To ensure that the needs of the students, our College and industry are protected, we have recently developed free English as a Second Language Program. ESL students that do not meet the admission requirements cannot enroll in a program at Stenberg College until they have successfully completed the CEP tutorials. These tutorials are provided at no charge to ESL students who will be enrolling in a Stenberg program.
This program, taught by a qualified ESL instructor, are held Monday-Thursday for 1.5 hours each day. On-going ESL support classes are designed to target specific areas of difficulty for ESL learners and are structured with a focus on:
The ESL curriculum is contextually and vocationally-based to provide particular assistance to those individuals working in healthcare and human services. The program, combined with ongoing ESL classroom support ensures that ESL support is available to students for the entire course of their studies.
If a student is identified to be struggling as a result of ESL, Student Services is contacted by the instructor to address the concerns. In this way, we are able to support students who have met program admissions criteria but whose English ability may be limiting their ability to excel in their studies, on practicum and in the workforce.