English as a Second Language

ESL

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed to assist students whose native language is not English. It is academically based and prepares students to apply to one of the college's associate degree or certificate programs.

Four levels of English instruction are offered.  All students entering the ESL Program must be tested in order to be registered in the appropriate level. Upon the completion of Level 4, students take the college's placement tests in order to determine if they need additional classes in developmental English reading and writing before registering for English composition classes.  The ESL program also offers academic/vocational/personal counseling.