English as a Second Language

International Students
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Basic Literacy
We offer FREE classes in Basic Communication Skills for Everyday Life to all refugees and immigrants, and non-native speakers with limited English proficiency. These are beginning to intermediate level classes. Call the Adult Education department office 217-351-2580 for more information.
Pre-college ESL
The ESL program offers a series of 3-credit-hour skills courses in four skill areas for academic preparation. Students can enroll part-time or full-time; course placement is based on scores from either the ESL Assessment, TOEFL, or IELTS scores. The courses are available from beginning through advanced levels in grammar/writing and listening/ speaking/pronunciation. Supplemental instruction through computer-based assignments and specialized electives may be available depending on student need. International students can apply to this program from their home countries or from other colleges in the United States. Students do not need a TOEFL or IELTS score to apply to the ESL program.
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Intensive ESL
Our Intensive ESL Program helps students improve their English skills for success in American colleges and universities.
For the full-time international student, Parkland’s ESL program:
• Meets the requirements for F-1students for full-time English preparation.
• Includes 20 hours a week in practice and improvement of vocabulary/writing/speaking and pronunciation skills.
• Focuses on student success through active learning: small groups, problem solving, computer-based learning.
• Is taught by knowledgeable, qualified, and caring professionals.

The Parkland Learning Advantage
Parkland Intensive ESL classes are small, averaging only 12 to 14 students. Each class typically has students from a variety of countries. Our teachers will help identify skills needing improvement, develop a learning program, chart progress in specific skill areas, and prepare for successful interaction in an American college environment. Students will have extensive free access to computer labs and can learn academic computer skills at each level. Electives are also available in TOEFL preparation, pronunciation, and conversation practice. Find the elective courses by the ESL prefix in the Course Listing.

For additional information about the Intensive ESL program contact the Humanities Department: 217-351-2582.

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