Nancy Vileno, Coordinator
Olga Granados, Staff Assistant
Assistance in Spanish is also available.
La ayuda en español está también disponible.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Center for Workforce & Community Education offers ESL classes designed to give students an understanding of the basics of the English language. The goal of the program is to help speakers of other languages achieve a level of English proficiency which will enable them to function more effectively in everyday living, enter a job training program, improve performance at a job site, and/or pursue further education.
This program is offered on both the Lincoln and Providence campuses. On the Lincoln campus, there are six different levels of English instruction, each building upon the previous level. A Conversation/Pronunciation class, a Reading class and a Basic Writing class are also offered on the Lincoln campus. On the Providence campus, four levels of English instruction are offered. Classes meet in the evenings and on Saturdays in modules of 15 sessions with a total of 45 hours.
If this is your first time studying ESL at CCRI, you will need to take a placement test. No test is necessary for people starting at the beginner level. Students must register in advance.
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