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Non-Native English Speakers

All non-native English speakers are welcome to study in the Austin Community College District (ACC) , regardless of language level, background or residency status.

If your first or native language is one other than English, you may be required to take the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL or ESL) assessment.

Talk to an advisor to find out whether you must take English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL or ESL) courses in order to enroll at Austin Community College (ACC) .

Besides preparing you for college in the areas of oral communication, reading, writing and grammar, ESOL courses teach the skills needed to meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).