ESL Classes to Prepare You for College
The ESL Academic Success Program is designed for Intermediate-Advanced students who are interested in transitioning to college or vocational programs.
The ESL Academic Success Program certificates are for students at higher levels who wish to transition to a Career Technical Education (CTE) Program or High School Diploma Program at NOCE, or to a college or university to continue their education. The ESL Academic Success classes focus on strengthening English skills for success in an academic setting.
ESL Academic Success Program Classes
|ESL for Academic Success I (IH)||ESL for Academic Success II (ADV)|
|Reading and Writing for Academic Success I (ESLA 1060): Reading for main ideas/details, sentence patterns, and the writing process.||Reading and Writing for Academic Success II (ESLA 1065): Reading, writing, note-taking, test-taking, critical thinking, and computer skills necessary for academic success in college, high school, GED, or CTE programs.|
|Listening and Speaking for Academic Success I (ESLA 1062): Listening to lectures, note taking, presentation skills, and critical thinking.||Listening and Speaking for Academic Success II (ESLA 1067): Listening to academic lectures, taking notes, participating in class discussions, giving presentations, and taking exams.|
|Pre-requisite: ESL Intermediate Low||Pre-requisite: ESL Intermediate High or Academic Success I|
Benefits of the ESL Academic Success Program
Certificate of Completion – Students will receive a state-approved Certificate of Completion after passing each set of courses. Students are also able to participate in the annual NOCE Student Success Event.
Credits toward other program requirements – ESLA 1065 will count toward the high school diploma requirement for English 1 or 2, or 10 elective credits. ESLA 1060, 1062, and 1067 may receive elective credits only.
Activities geared toward higher education goals – Students get to participate in the following activities while taking courses in the ESL Academic Success Program:
- Counselor presentations
- College orientation
- Cypress College campus field trip
- Fullerton College campus field trip
NOTE: During the pandemic while campuses are closed, these activities will take place online.
I am from Mexico and I am a mother of two children. I had to postpone my schooling due to family issues, but I pushed through these obstacles to achieve my goals. I was able to finish both the ESL Academic Success Program and the High School Diploma Program at NOCE! I am excited to continue my education at a credit college. Viviana Mondragon
ESL Program Graduate