ELA 009|ELA ED Interviewing
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.
ELA 010|ELA Level 1
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.
ELA 020|ELA Level 2
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.
ELA 030|ELA Level 3
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.
ELA 040|ELA Level 4
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.
ELA 050|ELA Level 5
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.
ELA 053|ELA Writing Workshop
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.
ELA 054|ELA Civics
Formerly ESL 054
A study of U.S. history and government to prepare students who wish to pass a civics test for permanent residency.
ELA 056|ELA Computer Lab
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.
ELA 057|ELA Conversation
Formerly ESL 057
This course is designed to develop ELA students' listening and speaking skills and to improve their social and intercultural communication skills.
ELA 059|ELA Technology
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.
ELA 060|ELA Level 6
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.
ELA 090|I-Best Studies
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.
ELA 199|Special Studies
Formerly ESL 199
A class used to explore new coursework.