There are two options for English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificates. See below. For detailed information visit the Western Catalog.

14 Credit Certificate in English as a Second Language:
The ESL certificate is a 14 credit program designed for students to document their successful completion of a curriculum focusing on improving their English speaking and writing ability. Recipients of the certificate must complete 14 credits from among the following courses with at least a C or better in each course. Students must take at least one course from each of the three core categories - Writing, Communication, and Reading, with additional core courses counting as electives. Core classes must account for at least 8 of the 14 credits.

Program for One-Year International Business/English as a Second Language Certificate:
In combining both programs, the International Business/ESL certificate provides a required set of 15 credits, and 16-17 elective credits (totaling 31-32 credits). This certificate documents completion of a curriculum that improves English speaking and writing ability and provides at least an intermediate level of English skill, as well as a program of study that includes Business course content and vocabulary, and advanced business and technological equipment skills.

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