HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers a high-quality academic experience in a supportive environment at five physical campuses in Central Pennsylvania. We offer more than 150 two-year associate, certificate and degree porgrams with day, evening and weekend classes to meet the needs of students.
HACC offers concentrated instruction in English for students who primarily speak another language. Learn about our English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
Can I benefit from the ESL program? HACC established its ESL program in 1975. The program provides comprehensive ESL training for HACC students.
You can benefit from the ESL Program if you need to improve your English language skills. You must also be: •Pursuing a degree at HACC. •Planning to enroll at other institutions after completion of ESL. •Actively enhancing your English skills. •Interested in a short-term program.
HACC regulations can mandate ESL coursework prior to any college work in writing or speech.
What are the objectives of the courses? The ESL program at HACC will: •Help you gain language skills to achieve your vocational, personal and academic goals. •Present the sound system, structure and vocabulary of American English. We present information in culturally-relevant contexts. Objectives focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. •Include group and individual practice in learning situations. Learning situations range from controlled activities to less structured activities. •Place emphasis on achieving accuracy and fluency.