The Siena Heights English as a Second Language program includes the following basic courses at all levels.
ESL Reading for comprehension and vocabulary enrichment.
ESL Grammar for spoken and written communication.
ESL Writing for structuring and elaborating written communication.
ESL Speaking and Pronunciation for spoken communication and listening comprehension.
The schedule is arranged so that students whose placement evaluations show different skill levels may study in two different levels at the same time. For example, a student with strong verbal skills but weaker writing skills may take speaking and writing concurrently.
A total of 20 credit hours of ESL may count as a student’s general elective credits towards a baccalaureate degree, with a maximum of 8 credit hours from below the 100 level courses.
Students who have met the English Proficiency requirements for admission but require some additional language instruction may be dual enrolled in ESL and academic courses.
For billing purposes, dual-enrolled students will be billed at the flat-rate tuition up to the 20 credit hours.
Students attending Full-time or Part-time ESL will be charged the ESL tuition rate. Please check with the Office of International Studies for current ESL rates.