ESOL-Academic Program

Multiple levels of instruction to help you

The academic ESOL program prepares you to read, write, speak, and listen at a level that enables you to succeed in college courses.

We offer five levels of classes, beginning to advanced. You will increase your English mastery as you advance through the course levels.

Before you register: If you are a new student, you must complete placement testing and other steps before you register. How to begin taking classes.

Length of study

Some people learn English very quickly, but most require more time. Progress depends on the time you study and practice. In general, each course requires six to nine hours of study outside class per week. Free tutoring is available.

Courses & levels

Oral Communication
Early courses focus on basic conversational English. Higher-level courses progress to advanced conversation and academic English.
Course Title Credit Course ID Continuing Education Course ID
Oral Communication 1 ESOL 0301 COMX 4001
Oral Communication 2 ESOL 0302 COMX 4002
Oral Communication 3 ESOL 0303 COMX 4003
Oral Communication 4 ESOL 0304 COMX 4004
Reading & Vocabulary
Early courses focus on easy passages. Higher-level courses progress more to complex academic reading.
Course Title Credit Course ID Continuing Education Course ID
Reading and Vocabulary 1 ESOL 0311 COMX 4011
Reading and Vocabulary  2 ESOL 0312 COMX 4012
Reading and Vocabulary 3 ESOL 0313 COMX 4013
Reading and Vocabulary 4 ESOL 0314 COMX 4014
Writing & Grammar
Early courses focus on sentences. Higher-level courses progress to paragraphs and essays
Writing  1 ESOL 0371 COMX 4071
Writing  2 ESOL 0372 COMX 4072
Writing 3 ESOL 0373 COMX 4073
Writing 4 ESOL 0374 COMX 4074
Writing & Grammar
Early courses focus on sentences. Higher-level courses progress to paragraphs and essays
Grammar 1 ESOL 0395 COMX 4095
Grammar 2 ESOL 0396 COMX 4096
Grammar 3 ESOL 0397 COMX 4097
Grammar 4 ESOL 0398 COMX 4098

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