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ESL Program Mission Statement

  • Gannon University's English as a Second Language Program prepares non-native speakers to achieve language competency necessary to succeed in an English language curriculum at the post-secondary level.  Through its academic programming, as well as the specialized services it provides to English language learners, the program echoes the University's mission by its commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and by preparing its students to become global citizens.

    The English as a Second Language Program guides international students in their cultural adjustment to the United States by creating and supporting a professional and respectful learning environment, through which students simultaneously develop and strengthen their language ability, academic skills and intercultural competence.