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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Department at California Preparatory College offers a variety of methods of learning for those who desire to become proficient in reading, writing and speaking in the English Language.

English is a West Germanic Language originated in Anglo-Saxon England. It is the official language in 53 countries ans is the preferred of many international organizations. The English Language is spoken between 500 million and 1.8 billion people around the world and is widely recognized as the lingua france of the business world.

At CPC, students will begin our ESL program at the appropriate tested level of English proficiency - beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Our teaching methods include mandatory class lectures (from a minimum of 12 credit hours per week, necessary to satisfy F-1 visa requirements, with the option to take as many as 5-8 additional credit hours for a total of 17-20 classroom hours per week), and other optional activities such as the ‘buddy system‘ (up to 3 additional hours per week of working with a native English speaker). The more students immerse themselves in the various optional learning techniques and activities, the more quickly their English skills will improve. As ESL students become more proficient in their understanding and usage of the English language, CPC offers Associate Degrees in the areas of Business, Health Science and General Studies for students who desire to pursue higher educational goals. These techniques consist of the following:

  • Class Lectures
  • CPC Buddy System
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Off Camput - Practical Experience Days
  • Weekend Activities

Requirements for Acceptance

  • CPC Application
  • Financial Guarantee Form and Official supporting documents
  • Copy of Passport
  • Official English Translated Transcripts
  • Proof of medical insurance

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