Instructional Programs
English as a Second Language (ESL)

 Course Overview

Learn English at El Paso Community College!

ESL en Español

In response to El Paso's unique socio-cultural environment, the English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence of courses provides essential English language training which ensures the student's ability to participate in the socio-economic mainstream. Successful participation in the ESL sequence serves as a prelude to the pursuit of vocational/technical or academic plans of study. ESOL/RESL/ESAL courses include lab activities which students pursue to reinforce classroom work. If the student takes the Writing and Structure courses at the same time, there will be only one lab fee.

The English as a Second Language courses are designed to develop the student's English language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are 24 courses divided into four tracks and six levels. All courses in a level are corequisites and should be taken concurrently. Students enter courses at the level determined by the results of the assessment testing. The credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at El Paso Community College (EPCC) are for people who want to learn English and improve the English fluency.



Click here to download ESL Brochure (PDF).



For information on credit ESL classes, please call 831-2868 or e-mail mreyes39@epcc.edu

For information on intensive English programs for foreign students and I-20 student visas, please call 831-2154 or e-mail lflore60@epcc.edu



Basic Competence Courses

The English as a Second Language courses are designed to develop the student’s English language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. There are 24 courses divided into four tracks and six levels. All courses in a level are corequisites and should be taken concurrently. Students enter courses at the level determined by the results of the assessment testing.

Refer to corequisite course descriptions for English Speaking and Listening (ESAL) and Reading for English as a Second Language (RESL).

The classes prepare you in academic English to continue your college education. There are six levels:


Level

ESAL:
(English Speaking and Listening)

ESOL:
Writing
Focus

ESOL:
Structure
Focus

RESL:
Reading for ESL

1

0301

0301

0302

0301

2

0302

0303

0304

0302

3

0303

0305

0306

0303

4

0304

0307

0308

0304

5

0305

0309

0310

0305

6

0306

0311

0312

0306



Note: This course is a curriculum component and does not offer a degree plan.


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