preparing students for the college learning experience in the areas of
oral communication, reading, writing and grammar, these courses teach
students the skills needed to meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI, formerly TASP).
English speaking students who wish to enroll in college-level courses,
but who have not met language-related TSI standards or prerequisites for
doing so, may be expected to enroll in ESOL courses to meet those
tests or methods may be used to determine students' skill levels for
ESOL course placement as well as to meet TSI requirements.