Students: Come to Seattle Central Community College, Room 3122 or call (206) 934-4180 for more information.
All new students are required to attend a 1 credit orientation. More information will be given at the office.
We will be accepting new students for Summer Quarter 2013 on May 28th, 2013. Come to Room 3122 on, or after, May 28th to sign–up and make sure to bring a picture ID and $25 for tuition.
Summer orientations for new students will be held on June 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. We will have options in the morning and evening.
We serve immigrants and refugees in this program only. Individuals with F, M, B, Student, or J visas are not eligible for Basic & Transitional Studies.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered to help non-native speakers to communicate in English through the development of skills in listening and observing, speaking, reading, and writing. At the beginning level, emphasis is on improving listening comprehension, vocabulary development, and English structure. The courses advance to notetaking, composition, oral presentation, and class discussion at the more advanced levels. An ESL Skills Lab provides additional opportunities for individualized practice in listening, pronunciation, reading and writing. Classes (for eligible students) are offered both day (8am, 9am, 11am, 12pm Monday through Friday) and evening (6-8:20pm Monday through Thursday). The total tuition fee for each quarter (for non-College Preparatory classes) is $25.
All of our class outcomes are tied to the Washington State Learning Standards found here: http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-abe_learningstandards.aspx. For more specifics on what will be taught in each class, our course outlines can be found here: https://sites.google.com/a/seattlecentral.edu/btsd/esl-course-outlines-1
College Preparatory English for Non-native Speakers
Students: Call the Seattle Central Testing Office to make an appointment for the COMPASS Test (206) 934-6344). All of the College Preparatory classes (ESL 093, ESL 096, ESL 097, ESL 098, ESL 099) have standard college tuition. Contact the Registration office for the current fee schedule.
College Preparatory Classes (the class schedule and offerings vary each quarter)
BASIC ENGLISH WRITING FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS
Prereq: placement on ESL COMPASS Test This course focuses on control of English sentence structure, syntax, grammar and punctuation. Emphasizes writing skills.
ESL093 – 01 – 5
COLLEGE PREPARATORY ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS 1 - WRITING
PREREQ: Appropriate placement on the English Placement Test or by instructor’s permission. This course is designed for non-native speakers. It offers practice in writing correct English sentences and developing coherent paragraphs into short essay answers and lab reports. Emphasis is on strengthening writing skills.
ESL097 - 01 - 5
COLLEGE PREPARATORY ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS 2-READING
PREREQ: Grade 2.0 or better in ESL 096, appropriate placement on the English Placement Test, or by instructor’s permission. This course is designed for non-native speakers. It offers advanced work in reading comprehension, improving vocabulary, and critical reading skills using college materials.
ESL098 - 01 - 5
COLLEGE PREPARATORY ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS 2-WRITING
PREREQ: Grade 2.0 or better in ESL 097, appropriate placement on the English Placement Test, or by instructor’s permission. This course is designed for non-native speakers. They will develop advanced writing skills by using various formats and devices typically found in college compositions and reports.
ESL099 - 01 - 5