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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)


Accelerated Pathway

Alternative Pathway

CP Classes

 ESL 781 (9 hours)

Non-credit Transition Class

Low-intermediate reading/writing/grammar

ESL 781A (4.5 hours)

ESL 716CP (3 hours)

High-beginning listening, speaking, pronunciation

ESL 781B (4.5 hours)*

 ESL 371 (9 Units)

Intermediate reading/writing/grammar

ESL 371A (4.5 units)

ESL 371CP (3 units)

Intermediate listening, speaking, pronunciation

ESL 371B (4.5 units)*

 ESL 372 (9 Units)

High-intermediate reading/writing/grammar

ESL 372A (4.5 units)

ESL 372CP (3 units)

High-intermediate listening, speaking, pronunciation

ESL 372B (4.5 units)*

 ESL 373 (9 Units)

Advanced reading/writing/grammar

ESL 373A (4.5 units)

ESL 373CP (3 units)

Advanced listening, speaking, pronunciation

ESL 373B (4.5 units)*

ESL 100

(4.5 units)

ESL College Reading and Writing



(1.5 units)

Advanced Grammar Review

Sign to the Left    

ESL 10

(4.5 units)

ESL College Composition