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ESL Curriculum

The focus of the ESL courses at NECC is totally academic. Our goal is to prepare students to use English at a college level. The ESL curriculum includes courses in English grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. This curriculum prepares students for courses which lead to a Certificate or Associate degree from NECC and is not appropriate for Workplace Literacy or English Survival Skills. Although NECC offers a comprehensive ESL curriculum, the majority of students do not need all the courses. Placement in the courses is determined through the assessment process.

English as a Second Language Course Sequence

Course Number Name Credits
Level 1
ESL011 Core English 1 8
ESL021 Reading 1 4
ESL031 Listening/Speaking 1 3
ESL041 Writing 1 3
 
Level 2
ESL012 Core English 2 8
ESL022 Reading 2 4
ESL032 Listening/Speaking 2 3
ESL042 Writing 2 3
 
Level 3
ESL013 Core English 3 8
ESL023 Reading 3 4
ESL033 Listening/Speaking 3 3
ESL043 Writing 3 3
 
Level 4
ESL014 Core English 4 8
ESL024 Reading 4 4
ESL034 Listening/Speaking 4 3
ESL044 Writing 4 3
 
Level 5
ESL115 Advanced Integrated Writing Skills 6
     
 
* Core = English Grammar