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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
English as a Second Language Program
400 East Second Street
Room 343 Centennial Hall
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
Kimberly Cardimona, PhD
Assistant Professor ESL Program Specialist Certification
Kailyn Stewart, M.S., CCC-SLP
ESL Supervisor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Secretary Email: email@example.com
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The Bloomsburg University International Speech and Language Center-English as a Second Language Program is Bloomsburg University's intensive English program. Full-time, noncredit classes are offered through this program for international students and non-native speakers who need to improve their English language skills. Successful completion of this non-credit program will provide pre-requisite English skills needed to enroll in academic degree seeking programs at the college level, to participate in American society, to enroll in vocational or academic programs at the college level, or to enter or advance in the workplace. If admitted to this program, students will be evaluated, placed at the appropriate level, and enrolled in the ESL program. During course enrollment, students will develop English skills through six different levels of ESL instruction, conversation partners, off campus activities, and on-line learning programs.
How to Register:
Individuals interested in participating in the ESL program are required to send the following items to the address listed below:
2. $200.00 (U.S.) non-refundable registration fee (This should be a money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to Bloomsburg University, with applicants name.)
3. Copy of Visa, passport, and I-20 (if applicable)
4. Source of financial support
For International students only
Please submit either an International Undergraduate Application or International Graduate Application to Bloomsburg University before registering for the ESL Program.
Price includes evaluation, placement, and enrollment in the ESL program.
Full and part-time options are available:
Full-time (30 hours/ week): $4,000 per semester
Half-time (15 hours/week): $2,000 per semester
Part-time (6 hours/ week): $840 per semester
Part-time (3 hours/week): $420 per semester
Housing and meals are not included. Please contact Residence Life at http://reslife.bloomu.edu/ or by calling (570) 389-4089 if you plan to live on campus.
More About the English as a Second Language Program
Provide an introduction to the style, academic expectations and culture of the classes
Produce intensive work to refine note-taking, reading, and academic writing skills
Develop pronunciation skills
Develop semantic understanding of discussions
Provide a chance to observe and participate in university classes without taking for credit
Develop an understanding of the culture and social behavior
The ESL curriculum is designed for non-native speakers and international students who need English skills to participate in American society, to enroll in vocational or academic programs at the college level, or to enter or advance in the workplace. Students will attain and refine language and study skills as well as deepen their knowledge of U.S. culture through a series of specially designed courses in sentence structure, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, and conversation. Students have access to computer, video, and lab equipment through the Independent Learning Center. Individual and group tutoring can be arranged.
Typical Course Schedule:
Classes are held during each University semesters and typically follow semester beginning and end dates.
There are six levels of instruction in which students may be placed following an evaluation:
Low Beginning ESL
High Beginning ESL
Low Intermediate ESL
High Intermediate ESL
Students in each of these levels will participate in courses focusing on:
On-line learning programs focusing on English at their level
Students will often have the opportunity to participate in scheduled activities/field trips. These activities will help students develop an understanding of culture and social behavior, practice their language skills outside the classroom setting, and enhance confidence necessary to become an integral part of the campus community.