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English as a Second Language

(Special Program)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) credit program offers non-native speakers an opportunity to develop their English skills as part of their full-time college program. It also benefits students preparing to enter a degree program as well as those who wish to improve their English skills for personal or employment reasons. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded an English Language Certificate of Achievement.

Students who wish to enroll in the ESL program must complete and submit the online MCCC admissions application and take the free ESL ACCUPLACER placement test, arranged by contacting the Testing Center at (609) 570-3295. After completing the test, visit the International Student Services and ESL offices in SC 251, SC 262, or SC 263 for advisement and class registration.

International students who wish to enter a program of study must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered worldwide by Educational Testing Service. MCCC’s International Student Services and ESL office provides a packet detailing other current requirements for international students.

ESL students, while studying in the ESL credit program, may be eligible to enroll in a limited number of college courses according to their ability in specific disciplines. An advisor will assist with this determination.

Curriculum (suggested course sequence)
NOTE: Prior to registration, students are required to take the ESL ACCUPLACER
test for assessment of their English proficiency level, regardless of their TOEFL score.
Students are assigned to the appropriate ESL program level based on test scores achieved.

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Code Course Credits
Beginner
ESL 090 ESL Foundation in Grammar Concepts 4
ESL 091 ESL Foundation in Speech Concepts 4
ESL 092 ESL Foundation in Reading Concepts 4
High Beginner
ESL 011 ESL Speech Concepts I 4
ESL 013 ESL Reading and Critical Thinking I 4
ESL 014 ESL Writing Concepts I 4
Intermediate
ESL 021 ESL Speech Concepts II 4
ESL 022 ESL Reading and Critical Thinking II 4
ESL 023 ESL Writing Concepts II 4
Advanced
ESL 032 ESL Speech Concepts III 4
ESL 033 ESL Reading and Critical Thinking III 4
ESL 034 ESL Writing Concepts III 4

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