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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Outcomes
College ESL I
College ESL II
Conversation & Pronunciation in ESL
Reading for ESL
Course Information | For Testing Information and Schedule

ESL (English as a Second Language) is an advanced college-level program that has been specifically designed for students whose first language is not English and who need to develop their English proficiency to a level appropriate for college courses in an American college curriculum.

Students wishing to enroll in the ESL program should have completed at least two years of ESL classes at either high school or an adult education center or its equivalent. ESL program students MUST be able to speak, understand, read and write English. Incoming ESL students take a 30 minute free-of-charge assessment test to determine their proficiency level in English, and then are given recommendations as to which ESL (or English) courses to take.

The emphasis of the Program is on small class sizes, individual support and tutoring, and supplementary materials such as websites, online workbooks, computer programs and books. This support and tutoring continues throughout ESL students' program of study at Massasoit. Students should use these services as supplements to their class work.

The Program consists of four courses of three credits each. These credits may be applied to Humanities, Liberal Arts or general electives for all programs at Massasoit Community College. In addition, a Transitional ESL college preparatory non-credit ESL course is offered throughout the academic year. Students must take the assessment test to qualify for this course.

Full-time ESL students generally take two ESL courses and two other courses in the first and second semesters. Upon completion of the ESL courses, students are given recommendations as to the next English courses that they should select.

Please call extension 1790 to register for an ESL evaluation. *By appointment only on both campuses.

Dr. Sawsan Zahara, ESL Coordinator
(508) 588-9100 x1831

All Brockton ESL Testing is from 4:30-7:30 PM in the ARC, Student Center, Lower Level
All Canton ESL Testing is from 4:30-7:30 PM in the Lobby

The ESL Message Line, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, to set up an appointment.
Call: 508-588-9100 Extension 1790: ESL Line
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