Free College English Preparatory Program
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Stenberg College
We offer a variety of supports to new and current students who need English as a Second Language (ESL) support. Our dedicated ESL instructor works with students on areas such as accent reduction and writing. Support is delivered one-on-one, in a small class, or via online learning. After a language assessment with the instructor and evaluating their educational goals, their ESL Program is tailored for the student’s unique needs.
Benefits of the ESL Program at Stenberg College
- Customized support based on needs
- Weekly classes for flexible scheduling
- Private support available
- Guided online learning
Our ESL programming also includes an IELTS-based program that supports students who need to take the IELTS and other proficiency tests. This program is useful for improving a variety of English-language skills such as: reading, writing, speaking, and listening in addition to test preparation.
ESL for the Educational Environment
Students work with our ESL instructor before their Program begins to ensure that they are ready to learn and communicate in an English-language environment but are welcome to continue ESL support throughout their Program. For example, students can come in for essay help, get clarification on reading materials, etc.
Students preparing to take a health care-based Program can receive support that is tailored for medical English and health terminology. This allows ESL students the extra time to become familiar with their future learning environment and access extra support for their education.
Students can also access support to help build confidence and skills in speaking and conversation. These skills are developed in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment: in class and on a one-on-one basis. These guided conversations allow students to practice their communication skills in a natural and organic way but with particular focus on certain skill development. This program also develops students’ listening skills and critical language strategies.