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Many people want to learn to speak English. However, it’s not easy to learn English or any second language, so Norwalk Community College offers many classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) all year long.
The ESL classes are held twice a week in the mornings, evenings, or once a week on Saturdays.
Fall classes at Norwalk Community College begin Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. The college is open Monday through Friday for registration, and is also open for evening registration on Thursday, August 23rd until 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 29th until 7pm.
The English as a Second Language Program at NCC is designed for students whose native language is not English. Its goals are to help students gain proficiency and confidence in the use of English and to prepare them for entry into academic or career
Classes are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. The program is focused on writing to prepare students for academic courses. The English classes teach speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar. In addition, The ESL
Division offers specialized courses in Business for ESL Students, Computers for ESL Students, TOEFL Test Preparation, and Conversation Circles.
More than 1,200 students participate in the ESL classes in the fall, spring, and summer at NCC. These include International Students, Au Pairs, working adults, and professionals such as dentists and engineers from other countries, as well as young people. The students come from approximately 70 different countries and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
New students for English as a Second Language classes need to complete an application ($20) and take an ESL Placement Test. For an application, students should visit NCC Admissions, www.NCC.commnet.edu/Admissions. For more information, students may watch the new ESL video at www.NCC.commnet.edu/dept/esl/gettingstarted.htm or visit NCC soon.