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2023 Fall Tuition-Free Certificates & Classes 

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Here are the Tuition-Free certificates and classes Moreno Valley​​ College will offer this ​Fall​​! 

Look below for details on Noncredit Certificates:

English as a Second Language (ESL)


En​glish as a Second Language

ESL students a​re placed within the sequence of courses in the Basic English as a Second Language Certificate according to their English abilities. Students completing this pattern of study will have a beginning level of fluency in the English language which will help them be successful in academic courses, CTE courses, or general employment.​​

​​Required courses to earn cer​tificate: ESL-846, ESL-847​ ​ ​​​​
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)

BEGINNING AMERICAN COLLEGE ENGLISH

Beginning American College English ​​
ESL-846 - Section #27427 (In Person) ​
Mon & Wed: 6 - 8:30 pm / Room SAS-207​
Aug 21 - Dec 16, 2023

Students should be aware that course is taught in English. Description: Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at beginning level to prepare students to enterESL-847. Students will produce a minimum of 1,000 words or more of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading. 90 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass Option.)​

Low-Intermediate American College English
ESL-847 - Section #27428 (In Person)
Tue & Thu: 6 - 8:30 pm / Room SAS-207
Aug 21 - Dec 16, 2023

Prerequisite: ESL-846 or ESL-46 or qualifying placement

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at a low-intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 848. Students will produce a minimum of 1,750 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on academic paragraph writing in response to reading. 90 hours lecture. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass Option.)​

ADVANCED AMERICAN COLLEGE ENGLISH

ESL students are placed within the​ sequence of courses in the Advanced English as a Second Language Certificate according to their English abilities. Students completing this pattern of study will have a beginning level of flue​ncy in the English language which will help them be successful in academic courses, CTE courses, or general employment.

Required Courses to earn certificate: ESL-848, ESL-849, ESL-850
(Note: Certificates can be completed in a single term or over the course of several terms, subject to availability.)​

Intermediate American College English
ESL-848 - Section #27429 (Hybrid)
Mon & Wed:​ 10:40 am - 1:10 pm / Room SAS-207
Aug 21 - Dec 16, 2023

Prerequisite: ESL-47 or ESL-847 or qualifying placement

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 849. Students will produce a minimum of 3,000 instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on basic essay writing in response to reading. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (Letter grade or Pass/No Pass option.)



High-Intermediate American College English
ESL-849 - Section #27430 (Hybrid)
Tue & Thu: 8 am - 10:30 pm / ​Room SAS-207 (Lecture) 
Aug 21 -​ Dec 16, 2023

Prerequisite: ESL-48 or ESL-848 or qualifying placement

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an intermediate level to prepare students to enter ESL 850. Students will produce a minimum of 4,500 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on essay writing in response to reading. Cl​assroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only.)


Advanced American College English
ESL-850 - Section #27431 (Online)
Aug​ 21 - Dec 16, 2023

Prerequisite: ESL-49 or ESL-849 or qualifying placement

Designed for non-native speakers of English. Develops writing, reading, and oral language expression in academic American English language at an advanced level to prepare students to enter English 1A. Students will produce a minimum of 6,000 words of instructor-evaluated writing with an emphasis on expository essay writing in response to advanced readings from various sources and a novel. Classroom instruction integrates writing lab activities. 90 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. (TBA option) (Letter grade only.)

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