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Core Skills ESL Low-Beginning

If your ACLI placement test result is Core Skills ESL Low-Beginning, you may have to take one or more classes depending on the campus.

They are:

  • ESLA 1711/1721 Integrated Skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)
  • ESLA 1731/1741  Speaking & Listening
  • ESLA 1751/1761  Reading & Writing Skills

Visit the campus of your choice and click on the Schedule of ACLI Classes to find out which courses are offered.

Students in Core Skills ESL Low-Beginning

When students enter Core Skills ESL Low-Beginning, they are usually able to speak in simple sentences, but they may have difficulty in understanding spoken English. They are usually able to write simple sentences about familiar topics. In reading, they are able to comprehend beginning-level materials prepared for ESL learners. They recognize common vocabulary in their readings and are able to identify main ideas and details.

In Core Skills ESL Low-Beginning Classes

  • Students write simple sentences in paragraphs about familiar topics. They do guided writing and free writing in journals.
  • Students do in-class pre-reading exercises followed by reading low-beginning level readings. They discuss general understanding of the readings and new vocabulary.
  • They learn grammar through reading, teacher instruction and practice exercises.
  • They practice conversations about everyday tasks.
  • They model and practice proper pronunciation for everyday conversations.