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English as a second language

international studies
english as a second language

Prof.Wen Maier Department Head ESOL


  • ESL 73: Accent Reduction (3cr)
  • ESL 33: Oral Communication I (3cr)
  • ESL 31: English as a Second Language I ( 3cr)
  • ESL 32: English as a Second Language: Reading I ( 3cr)
  • ESL 42: English as a Second Language: Reading II (3cr)
  • ESL 41: English as a Second Language: Composition II ( 3cr)
  • ESL 72: English as Second Language: Spelling and Vocabulary (3cr)


General Admission to the College

Any person who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, or who is able to benefit from a program of study at the College may be admitted to the College as either a curricular or noncurricular student. The College reserves the right to evaluate special cases and to refuse admission to applicants when considered advisable in the best interest of the College. Students may be denied admission if there is reason to believe that they present a danger to themselves, other students, faculty members and/or staff. Please allow 48-72 hours processing for all applications.

Curricular Students

Curricular students are those who wish to pursue on a full- or part-time basis the completion of a degree or certificate offered by the College. For curricular students, the following items are required for official admission:

  • A completed College Application for Admission.
  • A completed Application for Virginia Domicile (for students requesting in-state tuition rates).
  • An official high school or GED transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

High school transcripts may not be required if the record is more than ten years old or the student has completed 20 semester hours (or equivalent) at a regionally-accredited college or university. However, admission to the nursing programs requires submission of high school and college transcripts.