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English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Language classes, offered through the English Department, are designed for students who grew up speaking a language other than English as their primary language. These classes prepare students for academic success at LCC and beyond.

The ESOL program offers five levels of skill instruction, from basic to advanced, leading to college readiness. International students must place at the third level in order to be admitted.

Level 1:

ESOL 050

ESOL Level 1 Reading/Speaking

6 cr.

ESOL 055

ESOL Level 1 Grammar/Writing

6 cr.

Level 2:

ESOL 070

ESOL Level 2 Reading/Speaking

6 cr.

ESOL 075

ESOL Level 2 Grammar/Writing

6 cr.

Level 3:

ESOL 090

ESOL Level 3 Reading/Speaking

6 cr.

ESOL 095

ESOL Level 3 Grammar/Writing

6 cr.

Students enrolled in Levels 4 and 5 will take one, 4 credit elective course from the following group:

AAST 290

ESOL Level 4 Combined Skills (Concurrent enrollment in college-level class encouraged)

6 cr.

AAST 290

ESOL Level 5 Combined Skills (Concurrent enrollment  in ENGL121 required and enrollment in another college-level class encouraged)

6 cr.

ESOL Program Course sequence

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Where do you begin?

You start by taking a placement test which is given in the Testing Services Center. The test scores are used to place you into one of the five levels of instruction listed above. Following the placement test, you will need to speak with an ESOL advisor about your test results and correct course placement.

You can visit the Testing Services Center now to see times the Center is open for testing as well as it's location, and other testing information, by clicking here - Testing Services. International students are admitted based on TOEFL scores. However they are also required to take the Accuplacer when they arrive on campus for international student orientation.

Students who meet placement requirement in the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Language Use, but whose LOEP Listening score falls below the minimum required for registration, must co-enroll in ESOL 100, Listening Improvement (2 credits), during their first semester.

English Department

English Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 2203
Phone: (517) 483-1061
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