International ESL Program

International ESL Program

The International ESL Program is designed to help students from all over the world improve their English language skills in reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Students take courses with faculty who have master's degrees in TESOL or a related field. Classes are kept small so that students get personal attention.

ESL Program Structure

There are 6 levels in the ESL program (A, B, C, D, E, and F). All new international students will take a placement test during orientations and get placed in an appropriate level of the ESL class. Each level is described in detail on the International ESL Course Description page.

ESL classes are offered in blocks. Morning classes are for 4 hours each day Monday through Friday. Afternoon classes are for 5 hours each day Monday through Thursday. You will study for total 20 hours per week. ESL Programs also offer elective classes, and these are optional. Fall, Winter, and Spring terms consist of 11 weeks, and Summer term is 8 weeks.

Transition from ESL to College level

At Lane, we encourage our ESL students to continue on into the college major program and want to support them in the best way possible. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required! For more information please visit the ESL transition process page.

Program Guidelines

For more information about attendance and other policies please see ESL Program Guidelines.

ESL: Bridge Program

Lane ESL Bridge Program is a new program that offers transformative learning experience to English learners through the combination of ESL classes and credit classes. English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking are developed using the content of credit classes.

This is a highly competitive and intensive program for students who are looking to challenge themselves. Students admitted to the ESL Bridge Program are given the opportunity to take specific transferable credit level classes and integrated noncredit ESL classes simultaneously.

For more information, please visit the ESL: Bridge Program page.