There are 2 Programs for ESL Students at Union College:
|ESL Programs||English Level|
Continuing Education and Workforce Development ESL
Institute for Intensive English
|Intermediate and Advanced|
Learn English through a combination of listening, speaking, reading and writing classes! Classes are available for students at all levels.
The College’s ESL programs help students to improve their English to meet academic, and career goals. After placement testing, students are advised on the appropriate ESL level of instruction depending on their abilities (Placement testing is available on campus year-round.)
ESL Program Goals
CEWD ESL (Beginner)
CEWD ESL – Program for Beginner Students
Beginner Students are encouraged to take classes in Union’s CEWD ESL Program (Center for Economic and Workforce Development). Beginner Students are those who have taken the College ESL Placement Test and are placed into level 1 or 2.
The program introduces the students to the fundamentals of the English Language with emphasis on speaking and comprehension. testing occurs at the end of each cycle of instruction, and students can advance to other levels of English instruction, to Adult Basic Educational classes, Occupational Training or enter Postsecondary Education depending on their individual test results.
CEWD ESL students are often interested in:
- GED or Basic Skills preparation Classes
- ESL for Career Pathways
- ESL Citizenship Preparation Classes
IIE (Intermediate and Advanced)
IIE – Program for Intermediate and Advanced Students
Intermediate and advanced students are encouraged to take classes in Union’s IIE Program (Institute for Intensive English). Intermediate and advanced students are those who have taken the College ESL Placement Test and are placed into levels 3-6.