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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.