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