English as a Second Language Preparatory Program

Centennial Campus • F-200 • 502-3535

English as a Second Language (ESL) is located at the Centennial Campus. It is a semi-intensive program, designed to meet the needs of non-native English speakers. ESL serves students who wish to improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills. Many ESL students plan to attend an American college or university or need to improve their English skills for the workplace.

Any student who is interested in taking ESL courses must take the ESL placement exam. Non-native speakers of English whose placement level is below CCR 092 should take the ESL placement exam and be advised by an ESL advisor.

English as a Second Language has three levels of study: basic, intermediate, and advanced. ESL courses include grammar, pronunciation, composition, reading, and listening/speaking. Full-time students may complete coursework in the ESL in three semesters.

For more information about English as a Second Language at Pikes Peak Community College, visit our website at www.ppcc.edu/esl or call 719-502-3535.

Basic Level

ESL 021

Basic Grammar

5

ESL 031

Basic Listening & Speaking

4

ESL 041

Basic Reading

4

 

 

13

Intermediate Level

ESL 022

Intermediate Grammar

5

ESL 032

Intermediate Listening & Speaking

4

or

 

 

ESL 042

Intermediate Reading

(4)

ESL 052

Intermediate Composition

4

 

 

13

Advanced Level

ESL 023

Advanced Grammar

5

ESL 043

Advanced Reading

4

ESL 053

Advanced Composition

4

 

 

13

Additional electives can be taken at any time after Basic Level. These electives do not count toward level completion in English as a Second Language.

ESL 011

Basic Pronunciation

3

ESL 012

Intermediate Pronunciation

3