English as a Second Language
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps adults whose first language is something other than English to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. The program helps prepare students to function in American society by emphasizing good communication and daily living skills. Classes are held at the main Carrington-Scott (Graham) campus, at the Dillingham Center (Burlington), and community sites throughout Alamance County. Students may enter ESL courses at any time after an initial intake appointment and progress at their own pace. All ESL classes are FREE.
ESL programs are also available through distance education. You can improve your English language skills from home with Crossroads Café, a DVD-based correspondence course. We also offer two online programs: USA Learns and (new this year) Rosetta Stone. Crossroads Café instruction is through DVDs watched from home; students need to have access to a DVD player and TV. Students are expected to come to campus at least three times during the course, but the majority of the work is completed at home. USA Learns and Rosetta Stone are web-based; students must have access to a computer with an internet connection and have basic computer skills. Weekly contact with the instructor is expected via telephone, e-mail, or drop-in office hours for both courses. Students who are motivated to work independently are encouraged to participate.
For more information about ESL classes, contact the coordinator, Arleen Frye at (336) 506-4407 or call (336) 506-4380 to enroll.
Para mayor información sobre las clases de inglés como idioma segundo (ESL) ó para inscribirse, llame (336) 506-4380.