How are you Judith,
RE: What are the credits for? ex. foreign language. Are these credits transferable? Judith Otterburn-Martinez.
Response: My community college does not count any ESL courses as a credit toward a degree program. Let's take my students as an example. Last fall semester 2018-majority of my students were enrolled in Master's of Business Administration (MBA), while others were working on getting into the two-year nursing program. These students were advised by the department to enroll in my ESL beginner class-not in my advanced ESL classes-to increase English language proficiency. Those who received a passing grade at the end of the semester, got admitted into their program of interests. Thus, the ESL class they took with me was not creditable toward their degree plan-not to fulfill a program requirement, but a developmental English class (001) they must sign-up for as pre-requisite requirement-instructed by the department, (e.g., MBA and Nursing Program).
As for: "What are the credits for foreign language?" The foreign language the students studied in this particular case would be the English language with me. My students came from overseas and English was their second language-the primary language you are referring to-is the language (from home) where they came from, (e.g., Czech Republic; China; El Salvador; Spain; Iran; Columbia; Ukraine; Brazil; Greece; Turkey; Himalayan; Poland; et al). To restate, the earned credits from my ESL class, was simply remedial-it does not satisfy any of the student's MBA courses; neither will it credit (3cr) would count toward the Nursing Degree Program Plan. The students who got admitted into their programs, continue taking ESL Advanced class with me-in concert with completing their degree programs. I hope this is helpful, Judith.