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 COMPASS test. 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 2A Beginning Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 3A Beginning Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 8B Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 9B Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 18 High Intermediate Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 19 High Intermediate Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 20 Intermediate to High Intermediate Grammar for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 21 Advanced Reading for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 22 Advanced Writing for Speakers of Other Languages (3)
  • ESL 23 Advanced Grammar (3)
  • ENG 100E Composition I (3)

 


Contact Information

Ann Berner, ESL Discipline Coodinator
Phone: (808) 455-0327
Fax: (808) 455-0640
Email: aniber [at] aol.com