ESL- English as Second Language
New England College’s semester transition program offers new international students language support through courses and individual tutoring. Secondary English speakers take a language assessment during international student orientation. The assessment will recommend College Writing 1010 or an ESL course of study:
• ESL1000 – 12 credits;
• ESL1150 – 6 credits;
• ESL1190 – 4 credits.
ESL1000 students study English full-time for their first semester, taking a subsequent ESL course the next semester. ESL1150 and 1190 students take courses toward their undergraduate degree simultaneously.
It is anticipated that students arriving with an intermediate language level (approximately a TOEFL 50 iBT/143 CBT/463 PBT) will require one semester of formal ESL support.