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English as a Second Language: High Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency

About this course

The High Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency in ESL verifies that a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 17 units in one of the following patterns: 1) three ESL core classes (Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Grammar) at the High Intermediate level; 2) two ESL core classes at the advanced level, and either an ESL elective or any college-credit class from any other discipline. Students cannot use the same electives for both the high intermediate and advanced certificates. Students interested in completing this certificate should consult with the ESL program chair and a counselor.


Course location

2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704


2050 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5084

Course cost: Non-credit is Free

How do I register?
For new and returning students, please contact the Berkeley City College Transition Liaison/ Project Manager at A Transition Liaison can meet one-on-one with adult learners to discuss their interests, values and skills. We have a series of college success workshops that provide assistance through the matriculation process to Peralta college and help each student identify possible college and career options. The student can then learn what type of education is needed and have a clearer understanding of what it will take to obtain that goal. We are here as a support, create connections to resources available at the Peralta colleges and to offer guidance.