School of Applied Technology

English as a Second Language (KESL)

Hours vary depending on student needs.

The School of Applied Technology offers three levels of ESL leading to vocational training or college level classes. No minimum English proficiency is required to enter ESL classes. However, a placement test is given to determine the level at which a student should begin. Placement tests are arranged at the time students seek to register for the program. Students participate in the Integrated Learning Lab which focuses on the individual needs of the students. ESL classes include intensive practice in reading, writing, grammar, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, and computer-aided instruction.

International Students

International students (students on a nonimmigrant visa) must complete the International Student Application for Admission through the International Student Services before being able to enroll.

International Student Services
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center (STC) 234
801-957-4528
international.services@slcc.edu 

Individual Courses (Afternoon Only)

KESL 0470 Vocabulary/Dictionary Skills
KESL 0480 Effective Communication Skills
KESL 0490 Reading for Career Development

Tuition and Fees

(subject to change without notice)

  • Tuition: based on $2.10 per scheduled clock-hour
  • Student Fees: $0.15 per scheduled clock-hour
  • Lab Fees: $20.00 for each language lab
  • Books: $64.00 - $150.00 per level  - ask instructor prior to purchasing books
  • Pre-Level 1: Currently unavailable
  • International Students:
    Based on $7.35 per scheduled hour. 
    (not including books and International Application fee)

Financial Aid

VA

Requirements

CASAS for Reading & Listening/Speaking level placement

CELSA for Grammar/Writing & Language Lab Placement

  • Pre-Lit: < 180
  • Level 1 Beginning: 180-200
  • Level 2 Intermediate: 201-220
  • Level 3 Advanced: 221-235
  • Level 3C Advanced Pre-College: 236-250+
  • Pre-Lit:  0-10
  • Level 1 Beginning: 11-20
  • Level 2 Intermediate:  21-39
  • Level 3 Advanced:  40-57
  • Level 3C Advanced Pre-College: 58-66


Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

8:00 am – 1:00 pm M–Th

South City Campus

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mon & Tues 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed & Thu 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Additional Afternoon Courses
(Level 3 or higher):

Mon - Thu 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Reading for Career Dev.
  • Effective Comm. Skills
  • Vocabulary/Dictionary Skills

Courses & Hours

Program Hours: Level I, II, And III – 300 Hours Per Level (Minimum Two Hours Per Day)

Level I – Beginning ESL

Course

Title 

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KESL 0110 (0112)

Grammar/Writing

120

(90)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 180-200; CELSA 11-20

KESL 0120 (0122)

Reading

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 180-200; CELSA 11-20

KESL 0150

(0152)

Listening/Speaking

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 180-200; CELSA 11-20

KESL 0455

(0452)

Language Lab

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 180-200; CELSA 11-20


Level II – Intermediate ESL

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KESL 0210

(0212)

Grammar/Writing

120

(90)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 201-220; CELSA 21-39

KESL 0220

(0222)

Reading

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 201-220; CELSA 21-39

KESL 0250

(0253)

Listening/Note-take Skills

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 201-220; CELSA 21-39

KESL 0251

(0252)

Listening/Speaking

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 201-220; CELSA 21-39

KESL 0455

(452)

Language Lab

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 201-220; CELSA 21-39


Level III – Advanced ESL

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KESL 0310

(0312)

Grammar/Writing

120

(90)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0320

(0322)

Reading

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0350

(353)

Listening/Note-take Skills

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0351

(0352)

Listening/Speaking

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0455

(452)

Language Lab

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0470

(0472)

Vocabulary/Dictionary Skills

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0480

(0482)

Effective Communication Skills

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57

KESL 0490

(0492)

Reading for Career Development

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 221-235; CELSA 40-57


Level III (C) – Advanced Pre-College ESL

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KESL 0711

(0712)

Pre-College Writing

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 236-250+; CELSA 58-66

KESL 0721

(0722)

Pre-College Reading

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 236-250+; CELSA 58-66

KESL 0731

(0732)

Pre-College Listening/Speaking

30

(21)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 236-250+; CELSA 58-66

KESL 0740

(0742)

Pre-College Computer & Writing Lab

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 236-250+; CELSA 58-66

KESL 0751

(0752)

Pre-College Grammar

60

(45)

Sp,F

(S)

CASAS 236-250+; CELSA 58-66

 

Advising Notes

International Students (Students On A Non-Immigrant Visa) Must Complete The International Student Application For Admission Through:

International Student Services
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center (STC) Room 234
801- 957-4528
international.services@slcc.edu

Additional Program Notes

Because all classes are now offered individually, there are no required minimum hours of enrollment (EXCEPT for International Visa students who must attend full-time).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

All classes

1 – Acquire Substantive Knowledge

All classes

2 – Communicate Effectively

 

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

KESL: 0711 (0712), 0480 (0482), 0490 (0492)

4 – Think Critically and Creatively

 

5 – Civic Engagement

 

6 – Work Professionally and Constructively

KESL: 0450 (0452), 0740 (0472)

7 – Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Department Contact Info

South City Campus
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisors
Philip Anosike - SCC
801-957-3336

Lynda Gray - RWD
801-957-5127

Program Faculty

Associate Professor
Cheryl Shurtleff