Our courses are designed for immigrants whose first or native language is not English. Students gain proficiency in English to find employment, to continue their education and to function successfully in the culture and society of the United States.
ESLhas a non-credit and credit program. Survival skills are stressed inthe first three levels of the non-credit program. Non-credit vocational tracks provide a bridge to credit vocational training. Up to 90 ESL credits may be used as elective credit towards a high school diploma. Non-credit classes range from Literacy through High Advanced ESL.
Credit courses begin with an Introductory Academic ESL class and continue through High Advanced Courses that prepare students for completion of an AA degree or transfer to a 4-year institution. Prerequisites in ESL may be met by demonstrating equivalent knowledge and skills. Entrance into Credit ESL courses requires special testing. Detailed credit information about the credit program can be obtained at