Dean: Brooke Bui, PhD
Academic Co-Chairs: Rebecca Beck; Jeff Wilson
Faculty: Susan Akhavan; Rebecca Beck; Melanie Haeri; Brent Warner; Jeff Wilson
The English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum offers courses in reading, writing, conversation, and pronunciation for beginning, intermediate, and advanced second-language students. Beginning ESL courses will introduce students to English and lay a foundation upon which to build more sophisticated grammar structures and vocabulary. Upon completion of the advanced ESL sequence, students will be prepared to take college-level English composition courses and/or mainstream into the general college curricula.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the English as a Second Language program, students will be able to
- Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
- Read and comprehend authentic texts in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
- Listen and comprehend spoken English in a variety of contexts and formats in English.
- Speak with comprehensibility and a high degree of fluency in English.