The Credit ESOL Program is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English to take college-level courses in the U.S. The program consists of 16 main courses (four levels each of four different skills) plus four supplemental skill development courses.
|Level||Listening/Speaking||Reading||Writing||Grammar||Supplemental Skill Development|
|1||Listening/Speaking 1||Reading 1||Writing 1||Grammar 1||Listening/Speaking|
|2||Listening/Speaking 2||Reading 2||Writing 2||Grammar 2||Grammar|
|3||Listening/Speaking 3||Reading 3||Writing 3||Grammar 3||Writing|
|4||Listening/Speaking 4||Reading 4||Writing 4||Grammar 4||Reading|
New students are placed into an appropriate starting level based on the results of a placement test given here at Brookhaven.
Credit ESOL Versus Developmental Reading and Writing
The Credit ESOL Program has some similarities to the Developmental Reading and Writing programs:
- The purpose of both Credit ESOL and Developmental Reading and Writing is to prepare students for college-level work.
- Both Credit ESOL courses and Developmental Reading and Writing courses bear developmental (i.e., nontransferable) credit.
However, the Credit ESOL Program differs from Developmental Reading and Writing in important ways:
- The program is designed to meet the needs of
non-native speakers of English. (Developmental Reading and Writing, on the other hand, is designed for native English speakers.)
- The program focuses on all four communication skill areas:
listening, speaking, reading and writing. (In contrast, Developmental Reading and Writing focuses just on reading and writing.)
- The program gives sustained attention to
grammar and vocabulary. (Developmental Reading and Writing devotes less attention to these areas.)
How To Enter the Credit ESOL Program
If you are interested in entering the program, contact the Brookhaven Multicultural Center by calling 972-860-4192 or emailing
bhcMulticultralCtr@dcccd.edu. The Brookhaven Multicultural Center is located in the Student Services Center, Building S, Room S-136.