English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

Academic English at WNCC

WNCC is considered an "Open-Enrollment" college meaning that we accept everyone.  Unfortunately we don't have a full English as a Second Language program, so we require that non-native English students know enough English to be able to begin their program of study.

Students who meet our minimum requirements but have low English proficiency will begin their degree program while also taking remedial English courses.  The courses are described below.

Courses:

ESLX 0035 – Intermediate English for Academic Purposes.  Students will receive instruction and guided study in preparation for success at the college level. The course will emphasize communication on a broad range of topics as well as the development of strategies for effective communication.

ENGL 0070 Reading Techniques.  Reading Techniques is designed to give students the necessary reading skills to manage a college level reading load. Students receive instruction in effective reading strategies, practice comprehension skills, and increase vocabulary. Individual reading ability is identified and targeted for improvement.

ENGL 0050 Developmental Writing.  Developmental Writing prepares students for college-level writing. Using the writing process, students produce writing at the paragraph and essay level. Students learn to organize effective pieces of writing, improve diction, focus tone, and produce writing that evidences proper mechanics and usage. Successful completion of this course qualifies a student for enrollment into ENGL-1010: English Composition I, as well as other WNCC classes with writing-level prerequisites.

English Placement

Your test score will determine your placement.

TOEFL ibt
IELTS
iTEP
 
Course Recommendation
0-45
0-5
0-2.9
 
NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION
46-59
5.5
3.0-3.4
 
ESLX-0035 Intermediate ESL
60-78
6
3.5-3.9
 
ACFS-0050W and ACFS-0060R
79+
6.5+
4+
 
ENGL-1010 Composition 1