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    Other Educational Information Other Educational Information
         Career and Technical Programs  Career and Technical Programs
         Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Training
         American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit  American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to Educational Credit
         Credit-By-Examination  Credit-By-Examination
         Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma  Credit for International Baccalaureate Diploma
         Continuing Education Programs  Continuing Education Programs
         Continuing Education Units  Continuing Education Units
         Credit for Experiential Learning  Credit for Experiential Learning
         Developmental Education  Developmental Education
         eConnect  eConnect
         English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
         Evening/Weekend College  Evening/Weekend College
         External Learning Experiences  External Learning Experiences
         Human Development Courses  Human Development Courses
         Intensive English Programs  Intensive English Programs
         Study Abroad Programs  Study Abroad Programs
         Noncredit Student (Audit)  Noncredit Student (Audit)
         Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)  Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
         Service-Learning  Service-Learning
         Servicemember's Opportunity College  Servicemember's Opportunity College
         Tech Prep  Tech Prep
         Teacher Preparation Program  Teacher Preparation Program
         Workforce Education Course Manual  Workforce Education Course Manual
         Attending Classes  Attending Classes
         Dropping/Withdrawing from College  Dropping/Withdrawing from College
         Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course  Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course
         Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty  Excused Absence for Military Personnel Called to Active Duty
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
English for Speakers of Other Languages (Archived)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL or ESL) courses are offered to provide academic English skills to students whose first or native language is other than English. Besides preparing students for the college learning experience in the areas of oral communication, reading, writing and grammar, these courses teach students the skills needed to meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI, formerly TASP). Non-native English speaking students who wish to enroll in college-level courses, but who have not met language-related TSI standards or DCCCD prerequisites for doing so, may be expected to enroll in ESOL courses to meet those requirements. Appropriate tests or methods may be used to determine students' skill levels for ESOL course placement as well as to meet TSI requirements.

All non-native English speakers are welcome to study in the Dallas County Community College District, regardless of language level, background, or residency status. Because those students do have a wide variety of language experiences and needs, oral communication, reading, writing and grammar courses are offered at various levels. This allows each student to focus on his or her areas of English language learning needs and helps to ensure individual success in college studies. In addition, a selection of learning modes may be available for students to choose from, including lecture, online instruction, computer-aided instruction, fast-track, learning community and intensive formats.

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