About ESL

The ESL Center

The ESL Center, located in Academic 201A on the Pemberton campus, provides academic support to those students whose primary language is not English.

All of the services are offered at Mount Laurel and Pemberton both day and evening

  • Courses in speaking, reading, and writing
  • Individual and group tutors
  • computer-assisted learning materials
  • Conversation Partners program
  • Academic advisement


Your success is the primary focus of our program. Every effort will be made to assist you in reaching your goals. Individual advising is done on a regular basis throughout the program.

 

ESL Tutoring

As a registered student, free ESL tutoring is available to you. The ESL tutoring program provides help with students’ academic success. Students requesting tutors may obtain applications from their Instructors or from the ESL Advisor. For more information about ESL tutoring please contact Meral Muyesser, ESL Advisor, in Academic 201A or call 609.894-9311 or (856)222-9311, ext. 1599.

 

ESL Courses

The ESL program offers three levels in three focus areas:

  • reading and vocabulary
  • speech and pronunciation
  • writing and grammar

In addition to these three focus areas, we offer English for TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign Language) course for non-native speaker of English who need to take the TOEFL test and improve their English skills.

 

ESL 066 ESL READING I

This course is for beginning non-native speakers of English. It introduces basic phonics, vocabulary development and pre reading strategies such as topic sentence and main idea to increase reading comprehension. Students will also be challenged to speak and write about topic addressed in the class reading.

ESL 067 ESL READING II

This intermediate course is for non-native speakers of English who have an understanding of basic phonics vocabulary pre reading and reading strategies such as topic sentence and main idea. It focuses on increasing reading comprehension with more intermediate vocabulary development, word and dictionary usage structural analysis and additional pre reading and reading strategies such as authors purpose and supporting details. Students will also be challenged to speak and write about the concepts addressed in the class reading.

ESL 068 ESL READING III

This advanced course is for non-native speakers of English who have an understanding of intermediate vocabulary, word usage and reading strategies such as main idea, authors purpose, and supporting details. It focuses on increasing reading with more advanced vocabulary development, word and dictionary usage, structural analysis, and additional pre reading and reading strategies such as outlines and inferences. Students will also be challenged to speak and write about the issues addressed in the class reading.

ESL 081 ESL SPEECH AND PRONUNCIATION I

This basic course will provide intensive drill in the phonetics and intonation of the English language for the non-native speaker of English. The student will practice the phonics and intonation in essential daily speech patterns to improve speaking skills and do active, guided listening of recorded materials to improve listening skills.

ESL 082 ESL SPEECH AND PRONUNCIATION II

This intermediate course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to develop more correct pronunciation with improved intonation. Students pronunciation difficulties will be addressed as well as their use of idiomatic English. There will be guided listening of recorded materials to improve listening skills in both academic and personal settings.

ESL 083 ESL SPEECH AND PRONUNCIATION III

This advanced course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to reduce accent and develop near-native fluency with idiomatic expressions. The students will focus on the organization and presentation of formal reports. Academic language in class discussions will be emphasized. More advanced listening will be provided and note- taking strategies will be practiced to help students prepare for the college- level communication demands.

ESL 076 ESL WRITING I

This intensive course is for beginning non-native speakers of English. It introduces elementary grammar and helps students to develop basic paragraph writing skills through speaking and writing activities.

ESL 077 ESL WRITING II

This intensive course is for non-native speakers of English who understand paragraph development and have elementary grammar skills. It focuses in intermediate grammar and introduces the organization and development of the basic five-paragraph essay through speaking and writing activities.

ESL 078 ESL WRITING III 

This intensive course is for non-native speakers of English who understand the organization and development of the five-paragraph essays and had intermediate grammar skills. It introduces advanced grammar and the refinement of longer essays through speaking and writing activities. This course prepares the students to enter English 101.

ENGLISH  FOR  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

We are offering a TOEFL Preparation Course, which is designed to help students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to get a high TOEFL score. The class concentrates on the four areas of the TOEFL test: listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as test-taking skills and strategies.