Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL-725)
CES College has created a specialized VESL program that assists immigrants and refugees find meaningful employment in the U.S. labor market by providing them with sufficient training in ESL so that they are able to utilize their education and technical skills, which they bring from their native countries.
VESL-725 curriculum gives students the language they need to identify transferable job skills, their strengths and weaknesses and possible job goals as well as to become better communicators in a work setting.
Curriculum includes lessons in English grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as American business culture and employability. The course is 47.5/24 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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