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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Testing and Placement:

Placement in the appropriate ESL class is based on a screening interview and on completion of a CASAS (Comprehensive Student Assessment Systems) or a TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) Language assessment. Interested students must see an ESL counselor for screening and test appointments. During the semester, an ESL counselor is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the second floor of NRCC’s mall site. No appointment is necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who can take ESL classes?
  2. Non-native speakers of English who pass the screening interview, are able to attend day classes, can commit to one year of consistent participation, and are not currently attending a college or university.

  3. Is there a charge for ESL classes?
  4. At this time there is not a charge to attend ESL classes. You may be asked to purchase a textbook.

  5. Is there a citizenship requirement to attend classes?
  6. You do not have to be a citizen of the United States, but your identity must be verified by showing a valid driver's license, learner's permit, passport or other form of official government ID. The ID must show your picture and include your name, address, date of birth, ID number and signature.

  7. Am I guaranteed class placement?
  8. Classes are limited in size and run on an open-enrollment basis. Once classes are filled, you will be put on a waiting list. If you are offered a class placement, you are expected to attend the class. You may be replaced by someone on the waiting list if you do not attend on a regular basis.

  9. Who can I contact if I need more information or have questions?
  10. Email: esl@nr.edu
    Telephone: (540) 674-3600, extension 4110



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