For some students whose first language is not English, the first step towards higher education and personal achievement is ESOL classes. Roxbury Community College offers four levels of pre-college and some college-level academic English instruction for speakers of other languages. Students are tested and placed in the course and level that best meets their individual needs for grammar, conversation, reading, and writing improvement.
In addition to language improvement, ESOL classes develop academic study skills and provide orientation to U.S. culture. Students in ESOL begin to explore materials related to their majors and develop a plan for transition to study in degree areas or in other college wide skill areas, such as math or humanities.
Roxbury Community College does not offer a degree or certificate in the study of English for Speakers of Other Languages.
RCC offers beginning and intermediate courses in Arabic, French and Spanish languages and culture.
The Language Department at Roxbury Community College is an academic department of the Liberal Arts Division. We are located in room 201, of the Academic Building.
Our telephone number is 617-427-0060 Ext:5311.