College-Level ESL Program

When students whose native language is not English apply for admission to CSI, their English language proficiency is evaluated and they are placed in appropriate courses. Students whose English proficiency is very limited are advised to improve their proficiency in a non-credit program prior to enrollment at CSI, students with higher proficiency, but who are not yet ready for mainstream college coursework are advised to enroll in the College-level ESL Program, and students who demonstrate sufficient proficiency are advised to take mainstream college courses.

The College-level ESL Program consists of courses in ESL Grammar, Reading and Writing, and Listening and Speaking at intermediate and advanced levels. After successful completion of the College-level ESL Program, students will be advised to take mainstream college classes with guidance from the Advising Center or major advisors.

Dr. Clark Draney

Department Chair/Professor of English

Phone: (208) 732-6810