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ESL Information for International Students

Course Offerings in English as a Second Language

Mountain View College offers two programs in English as a Second Language. The first program (ESL), offered by the Continuing Education department, is designed to help non-native speakers develop basic communication skills in the English language. The second program, offered by the Communication and Teachers Education Division (ESOL), is designed to help students master the cognitive, academic English needed to pursue degree programs taught in English. Results of the ESOL placement (Compass) test will determine which courses are appropriate.

 

The ESL Workforce Program (Beginners/Intermediate)

Classes: Integrated skills, workforce English.

6 levels of instruction, from Fundamentals trough Next Step Reading and Writing.

5 hours and 20 minutes of class weekly (1 hour and 20 minutes daily).

Level duration is 8 weeks.

Classes are held in college classrooms at Mountain View College.

Maximum class size: 18; Average class size: 12.

Classes offered Monthly, weekdays and weekends.

 

The ESOL Academic Program (Advance)

Classes: Academic English skills. Divided in four different areas, writing, grammar, reading, speaking.

4 levels of instruction in each one of the above different areas.

1 hour and 20 minutes daily per subject, per semester.

Level duration is one semester per subject.

Classes are held in college classrooms at Mountain View College.

Maximum class size: 18; Average class size: 18.

Classes offered during the spring, fall, and summer semesters.

 

ESL Admission Requirements

Students who want to apply for admission to the ESL program must:

Minimum age 18.

Fill out the registration or admissions form.

Take the placement test.

Have financial resources to pay all school fees.

Be motivated to attend classes, do homework and follow program rules.