English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Learn English.

About the program:

The ESOL program dedicated to teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages.  Students are immersed in a creative, supportive, academic environment in order to equip them with the appropriate language skills they need to reach their educational, cultural and social goals. Classes are taught according to each focal skill area (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) yet with an integrated, student centered approach. All focal skill’s areas together with grammar and pronunciation skills are included in each class. Two levels of integrated skills are taught in the program: Intermediate and Advanced. Our program strives to be academically and intellectually challenging and fun.

Purpose: Learn English for academic and professional purposes

  • Pursuing a Degree or Professional Certificate
  • Preparing for entrance to a 4 year University
  • Updating credentials or advancing a current profession
  • Reading, writing, listening and speaking in the academic content areas

Advantage:  Prepares students for academic-level classes

  • Intensive English: Up to 20 hours weekly (Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Reading & Writing)
  • Small, personalized class sizes
  • Emphasis on using Corpus-based materials and those incorporating the Academic Word List (ACL) to facilitate the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary essential for proficient communication and success in both academic and professional settings.
  • Writing Emphasis: Good writing is essential to learning.  Across the disciplines, scholars, teachers, and students write to explore ideas, uncover nuances of thought, and advance knowledge. Writing is not only a medium through which we communicate and persuade; it is also a means for expanding our capacities to think clearly.

What Kilgore College offers:

  • Transferable courses to four-year schools
  • Two-year degrees and certificate programs
  • Affordable tuition
  • Excellent student services
  • Diverse classmates from around the world
  • An inviting atmosphere (Southern hospitality) with a campus and staff devoted to helping students succeed and making them feel welcome

Admission: Students must satisfy minimum TOEFL requirements with a score of 41.

Previous Education: It is recommended that students have finished high school or the equivalent.

Levels of English: Intermediate to Advanced

Immigration Note: F1 students need to contact the office of Admissions and Registrar first by phone at (903) 983-8209 or through e-mail at aknox@kilgore.edu.

Course information:

For information about English as a Second Language:

Angela Mace
Instructor, ESOL
Phone:
(903) 988-7588
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 214