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Home > Academics > ESL, English, and Math (AB 705) > English as a Second Language: Noncredit and Credit

English as a Second Language: Noncredit and Credit

English language learners at LA Trade Tech can take courses in our non-credit and/or credit English as a Second Language programs. Whether a student has a goal to complete English 101 to earn a degree or transfer to university, or they want to improve their English skills for more personal and career opportunities, LATTC offers ESL courses to meet those needs. Below is an overview of our programs and courses. Continue scrolling for detailed information about each program and more information about choosing and enrolling in courses.
 

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Non-Credit English as a Second Language (NC ESL) Program  

Through Academic Connections, our Non-Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers four levels of integrated skills ESL (reading, writing, listening, speaking)- ESL NC 006, ESL NC 007, ESL NC 008, ESL NC 009- and ESL Civics. These courses serve English Language Learners at the beginning and intermediate levels.

Our NC ESL classes are 

  • Non Credit (0 units);  
  • Free of charge and include free access to textbooks and materials;  
  • Open-entry/open-exit (students can enroll and begin anytime);  
  • Offered entirely online with both live Zoom classes AND assignments in Canvas that can be completed anytime; 
  • Designed to help students acquire beginning to intermediate essential, life skills English AND foundational college and career readiness through topics related to self, home, school, work, and community. 


For questions or support with enrolling in a non-credit ESL course, please contact Academic Connections at 213-763-3741 or email Alejandra Pena at penaa@lattc.edu
 

Non-Credit ESL Courses 

ESL NC 006 is for low beginners who speak very little or no English and want to acquire beginning English skills. Students write simple sentences, ask and answer basic questions about themselves, and interpret short reading and listening passages.  
 

An ESL NC 006 student: 

  • has taken one term or less of ESL;  
  • does not use English at home, work, or in their community (beyond basic greetings, "please/thank you", yes/no response to very basic questions); 
  • cannot ask about and register for this ESL class in English. 

 
ESL NC 007 is for high beginners who speak some English and want to learn more beginning English skills. Student write groups of sentences on familiar topics, ask and answer questions about themselves and familiar topics, complete forms, and interpret short reading and listening passages.  
 

An ESL NC 007 student: 

  • has successfully completed at least one term of ESL; and/or 
  • uses some limited English at home, work, or in their community (follow simple directions at work, read to children in English, etc.); 
  • can ask and answer basic questions about an ESL class and registration, but will generally feel more comfortable in their first language ("I need English class/more English", "My English is not so good", "My last name is ...", "I work at a restaurant"). 


ESL NC 008 is for low intermediate students who speak English and want to improve their grammar and communication skills at the intermediate level. Students will write short paragraphs, ask and answer a range of questions about familiar and new topics, and interpret short authentic listening and reading passages.  
 
An ESL NC 008 student: 

  • has successfully completed one or more terms of ESL; and/or 
  • uses English at home, work, or in their community (helps clients/customers in English, communicates with child's teacher in English, etc); 
  • can ask about and register for an ESL class IN ENGLISH (student may make grammatical errors and/or search for words but is generally understood and can understand clear English spoken at a regular pace). 

 

ESL NC 009 is for intermediate students who speak English and want to continue to improve their grammar and communication skills at the intermediate level and prepare for credit courses (credit ESL, vocational, etc). Students will write paragraphs, discuss familiar and new topics, and interpret authentic listening and reading passages.  
 
An ESL NC 009 student: 

  • has successfully completed two or more terms of ESL; and/or 
  • uses English at home, work, or in their community (helps clients/customers in English, communicates with child's teacher in English, etc); 
  • can ask and answer questions about their academic and/or career goals IN ENGLISH (student may make grammatical errors and/or search for words but is generally understood and can understand clear English spoken at a regular pace); 
  • can write a basic paragraph in English on a familiar topic with minimal support;  
  • may have academic goals related to earning a GED, vocational certificate, and/or enrolling in credit courses including credit E.S.L. 

 
NOTE: Students who have successfully completed the non-credit ESL sequence and would like further instruction before moving to credit courses (including credit E.S.L.) may benefit from enrolling in Basic Skills (BSICSKL) 002CE.

ESL CVCS (Civics) is open to all levels and helps students improve their English while learning more about life in the US. 

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Credit English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) Program

Through the English Department, our credit English as a Second Language (E.S.L) program currently offers a three-course sequence consisting of two College ESL Writing and Grammar courses - E.S.L. 005A and E.S.L. 006A - and Advanced ESL Composition - E.S.L. 008. These courses are designed for intermediate to advanced students who want to use English for academic purposes and/or obtain a certificate or degree at LATTC.  

Our credit E.S.L. courses: 

  • are 6 units each (E.S.L. 005A and 006A non-credit equivalent courses are also offered);   
  • are offered entirely online with assignments in Canvas that can be completed anytime and some live Zoom classes; 
  • help students acquire intermediate to advanced academic English skills and prepare students for college credit course work including transfer level English (ENG 101); 
  • focus primarily on building college composition skills while developing college-level reading skills, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary;
  • require up to 12 hours of coursework per week outside of class 


Students interested in credit E.S.L. coursework should complete the ESL Guided Self Placement (GSP) process here [link]. For questions or support in completing the ESL GSP, students, counselors and other staff can contact [person] at [phone number] or by email at [email address].

Note: In accordance with AB 705 and AB 1805, students who choose to complete the ESL GSP must be made aware of their right to enroll in ENG 101 and/or the ESL course of their choosing. To learn more about AB 705 as it relates to English and ESL courses visit LATTC | Liberal Arts Pathway | English | AB-705.

 

Credit E.S.L. Courses 

 
E.S.L. 005A College ESL Writing and Grammar V is a high intermediate course with an emphasis on written composition, grammar, sentence development, and critical reading skills. Students write 8-10 multi-paragraph compositions of 300-400 words or more and read 10-15 pages per week. ESL NC 151 is the non-credit equivalent. 
 
E.S.L. 006A College ESL Writing and Grammar VI is a low advanced course with an emphasis on written composition, grammar, sentence development, and critical reading skills. Students write 8-10 multi-paragraph compositions of 400-500 words or more including a short research paper and read 15-20 pages per week. ESL NC 161 is the non-credit equivalent. 
 
E.S.L. 008 Advanced ESL Composition is an advanced course with an emphasis on complex composition, critical reading, and research skills to prepare students for English 101. Students write 8-10 compositions of 500-600 words or more including a formal research paper and read 20-30 pages per week.

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