English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL is designed for adults who want to learn English.  ESOL students must be tested with the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) test in order to determine placement level.  Documentation of student progress and educational gains is  required. To move to the next level, students must obtain the required score on a CASAS exit test.

We provide the following:

  • English courses for non-native speakers

  • Assistance with communication skills, reading, listening comprehension, grammar, and writing

The ESOL program builds language skills and work-related skills in non-native English speakers so that they can become employed and ultimately obtain a better job. The program prepares students to continue their education in degree or certificate programs.

Is anything required of me before I enroll? Click on Document Acceptance Guidelines to see the requirements.

To begin the registration process, students are required to complete a data input registration form.

What do I need to do to start taking classes?

  1. Students must take the CASAS test. The score determines the ESOL placement level.

  2. After testing,  students see the registrar in the main office to register.

Will computers be used in this program?

Included in the English language program is access to the computer labs for computer skills training and for additional English language practice on a wide selection of software resources.

Do you offer both morning and evening classes?

Classes and labs are available in the evening only.

What is the cost of the program?

There is a $30.00 tuition charge per trimester to enroll in the program. In addition there is a $5.00 ID fee for all students per trimester. Students are required to buy the assigned textbook for the ESOL course.

What is the length of the ESOL program?

The duration of the program depends on the initial placement of the individual student. There are six levels of instruction.  A certificate of completion is issued at the end of each level passed.