Areas of study include:
Academic First-Year Experience
Academic First-Year Experience courses help students transition into college by promoting academic success and assisting with setting and achieving career goals.
The following Academic First-Year Experience courses are offered through the English Department:
|ACAD 101||First Year Experience||3 credits|
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English for Speakers of Other Language classes, offered through the English Department, are designed for students who grew up speaking a language other than English as their primary language. These classes prepare students for academic success at LCC and beyond.
The ESOL program offers five levels of skill instruction, from basic to advanced, leading to college readiness. International students must place at the third level in order to be admitted.
|ESOL 050||ESOL Level 1 Reading/Speaking||6 credits|
|ESOL 055||ESOL Level 1 Grammar/Writing||6 credits|
|ESOL 070||ESOL Level 2 Reading/Speaking||6 credits|
|ESOL 075||ESOL Level 2 Grammar/Writing||6 credits|
|ESOL 090||ESOL Level 3 Reading/Speaking||6 credits|
|ESOL 095||ESOL Level 3 Grammar/Writing||6 credits|
Students enrolled in Level 4 and Level 5 will take one, 4 credit elective course from the following group:
|AAST 290||ESOL Level 4 Combined Skills (Concurrent enrollment in college-level class encouraged)||6 credits|
|AAST 290||ESOL Level 5 Combined Skills (Concurrent enrollment in ENGL121 required and enrollment in another college-level class encouraged)||6 credits|
Where do you begin?
You start by taking a placement test which is given in the Testing Services Center. The test scores are used to place you into one of the five levels of instruction listed above. Following the placement test, you will need to speak with an ESOL advisor about your test results and correct course placement.
You can visit the Testing Services Center now to see times the Center is open for testing as well as it's location, and other testing information. International students are admitted based on TOEFL scores. However they are also required to take the Accuplacer when they arrive on campus for international student orientation.
Students who meet placement requirement in the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Language Use, but whose LOEP Listening score falls below the minimum required for registration, must co-enroll in ESOL 100, Listening Improvement (2 credits), during their first semester.
Integrated Reading and Writing
Integrated Reading and Writing courses, offered through the English Department, offers a comprehensive reading program consisting of courses ranging from pre-college to college readiness in reading. These courses offer skill instruction and practice in such areas as comprehension and recall, vocabulary, and increasing reading speed.
How do you know if you need a Developmental Writing class?
For reading and writing placement, you may submit ACT, SAT, or ASVAB scores, which may exempt you from placement testing. If you have taken a test, other than those listed, or if you have completed developmental reading and/or writing coursework at another institution, please make an appointment with the English Program Director or Academic Coordinator to discuss placement options. You may also take the Accuplacer exam offered in the Testing Services Center.