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English as a Second Language

The English Department’s Academic English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is designed for non-native speakers of English who are pursuing academic studies at the college level. We offer four levels of writing instruction, which also emphasize reading, speaking, and listening. In addition, we offer several specialized courses in reading and speaking. Our program provides a diverse population of both recent high school graduates and returning adults with the linguistic, rhetorical, and cultural tools needed for the pursuit of higher education, contribution to Rhode Island's workforce, and active community engagement. Placement into our courses is determined by ESL Accuplacer scores. New students must visit the Testing Center before registering for classes. For more information about the Testing Center please visit the Testing Center web page.

Questions about CCRI’s ESL Program should be directed to Kristin Dummer, ESL Program Coordinator, at kdummer@ccri.edu.