English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Translations provided by Language Services Hawai‘i with support from the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Grant.

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 7B: Intermediate Listening & Speaking (6)
  • ESL 8B: Intermediate Reading (3)
  • ESL 9B: Intermediate Writing (3)
  • ESL 10B: Intermediate Grammar (3)
  • ESL 18: High Intermediate Reading (3)
  • ESL 19: High Intermediate Writing (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