The purpose of the Academic ESL Program is to provide academic English language instruction for students whose native language is not English. Our goal is to help prepare students for academic studies at U.S. colleges and for professional employment in the United States.
Below you will find steps to becoming an Academic ESL student at COD.
Step 1: Apply
Apply to be a student at College of DuPage and get a student ID number. You can do this online by clicking here.
Step 2: Take Placement Tests
Directions to Testing Center at College of DuPage, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2405.
Recommended Placement Tests
- ESL Compass Reading
- ESL Compass Writing
- ESL Compass e-Write
- ESL Compass Listening
Step 3: See a Counselor or Advisor
After you get the test results, you may visit the Counseling and Advising Center in the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, to get help making a class schedule.
The Academic ESL Program offers the following classes
ESL 0441 Academic ESL Reading I
ESL 0442 Academic ESL Reading II
ESL 0443 Academic ESL Reading III
ESL 0551 Academic ESL Writing I
ESL 0552 Academic ESL Writing II
ESL 0553 Academic ESL Writing III
ESL 0661 Academic ESL Grammar I
ESL 0662 Academic ESL Grammar II
ESL 0663 Academic ESL Grammar III
ESL 0771 Academic ESL Listening and Speaking I
ESL 0772 Academic ESL Listening and Speaking II
ESL 0773 Academic ESL Listening and Speaking III
ESL 0881 Academic ESL Language and Culture I
ESL 0882 Academic ESL Language and Culture II
ESL 0883 Academic ESL Language and Culture III
ESL 0820 Academic ESL Health Care Careers (spring semesters only)
If you want to talk to an Academic ESL advisor, you may contact one of the following instructors, based on the first letter of your last (family) name:
John Stasinopoulos (A-I)
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516D
Jill Granberry (J-R)
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516C
Martha Attiyeh (S-Z)
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516E
General Counseling and Advising
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
Call (630) 942-2047
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