Language Courses

ESL (Vocational English)

740 total clock hours, 32.5 semester credit hours

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Content and Approach

Vocation English courses are front-loaded studies in which the student completes courses prior to the career-oriented vocational programs at this College. Vocational English courses focus on the development of the communication and job search skills necessary for employment in the health care field in the United States. Topics include health professions in the United States, career pathways, communication with patients and co-workers, health care systems, current critical health issues, and intercultural communication skills. Participant will practice the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  We will use activities based on day-to-day health care situations, readings related to health care and cases studies from different health professions. The communicative approach of the courses is based on individual pair, and group task and projects.  Each class session will include problem-solving and critical thinking activities in which you will work both individually and collaborate with classmates.



Vocational English is a 40-week study made up of several courses in English for health professionals.  Participant will make progress toward the overall goal of Vocational English.  At the end of 40-week study, participant will have improved communications skills in English based on ones increased ability to

  • Use strategies and skills for pursuing career goals in health care and making informed career choices.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients and families in health care settings.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriate with other health care professional in health care settings.
  • Understand systems, requirements, and issues in health care in the United States and California.
  • Understand how cross-culture beliefs, traditions, and behaviors impact everyday communication in health care.
  • Use strategies and skills for exploring your own ongoing professional development beyond the current program.

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Classes are offered at the Los Angeles or Norwalk Campus. Program Length: 40 weeks, Monday through Wednesday. Tuition: $6,000.00 Start Dates: 8/1/2016, 9/5/2016, 10/3/2016, 11/7/2016, 12/5/2016