English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers English classes for all levels of learners—beginning, intermediate and advanced.  The ESL Program helps students to prepare for a degree at Leeward Community College or to transfer to a four-year college or university. All students will also have the opportunity to improve their language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) for personal or professional purposes.

In the ESL Program, students who are primarily resident immigrants are placed in the ESL Program according to their language abilities as determined by the ESL ACCUPLACER test or by completing the Survey for English Language Students. Students may discuss the placement results with their counselor. Students usually take a minimum of two ESL courses each semester.  Each three-credit course meets two or three times per week for sixteen weeks.

Course Descriptions - English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • ESL 1A Beginning Speaking and Listening for Speakers of Other Languages (6)
  • ESL 2A Beginning Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 3A Beginning Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 4A Beginning English Grammar (3)
  • ESL 7B High Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Speakers of Other Languages (6)
  • ESL 8B Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 9B Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 10B High Intermediate Grammar (3)
  • ESL 18 High Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 19 Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 21 Introduction to College Reading for Speakers of Other Languages(3)
  • ESL 22 Introduction to Composition for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ENG 100E Composition I (3)

 


Contact Information

Kelly Kennedy, ESL Discipline Coordinator
Phone: (808) 455-0332
Fax: (808) 455-0640
Email: kelly.kennedy [at] hawaii.edu