ESL Program of Study

The ESL Program at Mesa Community College is a course of study designed to provide English language learners with balanced academic language skills to promote student success in higher education and the global workplace.

Level One Introductory
CELSA SCORE 16 - 29 ESL010--Grammar/Writing
RDG010--Reading ESL
ESL011--Listening & Speaking
ESL012--Writing w/ Oral Practice
Level Two Intermediate
CELSA SCORE 30 - 38 or successful completion of Level I ESL020--Grammar/Writing
RDG020--Reading ESL
ESL021--Listening & Speaking
ESL022--Writing w/ Oral Practice
Level Three High-Intermediate
CELSA SCORE 39 - 50 or successful completion of Level II ESL030--Grammar/Writing
RDG030--Reading ESL
ESL031--Listening & Speaking
ESL032--Writing w/ Oral Practice
Level Four Advanced
CELSA SCORE 51 - 66 or successful completion of Level III ESL040--Grammar/Writing
RDG040--Reading ESL
ESL041--Listening & Speaking
ESL042--Writing w/ Oral Practice
Level Five Transitional
CELSA SCORE 67 -75, successful completion of Level IV, or appropriate placement score ESL087--Basic Writing Skills & or ESL097--Fundamentals of Writing
RDG081--Reading Improvement & orRDG091--College Preparatory Reading
Choice of Two Electives
ESL051--Pronunciation Improvement*
ESL054--American Culture*
ENH111--Lit. /American Experience**
COM120—Pronunciation of Am. Speech*,**
COM221—Oral Fluency**
CPDorAAA150—Strategies for College Success
Completion of four courses at each level with a grade of "C" or better entitles student to an "ESL Achievement Award."
*Suitable for Level IV students also.  ** Meets academic certificate requirement.
Academic Certificates for English Language Learners Total Credits
6221 - Language and Literary Culture of the USA (ENG) 22-25
6222 - Communication Skills for Non-Native Speakers (COM) 30
6223 - Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers (COM) 15
See General Catalog for Associate in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) and occupational degrees and certificates.