Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Career and Academic Education / English Language Acquisition

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Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Clarkston][Corrections Education -CRCC][Corrections Education -WSP]

Program Overview: English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are offered to limited English proficient students to develop communication skills, function effectively in jobs, pursue a higher degree, and participate as members of the community. Course pathways include Adult High School 21+ program, GED® tests, college, or current or future work. Students enrolled in IDEA (Integrated Digital English Acceleration) courses learn English and college and job skills. Classes may be taught using a team-teaching model to facilitate classroom and online learning. Ongoing pre- and post-CASAS assessments are required.

Program Level Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate academic reading, math, and written and oral communication skills through the development of critical thinking and comprehension strategies.
  • Recognize themselves as learners and citizens capable of accomplishing their academic and professional goals and contributing to the larger community.
  • Engage in campus activities, utilize campus resources, and demonstrate the ability to transition to and navigate academic and professional environments.
  • Demonstrate an increase in computer literacy and proficiency in using technology for academic and professional purposes.
  • Use interpersonal skills and strategies in a multicultural context.

Entrance Requirements: Students are placed by CASAS in Levels I through V. Students may register any time during the quarter. There is a $25 fee per quarter.


    English Language Aquisition

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