Advanced Vocational English as a Second Language (AVESL)
The Advanced VESL program is a comprehensive course with a special emphasis on employment related applications. It is designed to meet the job-specific English language requirements, develop ability to use English in everyday personal and workplace situations, and acquire advanced proficiency in the four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
The course will provide the students with the skills necessary for better employment opportunities, job retention and upward mobility by allowing them to gain a higher level of English competency required for successful employment.
Prerequisite: Score 221 or higher on CASAS test and 70% or better on the CES VESL entrance test. The course is 42/24 semester credit hours (725 clock hours.)
The day class meets five times a week:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00-2:00
Total 24 hours a week (31 weeks of instruction).
Evening class meets four times a week:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm-10pm
Total 16 hours a week (45 weeks of instruction).
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