Sinclair Community College’s ESOL Program is designed to assist students whose first language is not English. The program serves the local immigrant population as well as international students with F-1 visas. F-1 visa students must enroll through the English Now! Intensive ESOL Program.
Students first point of contact:
Faculty and curriculum contact:
To enroll, first go to Registration and Student Records, taking along official documentation of immigration status if documentation exists. After completing an enrollment application form, take the listening placement test in the Testing Center. This test reveals a student’s ability to comprehend spoken English and helps us understand the student’s general knowledge of the English language. This is followed by placement into one of the following levels:
College-Level Academic Courses
The following is a brief description of the ESOL courses offered at Sinclair Community College:
|Reading and Writing Basics
|Course helps students develop basic reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills.
|Listening and Speaking Basics
|Course helps students develop basic speaking and listening skills with grammar at the center.
|Course helps students develop integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
|ESL Reading and Writing I
|Course helps students focus on developing reading and writing skills at the sentence and paragraph level. Includes vocabulary development and grammar review.
|ESL Listening and Speaking I
|Course helps students with basic to intermediate conversational skills.
|Course helps students develop Intermediate integrated skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.
|ESL Reading and Writing II
|Course helps students develop reading skills in both fluency and comprehension, and writing skills at the paragraph and short essay level.
|ESL Listening and Speaking II
|Course helps student develop high-intermediate to advanced conversational skills needed for effective communication in the English language.
|Course helps students develop integrated skills to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, and in general use of grammar. The goal of this course is to build student confidence in using English skills for academic programs at Sinclair.
The cost depends entirely on a student's immigration, and residency status, both of which will be determined by Sinclair's Registration department.
There are three levels of cost, the cheapest being 'in county' (Montgomery), followed by 'in state' (Ohio), followed by 'out-of-state/international.'
This information is specified at https://www.sinclair.edu/services/welcome-center/bursar/tuition-fee-schedule/.
The following general services are available to ESL students:
Aligned with Sinclair Community College's overall mission to "find the need and endeavor to meet it by providing high quality, accessible learning as a college of and for the community," the mission of Sinclair's ESOL program is to provide students with a high-quality, student-centered, holistic language education that will help them to achieve their academic, professional, social, and cultural goals. The ESOL program also seeks to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and global citizenship by collaborating with Sinclair and community partners.