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English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language is a program of instruction designed to help adults who have limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language. Classroom instruction is offered at two levels: beginners and intermediate/advanced. Distance instruction is available for intermediate/advanced learners. Instruction focuses on assisting students in acquiring competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the context of real life situations and communication needs. Grammar and pronunciation are also addressed, as are topics of U.S. history, government, civics, U.S. culture and customs, and the local community. Classes for workplace ESL, English for Special Purposes, Citizenship Preparation, and other needs can be made available on request if the number of students interested is sufficient to constitute a class. 

ESL Coordinator:  Deborah Britton   336-818-1401   deborah.britton@wilkescc.edu