English As a Second Language (ESL)

Adult Basic Education Center - Part Time Program

English as a second language (ESL) instruction at ECC is for all non-native English speakers from any language, group, or nationality. Instruction includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking and is conducted entirely in English. Classroom instruction and college support services provide immigrant students the opportunity to progress toward self-sufficiency and economic success. Courses are offered Monday-Thursday mornings and evenings on campus. Courses are offered at other area locations Monday-Thursday primarily in the evenings. All classes are offered free of charge to eligible immigrant students. For class placement and registration, students must come to Building K. Students will attend a pre-course workshop to prepare themselves for language learning success before they enroll in ESL classes. Students on visas need to contact the office to determine eligibility for the program as students with certain types of visas are not permitted to enroll in the free adult education program.

Beginning ESL Instruction

The purpose of these courses is to help English language learners to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in English; improve their mathematics and basic technology skills; and acquire an understanding of the American system of government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship so that these learners can be full participants in their community. Upon completion of the high beginning level, students may choose to exit the program or to transition to intermediate ESL instruction in order to work on career or academic readiness.

Intermediate ESL Instruction

The purpose of these classes is to equip students with the skills needed for career and academic readiness. Along with improving basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics, students will develop the academic and soft skills necessary to make the successful transition to college or to a career. Upon completion of the high intermediate levels, students may exit the program to pursue a high school equivalency certificate, enter a career/vocational training program, transition to advanced/academic ESL classes, or enter the workforce. An academic advisor is available to help students make the transition.

Advanced ESL Instruction

The purpose of these classes is to prepare students to enter college-level classes. Students who want to enroll in advanced ESL classes must first meet with an ESL staff member and take the appropriate placement tests. Students in these levels focus on the academic reading, writing, speaking, listening, and technological skills needed to make the transition to college-level work.

Upon completion of the advanced levels, students are ready to enroll in college degree programs. Students who are interested in transitioning to college level programming are encouraged to take the College Transitions for ESL Learners course. Students interested in this course must receive a recommendation from faculty or staff in order to enroll. Students in this course are required to co-enroll in a transferable credit college class. Upon successful completion of, the College Transitions for ESL Learners course, in-district tuition for one three-credit-hour college class will be waived. Individuals must live or work in district to be eligible for the waiver.

ESL 010 Beginning ESL Literacy (.5-6)(5,0)

Beginning ESL Literacy is for individuals who have little or no knowledge of English but who are literate in their first language. At this level, students will begin to acquire language survival skills in speaking, listening, and writing. Students will also begin to understand and develop the learning skills and study habits necessary for successful language learning. In addition, they will learn to become full participants in routine classroom settings. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 011 Low Beginning ESL (.5-6)(.5,0)

Low Beginning ESL is for individuals with minimal knowledge of English but are literate in their first language. At this level, students will develop language survival skills in speaking, writing, and listening. Students will also understand and develop the learning skills and study habits necessary for successful language learning. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours.(1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 012 High Beginning ESL A (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6,0) High Beginning ESL A is for individuals with some knowledge of English who are literate in their first language. At this level, students will develop skills in speaking, listening, writing, reading, math, and technology as well as the learning skills and study habits necessary for successful language learning. Students will also participate in workforce preparation activities that will enable them to be successful outside of the classroom. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 013 High Beginning ESL B (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) High Beginning ESL B is for individuals with a limited knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. At this level, students will develop skills in speaking, listening, writing, reading, math, and technology as well as the learning skills and study habits necessary for successful language learning. Students will also participate in workforce preparation activities that will enable them to be successful outside of the classroom. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 014 Low Intermediate ESL (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Low Intermediate ESL is for individuals who have a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary, and who demonstrate proficiency in expressing everyday needs. At this level, students will develop writing proficiency while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills as they learn to complete authentic forms, write short notes, and compose short paragraphs by means of technology. Students will also develop critical reading and listening skills as they read and listen to short written works. They will strengthen their skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 015 High Intermediate ESL A (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) High Intermediate ESL A is for individuals who have a foundation in English and who demonstrate proficiency in expressing everyday needs in conversation and written form. At this level, students will demonstration writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write formal letters, as well as detailed, logical paragraphs by means of technology. Students will also develop critical reading and listening skills as they read and listen to short written works. They will strengthen their skills through extensive practice in a variety of conversation contexts and classroom discussions. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 016 High Intermediate ESL B (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) High Intermediate ESL B is for individuals who have a foundation in English and who demonstrate proficiency in expressing everyday needs in conversation and written form. Grammar and vocabulary continue to be presented in order to improve a student's conversational skills, telephone skills, and social interactions. Students will continue to develop and apply critical reading skills as they read authentic materials on relevant topics and non-prose information. Students will develop writing mastery in composing high intermediate level paragraphs and producing business documents by means of technology. A student must complete and pass a grade of 75% or better at the end of this course before allow entrance to Advanced A. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 017 Advanced ESL A (.5-6)(6,0)

