The English as a Second Language (ESL) Department offers English language classes to nonnative speakers of English to help them succeed in college, at their jobs, and in the community. These are credit classes, which means students need to pay fees to take these courses. These courses consist of:
- Academic Writing Courses to prepare students to succeed in other college courses, including Writing 1
- Multi-Skills Courses that focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing
- Individual Skills Courses that focus on one skill, such as conversation or reading.
Students from all ages, cultures, and educational backgrounds enroll in our classes in order to improve their English to accomplish their own goals. Some students, like DJ, graduated from a local high school and want to transfer to a four-year university, get an associate degree, or earn a certificate. Some, like student Yukai, are international students who want to transfer to a four-year university or want to improve their English to get a nice job. Others, like Diana, live in the community but have not been to school in a while and are taking ESL courses to improve their communication with their family, co-workers, neighbors and community, to get a better job, or to get an associate degree or transfer to a four-year university.
See how ESL Academic Writing Courses helped DJ, Diana, and Yukai by watching them below: