Skip to content

Esl Program Essay

The mission of Capital’s English-as-a-Second Language Program is to enable non-native English speaking students to develop and synthesize the core English language proficiency skills necessary for success in diploma and certificate programs at the College.

The integrated four-level ESL curriculum includes courses in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each level consists of two courses taught by the same instructor that results in a type of learning community. Online computer-assisted language learning, which can be accessed anytime and anywhere, has been integrated into each level to facilitate student learning.

The first two levels are non-credit and start at the intermediate to advanced beginner level and continue to the intermediate level. The third and fourth levels are credit bearing and continue from the intermediate to advanced levels of language proficiency.

New students must complete an application and take a placement exam on a computer as well as provide a writing sample.

The ESL Program is located on the Fourth Floor. For more information, contact the ESL Program Administrator, Mary Romney, at (860) 906-5203 or (860) 906-5144

International Students (visiting students must maintain full-time student status)

International students must demonstrate a certain level of English proficiency to be eligible for admission at Capital Community College. For more information about admission requirements for international students, click here.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Display academic values and readiness for content-area courses in an American post secondary system
    1.1 Take responsibility for his/her own learning
    1.2 Employ college resources to navigate the academic environment
    1.3 Demonstrate basic competence with information technology
  2. Demonstrate ability to comprehend, interpret and apply spoken, written and socio-cultural forms of communication
    2.1 Demonstrate awareness of both explicit and implied meaning in extended spoken discourse
    2.2 Read with comprehension of both content and organization
    2.3 Recognize and employ elements of socio-cultural communication appropriate to a variety of situations
  3. Apply a range of language structures to interact effectively in interpersonal and academic situations
    3.1 Speak with sufficient accuracy and fluency to report information and express and develop opinions
    3.2 Write about a variety of topics with level-appropriate correctness, clarity and detail
  4. Display effective cross-cultural communication competence
    4.1 Display understanding of and respect for cultures of fellow students
    4.2 Demonstrate awareness of and ability to function effectively in U.S. culture and society
Course of Study¹
ESL* 017Oral CommunicationsNC
ESL* 013Writing and Reading INC
ESL* 027Oral Communications IINC
ESL* 023Writing and Reading IINC
Non-native speakers of English whose language ability allows them to enroll in credit courses may register for the following:
ESL* 143Writing and Reading IV3
ESL* 147AOral Communication – High Intermediate3
ESL* 149Pronunciation Workshop3
ESL* 153AWriting and Reading – Low Advanced3
ESL* 157AOral Communication – Low Advanced3
ESL* 162Reading and Writing VI6
ESL* 185Fundamentals of Research1
IDS* 105College Success (optional; ESL section only)3
ESL Program Resources

The ESL Program offers a variety of support services designed to facilitate language acquisition.

ESL Tutors

ESL Tutors are available for individual or small-group English language skill improvement practice and/or homework assistance at a variety of times to accommodate students’ schedules.

ESL Multimedia Language Learning Lab

Located on the fourth floor, this computer-aided language learning facility offers a range of software, audio, digital and online learning tools to students enrolled in the ESL Program. These learning tools can be utilized to supplement classroom instruction, and also provide an array of innovative and interactive opportunities for independent or collaborative language practice in the area of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ESL Resources on the Web

Multi-Purpose & Grammar

  • English Page
    Free on-line English lessons and tutorials.
  • English Daily
    Study idioms, TOEFL vocabulary, common mistakes in English and much more.
  • ESL Mania
    Features news stories, grammar quizzes, accent reduction activities and Business English.
  • Dave’s ESL Café
    A fun site for language practice.

Listening Comprehension




Reading Comprehension

Links for ESL Teachers

La misión del programa Académico de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL), en Capital Community College es preparar a sus estudiantes para tomar cursos a nivel universitario y lograr sus metas educativas, ya sea para obtener un grado asociado o un certifícado.

El currículo de ESL incluye cuatro niveles de instrucción en las siguientes áreas: conversación, comprensión, lectura y escritura. Inicialmente, es requisito tomar un examen por el cual se evalúa el nivel de inglés del estudiante.

El personal de nuestro programa apoya al estudiante en su desarrollo educacional, así como en ayudarle a lograr sus metas académicas. Se incluye tutoría individual y en grupos, instrucción auto-dirigida y laboratorio computarizado, consejería académica, asesoría y referidos a servicios de apoyo que sean apropiados.

Las oficinas de ESL, el salón de tutorías y el laboratorio se encuentran en el 4to piso. El laboratorio, que está equipado con audio/video, suplementa la instrucción y brinda al estudiante la oportunidad de prácticar pronunciación y gramática.

Los estudiantes internacionales (estudiantes visitantes deben mantener la condicion de estudiante de tiempo completo)

Los estudiantes internacionales deben demostrar un cierto nivel de competencia en ingles para ser elegible para la admision en Capital Community College. Para obtener mas informacion sobre los requisitos de admision para estudiantes internacionales, haz clic, aqui.

Para obtener más información sobre los pre-requisitos del Programa de ESL, favor de llamar a (860) 906-5144, o Mary Romney, Director del Programa a (860) 906-5203.


$1000 ESL Scholarship | Former Scholarship Recipients

Get a $1000 tuition scholarship!

Each semester, there are two merit-based $1000 scholarships available for students who enroll in the Full Semester Program.

Scholarships are awarded at the start of the ESL Program studies. The scholarship reward is discounted from the tuition.

Application Requirements

To be considered for a $1000 tuition scholarship, submit the following items by the application deadline:

  1. ESL application
  2. Scholarship application-Complete all items below:
  • Essay: explain how the scholarship will contribute to your English learning goals. The essay should be a minimum of 250 words.
  • Recommendation letter from a former or present teacher. The letter must be in English. The recommendation must explain why you are deserving of the scholarship.
  • High school or college transcripts (2 most recent years of school completed)
Additional Requirement

If you are awarded the scholarship, you must agree to assist with the betterment or promotion of UNCW, for example, give a presentation about your country or promote UNCW in your home country.

Questions? We'd love the hear from you! Contact

Former Scholarship Recipients

Visit the ESL Scholarship Recipients page