Advanced ESL A is for individuals who are proficient in English but need to prepare for academic programs at the collegiate level. At this level, students will improve their skills in speaking, listening, writing, reading, math, and technology in preparation for entry into a college program. Students will also practice the learning skills and habits necessary for success in academic settings. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ESL 018 Advanced ESL B (.5-6)(6,0)

Advanced ESL B is for individuals who are proficient in English but need to prepare for academic programs at the collegiate level. At this level, students will improve their skills in speaking, listening, writing, reading, math, and technology in preparation for entry into a college program. Students will also practice the learning skills and habits necessary for success in academic settings. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be a non-native speaker of English who needs to work on basic skills. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ESL 020 High Beginning ESL Speaking (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) This course is for individuals who would like to improve their oral English skills to meet a level of confidence for daily usage. Students will participate actively in classroom activities to improve both listening comprehension and communication skills to express every day needs while learning new vocabulary and phrases. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Placement test and demonstration of High Beginning Literacy skills

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 021 High Intermediate ESL Speaking (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) This course is for individuals who have an advanced level foundation in written English but need more practice in oral classroom communications. Students will gain confidence in speaking and pronunciation through active participation in classroom activities, including informal speeches/reports to class. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Placement test and/or mastery of intermediate level grammar is required

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 022 Advanced ESL Speaking (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) This course is for individuals who are strong with written English but want to participate more effectively with speaking skills in work, classroom and social situations. Students will participate in classroom discussions, community research and self assessment to foster skills of continual improvement in spoken English ability. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Placement test

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 023 High Beginning ESL Writing (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) Prerequisite: Placement test, teacher recommendation, or mastery of learning outcomes (excluding writing) High Beginning ESL Writing is for individuals with a limited knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. At this level students will develop writing skills in order to express everyday needs. They will demonstrate mastery in writing simple sentences. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: in High Beginning ESL

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 024 High Intermediate ESL Writing (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) Prerequisite: Placement test, teacher recommendation, or mastery of learning outcomes (excluding writing) High Intermediate ESL Writing is for individuals who have a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary, and who demonstrate proficiency in expressing everyday needs. At this level, students will develop writing proficiency while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills as they learn to complete authentic forms, write short notes, and compose short paragraphs. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: in Intermediate Beginning ESL

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 025 Advanced ESL Writing (3-6)(3,0)

(3 or 6, 0) Prerequisite: Placement test, teacher recommendation, or mastery of learning outcomes (excluding writing) Advanced ESL Writing is for individuals who are interested in pursuing academic college courses. This course is for individuals who have a foundation in English and who demonstrate high proficiency in expressing everyday needs in conversation and written form. At this level, students will work to achieve writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write paragraphs, short, logical essays, and formal letters. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: in Advanced Beginning ESL

Semester(s) Offered: Summer

ESL 034 Low Intermediate ESL Writing/Reading (.5-6)(6,0)

Low Intermediate ESL Writing/Reading is for individuals who have a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary, and who demonstrate proficiency while expanding vocabulary and grammar skills as they learn to complete authentic forms, write short notes and compose short paragraphs. Students will learn to apply reading and writing strategies and develop critical reading skills. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Placement by program assessment or successful completion of ESL 013 or ESL 023

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ESL 035 High Intermediate ESL Writing/Reading (.5-6)(6,0)

High Intermediate ESL Writing/Reading is for individuals who have a foundation in English and demonstrate proficiency in expressing daily needs in written form. At this level, students will demonstrate writing proficiency while expanding vocabulary and building grammar skills as they write formal letters, as well as detailed, logical paragraphs by means of technology. Students will learn to apply reading and writing strategies and develop critical reading skills. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Placement by program assessment or successful completion of ESL 014 or ESL 034

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

ESL 040 English Literacy/Civics I (.5-6)(.5,0)

