The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program is to give students whose native language is not English the academic English skills and cultural knowledge they need to complete a degree at a U.S. college where English is the principal language.
The ESL program at County College of Morris (CCM) consists of Reading, Writing and Conversation courses organized into three levels. Students are placed into the appropriate level according to a placement test. The ESL program is not for beginners; students must have a basic understanding of English grammar and vocabulary. The ESL program is currently not a certificate or degree program.
With only three levels, the ESL Program at CCM is an intensive and
accelerated curriculum. A full-time student who begins at Level I can
start taking major courses during the summer of their first year; students
who place in Level III can begin their major within the first semester. The
majority of classes in the ESL Program are taught by full-time faculty who
hold at least a masterâ€™s degree in ESL, TESOL, or Applied Linguistics.
Upon successful completion of the ESL program, students advance into the appropriate course in the Department of English to fulfill the Communication requirement of their major. Students are also permitted to enroll in other courses in their major after Level II.
Languages and ESL Department
Emeriti Hall, Room 120