ESL Credit Classes
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 mean 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, and to increase overall advanced English proficiency
- Individual Academic Skills Courses that focus on one skill, such as reading or vocabulary, to increase overall advanced English proficiency
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, are U.S. high school graduates and want to transfer to a four-year university, get an associate degree, or earn a certificate.
Some, like 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 to get a better job, to get into a training program, to get an associate degree or transfer to a four-year university, or just to improve their overall English.