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English as a Second Language

Chair: Udambor Bumandalai
Phone: (435) 283-7443

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 The ESL Department provides an intensive English program designed for non-native English speakers whose English language skills are not yet developed enough to read, write, take notes and examinations, or do other college-level work in English. Most ESL students complete the program in one or two semesters.

Students in the ESL Program attend classes five to six hours a day for five days a week. ESL courses instruct students in basic English skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ESL also offers subjects which will help students to live and study at an American college.

Unless students have submitted a TOEFL score of 500, 173 CBT, 63 iBT (with a minimum of 15 in each section) or higher before arrival on campus, they are required to take the ESL Departmental Placement Exam at an additional cost of $25.00. The score on this exam will determine where students will begin their studies.

Most students will be placed into Levels 1-4 and must work through the levels until they have passed Level 4. More advanced students will be placed into ESL 1051 Composition while they take regular college courses. Very advanced students may register as fully matriculated students and begin taking regular college courses immediately.