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Credit ESL Pathway (Effective Fall 2016)

Download a PDF with all the changes and courses here.

  • Nine-unit combined reading/writing/grammar courses
  • Accelerated credit pathway to English 1A
  • Academically-oriented non-credit transition classes
  • Advanced and intermediate ESL credit certificates (pending state approval)

How will the credit ESL pathway benefit me?

Taking reading and writing together in an immersive nine-unit course has these benefits:

  • More focus on engaging readings
  • Connected reading and writing assignments
  • Greater emphasis on vocabulary
  • Improved critical thinking skills
  • Stronger sense of community among students and instructor
  • More opportunities to apply grammar in meaningful contexts
  • Fewer textbooks


ESL Pathway (Starting with Non-credit Transition Course)