English as a Second Language (ESL)
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to prepare English language learners for college-level courses. For one semester, students intensively study English reading, writing, pronunciation/speaking, and listening in a small, focused, supportive community. If the four core courses are successfully completed, students then move on to university-level transferable courses.
ESL Reading (ESLR) and ESL Writing (ESLW)
- ESLR 0700 Basic Reading for Speakers of Other Languages
- ESLR 0800 Reading for Speakers of Other Languages
- ESLW 0700 English Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages
- ESLW 0800 Developmental Writing for Speakers of Other Languages
Speaking and Listening (ENGL 1060)
College Level ESL Reading and Writing: We also offer two college-level ESL courses. One of the courses is an advanced reading course (ENGL 1221), and the other is an advanced writing course (ENGL 1330).
- ENGL 1221 English Review for Non-Native Speakers
- ENGL 1330 Composition Practice for Non-Native Speakers
Our ESL program also offers sections of ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. These courses are taught by professors with much ESL teaching experience and training.
Placement in Courses
New students enter the course determined by the Placement Test. Returning students enter at the first of any remaining uncompleted courses.
The attendance policy for English as a Second Language is the same as for the college in general: you must be present for 75% of the scheduled class days.