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See what ESL classes you might take by viewing the course descriptions below. All students take a placement test to determine level.
Provides listening and speaking activities that help students recognize and produce English vowel and consonant sounds and common stress and intonation patterns.
Builds on basic grammar structures. This course develops competency in intermediate grammar structures with continued emphasis on oral and written communication.
Provides listening and speaking activities that help the student communicate more competently. Provides practice with pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic grammatical patterns.
Prepares the student for academic reading assignments. Assists the student to read more accurately and critically through the development of vocabulary knowledge and reading skills. Introduces research skills.
Introduces the fundamentals of paragraph organization and development. Emphasizes development of sentence variety and grammatical competency within well-organized paragraphs.view in catalog
The ESL program helped me prepare for my college classes, and it helped me integrate into American society very quickly. Even if the college classes were difficult for me, I still got a good grade because I have learned a lot of basic English knowledge like grammar, writing skills, and reading. Taking ESL classes is the best way to a beautiful future.
Yanshu Li | Recent ESL Graduate
We hope you can study with us this summer or fall! ESL will have face-to-face classes.
Please follow these steps to register:
Take the ESL Placement Test. Testing is on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8:30am, 11:00am, and 1:30pm, and on Fridays at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm. An appointment is required. Please call 719-502-3370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Meet with an ESL Advisor. Please call 719-502-3535 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your test results to your appointment.
Registration begins April 4. Register as early as possible to get the best schedule.
Class sizes are limited. All students will be required to wear a mask on campus. In
case classes need to be switched to an on-line format due to COVID-19, students must
have access to a computer and the internet at home. If you would like to apply for
Financial Aid, please complete the FAFSA by May.
Many of our students receive Financial Aid. If you are not eligible to receive Financial Aid or other assistance in paying for classes, please consider applying for The Open Scholarship.
Spring Semester: January 19 - May 10
Registration for Summer/Fall Semesters begins: April 4
Summer Semester: May 31 - August 4
Fall Semester: August 29 - December 15
Register as early as possible to get the best schedule.