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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language: Advanced English Proficiency Certificate (ENGC-CC)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate of Advanced English Proficiency provides non-native speakers of English with personal and professional development opportunities, encourages lifelong learning, and provides employers with measurable proof of proficiency in English. Each of the courses in the program addresses English language skills and abilities necessary for success in academic studies or in careers. The curriculum includes general college courses in composition, literature, and speech, as well as ESL. Students may also use this certificate in their native countries as verification of their advanced language study and proficiency in the English Language. Both full and part-time students whose native language is not English are eligible for this program.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Write with precision and detail in a variety of contexts.
  • Comprehend diverse texts which are conceptually abstract and linguistically complex.
  • Understand extended spoken discourse on contextualized and abstract topics such as in lectures, speeches, and reports.
  • Express their own ideas with fluency, accuracy and comfort and participate effectively in discourse on practical, academic, social and professional topics.