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Meet Your Language Goals and Requirements

Do you want to gain access to American higher education? Are you looking for better job opportunities? Or do you want to improve your English language skills for personal development? We can help you achieve your goals through courses at home or on campus.

NOVA has two programs to help local and international students improve their English language skills -- College ESL and the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI).



  • Earn a degree from NOVA.
  • Transfer to a 4-year university.
  • Improve your academic English.
  • Earn a career certificate in business, IT, healthcare, or trades.
  • Improve your everyday English skills.

Placement Levels

College ESL Level 2-6

F1 visa holders must contact to determine program placement.
College ESL Level 1

F1 visa holders must contact to determine program placement.

Financial Aid

Available if eligibility criteria are met. Go to Financial Aid. ACLI ESL classes do not qualify for financial aid. Financial assistance may be available for workforce classes. Go to Workforce Assistance.

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We're here to help you.

If you have questions about which program to choose, you can request more information, and an ESL advisor will respond within two business days. 

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