Credit ESL Program/Programa de crédito de ESL

The credit ESL (English a Second Language) program prepares non-native speakers of English for academic study in English. The credit program offers semester-length courses in reading, writing, grammar, and listening/speaking skills at four levels: beginning, low intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced. Students who complete these credit courses often continue studying at the college to obtain skills for a new career, earn a certificate or degree, or prepare themselves to transfer to a four-year university. 

El programa de crédito de ESL (inglés como segundo idioma) está diseñado para las personas cuyo idioma natal no es el inglés y los prepara para el estudio académico en inglés. El programa de crédito ofrece cursos de duración de un semestre que cubren lectura, escritura, gramática y conversación/comprensión auditiva en cuatro niveles: principiante, intermedio bajo, intermedio alto y avanzado. Los estudiantes que completan estos cursos de crédito frecuentemente continúan estudiando en el colegio para obtener destrezas que les sirvan para obtener una nueva carrera, un certificado o un título o para prepararse y poder transferirse a una universidad.  

Contact information

Melinda Nishimori, M.A., CSU Fresno
Building C, Room 103
(805) 922-6966, ext. 3763
mnishimori@hancockcollege.edu

 

George Phelan, Ed.D., University of Exeter, U.K.
Building C, Room 109
(805) 922-6966, ext. 3358
gphelan@hancockcollege.edu
   

 

 

 

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ESL Spotlight

Maria Ayala
ESL Student

"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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Last Modified Dec 9, 2015