English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language department currently serves student who come from 10 other countries and speak a language other than English. The countries these students come from are China, Ethiopia, Burma, Liberia, Viet Nam, Nicaragua, Sudan, Thailand, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. Their languages include Amharic, Anuak, Burmese, Vai, Karen, Karenni, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Our objective is to provide the students with the academic language skills they need to succeed in mainstream classes and achieve their educational goals.