89512-3999 7000 Dandini Boulevard, VSTA B300
Truckee Meadows Community College was established in 1979. The School enrolls more than 12,000 students and offers programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 academic and occupational areas. Flexible schedules are available as classes may be taught weekdays or weekends, in the daytime or evening.
Truckee Meadows Community College's English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for students who wish to pursue a complete or limited academic program, including language skill improvement, certificates or degrees such as an associate of art, bachelor of science or bachelor of arts. Depending on the level in which you are initially placed, you may begin earning credit toward a degree in your first term. College-level ESL instruction helps students whose native language is not English to succeed in college and at work. To meet the needs of ESL students, TMCC offers courses in different levels and skill areas: listening/speaking, reading, writing/grammar and vocabulary/spelling. Students receive high quality instruction designed to meet their language interests and goals.
ESL training at TMCC helps students to: develop your communication skills; reach your academic goals, such as entering GED preparation courses and community college classes; enhance your job skills so that you can obtain a job or receive a promotion; build your self-confidence, so that you can fully participate in the community while reaching personal goals.
There are six levels of ESL: Low Beginning; High Beginning; Low Intermediate; High Intermediate; Advanced; Multi-Lingual I. All classes work on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Beginning courses concentrate more on listening and speaking. Advanced classes emphasize additional reading and writing skills. Upon completion of the skills analysis assessment, you will be eligible to enroll in the GED preparation class. Two six-week sessions are needed to cover the GED. Students will meet with the instructor Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$131.50 per credit hour