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SVIEP Levels and Courses

Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) will provide 4 initial levels of proficiency, with corresponding courses for each level. Each level is comprised of core classes that cover skill areas such as: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Grammar. After completion of SVIEP level 4, which is the equivalent of TOEFL/IELTS proficiency for admission, students will be eligible to matriculate into an associate degree program at any of the SMCCCD colleges.

  • ESL Level 1 – Beginner
  • ESL Level 2 – Low-Intermediate
  • ESL Level 3 – Intermediate
  • ESL Level 4 – Advanced

Range of levels offered is subject to change.

Classes Held Throughout the Year

Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
August Admission October Admission January Admission March Admission June Admission
22 hours/week 22 hours/week 22 hours/week 22 hours/week 22 hours/week
international students

 

Skyline College Course List by Level and Program Admission Date

  Spring A
(8 weeks)
Spring B
(8 weeks)
Summer
(8 weeks)
Fall A
(8 weeks)
Fall B
(8 weeks)
  hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week
Level 1          
Listening & Speaking 1 6 6 6 6 6
Grammar, Reading & Writing 1 14 14 14 14 14
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 2          
Listening & Speaking 2 6 6 6 6 6
Grammar, Reading & Writing 2 14 14 14 14 14
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 3          
Listening & Speaking 3 6 6 6 6 6
Grammar, Reading & Writing 3 14 14 14 14 14
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 4          
Listening & Speaking 4 6 6 6 6 6
Grammar, Reading & Writing 4 14 14 14 14 14
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2

 Skyline sample schedule

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Cañada College Course List by Level and Program Admission Date

  Spring A
(8 weeks)
Spring B
(8 weeks)
Summer
(8 weeks)
Fall A
(8 weeks)
Fall B
(8 weeks)
  hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week
Level 1          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 1 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 1 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture  2  2  2  2  2
Level 2          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 2 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 2 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture  2  2  2  2  2
Level 3          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 3 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 3 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture  2  2  2  2  2
Level 4          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 4 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 4 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture  2  2  2  2  2

CC sample schedule

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