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ESL Skills Courses at IVC

ESL credit skills courses are a way for students to develop advanced academic English skills in specific skill areas. These courses are also appropriate for AESL students who want advanced English instruction. Students who want focused instruction on one of these skills should enroll in the skill course of their choice.


3 units

ESL 388 (Fall Semester) and ESL 398 (Spring Semester)


3 units

ESL 384 (Fall Semester) and ESL 394 (Spring Semester)


3 units

ESL 385 (Fall Semester) and ESL 395 (Spring Semester)

  • These 3-unit courses meet twice a week for 1.5 hours or one day a week for 3 hours.
  • Students in either the AESL or ESL program can take these courses.
  • Each ESL skills course has a fall and spring section with a different course number. For example, Advanced Grammar is ESL 388 in fall and ESL 398 in spring. The course content is different for each class, so students can take both courses if they want.