English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program
The ESOL Program, which enrolled its first class in fall 2010, aims to teach ESOL students to use English to communicate more effectively and to enhance their academic and social interactions at the University of Rochester. The program does this by teaching ESOL courses in speaking and listening (WRT 101 and WRT 102) and in reading and writing (WRT 103 and WRT 104). It provides the academic and social support to advance ESOL students’ communicative skills in English. In addition, the ESOL Program hosts social and cultural events, fosters peer interactions in the classroom for language and cultural exchange, provides a multimedia language lab along with other resources for English language study, and creates a friendly environment for practicing English. Students are admitted into the ESOL Program in accordance with the University of Rochester application process. There is no separate application for the ESOL Program. Students accepted into the program are expected to earn their undergraduate degree in five years. The ESOL Program is housed in the College Writing Program. For further information see writing.rochester.edu/ESOL/.