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English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Language classes, offered through the Center for Transitional Learning, 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

Basic Reading and Speaking Skills (with lab)

6 cr.

ESOL 055

Grammar and Sentence Writing Skills

6 cr.

Level 2:

ESOL 070

Intermediate Reading and Speaking Skills (with lab)

6 cr.

ESOL 075

Grammar and Paragraph Writing Skills

6 cr.

Level 3:

ESOL 090

High Intermediate Reading and Speaking Skills (with lab)

6 cr.

ESOL 095

Grammar and Essay Writing Skills

6 cr.

Level 4:

ESOL 110

Bridge to Academic Reading

4 cr.

ESOL 115

Developing College Writing Skills

4 cr.

Level 5:

ESOL 120

Academic Reading Skills

4 cr.

WRIT 117

Writing Preparation

4 cr.

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

ESOL 103

Focus on Pronunciation

4 cr.

ESOL 105

Applied Grammar for Writing

4 cr.

ESOL 113

Academic Listening/Notetaking

4 cr.

ESOL 119

Academic Communication Skills

4 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.

For more information related to requirements for international students, visit International Student Admissions.

Center for Transitional Learning at Lansing Community College

Center for Transitional Learning
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 1106
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