EL Civics I is for students with limited knowledge of written English who want to develop skills to communicate within their communities. They will enhance their roles as informed parents, workers, neighbors, and community participants by becoming informed and understanding community resources, consumer economics, health, health care, and wellness. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Adult Ed. pre test and departmental consent

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 041 English Literacy/Civics I (.5-6)(.5,0)

EL/Civics II is for individuals with a limited knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary. Students will enhance their roles as informed parents, workers, neighbors, and community participants by participating in activities related to employment, democratic processes, and school systems in the United States. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Adult Education pre test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 050 Introductions to Healthcare Professions (.5-6)(.5,0)

Students will explore different healthcare professions while learning and practicing general skills for employment in a chosen profession. Students will observe different healthcare workers and students in their learning and potential work environments when they visit local healthcare facilities and the college's clinical facilities. The course will examine the entrance requirements for each healthcare program of study. Assessment and review of academic and employment skills will assist students in the design of an individual academic and career path toward their short-term and long-term goals. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) (.5-6, 0) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite9:Must be a non-native speaker of English. A placement test and departmental consent are required. Students on certain types of visas may not qualify for the program.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 052 Introduction to Early Childhood Educ Pro (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain knowledge of the career pathways and educational/vocational requirements in the field of Early Childhood Education. Through contextualized instruction, students will expand their oral and written skills, be introduced to legal and cultural issues in the field, and reflect on themselves as potential Early Childhood Education professionals. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 053 Introduction to Early Childhood Educ Pro (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain knowledge of the career pathways and educational/vocational requirements in the field of Early Childhood Education. Through contextualized instruction, students will expand their oral and written skills, be introduced to legal and cultural issues in the field, and reflect on themselves as potential Early Childhood Education professionals. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 055 Intro to Industrial Arts Careers (.5-6)(.5,0)

This course is designed for students who are interested in manufacturing careers and are concurrently working to improve basic skills through enrollment in the English as a Second Language program. Students will score into the Low or High Intermediate ESL levels on the CASAS exam. A small number of ESL students may be served who have the equivalency of a high school diploma but have limited English language skills. Students will explore the requirements, expectations, and outlook for different careers in industrial arts. Students will work on modules in academic success, career awareness, and career development while developing the basic academic and soft skills necessary for success in a manufacturing program of study. Self-assessment and review of skills will assist students with planning a path toward their short term and long term goals. Course is repeatable three times to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 056 Intro to Industrial Arts Careers (.5-6)(.5,0)

This course is designed for students who are interested in manufacturing careers and are concurrently working to improve basic skills through enrollment in the English as a Second Language program. Students will score into the Advanced ESL levels on the CASAS exam. A small number of ESL students may be served who have the equivalency of a high school diploma but have limited English language skills. Students will explore the requirements, expectations, and outlook for different careers in industrial arts. Students will work on modules in academic success, career awareness, and career development while developing the basic academic and soft skills necessary for success in a manufacturing program of study. Self-assessment and review of skills will assist students with planning a path toward their short term and long term goals. Course is repeatable three times to 24 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 060 High Beginning Contextualized ESL (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the language, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition towards study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career self assessment. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 061 Intermediate Contextualized ESL (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the language, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition towards study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career self assessment. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 062 Advanced Contextualized ESL (.5-6)(6,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the language, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition towards study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career disposition assessment. Course is repeatable up to three times. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 071 Thriving in the Workplace (.5-6)(.5,0)

Students will gain the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills required by employers to be successful in the workplace. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 072 Thriving in the Workplace (.5-6)(.5,0)

Students will gain the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills required by employers to be successful in the workplace. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ESL 077 Pre-Citizenship (.5-3)(.5,0)

(.5-3, 0) The objective of this course is to give the student information about the structure, function, powers, responsibilities, and the role of government. ECC staff help qualified residents prepare for the USCIS interview. Course is repeatable four times up to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must have a valid 'Resident Alien' card and take an ESL placement test

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ESL 078 Citizenship (.5-3)(.5,0)

(.5-3, 0) This course is specifically designed for English speaking individuals preparing for naturalization interview/test required for U.S. citizenship. The course provides an overview of significant historical events; facts and concepts of federal, state, and local government; current political, governmental and social information; explanations of U.S. culture and institutions; and citizen rights and responsibilities. Course is repeatable four times up to 12 credits. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Must be eligible for naturalization application, take an ESL placement test, placing into Low Beginning ESL

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer