English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Other

CCBC offers a comprehensive ESOL program to help international students and immigrants develop the English language skills they need to succeed in U.S. academic and professional environments.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program, students will be able to:

  1. write paragraphs and essays that are academic in nature and conform to the conventions of academic English;
  2. apply second language reading strategies and critical thinking skills to understand and analyze college-level texts in a variety of content areas;
  3. understand and use academic vocabulary appropriately; and
  4. respond to ideas in college-level texts accurately and fluently in writing and in class discussion and group work.

Important Information

Short Description

CCBC offers a comprehensive ESOL program to help international students and immigrants develop the English language skills they need to succeed in U.S. academic and professional environments.

Type of Credential

Not Applicable

Program Code

Not Applicable

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Rebekah de Wit
443-840-4907 or rdewit@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Stacie Miller
443-840-1993 or smiller@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Owings Mills, Deborah Trevathan
443-840-5880 or dtrevathan@ccbcmd.edu

Courses Needed for This Program*

Notes

Students must be assessed according to the college's Assessment/Placement policy before entering a course.

Students placed into ESOL courses must begin their ESOL coursework immediately within their first semester at CCBC. They may concurrently take non-ESOL courses that do NOT have ESOL prerequisites. Students must take at least one ESOL course each subsequent semester until completing the ESOL sequence. Students may not enroll in any other courses without concurrently enrolling in the ESOL courses necessary to complete the ESOL sequence. It is strongly recommended that students who enroll in the fall and spring take all courses in each level simultaneously.

PLEASE NOTE: ESOL students are required to complete ACDV 101. They may not enroll in ACDV 101 until they are eligible to take classes at the Advanced Level: ESOL 042, ESOL 043 and ESOL 044.*

*Exception: If a student who is enrolled in ESOL classes at CCBC has completed other credit coursework successfully at an accredited college or university within the United States as documented by an official college transcript, he/she is exempt from the ACDV 101 requirement.