English as a Second Language Program Overview
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed for students who want to
develop their English skills. ESL courses prepare students for college courses and
for academic and technical programs at Jefferson. ESL courses also prepare students
to transfer to other schools. Instructors use a communicative method that helps students
improve their ability to express themselves at school, at work, and in the community.
Classes are available in reading, writing, vocabulary/conversation and grammar. We
also offer ESL sections of English 101 and 102.
Students can begin studies in the fall or spring semester. Classes are offered in
the morning and evening. Special topics classes are sometimes available, such as public
- First Level
- ESL 31 Beginning Conversation
- ESL 41 Beginning Vocabulary
- Beginning Level
- ESL51 Introduction to College Reading
- ESL71 Foundations of College Writing I
- ESL81 College Grammar I
- Low-Intermediate Level
- ESL52 Improved College Reading
- ESL72 Foundations of College Writing II
- ESL82 College Grammar II
- High-Intermediate Level
- ESL53 Reading ESL63 College Writing III
- College Level ESL Courses
- ENG 101 College English I and Grammar Lab (ENC99)
- ENG 102 College English II
ESL ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
- Complete the Jefferson Application for Admission.
- Submit transcripts.
- ALL high school diplomas and college transcripts (and international transcript evaluations)
MUST be submitted before you can register.
- If you completed high school outside the U.S. then a copy of your document is needed
(this does not need to be translated).
- Students completing high school inside the U.S. must submit official transcripts.
- If you have attended university or college, an official transcript (and evaluation,
if outside the US) is required.
- If you need an evaluation, please go to www.naces.org for a list of evaluation companies.
- Apply for financial aid.
- Permanent residents, refugees, parolees, asylees, and Cuban-Haitian entrants (who
have applied for residency after the one year requirement) are eligible to apply for
federal financial aid.
- Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Jefferson Financial Aid Office, Jefferson Education Center, room 400
- Complete the ESL COMPASS test.
- Attend ESL Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).
- Students will select an orientation day after taking the COMPASS test.
- The Orientation presents essential college information, and you will meet with an
advisor and register for classes.
- Pay tuition fees by deadline date.
- Prices may change at any time.
* Questions about Kentucky residency should be directed to the International Admissions
Office, Jefferson Education Center, room 216, or call 502.213.2496.
- ESL Faculty
- David Mangum
- Marc L Cummings
- Victoria Lyalina
- ESL Office
- Angelica Munoz
- ESL Consultant
- Phone: 502.213.2249
- Email: MMUNOZ0006@kctcs.edu
- Office Location: Seminary Hall, Room 229
- International Admissions
- Angela Scharfenberger
- Assistant Director of Admissions
- International and ESL Student Admissions
- Phone: 502.213.2496
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Location: Jefferson Education Center, room 216