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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Are you a foreign-born student looking to improve your English language skills? Whether you want to communicate more effectively in the workplace or earn your college degree, let Allegany College of Maryland's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses help you master the English language.


Our ESOL courses offer the support and structure you need to improve your English skills. Through classmate review writing sessions, class reading discussions, and one-on-one conferences with your instructor, you'll gain the confidence and skill you need to communicate effectively in English.

Course Info

As a student taking English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses, you'll improve your speaking, reading, and writing skills through the following classes:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) I - Explores grammar, punctuation, and organization of information, including the writing of grammatically correct sentences and short paragraphs.
  • Reading for English Speakers in Other Languages (ESOL)– Covers the basic techniques of reading comprehension, methods of remembering information, and ways of expressing understanding, with special emphasis on vocabulary building.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) II – Focuses on developing a deeper understanding of grammar, punctuation, and organization, including the writing of college-level paragraphs and short essays.  
Career Info
Faculty/Staff Info
Dr. June E. Bracken, Professor and Director of Learning Support and Disability Services

Humanities 52

B.A., Gordon College

M.Ed., University of Virginia

Ed.D., West Virginia University

Laura N. Fiscus, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Developmental English

Humanities 49

B.A., University of Pittsburgh

M.Ed., Frostburg State University