Clovis Adult Education Spring II / Summer 2022 Course Catalog

17 English as a Second Language (ESL) Call 559.327.2863 · Marcus Terrazas ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) QUARTER DATES 4th Quarter 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 Summer School 6/20/22 - 7/28/22 Registration Procedure for ESL: ■ You must be at least 18 years old. ■ Fill out a registration form online at ■ The testing coordinator will contact you to schedule an orientation and placement test. ■ If you do not show up for your scheduled test, you will not be able to register until the next term. ■ On testing day, bring a government issued photo I.D. or passport. 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. Classes prepare students to: ■ 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 The CASAS 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 diploma 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. 4th Quarter M-TH 1:00-3:00 pm M/W 5:30 - 8:30 pm Summer School M-TH 12:00- 2:00 pm CITIZENSHIP CLASSES This class prepares foreign-born students for the citizenship interview process to become naturalized U.S. citizens. The N 400 is explained in detail as students fill out the form in class. U.S. history and government are integrated into the discussion of the 100 questions (Civics), and in preparation for the reading and writing portions of the test. The teacher prepares a binder for each student to organize important documents to bring to their scheduled meeting with the USCIS. The teacher will also conduct a simulated interview towards the end of the semester. In addition , a visit to the local USCIS office (either in person or virtually) affords students a first hand experience of what to expect when it is time for their test. All citizenship testing is done by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 3rd Quarter 1/18/22 - 3/25/22 M-TH 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4th Quarter 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 M-TH 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm INTRO TO COMPUTERS FOR ESL STUDENTS Do you need a better understanding of computer skills? In this class you will be introduced to basic computer skills that will increase your literacy with technology. You will learn to navigate the screens of your computer and how to switch between multiple windows . Topics covered include technology vocabulary, searching the internet, sending and receiving emails, and using Microsoft Office programs. If you need the basics , you need this class! 4th Quarter 3/28/22 - 6/3/22 M/W 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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