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The English as a Second Language Program is designed to meet the
needs of students who do not have an accepted English language
score. Students can enroll in the ESL program after they have taken
the language placement test. The students will be placed in a level
according to their placement score.
The ESL program offers six levels of instruction for the student
who is moving into an academic program. Our curriculum is similar
to the Common European Framework (CEF). Each level can be completed
in one nine-week session. At each level students take four
core courses: reading, writing, grammar, and listening and
speaking, as well as supporting courses tailored to support the
needs of the students at a particular level. New students complete
an extended cultural orientation in their first ESL session to help
them understand American university culture and the City of