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Salt Lake Technical College

English As A Second Language (KESL and ESL)

 
English as a Second Language is eligible for the Mastering ESL Scholarship designed to financially assist students who are enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at SLCC. This scholarship is worth up to $300 during the Spring 2023 semester. Click here to complete your application and get registered today.

The ESL Program at Salt Lake Technical College offers six levels of ESL instruction leading to SLTC certificate programs or SLCC degree programs. A placement test is given to determine the level at which a student should begin. Placement tests are arranged at the time students seek to register for the program. ESL classes include intensive academic English practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Salt Lake Community College is to improve students' English language skills which will help them successfully develop personally, professionally and academically at Salt Lake Community College.

Basic Skills Courses: Hours vary depending on student needs.

International Students

International students (students on a nonimmigrant visa) must complete the International Student Application for admission through the International Student Services before being able to enroll.

International Student Services
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center (STC) Room 234
801-957-4528
international.affairs@slcc.edu

SLCC F-1 international students will automatically be enrolled in the Ascension Health Insurance Plan when they register for classes. Please contact the office for international students for further details.

ESL Course Sequence

Beginning I

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KESL 0025
Title Reading/Writing
Clock Hours 90
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0015
Title Listening/Speaking
Clock Hours 60
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0035
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0045
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 60
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite CASAS 180-220; CELSA 11-20
Course KESL 0055
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0065
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement

Beginning II

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KESL 0125
Title Reading/Writing
Clock Hours 90
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0115
Title Listening/Speaking
Clock Hours 60
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0136
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0145
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0155
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0165
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement

Intermediate I

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KESL 0225
Title Reading/Writing
Clock Hours 90
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0215
Title Listening/Speaking
Clock Hours 60
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0235
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0245
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0255
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0265
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement

Intermediate II ESL

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KESL 0325
Title Reading/Writing
Clock Hours 90
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0315
Title Listening/Speaking
Clock Hours 60
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0335
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0345
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0355
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0365
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 45
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement

Advanced I

Course
Title
Credit Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KESL 0520
Title Reading/Writing
Clock Hours 5
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0510
Title Listening/Speaking
Clock Hours 5
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0530
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0540
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0550
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course KESL 0560
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement

Advanced II

Course
Title
Credit Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course ESL 1020
Title Reading and Writing
Clock Hours 5
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course ESL 1010
Title Listening and Speaking
Clock Hours 5
Semester Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course ESL 1030
Title Conversation
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course ESL 1040
Title Grammar
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course ESL 1050
Title Vocabulary
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Course ESL 1060
Title Pronunciation
Clock Hours 3
Semester Fall, Spring
Prerequisite ESL Placement
Steps for Enrollment into ESL Courses  

Tuition and Fees

(subject to change without notice)

  • Tuition: Based on $2.45 per scheduled hour
  • Student Fees: $0.17 per scheduled clock-hour
  • Lab Fees: $0.00 for each language lab
  • Books: $61.75 - $202.25 per level - ask instructor prior to purchasing books
  • Students in Advanced II ESL, tuition rates are based on credit hours
  • International Student Tuition is based on $8.39 per scheduled hour. (not including fees, books and International Application fee)

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84130
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Mon - Fri 5:30 p.m. - 8:20 p.m

South City Campus
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

West Valley Center
3460 South 5600 West, West Valley City, UT 84128
Mon - Thu 5:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.

Herriman Annex
13011 South Pioneer Street (6000 West), Herriman, Utah 84096
Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.

 

ESL Placement

The ESL Placement is used to determine your knowledge in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The ESL Placement determines the appropriate courses for your level. The ESL Placement is administered through SLCC Testing Services.

 

Financial Aid

  • ESL courses are not eligible for VA.
  • ESL 0510, ESL 0520, ESL 1010, and ESL 1020 may be eligible for Federal financial aid.
  • Some ESL and KESL courses qualify for SLCC scholarships.<

Additional Program Notes

Because all classes are now offered individually, there are no required minimum hours of enrollment (EXCEPT for International Visa students who must attend full-time).

 

Ready to get started?

  • For more information about this program, please email us at sltech@slcc.edu.
  • Start the application process here.
  • Still have questions? We're here to help. Give us a call at 801-957-3341.