Noncredit ESL Courses

Noncredit ESL Courses

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NCE - Noncredit ESL

NCE-010: English for Citizenship (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 910B In this course, students develop the English speaking, listening, and literacy skills necessary to pass an oral and written U.S. citizenship exam. Topics include a general survey of U.S. history, government, and civics, including culture, institutions, and ideals.

NCE-910A: Foundations in ESL I (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This noncredit course is a beginning pre-academic ESL Level 0. This course provides basic functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for very low beginning ESL students. Corequisite: NCE 910L

NCE-910B: Foundations in ESL II (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This course is a continuation of NCE 910A. This course continues to develop very low beginning students' skills in basic reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar.

NCE-920A: Beginning ESL I (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 910B This noncredit course provides basic functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for beginning ESL students.

NCE-920B: Beginning ESL II (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920A This course is a continuation of NCE 920A. It builds on the topics learned in NCE 920A, but also introduces more complex structures and provides more practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for beginning ESL students. It also provides preparation for placement in Level 930 ESL classes.

NCE-920EC: NC ESL for Child Care: Intro (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 910 This beginning level course develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of child care and parenting. Students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for communicating about a child’s day-to-day care, needs, and interests.

NCE-920GW: Beginning Grammar and Writing (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 910B This course is for beginning-level ESL students with minimal knowledge of English grammar and writing conventions. The course is designed to provide an introduction to English grammar and opportunities to practice basic sentence-level writing skills.

NCE-920PL: Beginning Pronunciation and Listening (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920A Beginning level students develop and practice basic aspects of American English pronunciation in order to speak more clearly, confidently, and accurately.

NCE-924: Beginning ESL College Skills (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 910B This course is designed for beginning level ESL students who wish to improve their academic preparation and study skills for greater success in ESL courses.

NCE-925: Preparation for Academic ESL (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This is a study skills course for beginning ESL students. In this class, students learn to improve their academic preparation and study skills for greater success in ESL courses.

NCE-930EC: NC ESL for Child Care: Health and Safety (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920B This high-beginning level course develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of child care and parenting. Students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for communicating about a child’s health and safety.

NCE-930FD: English for Food Preparation (NON CREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920B This high-beginning ESL course develops oral and written communication skills within the context of food preparation and kitchen safety. Students study and practice vocabulary for communicating about food preparation at work and at home. Students learn about American workplace culture and explore opportunities in food-related fields.

NCE-931: High Beginning ESL Listening and Speaking (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920B In this course students receive guidance and extensive practice in listening and speaking at the word, phrase, and sentence level. Listening focuses on comprehension of verbal instructions, of vocabulary in context, and of ideas in sentences, monologs, and dialogs. Speaking focuses on the clear pronunciation of common words and phrases and the development of basic English pronunciation patterns of stress and intonation.

NCE-932: High Beginning Grammar and Writing (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 920B and NCE 931 In this noncredit ESL course, student develop basic writing and grammar skills of standard written English. Students practice and write simple and compound sentences using correct word forms, word order, articles, prepositions, spelling, and punctuation within their written compositions. It is part of a program that provides preparation for students to transition into 940-level credit ESL courses.

NCE-933: High Beginning Reading and Vocabulary (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 932 In this high-beginning course, students develop reading and vocabulary skills necessary for comprehension of simplified articles and stories in English.

NCE-934: Bridge to ESL College Success (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 933 This is the fourth course in the series of noncredit courses that make up the certificate in High Beginning ESL. Students develop their English language skills as they acquire successful strategies for the credit-level ESL program and other academic college classes.

NCE-940EC: ESL for Child Care: Ages and States (Min Credits: 0.0)

This low-intermediate level course develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of child care and parenting. Students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for communicating with and about infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Pass/No Pass, Satisfactory Progress. Non-degree applicable course.

NCE-940FD: English for Food Service (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 930FD This noncredit low-intermediate level ESL course develops oral and written communication skills in English within the context of food service industry. Students study and practice vocabulary for communicating about ordering and serving food. Students learn about American customer service culture and explore opportunities in food-related fields.

NCE-950EC: English for Child Development: Introduction (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 940EC This intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to introduce young children, to objectively describe their actions, and to identify and reflect on individual children’s needs and preferences. (Cross-Listed with ESL 950EC)

NCE-955EC: English for CHD: Factors in Child Development (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 950EC This intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills to describe a child's development, appearance, and environment as well as to identify and reflect on factors that affect development. (Crosslisted with ESL 955EC)

NCE-960EC: English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part I (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 955EC This high intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to identify, describe and support a child's socio-emotional and motor development. (Crosslisted with ESL960EC)

NCE-965EC: English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part II (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory: NCE 960EC This high intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills to identify, describe, and support children's cognitive and language development. (Crosslisted with ESL 965EC)