English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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About the program:

The ESOL program is 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
  • Emphases include incorporating Corpus-based materials and the Academic Word List (AWL) 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

Additional Information:

  • 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.

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Helpful ESOL Links

The following is a list of links to websites for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) also known as English Language Learning (ELL) and English as a Second Language (ESL).  The links are organized according to the following: Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.  In addition, some miscellaneous links that may be of interest such as Typing Practice, Citizenship, Pronunciation practice, dictionaries, mathematics, life skills, news, common vocabulary and much more are provided in the Additional Resources Section.  Furthermore, many sites include a variety of topics and opportunities to learn and practice English at all levels and in many areas, so carefully examine each site in depth.  This list is not exhaustive; therefore strive to search similar sites and share them with your classmates and teachers.  The WWW is a valuable source of information for students studying English; however, you may find some sites that are much better and more useful than others.  Choose sites that are authoritative and up-to-date with help from teachers. 




Speaking and Listening (Conversation Practice):


Common Words:

Comprehensive Website for All Focal Skills Areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening:

Everyday Life Skills:


Basic math, computer training, taxes, and more:

General ELL Sites:


News and Weather:

Online Dictionaries:

Practice Geography:

Pronunciation Practice:

Spelling Practice Websites:


U.S Citizenship/Civics:

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For information about English as a Second Language:

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