English as a Second Language (ESL)

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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-level 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. ESL classes focus on Reading, Grammar, Writing, and Vocabulary.

Classes are available in reading, writing, and grammar. Students usually have to take four levels of ESL depending on their test scores. Students spend one semester for each ESL level; that is, approximately three to four semesters of ESL classes. ESL sections of English 101, English 102 and FYE are offered.

Classes start in January (spring semester) and August (fall semester). Occasionally there are a few classes offered in the short summer session (June-July). Students may take classes in the morning, afternoon or evening. Each class is 1 hour and 15 minutes long, and meets two times every week. Students can take between 1-4 classes each semester, depending on their level.

Students seeking an F-1 international student visa should visit the F-1 Student Admissions page. Please note that Jefferson Community & Technical College requires English proficiency in order to issue an I-20 for the F-1 Visa