Community ESL Program

  • FAQs about the Community ESL Program

    How long are the Community ESL Program classes?

    The Community ESL Program has 3 equal semesters in the fall, spring, and summer. Classes are 12 weeks long and provide 48 classroom hours of instruction (60 for TOEFL iBT).

    Will I receive a certificate at the end of my course?

    If you complete the semester to the satisfaction of your instructor, you will receive a certificate.

    How many levels does the Community ESL Program have?

    The Integrated Skills class has 4 levels of instruction. Conversation and Pronunciation, TOEFL iBT Preparation, English for Business, and Grammar through Writing are all one level—intermediate to advanced.

    I am an au pair, does the Community ESL Program satisfy the education requirements of my visa?

    Yes. J-visa requirements for au pairs state that you must have 6 semester hours or an equivalent in an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Every 12 hours you spend in a classroom is equivalent to 1 college credit. Two semesters of Community ESL Program classes completely fulfills most au pair education requirements.