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English for Speakers of Other Languages

CCBC’s Academic ESOL program opens doors to opportunities including improved language skills, associate degrees, professional certificates, transfer to four-year universities and career advancement.

The program offers a challenging academic program at the intermediate, advanced, and academic levels. Innovative teaching techniques and courses help ESOL students to reach their goals through theme-based instruction in various modalities along with opportunities to study in accelerated learning programs and learning communities.

Available courses

The academic ESOL program offers flexible scheduling with daytime and evening classes with a range of modalities: face-to-face, blended (combining face-to-face and online instruction), remote (real-time virtual instruction), and online (asynchronous).

Enrollment steps

All new students complete an application, take a placement test, meet an advisor and then register for classes. Ready to get started?

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Additional enrollment information for:

For more information, contact the CCBC Admissions Office.

Full-time faculty and staff

CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Owings Mills

ESOL Office

Nikki Bowman

Sarah Barnhardt


Jessica Farrar

ESOL Assistant Professor

Heather Foss

ESOL Assistant Professor

CCBC Essex and CCBC Dundalk

Stacie Miller

Professor, Learning Community Coordinator

Vicki Hong Smith

ESOL Assistant Professor

Sara Osman

Associate Professor

Sean McClelland

ESOL Assistant Professor

Contact us

Rachele Lawton

Department Chair, ESOL and World Languages