Clovis Adult Education | Course Catalog Fall I/II 2020

17 English as a Second Language (ESL) Call 559.327.2863 · Marcus Terrazas ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) ESL Morning and evening ESL classes are designed for adults who wish to improve their English language skills through instruction in reading, writing, and listening. Computer based curriculum is included at all levels. ESL CLASSES CAN HELP PREPARE STUDENTS : ■ Improve English reading, writing, and speaking skills ■ Obtain a better job ■ Become more involved in their children’s education ■ Learn to communicate family health needs ■ Become involved in community activities and learn citizenship skills QUARTER DATES 1st Quarter 8/17/20 - 10/23/20 2nd Quarter 10/26/20 - 1/22/21 To Register for ESL you will need to: ■ Pre-register in the Academic Office for a placement test. ■ Fill out a registration form. If you no show for your scheduled test, you will not be able to register until the next term . ■ You must be 18 years of age. ■ Bring a government issued photo I.D or passport. The reading placement test will determine your class level. No one may enter after testing begins and no children are allowed in the testing room. You will be post-tested at the end of each quarter to see if you can advance to the next class level. Fifteen credits of lower level English may be transferred towards your high school English credits. CONVERSATION / PRONUNCIATION Have fun conversing with other students on relevant, real world topics and events. Practice the most common challenges in sound spelling patterns, syllables, word endings, rhythms, and intonations. 1st Qtr M-TH 1:00-3:00 pm M/W 5:30-8:30 pm 2nd Qtr M-TH 1:00-3:00 pm M/W 5:30-8:30 pm CITIZENSHIP CLASSES The class prepares foreign-born students for the citizenship test to become naturalized U.S. citizens. A brief summary of U.S. History and an explanation of the U.S. system of government are presented. All citizenship testing is done by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 3rd Qtr 1/25/21 - 3/26/21 4th Qtr 4/6/21 - 6/4/21 Very great school with amazing teachers that truly do care about your education and will work with you to better yourself. - D. Arrow

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