic Read/Write (BLL002).


Basic Read/Write 
BLL-002  $229

This literacy course is for non-native speakers of English. Students learn basic writing and reading skills such as letter and word recognition, spelling, comprehending main ideas from short readings related to employment, education, and everyday life. Students learn introductory grammar structures. This course should be taken with Basic Speak/Listen (BLL001).


Speak/Listen I
BSL-001  $229

Students will practice speaking about formal and informal topics such as employment, education, and everyday life. They will complete listening exercises and answer comprehension questions. Students will read and write in this course and learn basic grammar structures. The emphasis is on general English.


Read/Write I
BSL-002  $229

Students will read and write about beginning reading materials. They will learn to identify main ideas and supporting information and write sentences and paragraphs. Students will learn basic grammar structures. The emphasis is on general English.


Speak/Listen II
BSL-005  $229

Students will learn to speak about formal and informal topics such as work, home, school and places around town such as clinics, supermarkets and the library. They will learn to listen to and understand beginning to high beginning listening materials and answer comprehension questions in sentences and short writings. Students will learn grammar structures. The emphasis is on general English.


Read/Write II
BSL-006  $229

Students will learn to read and understand high beginning reading materials and answer comprehension questions. They will learn to write sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions about everyday English, workplace English, and academic English. Students will learn grammar structures. The emphasis is on general English.


Speak/Listen III
BSL-010  $229

Students will practice speaking about familiar and unfamiliar topics in different situations such as employment and education. They will practice public speaking. Students will learn to listen to and understand high beginning to low intermediate materials and answer comprehension questions with sentences and short writings. Students will read and write in this course and learn grammar structures. The emphasis is on academic English.


Read/Write III
BSL-011  $229

Students will learn to read and understand high beginning to low intermediate reading materials. They will learn to answer questions and draw inferences and conclusions. Students will learn the process-writing model and write compositions with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Students will learn grammar structures. The emphasis is on academic English.


Grammar & Vocabulary II
BSL-012  $229

This course is for BSL010 and BSL011 students who wish to improve their conversation and pronunciation skills. Students will practice their conversation skills by speaking about interesting topics and improve their pronunciation skills with pronunciation drills.