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ESL Credit Program Overview

Beginning in the Fall of 2020, 

the Course Sequence for ESL has changed!


Below is a list of the courses available in the ESL Program at Orange Coast College.  The courses are divided by subject, and listed in order of level.


​Listening & Speaking Courses

Grammar / Reading / Writing Courses​


ESL A100

ESL A192​

ESL A062​
​ESL A054
​ESL A052
​ESL A034
​ESL A032
​ESL A024
​ESL A022


For Beginners: 

The ESL program also has a beginning-level Grammar/Reading/Writing course (ESL A015) and a beginning-level Listening & Speaking course (ESL A011).  These two courses are not part of the regular sequence, but they can help students prepare for coursework in higher levels.


To Support ENGL/ESL 100 Students:

The ESL Program also added some noncredit support courses that are meant to assist ESL students in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.  These five courses are zero units and zero textbook cost (ZTC/OER).


Noncredit Support Courses

​ESL 045N
Reading & Vocabulary​
​ESL 046N
Sentence Structure​
​ESL 047N
Spelling​
​ESL 048N
Pronunciation​
​ESL 049N
Grammar​


You can also view the full ESL Sequence Chart here.


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Although these courses are new the sequence is similar to the courses from 2019 and prior. Therefore, a student who completed a level in the previous course sequence can easily transition into the new course sequence by taking the next level.


Transitioning from the Previous Course Sequence to the New Course Sequence:

  • A student who completed ESL 011 and/or ESL 015 in the Previous Course Sequence should enroll in ESL 024 and/or ESL 022.
  • A student who completed ESL 021 and/or ESL 026 in the Previous Course Sequence should enroll in ESL 034 and/or ESL 032.
  • A student who completed ESL 031 and/or ESL 035 in the Previous Course Sequence should enroll in ESL 054 and/or ESL 052.
  • A student who completed ESL 051 and/or ESL 055 in the Previous Course Sequence should enroll in ESL 062.
  • A student who completed ESL 060 and/or ESL 065 in the Previous Course Sequence should enroll in ESL 192.
  • A student who completed ESL 099 in the Previous Sequence should enroll in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.


In order to begin in the New Course Sequence, you do not need to take a Placement Test.  Please take this ESL Guided Self Placement Survey in order to choose the correct level for your abilities in English.