English as a Second Language


Elevate students' aspirations by providing basic skills instruction that will enable students to further their education and better participate in the social, cultural, and economic environment.

Program Outcomes

ESL Reading

  • Determine the reading purpose.
  • Select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose.
  • Monitor comprehension and adjust reading strategies.
  • Analyze the information and reflect on its underlying meaning.
  • Integrate it with prior knowledge to address reading purpose.
ESL Writing
  • Determine the purpose for communicating.
  • Organize and present information to serve the purpose.
  • Pay attention to conventions of English language usage, including grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, to minimize barriers to readers' comprehension.
  • Seek feedback and revise to enhance the effectiveness of the communication.
ESL Speaking
  • Determine the purpose of communicating.
  • Organize and relay information to effectively serve the purpose, context, and listener.
  • Pay attention to conventions of oral English communication, including grammar, word choice, register, pace, and gesture in order to minimize barriers to listeners' comprehension.
  • Use multiple strategies to monitor the effectiveness of the communication.
ESL Listening
  • Attend to oral information.
  • Clarify purpose for listening and use listening strategies appropriate to that purpose.
  • Monitor comprehension, adjusting strategies to overcome barriers to comprehension.
  • Integrate information from listening with prior knowledge to address the listening purpose.