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English Language Learners


The English Department’s Academic English Language Learners (ELL/ESL) Program is designed for non-native speakers of English who are pursuing academic studies at the college level. We now offer selected ELL courses at all four main campuses. 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.   

How to get started

  1.  Contact Kimberly St. Jean at [email protected] for more information.
  2.  Schedule an ESL Accuplacer to determine the best classes for you at the Testing Center.    
  3.  Contact Advising for help registering for classes. 

ESL Faculty