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ESL Programs of Study

Intensive English Program

These intensive non-credit courses have been designed to prepare students for college and university. Students take a combination of “core” courses that emphasize essential language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing, and “elective” courses that cover a variety of topics, such as pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary, and test-taking strategies. This program fulfills the requirements of F-1 visa students.

Core Skills And Specialty ESL Program

These sequential part-time ESL courses offer the basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills that ESL students need to use English fluently. Successful completion of these courses is necessary before taking most Specialty ESL courses. Specialty ESL courses allow students to use their developing English language skills in real world situations while focusing on academic readiness, business, or American cultural studies.