Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Preliminary Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Preliminary Catalog

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Important Information


Short Description


CCBC offers a comprehensive ESOL program to help international students and immigrants develop the English language skills they need to succeed in U.S. academic and professional environments.

Type of Credential


Not Applicable

Program Code


Not Applicable

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville/Owings Mills, Danielle Aldawood
443-840-5499 or daldawood@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Sean McClelland
443-840-1310 or smcclelland2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Some of the higher level ESOL courses are offered in accelerated formats.
  • Some of the higher level ESOL courses provide free textbooks.

Courses Needed for this Program*


Notes


Students must be assessed according to the college’s Assessment/Placement policy before entering a course.

Students placed into ESOL courses must begin their ESOL course work immediately within their first semester at CCBC. They may concurrently take non-ESOL courses that do NOT have ESOL prerequisites.  Students must take at least one ESOL course for each  semester in which they are enrolled until completing the ESOL sequence. Students may not enroll in any other courses without concurrently enrolling in the ESOL courses necessary to complete the ESOL sequence. It is strongly recommended that students who enroll in the fall and spring take all courses in each level simultaneously.

PLEASE NOTE: ESOL students are required to complete ACDV 101 . They may not enroll in ACDV 101 until they are eligible to take classes at the Advanced Level: ESOL 042  , ESOL 043  and ESOL 044 .*

*Exception: If a student who is enrolled in ESOL classes at CCBC has completed other credit course work successfully at an accredited college or university within the United States as documented by an official college transcript, he/she is exempt from the ACDV 101  requirement. 

Program Description


CCBC offers a comprehensive ESOL program to help international students and immigrants develop the English language skills they need to succeed in U.S. academic and professional environments.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program, students will be able to:

  1. write paragraphs and essays that are academic in nature and conform to the conventions of academic English;
  2. apply second language reading strategies and critical thinking skills to understand and analyze college-level texts in a variety of content areas;
  3. understand and use academic vocabulary appropriately; and
  4. respond to ideas in college-level texts accurately and fluently in writing and in class discussion and group work.