English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) Program

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Program Description

The ICC ESL Certificate Program is geared to provide quality English language instruction to people with other native languages. The ESL program has an emphasis on teaching the language skills necessary for academic and professional success and growth in English speaking societies. The Program accomplishes this through classes taught by dedicated and professional faculty. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

Program Objectives

English as a Second Language provides comprehensive English skills for non-native English speakers to acquire fluency to communicate in English and support their academic and professional success. The ESL program begins very simply for true beginners in English language, and then gradually progresses to a more advanced level. The curriculum covers basic conversational English, reading, writing, and more.

Specifically, ICC’s ESL Program aims to achieve a high level of English proficiency in these four areas:

1. Fundamental English language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar.
2. Regular academic activities such as reading and using academic literature and writing college-level essays.
3. Communicative skills necessary for everyday situation and for academic settings.
4. Communicative competence necessary for general professional activities such as presentation, meetings, and consultation.

Program Overview

ESL students at Ivy Christian College build practical English skills for general, academic, or professional purposes. The program consists of 6 levels.
The program offers four quarters yearly. Each quarter lasts 10 weeks followed by a 3-week break. Classes meet four and a half hours daily, five days per week (22.5 hours of classroom instruction/week).