Oct 01, 2020  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

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, Sarah Barnhardt
443-840-5881 or sbarnhardt@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Stacie Miller
443-840-1993 or smiller@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Some of the higher level ESOL courses are offered in accelerated formats. Some ESOL courses are offered in blended formats.
  • Some of the higher level ESOL courses use online materials and do not require students to purchase textbooks.

Courses Needed for this Program*


Notes


Students must be assessed according to the college’s Assessment/Placement policy before enrolling in 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 and immigrant students 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. complete a variety of writing assignments for multiple rhetorical situations (including professional and academic settings);
  2. apply strategies to comprehend and critically respond to college-level texts;
  3. conduct research and integrate sources into written assignments and presentations; and
  4. use technology to enhance language skills, access course content, and produce academic work in preparation for credit-bearing courses.