English Language Acquisition Courses

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ELA 009|ELA ED Interviewing

1–3 Credits

Formerly ESL 009

The purpose of this course is to improve learner retention, persistence, and performance through research-proven goal-setting, problem-solving, evaluation, intervention, and self-awareness strategies.

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ELA 010|ELA Level 1

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 010

For people who have had little or no formal English instruction and who have little or no ability to communicate in English. Emphasis is on basic literacy, fundamental speaking and listening skills, and an introduction to computer use.

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ELA 020|ELA Level 2

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 020

For people who have had some formal English language instruction but whose ability to communicate is very limited. Emphasis is on basic survival needs, beginning reading and writing skills, and an increased familiarity with computer skills.

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ELA 030|ELA Level 3

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 030

For people who read and write some English and are able to communicate with native speakers with some difficulty. Emphasis is on developing students' reading, writing, communication, and computer skills.

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ELA 040|ELA Level 4

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 040

Designed for persons who are fairly literate in English, can handle their jobs using simple oral and written instructions, and can communicate with native speakers with little difficulty. Emphasis is on improving the students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, along with use of various computer software.

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ELA 050|ELA Level 5

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 050

Designed for persons who are functionally literate in English, can handle their jobs with oral and written instructions, and can communicate with native speakers with little difficulty. Emphasis is on strengthening students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and performing additional computer skills.

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ELA 053|ELA Writing Workshop

4 Credits

Formerly ESL 053

This multi-level class is designed to teach non-native speakers of English the fundamentals of good English writing. Students do a variety of writing including dialogue journals and compositions. Students may choose to practice other forms such as resumes, applications, or longer essays. The class is open to ELA Level 3 students and above.

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ELA 054|ELA Civics

2 Credits

Formerly ESL 054

A study of U.S. history and government to prepare students who wish to pass a civics test for permanent residency.

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ELA 056|ELA Computer Lab

1–6 Credits

Formerly ESL 056

A course with a computer lab setting to help non-native speakers of English transition to college-level academic or vocational courses. Coursework is individualized to fit the needs of each student. The lab may be taken in conjunction with an ELA class or independently.

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ELA 057|ELA Conversation

4 Credits

Formerly ESL 057

This course is designed to develop ELA students' listening and speaking skills and to improve their social and intercultural communication skills.

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ELA 059|ELA Technology

0.9 Credits

Formerly ESL 059

This course is designed to provide instruction for students who need help with technology including computer skills, computer basics, and keyboarding skills. These skills will better prepare students for transition into post-secondary education.

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ELA 060|ELA Level 6

1–18 Credits

Formerly ESL 060

Designed for persons who are literate in English, can handle their jobs with oral and written instructions, and can communicate with native speakers. Emphasis is on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with continued use of computers and other technologies.

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ELA 090|I-Best Studies

1–10 Credits

Formerly ESL 090

This course integrates Washington English Language Acquisition level 5 and 6 reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards and indicators with a college-level course. Example: Child Development Associate, Nursing Assistant Certified, or Phlebotomy.

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ELA 199|Special Studies

1–7 Credits

Formerly ESL 199

A class used to explore new coursework.

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