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English Language Development Noncredit

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Discover increased opportunities and enhanced personal and professional satisfaction through Allan Hancock College Community Education's English Language Development Noncredit program!

Choose between Basic and Intermediate Noncredit ELD certificates to refine your language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and improving communication in real-life situations.

Our skilled and passionate instructors are here to help you unlock your potential and reach your academic, personal, and professional goals!


Noncredit ELD Courses

These courses are designed to help students use beginning grammatical forms in reading, writing, and oral contexts.

  • ELDN 7400 - Spanish Literacy 1
  • ELDN 7410 - Spanish Literacy 2
  • ELDN 7420 - Newcomer 
  • ELDN 7430 - Low Beginning 
  • ELDN 7440 - High Beginning 
  • ELDN 7450 - Beginning Conversation

Click here for more information on Beginning Courses.

Students develop low-intermediate listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities for life, academic, and career skills.

*7500 courses are mirrored with credit ELD courses.

  • ELDN 7460 - Low Intermediate
  • ELDN 7470 - High Intermediate
  • ELDN 7480 - Intermediate Conversation
  • ELDN 7501 - Intermediate Grammar
  • ELDN 7511 - High Intermediate Conversation
  • ELDN 7521 - High Intermediate Reading
  • ELDN 7531 - High Intermediate Writing

Click here for more information on Intermediate Courses.

*7500 courses are mirrored with credit ELD courses

  • ELDN 7502 - Low Advanced Grammar
  • ELDN 7503 - Advanced Grammar
  • ELDN 7512 - Low Advanced Conversation
  • ELDN 7513 - Pronunciation
  • ELDN 7522 - Low Advanced Reading
  • ELDN 7523 - Advanced Reading
  • ELDN 7532 - Low Advanced Reading
  • ELDN 7533 - Advanced Writing

Certificate of Competency

The Noncredit English Langauge Development Certificates are designed for non-native English-speaking students who want to read, write, listen, and speak in English at the beginning and intermediate levels. 

Basic English Language Development Certificate

Basic ELD certificate requirements:

  • ELDN 7440 - High Beginning
  • ELDN 7450 - Beginning Conversation
  • One Elective
    • Choose a course from the Beginning ELDN list in addition to the required.

Intermediate English Language Development Certificate

Intermediate ELD Certificate Requirements:

  • ELDN 7470 - High Intermediate
  • ELDN 7480 - Intermediate Conversation
  • One Elective
    • Choose a course from the Intermediate ELDN list in addition to the required.