Academic Year English as a Second Language
Full-credit Day Classes: Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms
Three courses are offered for intermediate-advanced level students (TOEFL minimum 520 paper-based; 190 computer-based) in the fall, winter, and spring:
ENG 101: English as a Second Language (1.00-3.00 credit hours)
Introduction to American academic English for non-native English speakers with special attention to speaking and listening skills, adapting to American culture, vocabulary building, and idiom practice. Terms offered: Fall (10-233k term: Sept.-Nov.)
ENG 103: English as a Second Language II (1.00-3.00 credit hours)
Advanced practice in writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills in American English for non-native speakers. Focus on essay writing, readings in American culture, vocabulary, and idiom practice. Terms offered: Winter (10-week term: Jan-Mar.)
ENG 105: English as a Second Language III (1.00-3.00 credit hours)
Advanced review and practice in writing skills for non-native speakers. Special attention to essentials of English grammar. Terms offered: Spring (10-week term: Mar.-June)
Each of these classes provides an extra hour of work each week with an American student, and some audio, video, or computer practice in the College's Language Resource Center. All ESL students are also eligible for peer tutoring throughout their studies at NCC.
Most non-immigrant visa holders and all citizens and permanent residents may enroll full-time or part-time. Please contact us for questions about specific visa types. F-1 students must be registered full-time (8 credit hours minimum). (I-20 forms, required in order to obtain F-1 visas, are only issued to students accepted for full-time degree programs at NCC).
Non-credit Summer Language Institute (SLI)
Designed primarily for newcomers to the United States with intermediate English skills (TOEFL minimum 400 paper-based; 97 computer-based), NCC offers a 3-week intensive ESL program in August. Students meet for 15 days, taking classes in pronunciation, listening skills, and conversation. Classes have less than 10 students, and American peer tutors work with conversation groups of five or less. Brochure published in April.