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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Is English not your first language? Join the ESL program where the faculty and staff will help you become more proficient in the English language. As an ESL student, you can join student organizations, attend college and community activities, explore professions in the Career Center, and use the Fitness Center.

Students who want to join the ESL program must take the official TOEFL® or IELTS test. Required score ranges:

  • Paper-based TOEFL®: 350 - 459
  • Computer-based TOEFL®: 63 -139
  • Internet-based TOEFL®: 20 - 47
  • IELTS (Academic)®: 3 - 4.5

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Students who want to meet the English Proficiency requirement for full admission to TCC through the Intensive English Program (IEP) must begin with a qualifying TOEFL® or IELTS score:

  • Paper-based TOEFL®: 460-499
  • Computer-based TOEFL®: 140 -172
  • Internet-based TOEFL®: 48 - 60
  • IELTS (Academic)®: 5 - 5.5

Students in the IEP program must also take and pass all five courses of intensive English during twelve weeks of study. At least two-thirds of these courses must be completed at the advanced level, which is indicated by the name "for Academic Purposes" or "for College". These courses include the following:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Speaking

For more information about the program, contact:

Daniel Chaboya
ESL Coordinator 
The Language Center, Room 1521
(918) 595-7544
fax: (918) 595-7545

Salli Wandke
ESL Academic Counselor
The Language Center, Room 1521
(918) 595-8411
fax: (918) 595-7545


ESL's Schedule

The booklet below provides more information about the ESL program and lists our current classes and schedules.