The English as a Second Language (ESL) Department offers four levels of academic ESL for students who are working toward an associate degree or certificate at HCC. Courses are offered in English grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening. ESL credits may be used as elective credit for graduation in some programs of study.
An intensive Learning Community combining ENG 101 (required Language and Literature 1) and ESL 151 (Advanced Reading and Writing) is offered for selected advanced students.
HCC offers a comprehensive ESL curriculum in a supportive environment. Free tutoring services are available with or without appointment. Supplemental Instruction is provided in Reading and Writing classes.
This is an academic, credit-bearing ESL curriculum and is not appropriate for basic literacy. Students who want information about our non-credit course offerings may call 413-552-2990 for more information.
HCC is committed to respecting individual cultural and linguistic diversity, and to providing equal access and opportunity for all prospective students.
Placement in ESL courses is determined through the assessment process. Please call Gladys Montero at 413-552-2553 for more information.