ESL Multi-Skills Courses at IVC
Multi-Skills courses, ESL 340A/B through ESL 361A/B, are for-credit classes that help non-native speakers of English develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills all together.
ESL Course Sequence, Multi-Skills
- These 5-unit courses usually meet twice a week for 2.5 hours. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
- Students need to take the ESL assessment first to be placed in the appropriate level.
- Each level is split into two different classes, an A course and a B course. Students need to enroll in the A course the first time. If students pass the A course, they can then enroll in the B course the next semester. Here is an example:
- Different curriculum is given in fall and spring semesters, so students taking the A and B courses sequentially will not repeat class materials.
- Lastly, some students accelerate through the ESL courses because they acquire English quickly. These students are allowed to skip ESL levels and sometimes skip the B class or a whole level. Students should enroll in their first ESL course A class and talk to their instructor about possible acceleration if interested.