ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Our ESOL courses offer students whose first language is not English and who are 18 years or older and not enrolled in school an opportunity to learn to speak English as well as understand American customs. Cross-cultural communication, cooperative learning, and the development of self-confidence are important components of our programs.
Characteristics of Our Programs
- Classes aim at improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing of English.
- Classes provide instruction in Civics and help students get prepared for the Citizenship Test.
- Tutoring sessions are available with volunteer tutors.
- Free of charge.
- Enrollment throughout the school year.
In order to become a legal citizen of the United States, there is a list of things you need to complete. One of them is to pass the United States Citizenship Test.
Here is some information about how to become a citizen:
- Home page for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- USCIS – Civics and Citizenship Study Materials
Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship, This is a new Web-based learning tool from USCIS, with an easy-to-use study guide to help prepare for the history and civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test. It includes study information with an audio component as well as practice test questions.
Resources for Students
This is a multi-level website where students can practice listening, comprehension and reading skills. Vocabulary exercises are also available.
A three-level (easy, medium, difficult) website that offers quizzes of different types including crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks and multiple choice exercises.
A fun study site with word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.
The TOEFL test is a requirement for admission into colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies, and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to evaluate the English proficiency of people for whom English is not their native language. Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online.