Goodwin College

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

USA

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The ESL training at Goodwin College instils a strong foundation in English and prepares students through to college-level mastery of the language.

  • Free tutoring opportunities for students
  • Benefit from experienced faculty
  • Small class sizes for personal guidance
  • Strengthen English perception and critical thinking skills
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Overview

Goodwin College offers students access to quality education that begins with a strong foundation in the English language which will help them further in their education.

The College offers six levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The training provided has a real strength in fundamental grammar and brings the students through to college-level mastery of the English language. The ESL program completion prepares non-native English speakers for college-level classes and career advancement by improving proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing English.

Students who complete the six level ESL program successfully qualify for entry into the undergraduate programs at Goodwin College.  Conditional acceptance can be arranged for the students before beginning the ESL program or during the ESL experience.

The classrooms at Goodwin College are a combination of skills - students demonstrate strengths and show need for growth in all of the sections of grammar, reading, speaking and comprehension.  There are methods to grow in the areas that students need to improve, and the opportunity to shine in the areas of their strength. 

The students at the College are extremely diverse, and hail from all over the globe with varying life, school and career experiences. This diversity enriches the ESL classroom and college environment. Some of the other benefits of the ESL program include:

  • Experienced faculty
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Free tutoring opportunities
  • Small class sizes

Free tutoring for enrolled ESL students

ESL students interested in extra conversation, pronunciation, and speaking practice can sign up for free one-hour workshops on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Additional tutoring and conversation groups are offered and flexible each semester.

Class Location and Schedule Options:

ESL classes start three times per year – January, May and September. The College offers full-time day classes for the international students and on-campus housing.

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7.5 weeks (module) schedule, with two modules per semester.  Level placement will be determined at the beginning of each semester with on-site testing and evaluations.  International students must enrol full time upon arrival and cannot begin mid-semester unless prior approval is granted through the ESL Program and the International Programs Office.

Semester Start Module 1 - levels 1 and 3

Mid-Semester Start Module 2 - levels 2 and 4  

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Jasmine, Ghana 5

Diverse Campus and Great Learning Environment

As a recent graduate in a Bachelors in Business Administration, my time at Goodwin has been an exciting journey. Goodwin's slogan For our Students...It's better here, truly embodies these words. The college has a large diverse population which creates an ever-learning and welcoming atmosphere. The colle read full review

As a recent graduate in a Bachelors in Business Administration, my time at Goodwin has been an exciting journey. Goodwin's slogan For our Students...It's better here, truly embodies these words. The college has a large diverse population which creates an ever-learning and welcoming atmosphere. The college has smaller class sizes and flexible class schedules which enable a more personalized learning experience. Great choice!! show less