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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Learn real-world, practical English for personal and professional use.

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed for adults with a busy schedule and is geared for all levels from beginner to advanced. This program is designed to increase the participant’s proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English. Each level contains a series of 32-hour courses, which can be taken in any order as each course covers new vocabulary and grammar. All courses within a level must be completed before moving up to the next level.

Features
  • Small class sizes
  • Free Cyber Lab
  • Nine language levels low beginner through high advanced
  • Courses cover speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Experienced and well-trained instructors


Benefits
  • Evenings and Saturday schedules
  • Multiple locations
  • Sessions start January, April, June, August and October
  • Affordable tuition with discount programs and payment plans
  • Students will start improving their language skills on the first day!


 

Program Structure

Courses within a level can be taken in any order. For example, you can start with Level 2: Mid Beginner B and then take Level 2: Mid Beginner A.

Each course in a level is the same level of difficulty. All mid beginner courses are at a mid beginner level.

Each course within a level covers different objectives and topics.

All courses within a level MUST BE COMPLETED before moving up to the next level.


Download Student Learning Plan


English Level 1: Low Beginner
Level 1: Low Beginner English

English Level 3: High Beginner
Level 3: High Beginner English A
Level 3: High Beginner English B
Level 3: High Beginner English C 


English Level 2: Mid Beginner
Level 2: Mid Beginner English A
Level 2: Mid Beginner English B



English Level 4: Low Intermediate
Level 4: Low Intermediate English A
Level 4: Low Intermediate English B
Level 4: Low Intermediate English C

English Level 6: High Intermediate
Level 6: High Intermediate English A
Level 6: High Intermediate English B
Level 6: High Intermediate English C


English Level 5: Mid Intermediate
Level 5: Mid Intermediate English A
Level 5: Mid Intermediate English B
Level 5: Mid Intermediate English C 



English Level 7: Low Advanced
Level 7: Low Advanced English A
Level 7: Low Advanced English B
Level 7: Low Advanced English C

English Level 9: High Advanced
Level 9: High Advanced English A
Level 9: High Advanced English B
Level 9: High Advanced English C


English Level 8: Mid Advanced
Level 8: Mid Advanced English A
Level 8: Mid Advanced English B
Level 8: Mid Advanced English C


Grading

Grades are based on a letter grade scale of A-F.

A = 100-90%
B = 89-80%
C = 79-70%
D = 69-60%
F = 59-0%

For Level 1-8, grades are derived from attendance (25%) and tests (75%). For level 9, grades are derived from attendance (10%), oral presentations (15%), MyNorthStar Lab (15%), and tests (60%).

Course Materials

Please note that books must be purchased before the start of classes and are not included in the tuition. They are available at the West Campus Bookstore, which is located close to the Cafeteria, at the Osceola Campus Bookstore in Building 4, at the Lake Nona Campus Bookstore in Room 135, or at the East Campus Bookstore in Building 5.

All of the information you need in order to buy books will be provided to you in your Registration Confirmation, including course title, book title, and store information. Please take this confirmation with you when you go to the bookstore so you know what books to buy.

Please make sure to have your books by the first day of class.

East Campus Bookstore
Building 5, Room 120
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825
Phone: 407-582-2237

West Campus Bookstore
Building 1-142A
1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
Phone: 407-582-1471

Osceola Campus Bookstore
Building 4, Room 103
1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-582-4160

Lake Nona Campus Bookstore
Bldg 1, Room 135
12350 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832
Phone: 407-582-7103

For hours of operation for both stores, visit valenciacollege.edu/bookstore.

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