Welcome to the English as a Second Language credit program, housed in the Division of English/World Languages at HCC, DH 239. Please find below course outlines for all courses in the ESL program, along with additional resources for students and instructors. For more information about HCC's ESL Credit Program, please contact Sarah Saxer, Director of ESL, at SSaxer@howardcc.edu or (443) 518-4553.
Select ESL Credit Course if you are:
ESL Program Information
ESL Courses Offered:
Students must take a placement test to determine their class level. Visit the Test Center Site for information on the Placement Test.
1Students can be exempted from taking ENGL 085, Academic Advanced Oral Communication, by passing the Oral Language Assessment (OLA). For more information and to register for the OLA, visit the Request for Oral Language Assessment page.
2The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is designed for students whose reading and writing placement scores are within a designated upper range. Students placed into ENGL 087, but who qualify for ALP, can move directly into ENGL 121 ESL while completing a supplementary online component.